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DFRWS EU 2016 Location Information

DFRWS EU 2016 is being held at the University of Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The conference will take place on the UNIL main site, at the Quarter UNIL-Sorge.

The main building for the conference is called "Amphimax".

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Eoghan Casey, Ph.D.

University of Lausanne

The Long and Winding Road to Digital/Multimedia Science

Eoghan is a professor at the University of Lausanne in the School of Criminal Sciences. He has extensive experience working in digital forensic laboratories in the public and private sectors. He has analyzed digital evidence in a wide range of complex investigations, and he has helped organizations handle security breaches, including network intrusions with international scope. He has testified in civil and criminal cases, and has submitted expert reports and prepared trial exhibits for digital forensic and cyber-crime cases. He has written several advanced technical books and many peer reviewed publications, and he created mobile device forensics courses taught worldwide. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Digital Investigation, is a co-founder of DFRWS.org, and contributes to definitions, guidelines, and standards as Executive Secretary of the Digital/Multimedia Scientific Area Committee of the Organization for Scientific Area Committees (OSAC).

David-Olivier Jaquet-Chiffelle

University of Lausanne

The Long and Winding Road to Digital/Multimedia Science

David-Olivier Jaquet-Chiffelle is a full professor at the School of Criminal Justice, University of Lausanne, where he started teaching in 2003. Since 2012, he holds the newly created chair in digital traces and identities. David-O. Jaquet-Chiffelle accomplished his PhD thesis in Mathematics at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He spent a post-doc at Harvard University (Boston, USA) where he was also lecturer in the Department of Mathematics. Then, he strengthened his experience in cryptology while working for the Swiss government at the Swiss Federal Section of Cryptology. He has a long experience in projects related to identity, security and privacy. David-O. Jaquet-Chiffelle conceived the system used by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (SFSO) for its official medical statistics of all patients hospitalized in Switzerland. This system allows the SFSO to recognize that the same patient was hospitalized in two different hospitals, even on different years, while protecting the patient's anonymity. All Swiss hospitals now use this system to transfer their data to the SFSO. David-O. Jaquet-Chiffelle has been very active in FIDIS (Future of Identity in the Information Society), a network of excellence of the 6th European framework program and is partner in CANVAS, a newly funded FP7 EU project. He is the inventor of one patent related to authentication processes, and co-inventor of two other patent applications linked to biometric pseudonyms. David-O. Jaquet-Chiffelle regularly acts as an expert for the European Commission and is active in standardization bodies (NIST, ISO). His current research covers OSINT, cybercrime, security and privacy, new forms of identities in the information society, as well as authentication, anonymization and identification processes, especially in the digital world. He is general chair of the International conference DFRWS EU 2016. 

Zeno Geradts

Netherlands Forensic Institute

Challenges in Big Multimedia Forensics, From Drones to Virtual Reality and Evidence in Court

Zeno Geradts is a senior forensic scientist at the department Digital and Biometrics Traces. He has worked at the NFI since 1991, and has written over five hundred reports for court cases, and testified many times in court. Since 2014 he has been appointed as full professor Forensic Data Science at the Institute for Informatics at the University of Amsterdam. He is currently Chairman of the ENFSI Forensic IT working group, and is the Founding Chairman of the Digital and Multimedia Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, where he is currently in the Executive Committee as Treasurer and is expected to be the first non-American President of the AAFS in 2020. Zeno received the Distinguished Forensic Scientist Award of ENFSI in 2012. Mr. Geradts has also validated and implemented several new techniques within the field of Multimedia forensics and is handling editor of the journal Digital Investigation.


We are still accepting submissions for the following categories:

  • DEMO OR POSTER PROPOSALS: DFRWS welcomes demonstrations or posters of proof of concept and research-based tools. Proposals should describe the tool, its relevance to the forensics field, and space/equipment needs (e.g., table size, power, networking, etc.). 
    Demo or poster proposals must be emailed to eu-demos (at) dfrws (dot) org in PDF or plain text format. 
  • LIGHTNING TALKS: Conference attendees are invited to present parts of their ongoing work or open research questions for 5 minutes. Registration for lightning talks is possible at the conference. 

In addition to the above, the conference features a work-in-progress session where any conference attendant can present their ongoing work for 5 minutes.



Papers/Presentations/Panel Proposals Submission Deadline October 5, 2015
Workshop/Tutorials Proposals Submission Deadline October 26, 2015
Papers/Presentations/Panel Proposals Notification December 14, 2015
Workshop/Tutorials Proposals Notification December 14, 2015
Demo/Poster Proposals Submission Deadline January 18, 2016
Final Paper Draft and Presenter Registration January 25, 2016
Demo/Poster Proposals Notification February 15, 2016
Early Bird Conference Registration Deadline February 29, 2016


Organizing Committee

Conference Chair: David-Olivier Jaquet-Chiffelle (University of Lausanne)
Conference Vice Chairs: Felix Freiling (Friedrich-Alexander-University)
Holger Morgenstern (Albstadt-Sigmaringen University)
Technical Program Chair: Mariangela Biasiotti (Italian National Research Council)
Technical Program Vice Chairs: Mark Scanlon (University College Dublin)
Thomas Gloe (dence)
Local Chair: Michael Hanson (University of Lausanne)
Proceedings Chair: Vassil Roussev, Ph.D. (University of New Orleans)
Keynote Chairs: Mikael Lindström (Europol EC3)
Robert-Jan Mora (Royal Dutch Shell)
Outreach Co-Chairs: Eoghan Casey, Ph.D. (University of Lausanne)
Zeno Geradts (Netherlands Forensic Institute)
Bruce Nikkel (Bern University of Applied Sciences)
Advertising / Sponsorship: Daryl Pfeif (Digital Forensics Solutions and DFRWS)
Hans Henseler (University of Applied Sciences Leiden)
Finances: Rick Smith (ATC-NY)
Registration: TBD
Web: Tim Vidas (Carnegie Mellon University)
Josiah Dykstra, Ph.D. (National Security Agency)
Demo & Posters Chair: John Sheppard (Waterford Institute of Technology)
Workshop Chair: Pavel Gladyshev, Ph.D. (University College Dublin)
Workshop Vice Chair: Owen O'Connor

Technical Program Committee

Frank Adelstein, Ph.D. (NFA Digital)
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)
David Billard (University of Applied Sciences in Geneva)
Elias Bou-Harb (National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance / Concordia University )
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)
Ahmed Shosha (University College Dublin)
Felix Freiling (Friedrich-Alexander-University)
Zeno Geradts (Netherlands Forensic Institute)
Pavel Gladyshev, Ph.D. (University College Dublin)
Michael Gruhn (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Hans Henseler (University of Applied Sciences Leiden)
Solal Jacob (ArxSys)
Joshua James (Digital Forensic Investigation Research Laboratory, Hallym University)
David-Olivier Jaquet-Chiffelle (University of Lausanne)
Bruno Kerouanton
Matthias Kirchner (Binghamton University)
Hanno Langweg (HTWG Konstanz)
Nhien An Le Khac (University College Dublin)
Timothy Leschke, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins University)
Holger Morgenstern (Albstadt-Sigmaringen University)
Tilo Müller (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
Owen O'Connor
Gilbert Peterson (US Air Force Institute of Technology)
Vassil Roussev, Ph.D. (University of New Orleans)
Bradley Schatz, Ph.D. (Schatz Forensic)
Martin Schmiedecker (SBA Research)
Andreas Schuster (BFK edv-consulting GmbH)
Peter Sommer
Michael Spreitzenbarth (Siemens CERT)
Adrie Stander (University of Cape Town)
Johannes Stüttgen (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
Marian Svetlik (Risk Analysis Consultants)
Jean-Philippe Teissier (CERT Société Générale)
Christina Thorpe (Institute of Technology Blanchardstown)
Fergus Toolan (Norwegian Police University College)
Phil Turner
Jeroen van den Bos (Netherlands Forensic Institute)
Erwin van Eijk (Netherlands Forensic Institute)
Wietse Venema, Ph.D. (Google)
Timothy Vidas


DFRWS EU 2016 Registration Information

DFRWS EU 2016 registration includes access to all presentations, a copy of the printed proceedings, breakfasts, a welcome reception, and entrance to the famous rodeo challenge. Additionally, registered attendees may attend a banquet (including presentation of best paper awards).

Group discounts are available. If you have a group larger than four, please contact eu-registration (at) dfrws (dot) org

If you are a student in a third level graduate or postgraduate degree programme, you may qualify for a student grant covering part or all of your registration fee and/or travel expenses. Please note that travel grants are normally reserved for students presenting original research papers at the conference. For more information, please contact eu-registration (at) dfrws (dot) org. The decisions will be made by the organizing committee on a case-by-case basis considering your circumstances, provided evidence, objectives of the conference, and the available/remaining funds.

Type of RegistrationEarly BirdRegular Rate
Regular Attendee550 (CHF) ends Feb 29, 2016650 (CHF)
Govt and Law Enforcement Rate440 (CHF) ends Feb 29, 2016530 (CHF)
Non ESC-UNIL Full-Time Student Rate325 (CHF) ends Feb 29, 2016390 (CHF)
ESC-UNIL Members (inc. Full-Time Students) Rate270 (CHF) ends Feb 29, 2016320 (CHF)


Sponsor Benefits

Sponsors of the conference will gain visibility for their companies, demonstrate their support of forensic research and development, and contribute to the success of the conference. All sponsors will have their logo listed on the DFRWS EU 2016 website with a link to their website and will be listed in the printed proceedings. They will also get recognition at specific events that they sponsor.

Details on becoming a sponsor can be found here.

Université de Lausanne

DFRWS EU 2016 Sponsor
The School of Criminal Justice (ESC - a unit of the Faculty of Law, criminal justice and public administration) of the University of Lausanne (www.unil.ch), founded in 1909, has a longstanding international reputation of excellence for research and education in forensic science, criminology and criminal law. The School is a founding member of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI). Its research portfolio encompasses interdisciplinary matters between forensic science, criminology and the law in areas such as crime analysis and forensic intelligence, DNA evidence, the fight against drug trafficking, digital forensics and cybercrime, interpretation of forensic evidence and the legal issues in relation to the admissibility of forensic evidence in court. The School currently manages several research programs from several agencies, including the Swiss national research foundation. The School currently has about 130 members of staff for 550 students. It delivers a BSc, a MSc and a PhD in forensic science. The PhD program has more than 70 PhD students involved in forensic science research. The ESC has been at the forefront of research dedicated to the objective measurement of the evidential strength to be attached to forensic findings. It was recently part of a group that developed the new ENFSI guideline for reporting forensic evidence. The ESC also has an operational unit offering forensic services to law enforcement agencies and members of the judiciary in Switzerland and abroad. The main areas of expertise are drug analysis, document examination, fire and explosion, microtraces and identification evidence. Overall the operational unit is dealing with more than 500 cases a year. 


DFRWS EU 2016 Workshop Sponsor
We are the main partner in Digital Forensics, eDiscovery and IT-Security in Europe. With our knowledge and experience we support our customers in critical situations and help to make important business decisions. Our company has the necessary resources to professionally implement comprehensive projects promptly, from the evaluation phase until completion. We are anxious to run an internationally known business providing perfect solutions for our customers' needs. It is our daily business to recognize trends early and prepare our customers against potential future risks by suggesting preventative measures to secure your data and IT infrastructure.


DFRWS EU 2016 Student Scholarship (2)
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.


Tracks Inspector

DFRWS EU 2016 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.

BlackBag Technologies

DFRWS EU 2016 Sponsor
BlackBag Technologies develops innovative forensic triage, acquisition and analysis software for Windows, Mac OS X, iPhone/iPad, and Android devices. Our software is used by hundreds of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies around the world for criminal investigations, as well as leading corporations and consultants handling HR investigations and eDiscovery matters. BlackBag also develops and delivers expert forensic training and certification programs, designed for both novice and experienced forensic professionals. Courses include classroom instruction, demonstration, and practical hands-on experience to accommodate a variety of learning styles and maximize the learning experience. Most notably, we offer free tool training and certification for BlackLight, our premiere forensic analysis software.