Conference Location: 

DFRWS EU 2015 was held in Dublin, with activities organized in two prime locations. Pre- and post- conference workshops are being held at the main conference hotel Hilton DoubleTree at Burlington Road, while the main track of the conference is being held at the University College Dublin's O'Brien Centre for Science.

DFRWS EU 2015 attendees staying the DoubleTree Burlington Hotel will be provided with a free bus transportation from the hotel to the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science and back (in the mornings and in the evening) during the main track of the conference. See the program for more information.

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Chris Ashton


In this talk, Christ Ashton will give an overview of the techniques developed by Inmarsat in the search for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370, followed by a discussion on how these new techniques became accepted by the investigation team and formed the basis for a multi million dollar search.

Mr. Ashton is the Director of Spectrum Engineering at Inmarsat, specializing in tracking aircraft using telemetry and modeling. He was in charge of the team that developed techniques to search for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370. Part of this work involved working with the investigation team to establish confidence in the search techniques that formed the basis for a multi million dollar search.

Troels Oerting


In his talk, Troels Oerting provided a forward looking perspective on how to combat cybercrime using a combination of investigation and strategic proactive prevention. This talk combined his extensive experiece in law enforcement and his perspective from the financial sector, highlighting current challenges and future needs.

Mr. Oerting has over 30 years’ experience in Law Enforcement, and now is CISO at Barclays.

Over the past 15 years, Mr. Oerting has held senior management positions including: Head of the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and acting Head of Europol's Counter Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Centre, former Director of the Danish NCIS, National Crime Squad, SOCA and Director of Operations in Danish Security Intelligence Service; Assistant Director in Europol's IMT Department; and Assistant Director in Europol's Operational Department.

He is Chair of EC3 Programme Board; Chair of European Financial Coalition against sexual exploitation of children; on the Board of Managers in the Virtual Global Task Force and EU cybercrime Task Force; and EC3 representative in ICANN and ITU strategic meetings.


As the most established forum in the field, DFRWS is the preferred place to present the latest research and perspectives on best practices for all aspects of digital forensics. The blend of practitioners, researchers and tool developers at the conference presents a unique environment for collaboration and knowledge-sharing.

The 2015 DFRWS EU conference also offered several hands-on tutorial sessions, led by preeminent forensic researchers and developers, and free to all registered attendees. Two tracks of workshop sessions were offered on Monday March 23rd. These sessions included incident response, the digital forensics framework, memory forensics and common criteria for digital forensics experts. See the program for full details and tutorial topics.

DFRWS EU 2015 activities took place in two locations. Pre- and post- conference workshops were held at the main conference hotel Hilton DoubleTree at Burlington Road, while the main track of the conference were held at the University College Dublin's O'Brien Centre for Science. Free bus transportation from the hotel to conference (in the mornings and in the evening) was provided during the main track of the conference.

Conference registration included access to all presentations, a copy of the printed proceedings, breakfasts, the welcome reception on March 23rd, and the famous rodeo challenge. Additionally, attendees registered for the whole conference may attend a banquet on March 25th. Discounts are available for Law Enforcement and student attendees.

The conference venue included a location near the coffee breaks where posters could be exhibited to show initial research results, or demonstrate new forensic tools and technology.

Lastly, the global DFRWS 2015 Forensics Challenge attracted interesting submissions.


Organizing Committee

Vice Conference Chair: Eoghan Casey (University of Lausanne)
Conference Chair: Pavel Gladyshev, Ph.D. (University College Dublin)
Vice Conference Chair: David-Olivier Jaquet-Chiffelle (University of Lausanne)
Vice Conference Chair: Mikael Lindström (Europol EC3)
Technical Program Chair: Hans Henseler (University of Applied Sciences Leiden)
Technical Program Vice Chair: Thomas Gloe (dence)
Technical Program Vice Chair: Felix Freiling (Friedrich-Alexander-University)
Local Chair: Mark Scanlon (University College Dublin)
Proceedings Chair: Vassil Roussev, Ph.D. (University of New Orleans)
Keynote Chair: Owen O'Connor
Outreach Chair: Zeno Geradts (Netherlands Forensic Institute)
Outreach Vice Chair: Christina Thorpe (Institute of Technology Blanchardstown)
Advertising / Sponsorship: Daryl Pfeif (Digital Forensics Solutions and DFRWS)
Finances: Rick Smith (ATC-NY)
Web: Tim Vidas (Carnegie Mellon University)
Demo & Posters Chair: Philip Anderson
Workshop Chair: Robert-Jan Mora (Royal Dutch Shell)
Workshop Vice Chair: Bruce Nikkel (Bern University of Applied Sciences)
Workshop Vice Chair: Peter Sommer
Registration & Local Arragements: Babak Habibnia (University College Dublin)
Local Arrangements: Paulo Roberto Nunes de Souza (University College Dublin)

Technical Program Committee

Frank Adelstein, Ph.D. (NFA Digital)
Philip Anderson
Olga Angelopoulou (University of Hertfordshire)
Cosimo Anglano (Universitá del Piemonte Orientale)
Frédéric Baguelin (ArxSys)
Harald Baier (University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt)
Endre Bangerter (Bern University of Applied Sciences)
Harm van Beek (Netherlands Forensic Institute)
Owen Brady (King's College London)
Frank Breitinger (University of Liechtenstein)
Jorge Capmany (European Central Bank)
Ahmad Raza Cheema (National University of Sciences and Technology)
Rob Coenraads (ABNAMRO bank NV)
Michael Cohen (Google)
Patrick De Smet (NICC/INCC)
Jeroen van den Bos (Netherlands Forensic Institute)
Erwin van Eijk (Netherlands Forensic Institute)
Katrin Franke (Norwegian University of Technology and Science)
Zeno Geradts (Netherlands Forensic Institute)
Solal Jacob (ArxSys)
David-Olivier Jaquet-Chiffelle (University of Lausanne)
Matthias Kirchner (Binghamton University)
Jesse Kornblum (Facebook)
Markus Kuhn (University of Cambridge)
Hanno Langweg (HTWG Konstanz)
Timothy Leschke, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins University)
Holger Morgenstern (Albstadt-Sigmaringen University)
Martin Mulazzani (SBA Research)
Gilbert Peterson (US Air Force Institute of Technology)
Vassil Roussev, Ph.D. (University of New Orleans)
Mark Scanlon (University College Dublin)
Bradley Schatz, Ph.D. (Schatz Forensic)
Andreas Schuster (BFK edv-consulting GmbH)
Ahmed Shosha (University College Dublin)
Peter Sommer
Michael Spreitzenbarth (Siemens CERT)
Adrie Stander (University of Cape Town)
Marian Svetlik (Risk Analysis Consultants)
Jean-Philippe Teissier (CERT Société Générale)
Theo Tryfonas
Philip Turner (Hewlett Packard)
Wietse Venema, Ph.D. (Google)
Tim Vidas (Carnegie Mellon University)



The DFRWS Annual Conference is made possible because of the hours that the organizing committee volunteers and because of the donations from our sponsors. Sponsors help to provide a neutral environment where new research can be presented and discussed, while keeping the registration prices low. Please support the sponsors that help DFRWS.

Details on becoming a sponsor can be found here.

DFRWS EU 2015 Platinum Sponsor
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the national foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research. SFI invests in academic researchers and research teams who are most likely to generate new knowledge, leading edge technologies and competitive enterprises in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

DFRWS 2015 Silver Sponsor
Dell SecureWorks focuses exclusively on information security services to protect thousands of customers around the world. As a security service provider, we strive to be a world leader in everything related to information security; from firewall management services, combating advanced persistent threats to ensuring your PCI readiness for compliance. Our Global Headquarters located in Atlanta, GA is where a large amount of monitoring and research is performed while working in tandem with our other US, Europe and Japan offices. Many industries and IT security companies need assistance in maintaining or even building a new infrastructure for their information security and we have the expert security analysts to assist you along the way through consulting, audits, assessments, and tests.

DFRWS EU 2015 Student Scholarships (x2)

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Google is pleased to sponsor a student scholarship to DFRWS EU.

DFRWS EU 2015 Student Scholarship

Wetstone Technologies supports research and development related to digital forensics and data protection. 

DFRWS EU 2015 Demo and Poster Session Sponsor

Tracks Inspector sells an innovative software solution that is the result from our many years of experience in digital forensics investigations in close collaboration with law enforcement. Our solution transforms investigations and resulting in better and faster results. Smartphones, tablets and computers routinely contain evidence related to common crimes, from theft to homicide. Digital forensics laboratories are overwhelmed, while investigators sometimes must wait months for critical digital evidence to be processed. Tracks Inspector solves the problem. Investigators can analyse most digital evidence by themselves using the web browser on their desktop, laptop or tablet computer. Tracks Inspector also tells investigators when evidence needs to be investigated by a digital forensics expert. Our mission is to simplify digital forensics for investigators and to further develop and deliver the Tracks Inspector solution to law enforcement and corporate customers through our channel partners worldwide.

DFRWS EU 2015 Demo and Poster Session Sponsor
(ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with over 100,000 members in more than 160 countries. Globally recognised as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP), Certified Authorisation Professional (CAP), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)² offers education programmes and services based on its CBK. Visit