DFRWS EU 2016 was held March 29-31, 2016 at the University of Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland.  There were 2 keynotes.  The first was by Eoghan Casey & David-Olivier Jaquet-Chiffelle on “The Long and Winding Road to Digital/Multimedia Science”, and the second was by Mr. Zeno Geradts on “Challenges in Big Multimedia Forensics, From Drones to Virtual Reality and Evidence in Court”.

In addition to 13 peer-reviewed papers, there were 6 workshops, 6 industry presentations, and 1 panel “Conclusions Scales or Likelihood Ratios in Digital Forensic Science” moderated by Eoghan Casey.

The EU 2016 Best Paper went to “Automatic Profile generation for live Linux Memory analysis” by Arkadiusz Socała and Michael Cohen.

Conference Location:

University of Lausanne Switzerland

March 29, 2016 to March 31, 2016


The Long and Winding Road to Digital/Multimedia Science

Eoghan Casey, Ph.D. & David-Olivier Jaquet-Chiffelle | University of Lausanne

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 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.

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

Zeno Geradts | Netherlands Forensic Institute

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.


October 5, 2015 Papers/Presentations/Panel Proposals Submission Deadline
October 26, 2015 Workshop/Tutorials Proposals Submission Deadline
December 14, 2015 Papers/Presentations/Panel Proposals Notification
December 14, 2015 Workshop/Tutorials Proposals Notification
January 18, 2016 Demo/Poster Proposals Submission Deadline
January 25, 2016 Final Paper Draft and Presenter Registration
February 16, 2016 Demo/Poster Proposals Notification
February 15, 2016 Early Bird Conference Registration Deadline


Organizing Committee

Conference Chair

David-Olivier Jaquet-Chiffelle (University of Lausanne)

Conference Vice-Chair

Felix Freiling (Friedrich-Alexander-University) Holger Morgenstern (Albstadt-Sigmaringen University)

Technical Program Committee Chair

Mariangela Biasiotti (Italian National Research Council)

Technical Program Committee Vice Chair

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)


Rick Smith (ATC-NY)


Web Chair

Tim Vidas (Carnegie Mellon University)

Web Chair

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 Chair

Owen O'Connor

Technical Program Committee

Frank Adelstein

Cayuga Networks

Olga Angelopoulou

University of Hertfordshire

Cosimo Anglano

Universitá del Piemonte Orientale

Frédéric Baguelin


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 New Haven

Jorge Capmany

European Central Bank

Ahmad Raza Cheema

National University of Sciences and Technology

Rob Coenraads


Michael Cohen


Patrick De Smet


Ahmed Shosha

University College Dublin

Felix Freiling


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


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.


Timothy Vidas

Carnegie Mellon University


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.


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Information about sponsorship opportunities is available at: http://www.dfrws.org/sponsorship-opportunities

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.

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Arina - Community Builder

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.

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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.

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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.

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Google 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.

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