The DFRWS-APAC 2022 Conference will be held Wednesday, September 28 through Friday, September 30. The DFRWS APAC program committee are currently planning the conference as a hybrid event, with it possible for attendees and presenters to attend either virtually via Zoom or physically in Adelaide, Australia (pandemic permitting).

Conference Location:

The conference will be held at the University of Adelaide and will be live streamed for online attendees.

September 28, 2022 to September 30, 2022



DFRWS invites contributions in the categories listed below. 

FULL RESEARCH PAPERS undergo double-blinded peer review, and the proceedings are published by Elsevier as a special issue of the Journal of Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation. We ask to submit articles according to the submission instructions.

PRESENTATIONS / DEMOS require a brief proposal (~500 words, informal), 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. Accepted proposals will be given a presentation slot (~25min) during the conference. Note that the presentation/demo will not be part of the published proceedings. There will be (at least) one session where participants can directly watch demos and talk to the people running them.

POSTERS allow for the presentation of current research efforts and the discussion of preliminary results with the Digital Forensics Community. Consequently, posters can include early results, brief demonstration of a prototype or can outline research ideas. Posters will be available on the website and authors have the opportunity to present during breaks to receive feedback from the community. Note, posters will not be part of the published proceedings.

WORKSHOPS / TUTORIALS can be 2 to 4 hours (please indicate) and ideally 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.

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

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

Submission Information

We ask you to submit all contributions via EasyChair (select the appropriate track during submission). Please make sure to follow the submission guidelines on the website ( Organizers may reject work that does not follow the listed criteria.


Topics of Interest

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

  • Machine learning and data mining for digital evidence extraction/query
  • 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
  • Forensic analysis of cloud and virtualized environments
  • Vehicle forensics (e.g., drones, cars)
  • Forensic analysis of new devices (e.g., wearables)
  • Forensic analysis of SCADA and ICS (industrial control systems), smart power grids
  • Covert channels (e.g., TOR, VPN)
  • Implanted medical devices forensics
  • Smart buildings investigations and forensics
  • Virtual currency investigations and forensics
  • 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

Click Here For Proposal Requirements


Date Event
February 28, 2022 Call for papers announced
May 16, 2022 Submission deadline for papers
June 14, 2022 Author notification for full papers
June 16, 2022 Submission deadline for presentations, posters and workshops
July 5, 2022 Notifications for presentations, posters and workshops


Organizing Committee

Conference Chair

Bradley Schatz (Schatz Forensic)

Conference Vice Chair

Matthew Sorell (University of Adelaide)


Daryl Pfeif (Digital Forensic Solutions)


Frank Adelstein (NFA Digital)


Manoranjan Mohanty (University of Technology Sydney)

TPC Chair

KP Chow (University of Hong Kong)

TPC Vice Chair

Andrew Marrington (Zayed University)


Bradley Schatz (Schatz Forensic)

Technical Platform

Richard Matthews (University of Adelaide)


Jungheum Park (Korea University)


Asanka Sayakkara (University of Colombo)

Forensic Rodeo

Luke Jennings and Matthew Sorell


Yogesh Khatri (CyberCX)

Social Media

Inderbeer Singh

Academic Outreach

Emmanuel Pilli (Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur)


Yogesh Khatri (CyberCX)