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Thursday, July 06, 2023 by Chris Wellekens

3-3-25 (2023-07-16) International Forensics Summer School (IFOSS) - Sicily , Italy

International Forensics Summer School (IFOSS) - Sicily 16-22 July 2023 

Digitalisation and Forensic Data Science: From evidence acquisition to interpretation.


The second 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 depthThe 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 edition 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 a brief recap video:


The underlying theme of the current edition is

*Digitalisation and Forensic Data Science: From evidence acquisition to interpretation*.


LIST OF SPEAKERS (almost confirmed)

Fabio Bruno, Interpol, Singapore

Didier Meuwly - University of Twente, NL

Matthew Stamm, Drexel University, USA

Giovanni Tessitore - Polizia Scientifica, IT

Christian Reiss - Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, DE


..others coming soon.



Sebastiano Battiato - University of Catania, Italy

Donatella Curtotti -  University of Foggia, Italy

Giovanni Ziccardi, University of Milan, Italy



A special session is organized for participants who intend to take advantage of the audience for  resenting their current research/tool in the area. Moreover this year, three prizes sponsored by Amazon AWS will be awarded (AWS credits to the top 3 students for a total value of $3500). Students will be selected by the scientific committee on the basis of their CV and the presentations to be given during the demo poster session.



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:



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


Applications to attend IFOSS 2023 should be received before 07/05/2023.

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. There are no other accommodation options. IFOSS 2023 participants must make reservations for accommodation, using the accommodation reservation form (available soon) to be sent directly to Baia Samuele reception. 

More details at


After a certain date there is no guarantee for reservations in Hotel Village Baia Samuele.

More information will be announced as soon as possible on the web site.

Depending on chosens settings (Single, Double or Triple 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.



IFOSS 2023 will be hosted by Hotel Village Baia Samuele in Punta Sampieri - Scicli (Ragusa), Sicily from 16-22 July 2023.

Sicily is one of the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean. The island is very rich in archeological sites from various Ancient Civilizations. The sea, weather, food and the wine are excellent. In particular Punta Sampieri - Scicli (RG) is located in the south east of Sicily in a late Baroque area called Val di Noto. The Val di Noto area is included in the Unesco World Heritage List and

includes eight nearby towns: Caltagirone, Militello Val di Catania, Catania, Modica, Noto, Palazzolo, Ragusa and Scicli.

The location of the school rises in the middle of an ample bay delimited on the west from Sampieri and on the east from a cliff, on which is founded an ancient furnace, rare example of industrial archaeology. The Hotel Village Baia Samuele stretches in a gentle slant to the beach: 120 thousand square meters delimited from rows of secular cypresses. An ultramodern village with an original architecture, pleasant design and all comforts you can imagine. The frame of plants and flowers, typical of this angle of Sicily, in front of the island of Malta, completes this gilded dream of the Mediterranean.





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