DFRWS Annual Conference Archives

The DFRWS online archives contain the papers, challenge results, final reports, photos, and more from the previous conferences and workshops.

DFRWS 2013

The 13th Annual DFRWS was held from August 4 to 7, 2013 in Monterey, CA. 2013 offered free forensic tutorials building on the success from 2012. Similarly, the annual Forensics Challenge also built on 2012 extending the then unsolved challenge relating to data block classification. The forensic rodeo focused on cloud forensics.

DFRWS 2012

The 12th Annual DFRWS was held from August 6 to 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. 2012 marked the first year of free forensics tutorials which were offered before and after the main program. The conference enjoyed presentations on and discussions revolving around memory analysis, triage, large scale forensics, and file system forensics. The annual DFRWS Forensics Challenge focused on advancing that state of the art in data block classification, whereas the annual rodeo allowed conference attendees to explore memory forensics pertaining to Android devices.

DFRWS 2011

The 11th Annual DFRWS was held from August 1 to 3, 2011 in New Orleans. DFRWS was last held in New Orleans in 2005 just before the historic floods. We had papers on live response, mobile devices, tool testing, and more. The annual forensics challenge focused on Android smartphone forensic analysis.

DFRWS 2010

The 10th Annual DFRWS was held from August 2 to 4, 2010 in Portland Oregon. It was our first conference on the west coast. We had papers on memory analysis, mobile devices, tool testing, and more. The annual forensics challenge focused on mobile phone forensic analysis and the rodeo focused on live analysis.

DFRWS 2009

The 9th Annual DFRWS was held from August 17 to 19, 2009 in Montreal, Canada. It was our first conference outside of the US. We had papers on memory analysis, corpus creation, file system analysis, and more. The annual forensics challenge focused on PS3 analysis and the rodeo focused on mobile forensics.

DFRWS 2008

The 8th Annual DFRWS was held from August 11 to 13, 2008 in Baltimore, MD. We received a record number of paper submissions (41) and had a record number of attendees (nearly 110). For the first time, an independent workshop (the Open Memory Forensics Workshop (OMFW)) was held on the Sunday before the DFRWS conference. We had papers on memory analysis, data recovery, cell phone analysis, and more. The annual forensics challenge focused on Linux memory analysis and correlation of data in memory, disk, and network.

DFRWS 2007

The 7th Annual DFRWS was held from August 13 to 15, 2007 in Pittsburgh, PA and featured presentations and discussions on memory analysis, small scale devices, data recovery, and more. The annual forensics challenge expanded on the DFRWS 2006 forensics challenge and focused on carving more file types and more difficult fragmentation scenarios.

DFRWS 2006

The 6th Annual DFRWS was held from August 14 to 16, 2006 in Lafayette, Indiana and featured presentations and discussions on new strategies to meet the accelerating challenges of digital forensics around the world. The annual forensics challenge focused on data carving fragmented files and the annual Rodeo was organized by WetStone and focused on live analysis.

DFRWS 2005

The Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana was home to the fifth annual DFRWS on August 17-19, 2005. The workshop focused on digital evidence (DE) concealment and analysis techniques, DE scalability and automation, digital forensic tools and, DE legal issues. The first forensics challenge was issued before the conference and it focused on Windows memory analysis.

DFRWS 2004

The fourth annual Digital Forensics Research Workshop was held August 11-13, 2004 in Baltimore, Maryland. Over 110 law enforcement practitioners, academics, scientists, industry experts, and DoD representatives participated in the expanded workshop, which included three themed days consisting of a keynote, paper presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and briefs.

DFRWS 2003

Cleveland, Ohio hosted the third annual DFRWS August 6-8, 2003. The Workshop featured keynote presentations by Peter Stephenson and Troy Larson, JD and plenary presentations by Olivier de Vel, Ph.D., Sarah Mocas, Ph.D., Benjamin M. Rodriquez and Joe Sremack among others.

DFRWS 2002

The second annual DFRWS was held August 6-9, 2002 in Syracuse, New York and featured important presentations on Confronting Encryption in Computer Investigations, A Lessons Learned Repository for Computer Forensics, and Defining Digital Forensic Examination and Analysis Tools.

DFRWS 2001

On August 7-8, 2001, the first annual Digital Forensic Research Workshop was held in Utica, New York. Over 50 university researchers, computer forensic examiners, and analysts attended the workshop. The objectives of this first workshop were to begin forming a community of interested individuals and to start a meaningful dialog for defining the field and identifying the difficult, high-priority challenges that lie ahead. Download the DFRWS Technical Report on the Workshop, A Road Map for Digital Forensic Research to learn more about the DFRWS 2001 proceedings.

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