15 - Nov 2023

Call for Papers Is Open for DFRWS-USA 2024!

Now open for abstracts through January 20th: the Digital Forensics Research Workshop, United States edition!

The DFRWS USA 2024 Conference will be held Tuesday, July 9 through Friday, July 12 as a hybrid event at Louisiana State University in the city of Baton Rouge.

Submit your abstract for consideration on any of the following fresh insights, including case studies and trend reports, that challenge the current boundaries of digital forensics. The topics we accept for presentation frequently include (but aren’t limited to):

  • AI-assisted digital forensics, including machine learning and data mining for digital evidence extraction/query
  • Cloud and virtualized environment forensics, including analysis and visualization of Big Data
  • Development of digital forensic infrastructures, including case management; digital evidence sharing and exchange
  • Digital evidence law and legal issues
  • Digital forensics processes and methodologies, including tool validation
  • Forensic acquisition and analysis of databases, memory, mobile and embedded or implanted devices, vehicles, networks and distributed systems, multimedia, industrial control systems, smart cities and infrastructures, anonymous networks, covert channels,
  • Incident response on malware and targeted attacks, including preparedness / readiness
  • Anti-forensics and anti-anti-forensics, including steganography and steganalysis
  • Non-traditional forensic scenarios / contexts

You can also refer to our archive of past conferences to learn more about the papers, presentations, keynotes, and workshops we’ve offered previously.

Abstracts are due January 20, 2024

You have only a few weeks left to submit your abstracts and title via EasyChair. Please be aware that in order to submit a full paper you have to submit an abstract.

FULL Papers are due January 27, 2024

After submitting your abstracts you have one week to submit your 10-page full research paper. If it’s accepted, it will undergo a double-blind peer review and be published in the conference proceedings. We’ll notify you if your paper is accepted by March 30.

Proposals for presentations, panels, workshops, tutorials, & demos are due February 15 AND March 31, 2024

This year, there are two phases for review of proposals for material other than papers to be presented at DFRWS-USA: February 15 and March 31, 2024. Either of the following can be submitted by those dates:

Presentations, panels, tutorials and demos require only a brief proposal (~500 words; not a paper) which will undergo a light review process. Accepted proposals will be given a presentation slot (~15min) during the conference.

Workshops can range in length from 2 to 4 hours (please indicate) and are delivered in morning or afternoon blocks, typically the day before the main event. Ideally, workshops allow in-depth, hands-on exploration of tools and techniques of interest to DFRWS attendees. Workshops that result from research earlier presented at DFRWS or those involving specialized hardware are especially welcome.

Posters are due April 28, 2024 for peer review and DOI assignment

New to DFRWS this year! The USA event plans to make posters available for peer review and publication with a DOI number. To be eligible for this option, submit your poster by April 28, 2024.

Additionally, scholarship funding may be available for students whose research is accepted by the Technical Program Committee.

A poster is appropriate if you are just starting research and you have a concept with some preliminary results. Poster submission gives you the opportunity to present your work to conference attendees during a dedicated poster session, and to receive feedback from them.

If you do not submit by April 28, posters will be accepted on a rolling deadline, but it will not be peer reviewed or published with a DOI number. However, please make sure you submit early enough to leave time to print the posters after approval.

How to submit

If your research meets the above criteria, please follow the submission criteria and guidelines and submit it in PDF format through the DFRWS EasyChair site.

For more information, including contact details for any questions you may have, visit the DFRWS-USA 2024 web page.