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 6th International Workshop on Computational Forensics (IWCF) aims at addressing the theoretical and practical issues related to this field, i.e. role of PR techniques for analysing problems in forensics.

The workshop will put emphasis on forged document analysis both in hard copy and digital medium. Analysis of handwriting or signature, detection of change in original documents, writer/speaker identification and verification and copyright violation will be discussed at length. 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
  • Handwriting and Speech analysis
  • Face, Palm, and Iris recognition

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.

IWCF Keynote Address

The workshop keynote address will be delivered by Mr. Paul LAHMI, CEO, SOOD, France.
Title: Document Authentication: (i) Authenticating shared information (patented) and (ii) Copyright management, Encryption, Watermarking (patented).

IWCF Invited Speech

Speaker: Dr. Jean-Marc OGIER, Professor, University of Rochelle, France.
Title: Different facets of forensics in document analysis.

IWCF Shared Task on Recognition of Android Malware Patterns (RAMP)

The IWCF 2014 Recognition of Android Malware Patterns (RAMP) competition aims to strengthen the efforts in developing techniques, tools and algorithms analysis of Android malwares. The task has been configured as a pattern analysis based problem. Therefore, the competition encourages pattern recognition community to come up with out of the box and innovative solutions for malware analysis. The details of this competition can be found at RAMP Competition Homepage.

Important Dates


Paper Submission
CF Group


IWCF 2012
IWCF 2010
IWCF 2009
IWCF 2008


31 July 2014
The Workshop Program is uploaded.

21 July 2014
The Workshop Keynote Address will be delivered by
Mr. Paul LAHMI
CEO, SOOD, France.

The Workshop Invited Talk will be delivered by
Dr. Jean-Marc OGIER
Professor, University of Rochelle, France.

12 May 2014
Paper acceptance notifications issued.

03 March 2014
Paper submission deadline is extended to 31 March, 2014.

15 Jan. 2014
Paper submission site is open.

12 Dec. 2013
IAPR TC-6 Newsletter Released