The fourth annual DFRWS APAC 2024 conference will be held Tuesday, October 22 through Thursday, October 24, as an in-person conference in Brisbane, Australia which runs concurrently with attendees participating in satellite sites within APAC.

Conference Location:

Brisbane, Australia

October 22, 2024 to October 24, 2024

Location

DFRWS APAC 2024 will take place at Cloudland (641 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia, 4006) in heart of the Fortitude Valley district in Brisbane, Australia.  Known as the valley by locals, this district is famous for its live music, arts & culture and is bustling with sidewalk cafes, local boutiques, eclectic eateries and a wide variety of drinking establishments ranging from historic pubs and beer gardens to swanky roof top bars. The Valley also offers easy access to the newly redeveloped Wharf precinct along the river for round the clock activities. 

Accommodations

Fortitude Valley offers a number of hotels and accommodation options.  The following venues are all within walking distance and selected to meet a variety of budgets and styles. 

Hotel X (Brisbane Fortitude Vly):  https://hotelx.com.au/

Hotel X is the closest hotel to the main venue and offers “playful luxury at every turn” with iconic artwork and avant-garde interiors to a rooftop pool and in house bistro, every detail is undeniably indulgent.

Central Brunswick Apartment Hotel: https://centralbrunswickhotel.com.au/

Close walking distance to the venue, this hotel offers studios or one-bedroom apartments. The studio apartments are spacious and offer guests all the conveniences needed for a short stay. The one- bedroom apartments are available either in a loft style with a mezzanine bedroom and bathroom or with a conventional one-bedroom layout and a separate living area.

Bunk Brisbane: https://bunkbrisbane.com.au/

Located in the heart of Fortitude Valley’s vibrant nightlife district, Bunk Brisbane is a multi-award-winning hostel with great access to the main venue. Private rooms with en-suite bathrooms are available or stay in a dorm (single-sex available) to make your money go further. 

Transportation

Fortitude Valley boasts plentiful public transit options and is easily accessible from the Brisbane International Airport (BNE).  https://www.bne.com.au/passenger/to-and-from/transport-options More information about Direct flights can be found here: https://www.bne.com.au/passenger/flights/direct-destinations

For those arriving by car, there are a number of parking lots within a few block radius of the main venue. 

Travel Arrangements for International Visitors

International Attendees must follow Australian travel requirements. This site offers some friendly advice for visitors. https://www.australia.com/en-us/facts-and-planning/visa-and-customs/australia-visa-and-entry-requirements-faqs.html 

For example The eVisitor Visa is ideal for EU (European Union) passport holders attending seminars and conferences in Australia while The eTA – Electronic Travel Authority (https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/electronic-travel-authority-601) is an electronic permit visa that allows the holder to travel to Australia for business purposes, tourism, or a family visit. The application process is all online and this visa can be received in as little as 24 hours. Please refer to the Australian government website as the ultimate authority on visas: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/sitesearch?k=Visa

Participation

DFRWS invites original contributions in the form of research papers, non-research presentations, demos, and posters in topic areas related to digital evidence and digital forensics.

FULL RESEARCH PAPERS that align with the topics of interest undergo double-blinded peer review, and the proceedings are published by Elsevier (10 pages, blinded).

PRESENTATIONS / DEMOS require a brief proposal (~500 words; not a paper) and undergo a light review process. Accepted proposals will be given a presentation slot during the conference.

POSTERS / DEMOS allow for the presentation of current research efforts and the discussion of preliminary results with the Digital Forensics Community during a dedicated poster session.

WORKSHOPS 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.

PRESENTATION DELIVERY MODE

All presentations must be delivered in-person from the primary conference venue in Brisbane, Australia. Delivery remotely may be accepted by the organizing committee in exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of the organizing committee. 

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

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

Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dfrwsapac2024

All deadlines are at the end of the stated day at 23:59 using the Anywhere on Earth (AOE) convention. 

For more information, see the DFRWS APAC 2024 homepage at:
https://dfrws.org/conferences/dfrws-apac-2024/

For any queries related to your submissions, please contact us through: apac-papers@dfrws.org.

Topics of Interest

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

  • Anti-forensics and anti-anti-forensics
  • Artificial intelligence-assisted digital forensics
  • Case studies and trend reports
  • Copyright infringement response
  • Cryptocurrency investigation
  • Data decoding, deserialization and decryption
  • Deleted/Damaged data recovery methods and tools
  • Development of digital forensic infrastructures
  • Digital evidence sharing and exchange
  • Digital forensic preparedness / readiness
  • Digital forensic tool validation
  • Digital forensics in smart cities
  • Digital investigation case management
  • Event reconstruction methods and tools
  • Forensic analysis of anonymous network based activities
  • Forensic analysis of cloud and virtualized environments
  • Forensic analysis of cloud-based services
  • Forensic analysis of databases
  • Forensic exploration of newly emerging devices, OSes, apps and services
  • Incident response on malware and targeted attacks
  • IoT forensics (e.g., drones, cars, vessels, SCADA, implanted medical devices)
  • Laws and policies for digital evidence
  • Large language models for digital forensics
  • Machine learning and data mining for digital forensics
  • Memory acquisition and analysis
  • Methodological frameworks for digital forensic activities
  • Mobile and embedded device forensics
  • Multimedia (image, audio, video) data analysis
  • Multi-source data integration and correlation analysis
  • Network and distributed system forensics
  • Non-traditional forensic scenarios / contexts
  • Privacy-preserving forensics
  • Steganography and steganalysis
  • Visualization methods and tools for forensic analysis

Click Here For Proposal Requirements

Deadlines

DateEvent
May 27, 2024 Paper abstracts: Submission via EasyChair
July 1, 2024 Workshops (1st round): Submission via EasyChair
July 19, 2024 Workshops (1st round): Submission via EasyChair
June 3, 2024 Full papers: Submission via EasyChair
July 1, 2024 Full papers: Acceptance notification
July 15, 2024 Full papers: Camera-ready submission
July 19, 2024 Presentations: Submission via EasyChair
October 15, 2024 Posters: Submission via EasyChair
October 22, 2024 Conference Date

Committees

Organizing Committee

Conference Chair

Dr Bradley Schatz (Apple)

Conference Vice Chair

Dr Jungheum Park (Korea University)

Emeritus Chair

Dr Matthew Sorell (University of Adelaide)

TPC Chair

Dr Manoranjan Mohanty (University of Technology Sydney)

TPC Vice Chair

Dr Asanka Sayakkara (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)

TPC Emeritus Chair

Prof KP Chow (University of Hong Kong)

Proceedings Chair

Dr Raymond Chan (Singapore Institute of Technology)

Proceedings Vice Chair

Mariya Shafat (University of Kashmir, India)

Demo/Presentations Co Chair

Dr Priyanka Singh (University of Queensland)

Demo/Presentations Co Chair

Workshops Co-Chair

Dr Jihun Joun (Arizona State University)

Workshops Co-Chair

Dr Parag Rughani (NFSU)

Keynotes Chair

Dr Matthew Sorell (University of Adelaide)

Rodeo Chair

Dr Matthew Sorell (University of Adelaide)

Rodeo Co Chair

Luke Jennings (Digital Forensic Sciences Australia)

Posters Chair

Student Scholarship Chair

Mariya Shafat (University of Kashmir, India)

COO

Daryl Pfief (Digital Forensics Solutions)

Secretary

Dr Frank Adelstein (Hexordia)

Production

Daryl Pfeif (Digital Forensics Solutions)

Sponsorships

Daryl Pfeif (Digital Forensics Solutions)

Sponsorships

Zoran Illiev (CBIT)

Website

Yogesh Khatri (CyberCX), Bhargav Rathod (Salesforce), Luke Jennings (Digital Forensic Sciences Australia)

Social Media

Bhargav Rathod (Salesforce)

Outreach - Academic

Dr Parag Rughani (NFSU)

Commercial Outreach

Zoran Iliev (CBIT)

Quality Assurance

Dr Frank Breitinger (University of Lausanne, CH)