2016 Digital Forensics Curriculum Standards Workshop
The 4th International Workshop on Digital Forensics Curriculum Standards (DFCS) will be held in Champaign, Illinois on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the I-Hotel’s Illinois Ballroom C. The Workshop is supported by funding provided by the National Science Foundation. For program details on our Digital Forensics Education Initiative, please see our main website at: http://publish.illinois.edu/digital-forensics/
Organizing Committee: Roy Campbell, Masooda Bashir, and Faisal Hasan.
There is a marked shortage of qualified digital forensics practitioners in the U.S., so the demand for education in this area is high. At the same time, the field of digital forensics also requires more research efforts in a range of areas that have not been adequately explored, such as reasoning about digital evidence, tool validation, data storage, and scalability. How do we fill this void in digital forensics research and adapt educational programs to do so as well?
The goal of this workshop is to serve as a forum for discussion of needs in digital forensics research and the possible methods to fill this void. We will bring together representatives from digital forensics organizations, practicing digital forensics professionals, and educators from universities and colleges. We will leverage our own experiences in developing an advanced course in an all-new multidisciplinary undergraduate digital forensics program at the University of Illinois, as well as the diverse perspectives and experiences of the participants. We hope to discover a common ground of how to fill the digital forensics research void.
The University of Illinois is organizing this workshop as a key step in the creation of its all-new digital forensics curriculum, which is being developed at Illinois but that we intend to disseminate broadly as a standardized approach. Our curriculum will include an introductory course with labs; an advanced course with labs; and a third course addressing special topics, which will be an advanced hands-on laboratory class. We have already developed the introductory lecture class, an advanced lecture class, and accompanying labs, and offered them to students at Illinois. We will present our findings on that process and discuss the challenges we experienced in presenting advanced digital forensics course topics and an implementation of a semester-long research project. We will also describe the curriculum content that we’re making available to other institutions, and our preliminary plans for our third course.
Pre-Workshop Day: Monday, May 9, 2016
Venue: The I-Hotel, Champaign, IL 61820 – Excellence Room
Welcome Reception: 6:00-9:00 PM (By Invitation Only)
Workshop Day: Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Venue: The I-Hotel, Champaign, IL 61820 – Illinois Ballroom C
|8:00-9:00 AM:||Breakfast and Registration|
|9:00-9:45 AM:||Welcome Presentation:
|9:45-10:45 AM:||Keynote Address:
|11:00-11:45 AM:||Digital Forensics Curriculum Innovations:
|11:45-12:00 PM:||Break and Prepare for Lunch|
|12:00-1:00 PM:||Lunch and Keynote Address:
|1:00-1:30 PM:||Break and Poster Session|
|1:30-2:30 PM:||New Topics for Digital Forensics Curriculum (Internet of Things, Mobile Forensics, Cloud Forensics):
|Legal and Psychological Aspects of Digital Forensics Education:
|3:30-4:05 PM:||Breakout Sessions:
|4:05-4:25 PM:||Breakout Session Summaries|
|4:25-4:30 PM:||Closing Remarks|
All attendees are required to register for DFCS 2016. Please visit the registration website to register.
For hotel reservations, please visit the I-Hotel website at: I-Hotel. We have rooms reserved at a special rate if you make your reservation before May 2nd!
Willard Airport (CMI) is located just south of the I-Hotel in Champaign, IL. Please visit their website for more information.
For travel information to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, please visit the Parking Division’s website.