January 22, 2009

Purdue sponsoring Chicago conference on mobile forensics in May

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University is inviting experts, investigators and researchers from around the world to take part in the second Mobile Forensics World Conference to be held in Chicago from May 26-30.

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.

Rick Mislan, an assistant professor of computer and information technology and organizer of the conference, said nearly all crimes have a digital component to them, which is why it is critical that investigators and researchers stay on top of the latest techniques, trends and technology.

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. He said Mobile Forensics World is the only conference that focuses exclusively on small-scale digital device investigations.

Mislan is seeking experts interested in speaking or presenting information at the conference, related hardware and software vendors, and sponsors.

The conference is open to federal, state and local forensic specialists; corporate and private forensic examiners; industry leaders; and academic researchers.

The conference will include educational sessions and discussions on the forensic examination of mobile or portable devices such as cell phones, personal digital assistants, SmartPhones and GPS devices; media card and handset analysis; cell site analysis; call data record analysis; mobile forensics research; and current and future technologies and applications. A forum on iPhone forensics and certifications will be new this year.

Mislan said he also is seeking academic paper submissions. Papers are due March 1 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 before March 1 is $300 and $400 after that date. To register, go to https://MobileForensicsWorld.com/ 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: Kim Medaris (765) 494-6998, kmedaris@purdue.edu

Source: Rick Mislan, (765) 494-2563, rmislan@purdue.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu

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