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With the advent of high-end technology, fraudulent efforts are on rise in many areas of our daily life, may it be fake paper documents, forgery in the digital domain or copyright infringement. In solving the related criminal cases use of pattern recognition (PR) principles is also gaining an important place because of their ability in successfully assisting the forensic experts to solve many of such cases. The 7th International Workshop on Computational Forensics (IWCF) aims at addressing the theoretical and practical issues related to this field, i.e. role of PR techniques for analysing problems in forensics. The workshop will put emphasis on forged document analysis both in hard copy and digital medium. Analysis of handwriting or signature, detection of change in original documents, writer/speaker identification and verification and copyright violation will be discussed at length. Effort is to bring the people together who are working on these issues in different areas including document and speech processing, music analysis, digital security, forensic sciences, etc. Some broad areas, though not limited to, of the workshop are:

  • Detection of fake documents
  • Authentication of security documents
  • Change detection
  • Copyright protection
  • Encryption and watermarking
  • Digital forensics
  • Encryption and watermarking
  • Handwriting and Speech analysis
  • Face, Palm, and Iris recognition
  • Anti-forensics and anti-anti-forensics Techniques
  • Data leakage, Data protection and Database forensics
  • Investigation of Virtual and Cloud Environments
  • Malware forensics
  • SDN forensics
  • Mobile device forensics
  • Change detection
  • Cyber threat intelligence
  • Large-Scale cyber investigations
  • Network forensics and network traffic analysis

Like in the previous years, the workshop will be a place for elaborate discussion of the academic and industrial works, documenting the advances in the related field and creating mutual collaboration on related areas. Interaction among practitioners and academic researchers will receive special attention in this workshop.

Previous Workshops

6th International Workshop on Computational Forensics

  1. In Conjunction with ICPR 2014 - August 24th, 2014
  2. Stockholm, Sweden

5th International Workshop on Computational Forensics

  1. In Conjunction with ICPR 2012 - November 11, 2012
  2. Tsukuba International Congress Center, Tsukuba, Japan

4th International Workshop on Computational Forensics

  1. November 11-12, 2010
  2. Hotel Floracion Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan

3rd International Workshop on Computational Forensics

  1. August 13-14, 2009
  2. The Hague, The Netherlands

2nd International Workshop on Computational Forensics

  1. August 7-8, 2008
  2. National Academy of Sciences: Keck Center in Washington DC.

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Important Dates

Submission paper opens Submission Deadline (Extended) 25 September 2016
Notification of Acceptance 15 October 2016
Camera ready deadline and
early bird registration
Submission Deadline 30 October 2016
Workshop Workshop date 4 December 2016

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SuCoFo2016: 1st International Summer School on Computational Forensics

Date: September 05-09, 2016
Venue: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Gjøvik, Norway.
Registration Deadline: August 15, 2016.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Springer will publish the post-proceedings of IWCF 2016 as an LNCS volume.

Paper Submission

Paper manuscripts should be original and contain contributions of theoretical, experimental or application nature, or be unique experience reports. Please prepare the manuscript in accordance with the Springer LNCS format guidelines. The maximum number of pages is 12. All papers must be in English. Electronic documents (PDF) submitted via the upload-site until September 15, 2016 will be evaluated for originality, significance, clarity, and soundness by at least three independent experts



To be Announced.....


Organizing Committee


Faisal Shafait
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
National University of Science and Technology,Islamabad
Ali Dehghantanha
School of Computing, Science and Engineering
University of Salford,Manchester,UK


  • Yoshinori Akao, Japan.
  • David Doermann, USA.
  • Utpal Garain, Indian Statistical Institute.
  • Zeno Geradts, The Netherlands.
  • Gregory Epiphaniou, University of Bedfordshire
  • Rajesh Kumar, India.
  • Marcus Liwicki, Switzerland.
  • Josep LLadós, Spain.
  • Muhammad Imran Malik, Germany.
  • Jean-Marc Ogier, France
  • Arun Ross, USA.
  • C.J. Veenman, The Netherlands.
  • Thomas Walmann, Norway.