WFC – VI Computational Forensics Workshop

Important Dates

Submission and Registration: Sept. 1st, 2017 Sept. 15th, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: Sept. 29th, 2017 Oct. 20th, 2017
Camera Ready: Oct. 10th, 2017 Oct. 27th, 2017


The popularization of the Internet and the proliferation of electronic devices for processing and communication makes technology more integrated to peoples lives each day. At the same time, it opens handful of possibilities that is virtually not finite of interaction and collaboration. This also creates opportunities for the execution of different types of crime. The computational forensics field is concerned on collecting, extracting, preserving and analyzing digital evidence in a way to support investigative and audit procedures. The challenges are big, including diverse technological, legal and social barriers that need to be translated into the necessity to train qualified professionals to work in the field.

The VI Computational Forensics Workshop (WFC) aims to be a forum for discussion and technical presentations among the state of the art in technologies related to computational forensics. Beyond that, the search to identify research challenges is sought in order to allow for the integration of researchers and professionals of the field.

Topics of Interest

Authors are invited to submit original works related to computational forensics. The topics of interest include (but not limited to):

  • Campaign analysis of Persistent and Advanced Attacks
  • Malware analysis of type “bolware” (boleto)
  • Malware analysis for Point of Sale (POS)
  • Traffic analysis, tracking and attack attribution
  • Forensics analysis of virtualized environments (virtual machines and cloud computing)
  • Storage forensics analysis
  • Database forensics analysis
  • Embedded and mobile devices forensics analysis
  • IoT (IP cameras, smart TVs, video games) forensics analysis
  • Memory forensics analysis
  • Multimedia forensics analysis
  • Networks and distributed systems forensics analysis
  • ICS/SCADA systems forensics analysis
  • Storage and digital evidence preservation
  • Legal aspects of digital evidence
  • Big data in forensics, including gathering, mining and data visualization
  • Cyber crime
  • Development and testing of forensics tools
  • Pornography and child pornography detection
  • Case study and tendency analysis
  • Computational tools for monitoring and crime detection
  • Personnel communication and social networks analysis tools
  • Large scale investigation
  • Malware: forensics analysis and attribution
  • Methods and tools for events reconstruction
  • Occultation and data uncovering (steganography  and steganalysis)
  • Data recovery and reconstruction
  • Incident response and real-time analysis
  • Anti-forensics techniques and anti-anti-forensics

Instructions for the authors

The WFC will include presentation of the accepted papers, invited talks and forensics challenge. Paper will be submitted in two categories:

Full Papers: A full paper should present a research work that has been developed  to the point of producing original and relevant results that were validated and analyzed. The full paper should respect the maximum page limit of 10 pages.

Short Paper: A short paper can describe an ongoing research work or computational tools/practical experiments. A short paper should have between 4 to 6 pages. In the case of tools/experiments, the paper should contain the following information:

  • Description and motivation of the problem analyzed by the tool
  • Architecture  of the solution and a description of its main functionalities
  • URL where the tool is available
  • URL of the documentation and description of the planned demonstration of the tool

The text should be formatted according to the SBC template, found here. The submission should be made via the JEMS system and via PDF files.

Works submitted to the WFC will be evaluated by a reviewers board and the selected works will be organized for presentation and publication at the proceedings of the event. At least one of the authors from each selected work should be registered at the SBSeg 2017 and present their work at event.

Each paper should be submitted in an anonymous manner, i.e., they should avoid any informations at the heading, text and references that link the paper to the authors and their institutions.


Together with the final version of the accepted works, a copyrights agreement should be sent to the SBC. The copyright should be submitted via JEMS, filling the information related to the event, coordinator(s), paper and authors.

Organizational committee

WFC 2017 Coordinators

  • Díbio Leandro Borges (CIC, UnB)
  • Vinicius R. P. Borges (CIC, UnB)

Members of the program committee

  • Altair Santin, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR)
  • Dino Amaral, Banco do Brasil (BB)
  • Flávio Deus, Universidade de Brasília (UnB)
  • Hugo Vieira Neto, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (UTFPR)
  • Iwens Sene Jr, Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG)
  • João Gondim, Universidade de Brasília (UnB)
  • João Paulo Sousa, Polícia Civil do Distrito Federal (PCDF)
  • Leandro Oliveira, Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG)
  • Rafael Obelheiro, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC)
  • Ricardo Dahab, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)
  • William Schwartz, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)