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 Seattle, WA, during August 2016 for the 16th Annual DFRWS USA Conference, and for the 3nd DFRWS EU Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, in March 2016.

Latest Updates

  • Aug 12, 2015: The 2015 Best Paper Award goes to Jonathan Grier and Golden Richard for their paper "Rapid Forensic Imaging of Large Disks with Sifting Collectors."
  • 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.

Getting Involved

We are actively planning for DFRWS USA 2016 in Seatle, WA, and DFRWS EU 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland. 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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