DFRWS EU 2018 will be held at the Convitto della Calza - Oltrarno Meeting Center, a charming, professional venue for very prestigious events. The splendid fourteenth-century setting, outfitted with modern technological equipment, make it unique in Florence.

All accommodations are the responsibility of DFRWS EU attendees. Accommodation is not included as part of the conference registration fee.  Room blocks have been reserved with reduced rates for DFRWS attendees at the following venues.  

Please contact < t.rachele @ calza.it > with your desired location and room type before November 30th if you would like to secure a reservation at a reduced rate at any of the following hotels.


CONVITTO DELLA CALZA  https://www.calza.it/en/home.html  Event Venue

HOTEL CLASSIC –  http://www.classichotel.it/   ~5 minutes from venue

HOTEL ANNALENAhttp://www.annalenahotel.com/    ~10 minutes from venue

HOTEL Villa Carlottahttp://www.hotelvillacarlotta.it/#   ~10 minutes from venue


DFRWS Call for Papers (CfP)

DFRWS invites contributions in five categories

  • Research papers
  • Practitioner / industry researcher presentations
  • Hands-on workshops / tutorials
  • Panel discussions
  • Demos and posters


RESEARCH PAPERS undergo double-blinded peer review, and the proceedings are published by Elsevier as a special issue of the Journal of Digital Investigation.

PRESENTATIONS, POSTERS, and DEMOS require a brief proposal, not a paper. These proposals undergo a light review process to select presentations of maximal interest to DFRWS attendees, and to filter out sales pitches. Presentation proposals must specify their target length from the following options: 20 minutes, 120 minutes (2 hours), 240 minutes (4 hours), or full day. Note, longer presentations and hands-on tutorials are referred to as ‘workshops’ described below.

WORKSHOPS / TUTORIALS can be several hours or full day, and typically include hands-on participation by attendees, allowing for an in-depth, detailed exploration of tools and techniques of interest to DFRWS attendees. Workshops can cover state-of-the-art research projects, useful tips and techniques for standard tools, or most anything that DFRWS attendees would consider beneficial. While commercial tools can be used, these workshops or tutorials should NOT be thinly-veiled commercial advertisements.

PANEL PROPOSALS: These should be one to three pages and clearly describe the topic, its relevance, and a list of potential panelists and their biographies. Panels will be evaluated based on the topic relevance and diversity of the panelists.

DFRWS will provide one free conference registration for each accepted workshop / tutorial.


Topics of Interest

DFRWS welcomes new perspectives that push the envelope of what is currently possible in digital forensics. Potential topics to be addressed by submissions include, but are not limited to:

  • Machine learning and data mining for digital evidence extraction/query
  • Social networking analysis and OSINT (Open Source Intelligence)
  • Malware and targeted attacks (analysis and attribution)
  • Forensics analysis and visualization of Big Data
  • Non-traditional forensic scenarios / contexts
  • Network and distributed system forensics
  • Mobile and embedded device forensics
  • Cloud and virtualized environments
  • Vehicle forensics (e.g., drones, cars)
  • SCADA / industrial control systems
  • Convert channels (e.g. TOR, VPN)
  • Implanted medical devices
  • Smart power grids
  • Smart buildings
  • Virtual currency
  • Digital forensic preparedness / readiness
  • Digital investigation case management
  • Digital evidence sharing and exchange
  • Digital forensic triage / survey
  • Digital forensic tool validation
  • Event reconstruction methods and tools
  • Digital evidence and the law
  • Case studies and trend reports
  • Anti-forensics and anti-anti-forensics


Important Deadlines

 Papers / Presentations / Panel Proposals Submission Deadline

 Monday, October 9, 2017
 Sunday, October 15, 2017

 Workshop / Tutorials Proposals Submission Deadline  Monday, October 23, 2017
 Papers / Presentations/Panel Proposals Notification  Monday, December 18, 2017
 Demo / Poster Proposals Submission Deadline  Monday, January 22, 2018
 Final Paper Draft and Presenter Registration  Monday, January 29, 2018




Submission Information

Submission criteria and templates are provided here: Proposal Requirements & Submission Instructions

All research paper and practitioner presentation submissions must be submitted through the EasyChair site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dfrwseu2018. Submissions must be in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Tutorial/workshop proposals must be emailed to eu-workshops <at> dfrws <dot> org in PDF or plain text format.

Panel proposals must be emailed to eu-panels <at> dfrws <dot> org in PDF or plain text format.


Student Scholarship and Award Program

DFRWS continues its outreach to students studying digital forensics. DFRWS and its sponsors will award one or more Student Travel Scholarships each year to students who present their accepted research papers. One scholarship will be awarded to the Best Student Research Paper awardee. More travel scholarships may be awarded, depending on sponsorship funding each year. Exact award amounts will vary, but are estimated to be between $1,000-$1,500 per award. Students must register (and pay the registration fee) for the conference and cover all travel expenses. The travel scholarships will be dispersed at the conference to reimburse student travel costs. DFRWS will notify the recipient of the Best Student Research Paper award on or before the conference registration deadline. Other awards (e.g. industry sponsored awards for research in specific topic areas) may be awarded after the registration deadline and are fully contingent on scholarship sponsorship by industry each year. Refer to the website for further details regarding eligibility, funding and selection (Student Scholarship & Award Program).

Contact Information

Additional information about DFRWS EU 2018 is available on website: https://dfrws.org/conferences/dfrws-eu-2018

For questions related to paper, presentation, and demo submissions, please send email to: eu-papers <at> dfrws <dot> org

For questions about workshop/tutorial proposals, please send email to: eu-workshops <at> dfrws <dot> org

For questions related to the organization of DFRWS-EU 2018 please send email to: eu <at> dfrws <dot> org


ORIGINAL: Papers / Presentations / Panel Proposals Submission Deadline October 9, 2017
EXTENDED: Papers / Presentations / Panel Proposals Submission Deadline October 15, 2017
Workshop / Tutorials Proposals Submission Deadline October 23, 2017
Special Hotel Rates held for DFRWS Attendees Released November 30, 2017
Demo / Poster Proposals Submission Deadline January 22, 2018
Early Bird Registration Discount Expires January 22, 2018
Final Paper Draft and Presenter Registration January 29, 2018
Last Call Registration Rate takes Effect March 7, 2018


Organizing Committee

Conference Chair: Mariangela Biasiotti (Italian National Research Council)
Program Chair: Joshua James (Digital Forensic Investigation Research Laboratory, Hallym University)
Program Vice Chair: Holger Morgenstern (Albstadt-Sigmaringen University)
Local Event Chair: Fabrizio Turchi
Keynote Chair: Bruce Nikkel, Ph.D. (Bern University of Applied Sciences)
Outreach Chair: Mattia Epifani (Reality Net)
Workshop Chair: Hans Henseler, Ph.D. (University of Applied Sciences Leiden)
Workshop Chair: Felix Freiling (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Web Chair: Mark Scanlon, Ph.D. (University College Dublin)
Proceedings Chair: Babak Habibnia (University College Dublin)
Forensic Challenge: Joshua James (Digital Forensic Investigation Research Laboratory, Hallym University)
Forensic Challenge: Eoghan Casey, Ph.D. (University of Lausanne)
Rodeo Chair: Francesco Picasso (Reality Net)
Rodeo Chair: Mattia Epifani (Reality Net)
Poster Chair: Holger Morgenstern (Albstadt-Sigmaringen University)


Registration is now open!


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