International Forensics Summer School (IFOSS)—July 17-23, 2022

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Source: Sebastiano Battiato, PhD, IFOSS Director

IFOSS 2022 will be hosted by Hotel Village Baia Samuele in Punta Sampieri-Scicli (Ragusa), Sicily, from July 17-23, 2022. This 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 academia, law enforcement, 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 PhD students. The participants will benefit from direct interaction and discussions with world leaders in their specific fields.


Zeno Geradts, PhD – University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Forensic Deepfake Detection
Digital Forensics and New Developments

Didier Meuwly, PhD – University of Twente, The Netherlands
Applications of Biometric Technology to Forensic Science
Forensic Evaluation in Court of Biometric Data

Davide Maltoni, PhD – University of Bologna, Italy
Fingerprint Recognition: State-of-the-Art and New Directions
Double-Identity Biometrics

Giovanni Ziccardi, PhD – University of Milan, Italy
Digital Forensics Recent Case Law in Italy and Abroad
Facial Recognition, Discrimination, and Law
Biometrics Regulation in the UE Proposal of Regulation of AI
Deepfake Regulation Proposals in U.S. And China

Sebastiano Battiato, PhD – University of Catania, Italy
Donatella Curtotti, PhD – University of Foggia, Italy
Aldo Mattei, PhD – Arma dei Carabinieri, Italy

The school will be open to about 50 qualified, motivated, and pre-selected candidates. PhD students, post-doctorates, young researchers (both academic and industrial), senior researchers (both academic and industrial), or academic/industrial professionals are encouraged to apply.

Applications to attend IFOSS 2022 should be received before May 15, 2022 (EXTENDED). Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by the end of May. Late registration can be obtained for an additional charge.