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Forensic Science & Cybersecurity Conferences (2022)

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International conferences offer participants the opportunity to keep track of the latest developments in their field, meet and greet professionals in various industries, and build their network. Forensic science and investigation conferences are designed for network security professionals, law enforcement specialists, and decision-makers in cybersecurity and forensic science. At these events, professionals are introduced to innovations in digital forensics and IT security and get a chance to interact with cybersecurity leaders around the world.

Forensic science conferences usually consist of lectures and workshops by eminent experts, a space for vendors, and networking opportunities. Such conferences can also be unique educational experiences, and in some cases, offer continuing education credits for attendance. While some organizations may accept networking and exhibit hall hours for offering credits, others might require attendees to attend educational sessions to earn credits.

Leaders in security and forensics derive much value from these conferences, enjoying the opportunity to meet prospects face-to-face, chat with customers about their pain points, and get a better understanding of what the market wants.

Clayton D. Schilling, President, and CEO of Precision Digital Forensics, Inc., summarized the benefits well: “Techno Security and Digital Forensics Conference have provided our company with a premier one-stop-shop to the latest information, innovative technology, and networking we need to continually improve our solutions and services for our customers. It has been invaluable to our business growth.”

The following guide covers ten of the top forensics conferences around the globe for 2022.

Featured Forensic Science Conferences in 2022

ICFAPC 2022: International Conference on Forensic Autopsy and Postmortem Chemistry

The ICFAPC 2022: International Conference on Forensic Autopsy and Postmortem Chemistry aims at bringing together leading researchers, research scholars, and academic scientists to share and exchange their research results and experiences on all aspects of forensic autopsy and postmortem chemistry. The conference also provides a leading platform for practitioners, educators, and researchers to discuss recent trends, concerns, innovations, and practical challenges that one faces in the fields of Forensic autopsy and postmortem chemistry.

Some of the topics that the conference will explore are forensic autopsy, post-mortem chemistry, internal and external examination, cause and manner of death, anatomical or academic autopsies, reconstitution of the body, medical history of the deceased, and more. Vendors are invited to exhibit products at the conference or become a sponsor for the event. The conference also encourages researchers to submit e-posters, abstracts, and papers around the theme of the conference.

  • Audience: Academicians, scholars, and students who wish to contribute to the conference
  • Cost: Non-student oral/poster presenter (early – €450 and normal – €500); student oral/poster presenter (early – €350 and normal – €400); listener (early – €250 and normal – €300); additional paper publication (€100)
  • Location & Date (2022): Tokyo, Japan (January 7-8, 2022); Berlin, Germany (May 23-24, 2022); Helsinki, Finland (July 19-20, 2022)

3rd International Conference on Forensic Research & Technology

The 3rd International Conference on Forensic Research & Technology is one of the largest conferences where professionals, decision-makers, and forensic experts meet for discussion and debate. The theme for this year’s event is “The next level challenges and innovation in evidence analysis.” The conference includes scientific sessions on topics such as Forensic Pathology and Diagnosis, Criminology, Forensic Odontology, Ballistic Analysis, Forensic Dactyloscopy, Emergency Toxicology, and many more.

Attendees to the event will get access to valuable data that they can use to generate new ideas and add to their professional expertise. The event facilitates the exchange of knowledge and information between academia and scholastic associations and industry folks.

  • Audience: Anyone from a research field, university, or company can attend this conference. Mainly stakeholders, product developers, solution providers, researchers and innovators, marketing and sales professionals, associations and professional bodies, funding agencies, decision-makers, and management bodies will be attendees for this conference
  • Cost: Potential participants must fill out an information form to learn more about the conference registration fees
  • Location & Date (2022): Singapore City, Singapore (February 21-22, 2022)

AAFS 2022 Annual Scientific Conference

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is a global, multidisciplinary membership community that provides collaborative research, quality education, and recognized leadership to advance forensic science and to inform its application to the law. The AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting is a five-day event offering over 1,000 scientific papers including poster sessions, oral presentations, breakfast and luncheon seminars, workshops, and other special events.

This conference will be a hybrid event which means that people who wish to attend in person can, and those who cannot attend in person may attend virtually.

This event will include sessions on topics such as anthropology, engineering & applied sciences, digital & multimedia sciences, jurisprudence, pathology or biology, odontology, toxicology, psychiatry & behavioral science, and questioned documents.

  • Audience: Pathologists, dentists, attorneys, anthropologists, toxicologists, digital evidence experts, document examiners, engineers, psychiatrists, chemists, physicists, educators, criminalists, researchers, and others
  • Cost: In-person attendees (members, trainee affiliates, applicants – $400; student affiliates – $125; non-member students – $225; non-members – $600; affiliate groups – $400; workshops – $100 – $250; breakfast sessions – $60); virtual (members, trainee affiliates, applicants – $250; student affiliates – $75; non-member students – $125; non-members – $375; affiliate groups – $250; workshops – $100 – $250)
  • Location & Date (2022): Seattle, Washington (February 21-25, 2022)

ICFNSP 2022: International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice

The ICFNSP 2022: International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice aims at bringing together leading researchers, research scholars, and academic scientists to share and exchange their research results and experiences on all aspects of forensic nursing science and practice. The conference also provides a leading platform for practitioners, educators, and researchers to discuss recent trends, concerns, innovations, and practical challenges that one faces in the fields of forensic nursing science and practice.

Some of the topics that the conference will explore are nursing pharmacology, space nursing, family nursing, emergency nursing, death investigation, men’s engagement in intimate partner violence, and more. Vendors are invited to exhibit products at the conference or become a sponsor for the event. The conference also encourages researchers to submit e-posters, abstracts, and papers around the theme of the conference.

  • Audience: The conference keenly seeks enthusiastic academicians, scholars, and students who would love to contribute to the conference
  • Cost: Non-student oral/poster presenter (€450); student oral/poster presenter (€350); listener (€250); additional paper publication (€100)
  • Location & Date (2022): Rome, Italy (March 3-4, 2022); Montreal, Canada (August 8-9, 2022)

Forensics Europe Expo

The Forensics Europe Expo is Europe’s leading event dedicated to forensic science. This event will encompass four key aspects of forensic investigation including digital forensics, laboratory equipment, scene of a crime, and forensic analysis. Offering ample opportunities for learning and professional development, Forensics Europe Expo promises to be beneficial for any forensics professional and is considered the must-attend event to learn about and source the very latest technologies available on the market.

This event will attract international forensics professionals from the private sector, government, the legal sector, law enforcement, laboratories, universities, the intelligence sector, and the military.

  • Audience: All visitors should be engaged in bonafide areas of forensics and associated industries, government, equipment procurement organizations, specifiers, operators and end-users, trade media, or research establishments. Students over 18 are permitted to access the Forensics Europe Expo on day two only
  • Cost: Undisclosed; those interested in registering for the conference are encouraged to complete an online form and will be notified via email when registration goes live
  • Location & Date (2022): Excel, London (June 8-9, 2022)

2022 IAI Omaha Conference

The International Association for Identification aims for education and professional development. To complete this mission, the IAI holds an annual educational conference that offers a week of high-quality education and hands-on training in the field of forensic physical evidence and crime scene investigation.

The IAI Conference is the largest in the world for forensic and crime scene professionals and the schedule is packed with scientific, technical, and operational lectures, as well as hands-on workshops focused on a wide variety of topics. Topics include photography, crime scene investigation and processing, footwear and tire track examination, the collection and examination of latent prints, bloodstain pattern evidence, biometrics, and many other types of impression and identification evidence disciplines.

Overall the IAI conference provides an opportunity for professionals in the field to stay on top of professional standards, certification, and the latest issues related to forensic science and crime scene evidence.

  • Audience: Forensic and crime scene professionals, and full-time college students, with a major in a forensic science-related field or law enforcement.
  • Cost: IAI member ($400 early and $450 onsite); non-member ($525 early and $575 onsite); student registration ($200)
  • Location & Date (2022): Omaha, Nebraska (July 31 – August 6, 2022)

Featured Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity Conferences in 2022

Cybertech Tel Aviv

Cybertech is the cybersecurity industry’s premier business-to-business (B2B) global networking platform. With industry-related events all over the world, Cybertech’s mission is to make a place for the latest technological innovations, challenges, and solutions to emerge to prevent cyber threats around the world. In addition to combating cybercrimes, the scope of digitization and innovation opportunities in cyber technology are featured topics at Cybertech’s global conferences and networking events.

Sectors represented at this conference include leading experts in critical infrastructure, insurance, retail, health and government, defense, research & development, manufacturing, and automotive. Businesses ranging from venture capital firms to multinational corporations come together and attendees can expect to be in the presence of the world’s most qualified professionals.

Emphasizing diversity through speakers and participants who represent a wide variety of demographics, this conference is an ideal networking opportunity for government decision-makers, investors, entrepreneurs, technology experts, and enthusiasts for dialogue on commercial problem-solving strategies in cybersecurity.

  • Audience: The conference is open to everyone.
  • Cost: Rates will be available upon registration
  • Locations & Dates (2022): Cybertech Cybertech Global (January 25-27, 2022); Miami & Latin America (February 23, 2022); UAE – Dubai (March 28-30, 2022); Rome, Italy (May 10-11, 2022); Asia, Singapore (May 18-20, 2022); Kigali, Rwanda (September 1-2, 2022)

DFRWS EU 2022 Conference

The Digital Forensic Research Workshop is a voluntary, non-profit organization that brings together those interested in digital forensics to address the challenges of the field. DFRWS organizes digital forensic conferences and aims to foster international collaboration, providing an atmosphere to share research papers, practitioner presentations, and works in progress. Every gathering includes technical workshops, demos, panels, and other breakout sessions covering various issues related to digital forensics.

Some of the topics included in this conference will be digital evidence sharing and exchange, digital forensic preparedness or readiness, implanted medical devices, digital evidence & the law, forensics analysis and visualization of big data, smart power grid forensics, network and distributed system forensics, digital forensic tool validation, and much more.

The first digital forensic research workshop was held in August 2001. The vision is to bring together researchers, practitioners, industry experts, academics, law enforcement, and the military to open lines of communication.

  • Audience: The conference is open to everyone.
  • Cost: Registration rates will be declared at a later date
  • Locations & Dates (2022): DFRWS Europe – Location TBD (March 28-31, 2022)

Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference

The Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference will be held twice in 2022 in two distinctive US cities: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (May 9-12, 2022) and San Diego, California (Fall 2022). These conferences include over 100 speakers, 90 sessions, and numerous sponsors. Each conference sees attendance from over 450 cybersecurity and digital forensics industry professionals. The programs are organized under tracks such as audit/risk management, forensics, investigations, sponsor demos, and information security.

The conference is a unique educational experience, blending knowledge of cybersecurity and digital forensics. It aims to raise awareness about the latest developments, teaching, ethics, training, and responsibilities in the field of IT security and digital forensics. The event also has several networking opportunities, so attendees can develop meaningful professional relationships.

  • Audience: Cybersecurity and digital forensics professionals
  • Cost: Registration rates will be declared at a later date
  • Locations & Dates (2022): Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (May 9-12, 2022) and San Diego, California (fall 2022)

ICCRM 2022: International Conference on Cybersecurity Risk Management

The ICCRM 2022: International Conference on Cybersecurity Risk Management aims at bringing together leading research scholars, academic scientists, and researchers for exchanging and sharing their research results and experiences on all aspects of cybersecurity risk management. The conference also provides a leading interdisciplinary platform for educators, researchers, and practitioners for discussing recent trends, innovations, practical challenges, concerns, and solutions adopted in the fields of cybersecurity risk management.

Some of the topics that the conference will explore are computer security, asymmetric resilient cybersecurity, cyber logistics & transportation security, cyber resilience and information security, cyber resilience for national security, cyber resilience systems & cybersecurity industry, cybersecurity contributions in information systems and technologies, and more. Vendors are invited to exhibit products at the conference or become a sponsor for the event. The conference also encourages researchers to submit e-posters, abstracts, and papers around the theme of the conference.

  • Audience: The conference keenly seeks enthusiastic academicians, scholars, and students who would love to contribute to the conference
  • Cost: Non-student oral/poster presenter (€450); student oral/poster presenter (€350); listener (€250); additional paper publication (€100)
  • Location & Date (2022): New York, United States (June 2-3, 2022); Rome, Italy (December 13-14, 2022)
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