Digital Forensic Research Workshop 2004
The fourth annual Digital Forensics Research Workshop was held August 11-13, 2004 in Baltimore, Maryland. Over 110 law enforcement practitioners, academics, scientists, industry experts, and DoD representatives participated in the expanded workshop, which included threee themed days consisting of a keynote, paper presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and briefs.
DFRWS 2004 Downloads
- Final Report: A detailed report on the findings and proceedings of DFRWS 2004 edited by Chester J. Maciag for the AFRL Information Directorate. (1.0Mb Acorobat .pdf)
- Closing Observations: A slide presentation in PDF format summarizing the DFRWS 2004 findings and proceedings. (234kb Acorobat .pdf)
- Welcome Letter: A letter welcoming DFRW 2004 attendees from Chet Maciag, DR-III from the ARFL Cyber Operations/Forensic Programs. (540kb MS Word .doc)
- Short Story: A short story by Gary Palmer entitled, "Espresso for the Voodoo Priest: A short, cyber fantasy tale for the good guys" for DFRWS 2004 attendees.
- Call for Papers
New to DFRWS?
Overview: The Digital Forensic Research Workshop (DFRWS) was initiated in August 2001 to bring academic researchers and digital forensic investigators and practitioners together for active discussion that addresses three major objectives:
- Define the need and create the processes for the incorporation of a rigorous scientific method as a fundamental tenant of the evolving discipline of Digital Forensic Science
- Develop a research agenda that considers practitioner requirements, multiple investigative environments and emphasizes real world usability
- The discovery, explanation and presentation of conclusive, persuasive evidence that will meet the heightened scrutiny of the courts and other decision-makers in military and civilian environments
Since 2001, an annual workshop has been held in various cities around the US to present and discuss research topics. Archives are available as well as a more detailed history.