DFRWS is dedicated to the sharing of knowledge and ideas about digital forensics research. Ever since it organized the first open workshop devoted to digital forensics in 2001, DFRWS continues to bring academics and practitioners together in an informal environment. As a non-profit, volunteer organization, DFRWS sponsors annual conferences, technical working groups, and challenges to help drive the direction of research and development. Papers presented at the annual conference are reviewed in a double blind process and the accepted papers can be freely downloaded from this site.

Join us in Philadelphia, PA during August 2015 for the 15th Annual DFRWS USA Conference, and for the 2nd DFRWS EU Conference in Dublin, Ireland, in March 2015

Latest Updates

  • Jul 21, 2015: The program for DFRWS 2015 USA has been posted.
  • Mar 17, 2015: We have extended the workshop submission deadline for DFRWS USA until April 15.
  • Sep 19, 2014: GPU Malware Research and the 2015 DFRWS Forensic Challenge.
  • Aug 13, 2014: Try your hand at the DFRWS2014 Forensics Rodeo!
  • Aug 6, 2014: The 2014 Best Student Paper goes to Elias Bou-Harb, Nour-Eddine Lakhdari, Hamad Binsalleeh and Mourad Debbabi. The 2014 Best Paper Award goes to Golden G. Richard III and Andrew Case. Congratulations!
  • Apr 16, 2014: The program for DFRWS 2014 USA has been posted.
  • Mar 3, 2014: The program for DFRWS 2014 EU has been posted and registration is open!
  • Feb 12, 2014: We have extended the paper submission deadline for DFRWS USA by three days, please be safe in all the inclimate weather in the U.S.
  • Aug 6, 2013: The 2013 best paper award was tied between two papers! Congratulations to Ralf Brown and to Neil Rowe, Riqui Schwamm and Simson Garfinkel!
  • June 23, 2013: Now accepting entries to the Poster and Demo Session during the Welcome Reception Monday, Aug 5. Interested parties should email dfrws2013-demos@dfrws.org with point of contact, name of the tool or research, and a short description.
  • May 1, 2013: Registration is now available for DFRWS 2013! Following the success found last year, you can also register for optional (and free) tutorials.
  • Mar 22, 2013: We want your input! Please provide your thoughts on a European DFRWS conference by completing a short survey.
  • Feb 26, 2013: The 2013 Forensic Challenge has been posted. Submissions are due May 30 !
  • Jan 21, 2013: Just one week left to get your 2014 Challenge creation submissions in!

Getting Involved

We are actively planning for DFRWS USA 2015 in Philadelphia, PA and DFRWS EU 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. See the USA and EU conference pages for ways to get involved. Subscribe to one of our e-mail lists or follow us on one of the below sites:
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