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 8th IAPR  International Workshop on Computational Forensics (IWCF)  will aim at addressing the theoretical and practical issues related to this field, i.e. role of PR techniques for analysing problems in forensics. 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.