8th Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training (CFET) Conference 2015

Unfortunately, it has been found necessary, for logistical reasons to postpone the Computer Forensics Education and Training (CFET) conference from its proposed dates of 3rd and 4th September 2015.

We have not taken this decision lightly and fully intend to identify new dates as soon as possible, which will probably be in the 2016 Summer term. All those that have submitted abstracts and papers have been contacted.

The Student and Open Cybercrime Forensic SG's poster competition still continues - it was due to be judged at the postponed Computer Forensics Education and Training (CFET) 2015 conference - it still will progress, but the final judging could be postponed , maybe to co-inside with the Cybercrime Forensic SG's AGM, which has to be held in September-November - once this AGM date is fixed, then, depending on the date, we could extend the submission date.

The original arrangements for the 2015 conference was as follows:

Wednesday 2 September 2015 - Friday 4 September 2015

Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent

Call for papers

We are currently inviting papers, practical workshop proposals and poster presentations on the following:

  • Hacking detection, prevention and prosecution.
  • Police, university, and commercial cybercrime education.
  • Companies subcontracting forensic analysis.
  • Ethical, professional and legal issues.
  • Software tools, case studies and career pathways.
  • Network and mobile communication technologies.
  • Cybercrime risk management and disaster planning.
  • Biometrics, CCTV, ANPR and internet forensic evidence.
  • Challenges of cloud evidence.
  • Virtual currencies in the crime environment.
  • Virtual environments for cybercrime and digital forensics training and education.
  • Malware forensics.
  • Cross jurisdictional data acquisition.
  • The conference will follow a very similar format to past years. In addition we are looking to hold some practical workshops, to give those of you that are developing tools, the opportunity to demonstrate these and potentially benefit from the feedback that will emanate from the event.
  • As usual, submitted abstracts will be triple refereed by members of the advisory panel and those accepted, will be invited to submit the full papers. It is expected that at least one author of the papers will be present at the conference to deliver the paper. The call paper also offers the opportunity to take advantage of low cost university accommodation.

Submission deadlines

We ask all interested parties to submit an abstract of approximately 300-500 words by the 30 April 2015. This is triple refereed, and notification of acceptance for inclusion in the conference programme will be given by 31 May 2015.

If your abstract is accepted you may wish to submit a full paper (not exceeding 5,000 words) by 31 June. Again, this will be triple refereed, and notification for inclusion in proceedings will be confirmed by 14 July 2015.


To book your place please download and print the booking form from http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/social-and-applied-sciences/law-criminal-justice-and-computing/docs/cfet/cfet-2015-booking-form.pdf  

For further information, please email cfet2015@canterbury.ac.uk.

Conference chair
Nigel Jones, Director of Centre for Cyberforensics and Conference Chair of CFET 2015

International advisory panel



Susan Ballou

Program Manager, Office of Law Enforcement Standards, NIST, USA

Professor Joe Carthy

University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Professor Peter Cooper

Department Chair Computer Science, Sam Huston State University, Texas, USA

Dr Philip Craiger

Assistant Director for Digital Evidence, National Center for Forensic Science, University of Central Florida, USA

Bill Crane

Associate Professor, Champlain College, Vermont, USA

Dr Rob D'Ovidio

Drexel University, USA

Keerthi Goonatillake

School of Computing, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr Douglas Harris

Cybersecurity and Emergency Preparedness Institute; Associate Dean, Erik Jonsson School, Engineering and Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Milton Baar

Department of Computing, Macquarie University, Australia

Gary C. Kessler

Gary Kessler Associates, USA

Rob Risen

Police Academy of the Netherlands

Professor Rongsheng Xu

Chief Scientist, National Computer Network Intrusion Protection Center, China

Edward Gibson

Director, Colead Cybercrime Practice, Foernsic Services, PwC, USA

Jens Kirschner

Senior Computer Forensics Specialist and X-Ways Software Technology AG

Dr Alastair Irons

Head of the Department of Computing, Engineering and Technology, University of Sunderland, and Chair of the BCS Cybercrime Forensic SG

Righard Zwienenberg

Senior Research Fellow at ESET

About CFET

The CFET conference is organised, with and the BCS Cybercrime Forensic SG, by Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) and the English Centre of Excellence for training, research and education (ECENTRE). which  was developed as a project funded by the European Commission under their ISEC programme. CFET 2015 follows on from the dissemination event for the project and anticipates activities building upon the success of that project. This conference welcomes, in particular, proposals for practical workshops that will provide the opportunity for new tools, developed in the fight against cybercrime and the handling of digital evidence, to be evaluated by conference participants. Papers and workshop proposals are particularly welcome in the area of meeting the challenges of virtual data storage and currencies.

For further information, please email: cfet2015@canterbury.ac.uk.

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