The DFRWS-EU 2023 Conference will be held Tuesday, March 21 through Friday, March 24. The DFRWS EU 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 Bonn, Germany (pandemic permitting).
The conference will be held in Bonn, Germany and will be live streamed for online attendees.
March 21, 2023 to March 24, 2023
DFRWS invites contributions in the categories listed below. We ask to submit all contributions via EasyChair and follow the submission guidelines (https://dfrws.org/submission-criteria-eu/).
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 (~15min) during the conference. These proposals must be submitted through EasyChair. Note that the presentation/demo will not be part of the published proceedings.
POSTERS This year’s conference will have a physical poster session. The posters will be exhibited during the whole conference, with a dedicated poster session during a break where poster authors will be available by their posters. For our online audience, the posters will be available on the conference webpage together with contact details such that online participants can communicate questions or comments to the authors. In addition, the poster authors are encouraged to sign up for a lightning talk to present their work.
The poster must:
- Not exceed A0 size (841 mm x 1189 mm)
- Be readable both printed and on-screen
- Be of interest to the digital forensic community
- Not be a sales pitch or advertisement
The poster layout is up to the authors to decide.
The posters are not included in the conference proceedings and will not be subject to a peer-review process. However, they will get a short audit before being exhibited to ensure they follow the above requirements.
Authors can submit posters in EasyChair for approval. The approval process typically takes 1-2 days. Please make sure that you submit early enough to have time for printing the posters after approval. Minor changes to the contents are accepted without a new audit, such as improving the quality of illustrations, correcting spelling or other errors, etc.
WORKSHOPS / TUTORIALS can be 2 to 4 hours (please indicate) and typically 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.
Paper submissions must be submitted through the EasyChair site. The submission will start soon.
For questions related to paper, presentation, and demo submissions, please send email to: eu-papers <at> dfrws <dot> org
For questions about workshop/tutorial proposals, please send email to: eu-workshops <at> dfrws <dot> org
For questions related to presenting a poster at DFRWS EU 2023 please send email to: eu-posters <at> dfrws <dot> org
For questions about demo proposals, please send email to: eu-demos <at> dfrws <dot> org
For questions related to the organisation of DFRWS EU 2023 please send email to: eu <at> dfrws <dot> org
Student Scholarship and Award Program
DFRWS continues its outreach to students studying digital forensics. DFRWS and its sponsors will award one or more Scholarships each year to students (first author) who present their accepted research papers. One scholarship will be awarded to the Best Student Research Paper awardee. More scholarships may be awarded, depending on sponsorship funding each year. Exact award amounts will vary, but usually cover at least registration expenses. DFRWS will notify the recipient of the Best Student Research Paper award on or before the conference registration deadline. Other awards (e.g. industry sponsored awards for research in specific topic areas) may be awarded after the registration deadline and are fully contingent on scholarship sponsorship by industry each year. Refer to the website for further details regarding eligibility, funding and selection (Student Scholarship & Award Program).
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 any digital forensic related topic, for example (but not limited to):
- Anti-forensics and anti-anti-forensics
- Case studies and trend reports
- Cloud and virtualized environments
- Covert channels (e.g., TOR, VPN)
- Digital evidence sharing and exchange
- Digital evidence and the law
- Digital forensic preparedness / readiness
- Digital investigation case management
- Digital forensic tool validation
- Digital forensic triage / survey
- Event reconstruction methods and tools
- Forensics analysis and visualization of Big Data
- Implanted medical devices
- Machine learning and data mining for digital evidence extraction/query
- Malware and targeted attacks (analysis and attribution)
- Mobile and embedded device forensics
- Network and distributed system forensics
- Non-traditional forensic scenarios / contexts
- SCADA / industrial control systems
- Smart power grid forensics
- Smart building forensics
- Vehicle forensics (e.g., drones, cars)
- Virtual currency
Jan-Niclas Hilgert (Fraunhofer FKIE)
Frank Breitinger, Ph.D (University of Lausanne)
Aikaterini Kanta (University College Dublin)
Hans Henseler, Ph.D. (University of Applied Sciences Leiden)
John Sheppard, Ph.D. (Waterford Institute of Technology)
Bruce Nikkel, Ph.D. (BFH)
Christian Riess (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Edita Bajramovic (Siemens Energy)
Ricardo J. Rodríguez
Holger Morgenstern (Albstadt-Sigmaringen University)
Pavel Gladyshev, Ph.D. (University College Dublin)
Jens-Petter Sandvik (Norwegian University of Technology and Science)
Erisa Karafili (University of Southampton)
Program Scheduling Chair
Mark Scanlon, Ph.D. (University College Dublin)
Program Scheduling Co-Chair
Felix Freiling, Ph.D. (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Harm van Beek (NFI)
Daryl Pfeif (DFRWS)