Purdue sponsoring mobile device forensics conference in Chicago in May

March 23, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University is inviting experts, investigators and researchers from around the world to take part in the third Mobile Forensics World Conference to be held in Chicago from May 4-8. The conference will bring together those who specialize in the forensic investigation of small-scale digital devices, such as cell phones and other mobile devices.

Conference organizer Rick Mislan, an assistant professor of computer and information technology and conference organizer, said nearly all crimes have a digital component to them. Therefore, it is essential that investigators and researchers keep up with the latest tricks, trends and technology.

Mobile Forensics World is the only conference that focuses exclusively on small-scale digital device investigations, Mislan said. The conference is open to federal, state and local forensic specialists; corporate and private forensic examiners; industry leaders; and academic researchers. Mislan is seeking experts interested in speaking or presenting information at the conference, related hardware and software vendors, and sponsors. Those interested can contact Mislan at rmislan@purdue.edu

The conference will include educational sessions and discussions on forensic examination of mobile devices such as cell phones, SmartPhones, iPhones, Blackberries, Androids, personal digital assistants, and GPS devices. Media card and handset analysis, cell site analysis, call data record analysis and mobile forensics research also will be covered.

Purdue's Cyber Forensics Lab, housed in the Department of Computer and Information Technology in the College of Technology, and the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) are co-sponsors of the event.

Mislan said he also is seeking academic paper submissions. Papers are due April 30 and will be published in an upcoming issue of Small Scale Digital Device Forensics Journal. Paper submission guidelines can be found at https://www.ssddfj.org/submit.asp

Conference registration is $300. To register, go to https://www.MobileForensicsWorld.org/  or https://www.conf.purdue.edu/mwf09. For more information about registration, contact Erica Wilson at Purdue Conferences at (765) 494-7221, ericaw@purdue.edu

For additional information about the conference agenda, e-mail info@MobileForensicsWorld.com or call Mislan at 765-494-2563. 

Writer: Jim Schenke, 765-494-6262, jschenke@purdue.edu

Source: Rick Mislan, 765-494-6998, rmislan@purdue.edu