International Forensics Summer School 2024
Ethical and Legal Challenges in AI-Driven Forensic Science

14-20 July 2024

50Days
21Hours
37Mins
4Secs

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Call for Participation deadline for IFOSS 2024 has been extended until 15 MAY 2024.
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2024 Edition - Ethical and Legal Challenges in AI-Driven Forensic Science

The third edition of IFOSS will aim 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 enforcement and industry, and will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of real Forensics problems. Leading scientists from the different fields involved will introduce the topics. A typical course is broad enough to provide a general introduction to the chosen topic, whilst one can learn the most relevant contributions in depth. The school will aim to provide a stimulating opportunity for professionals and young researchers, as well as Ph.D. students.

After the big success of the first two editions with about 50 attendees from all over the world, also this year we will focus on Digital Forensics and Law with specific emphasis on the AI revolution. In the following the related recap videos:

IFOSS 2022: THE START EDITION

IFOSS 2023: DIGITALISATION AND FORENSIC DATA SCIENCE: FROM EVIDENCE ACQUISITION TO INTERPRETATION

The underlying theme of the current edition is Ethical and Legal Challenges in AI-Driven Forensic Science.
Why Attend?

  • Esteemed Experts: Gain insights from luminaries who will enrich your understanding with their profound knowledge and experience.
  • Diverse Perspectives: Join a global cohort of around 75 like-minded professionals, researchers, and academicians, fostering an environment ripe for learning and networking.
  • A Blend of Theory and Practice: Engage in comprehensive sessions that balance academic rigor with practical applications in forensic science.

Join IFOSS 2024 for an unforgettable blend of learning and leisure! Dive into cutting-edge discussions by day and unwind by night with an array of social activities. Challenge your peers in engaging sports, delve into thought-provoking movie forums, savor exquisite gourmet dinners, and dance the night away at our exclusive disco evening. It’s more than a conference – it’s a place to connect, share, and create lasting memories!

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Application

The school will be open to about 75 qualified, motivated and pre-selected candidates. 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 at: www.ifoss.it

The expected school fee will be in the order of €550 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 lawyers and practitioners €400. 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 scholarships will be available soon depending on sponsorship income.

Applications to attend IFOSS 2024 should be received before 03/05/2024.

Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by mid of May.
Late registration can be done with an extra payment of €100.

PhD FORUM

A special session is organized for participants who intend to take advantage of the audience for presenting their current research/tool in the covered areas. A Special Issue to follow up on the themes covered in the School will be published in some indexed high-impact journals (to be announced early). Applicants are particularly encouraged to submit their original research to the SI (the usual refereeing procedure applies to guarantee the highest scientific standards).

SCHOOL DIRECTORS

Program 2024

The conference will take place from 14 to 20 July 2024
Day 1
15 Jul 2024
Day 2
16 Jul 2024
Day 3
17 Jul 2024
Day 4
18 Jul 2024
Day 5
19 Jul 2024

IFOSS 2024 Opening Ceremony

The school directors will outline the objectives of the overall program
Prof. Giovanni Ziccardi
Prof. Donatella Curtotti, Ph.D.
Prof. Sebastiano Battiato, Ph.D.

A brief introduction to forensic science — definitions – forensic process – casework – RD&I – education – quality

The first lecture will briefly introduce forensic science, providing the necessary definitions and then presenting the different steps of the forensic process (recovery, analysis, interpretation and reporting) and the underlying...
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PROF. DR. DIDIER MEUWLY

Machina Sapiens: How Machines Became Intelligent Without Thinking in a Human Way

Can machines “think”? This unsettling question, posed by Alan Turing in 1950, has perhaps found an answer: today we can converse with a computer often without being able to distinguish...
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Nello Cristianini

Strengths and weaknesses in the use of AI in the forensic field

In recent years, the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) has dramatically transformed the working methods across various fields. For instance, within security contexts, law enforcement has long adopted Machine Learning...
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Giovanni Tessitore – Senior Forensic Scientist

BEYOND ILLUSIONS: UNMASKING THE THREAT OF SYNTHETIC MEDIA (DEEPFAKES, VOICE, TEXT AND ID SYNTHESIS) FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

With the rapid advancement of AI technology, synthetic media is becoming an influential mode of content. Its ease of availability has enabled its exploitation by criminals for malicious activities. Currently,...
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Dr. Fabio Bruno

TISTARELLI

Tistarelli
Massimo Tistarelli

EU AI ACT

Prof. Giovanni Ziccardi

MARRONE

Stefano Marrone

Can we trust the Likelihood Ratio obtained with a black-box model?

A score-based likelihood ratio serves as a crucial statistical tool for evaluating the strength of evidence in forensic analysis scenario. By comparing observed data with the expected outcomes under different...
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Giovanni Tessitore – Senior Forensic Scientist

Highlighting Human Strengths and AI Limitations in Digital Forensic Investigations: The Swiss Experience with Law Enforcement Agencies

The presentation explores the interplay between human expertise and artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of digital forensic investigations, with a specific focus on the Swiss law enforcement experience, which...
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Alessandro Trivilini

Poster/Demo/Exhibitions session

An informal session has been scheduled to allow to students to present the latest results and researches

DigitalForensics and AI

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

Expansion of the videoconferencing in criminal proceedings

The progressive expansion of the videoconferencing in criminal proceedings and developments in AI on this point: Metaverse courtrooms and hologram witnesses. Opportunities and dangers
Benedetta Galgani

Industrial Panel

Industrial Panel

Gala Dinner

Bus Departure from BAIA at 18.00. The dinner will start at 20.00.  

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

The second lecture will focus on forensic biometrics, the use of biometric data and databases in forensic practice. Forensic biometrics has primarily been developed to address requests of the criminal...
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PROF. DR. DIDIER MEUWLY

FLORA

Matteo Flora

Closing

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

2024 Edition speakers

Location

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

Registration

Others
400.00 EUR

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SCHOOL APPLICATIONS

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 € 550 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 € 400. 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 2023 should be received before 07/05. Deadline extended until 25/05.

Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by mid of May.

Late registration can be done with an extra payment of € 100.

IFOSS participants will be hosted at Hotel Village Baia Samuele (school location) at very special rates. IFOSS participants must make reservations for accommodation, using the accommodation reservation form (here).

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 (600-1000 euros) in the period 16(in) to 22 (out) July 2023.

Please note that no other accommodation options are available.


Summer Schools offer participants the possibility of being assessed for the purpose of requesting official credit transfers (ECTS). Upon conclusion of the Summer School, assessments will be graded, and transcripts sent to participants in a timely manner. It will be the responsibility of the students to contact the Registrar/Academic Secretary/Study Abroad Office of their home institutions to check how the hours completed and the grades obtained can be transferred into official credits.

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