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2022 Edition

IFOSS is confirmed and it’s about to start!
For the 1st edition about 50 partecipants have been selected.
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MOTIVATION AND DESCRIPTION

Welcome to the International Summer School on Forensics (IFOSS 2022)! The school will take place at Sampieri, Sicily (School location: https://www.hotelbaiasamuele.it/en/ ) from July 17th to 23th 2022.
The first edition of IFOSS aims to provide both an objective and clear overview and an in-depth analysis of the state-of-the-art research as well as the professional best practices in Forensics and related fields. The courses will be delivered by world renowned experts, from either academia, law enforces and industry, and will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of real Forensics problems. The school aims to provide a stimulating opportunity for professionals and young researchers, as well as Ph.D. students. The participants will benefit from direct interaction and discussions with world leaders in their specific fields.

The theme of the summer school will be focused on recent results and best practices covering three main pillars:

  • Digital Forensics
  • Law
  • Biometry

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Program 2022

This conference took place from 17 to 23 July 2022
Day 1
18 Jul 2022
Day 2
19 Jul 2022
Day 3
20 Jul 2022
Day 4
21 Jul 2022
Day 5
22 Jul 2022

Opening

Prof. Donatella Curtotti, Ph.D.
Prof. Sebastiano Battiato, Ph.D.

Forensic deepfake detection, digital forensics and new developments

Deepfake videos are seen more often in practice, and might also appear in the court room. Several questions can be asked, who made the deepfake ? Is the video a...
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Prof. Zeno Geradts

Forensic Process: definitions, casework, R&D, education, quality assurance

The lecture  will focus on general criminalistics, providing the necessary definitions and then presenting the different steps of the forensic process (crime scene, analysis, interpretation and reporting) and the underlying...
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PROF. DR. DIDIER MEUWLY

Facial recognition, discrimination and law – Biometrics regulation in the UE proposal of regulation of AI, and deepfake regulation proposals in US and China

The issues of discrimination and false are very important topics for jurists when related to facial recognition, artificial intelligence, and deep fakes. The risk of such technologies being used to...
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Prof. Giovanni Ziccardi

Forensic deepfake detection, digital forensics and new developments

In this part we look into digital evidence as a service at the Netherlands Forensic Institute, in the Hansken framework. We will dive deeper on the possibilities of using Artificial...
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Prof. Zeno Geradts

Forensic biometrics: the use of biometric data and databases in forensic applications

Forensic biometrics has primarily been developed to address requests of the criminal justice systems in relation with the inference of identity of source. Questions about the source of biometric traces...
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PROF. DR. DIDIER MEUWLY

Fingerprint recognition: state-of-the-art and new directions

After a brief introduction on the overall architecture of a fingerprint recognition system, this lecture presents the classical fingerprint feature extraction and matching steps: segmentation of the ridge-line pattern from...
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Prof. Davide Maltoni

Forensics Exhibitions: Demo and Workshops

An informal session has been scheduled to allow to students, lecturers, and companies to present the latest results, products and researches

Double-identity biometrics

The feasibility of creating double-identity biometrics (faces, fingerprints and iris) poses serious security threats in security applications such as automated border control where biometrics are used to link the identity...
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Prof. Davide Maltoni

DeepFakes@Work

In this session some practical issues and hints about available engines for deefakes generation will be presented. Also some details about current detector and solutions implemented in Catania Lab will...
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Oliver Giudice
Luca Guarnera

Gala Dinner

Bus Departure at 18.00. The dinner will start at 19.00. https://www.gliaromi.it/

Digital forensics recent case law in Italy and abroad

Digital forensics has seen a steady, and very interesting, regulatory evolution over the past two decades. Alongside traditional topics of debate, such as the repeatability or unrepeatability of the acquisition...
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Prof. Giovanni Ziccardi

Closing

Prof. Donatella Curtotti, Ph.D.
Prof. Sebastiano Battiato, Ph.D.

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Location

iGV Club Hotel Baia Samuele
Punta Sampieri 97018 Scicli , Ragusa, Italia.
+39 0957383018info@ifoss.it

Tickets

Student
400.00 EUR

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600.00 EUR

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700.00 EUR

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250.00 EUR

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SCHOOL APPLICATION

The school will be open to qualified, motivated and pre-selected candidates.

Master Students, Ph. D. students, Post-Docs, young researchers (both academic and industrial), senior researchers (both academic and industrial) or academic/industrial professionals are encouraged to apply (a confirmation email will be sent to you).

The expected school fee will be in the order of 400 euros for Master and Phd students granted by academia, € 600 for other academic positions and € 700 for industrial. Reduced Fee will be reserved to LEAs, private lawyer and practitioners 250 Euros. The fee will include all course materials, coffee breaks, bus service from Catania Airport to School Location and return, WiFi Internet Connection, a guided tour, a social dinner and all the events scheduled in the programme.

A certain number of fellowships will be available soon depending on sponsorship income.

Applications to attend IFOSS 2022 should be received before 30/04 15/05.

Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by mid of May.

Late registration can be done with an extra payment of € 50.

IFOSS participants will be hosted at Hotel Village Baia Samuele (school location) at very special rates. There are no other accommodation options. IFOSS participants must make reservations for accommodation, using the accommodation reservation form (TBD).

More information will be announced as soon as possible on the web site. Depending on chosens settings (Single, Double, Triple or Quadruple Room) the overall cost enclosing Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner should span in the range (500-900 euros) in the period 17(in) to 23 (out) July 2022.

Please note that no other accommodation options are available.

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