Location

National Criminal Investigation Service (KRIPOS)
Oslo
Norway

Participation

DFRWS invites contributions in five categories

  • Research papers
  • Practitioner / industry researcher presentations
  • Hands-on workshops / tutorials
  • Panel discussions
  • Demos and posters

 

RESEARCH PAPERS undergo double-blinded peer review, and the proceedings are published by Elsevier as a special issue of the Journal of Digital Investigation.

PRESENTATIONS, POSTERS, and DEMOS require a brief proposal, 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. Presentation proposals must specify their target length from the following options: 20 minutes, 120 minutes (2 hours), 240 minutes (4 hours), or full day. Note, longer presentations and hands-on tutorials are referred to as ‘workshops’ described below.

WORKSHOPS / TUTORIALS can be several hours or full day, 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.

PANEL PROPOSALS: These should be one to three pages and clearly describe the topic, its relevance, and a list of potential panelists and their biographies. Panels will be evaluated based on the topic relevance and diversity of the panelists.

DFRWS will provide one free conference registration for each accepted workshop / tutorial.

 

Topics of Interest

DFRWS welcomes new perspectives that push the envelope of what is currently possible in digital forensics. Potential topics to be addressed by submissions include, but are not limited to:

  • Machine learning and data mining for digital evidence extraction/query
  • Social networking analysis and OSINT (Open Source Intelligence)
  • Malware and targeted attacks (analysis and attribution)
  • Forensics analysis and visualization of Big Data
  • Non-traditional forensic scenarios / contexts
  • Network and distributed system forensics
  • Mobile and embedded device forensics
  • Cloud and virtualized environments
  • Vehicle forensics (e.g., drones, cars)
  • SCADA / industrial control systems
  • Convert channels (e.g. TOR, VPN)
  • Implanted medical devices
  • Smart power grids
  • Smart buildings
  • Virtual currency
  • Digital forensic preparedness / readiness
  • Digital investigation case management
  • Digital evidence sharing and exchange
  • Digital forensic triage / survey
  • Digital forensic tool validation
  • Event reconstruction methods and tools
  • Digital evidence and the law
  • Case studies and trend reports
  • Anti-forensics and anti-anti-forensics
     
Submission Information

Submission criteria and templates are provided here: Proposal Requirements & Submission Instructions

All research paper and practitioner presentation submissions must be submitted through the EasyChair site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dfrwseu2019. Submissions must be in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Tutorial/workshop proposals must be emailed to eu-workshops <at> dfrws <dot> org in PDF or plain text format.

Panel proposals must be emailed to eu-panels <at> dfrws <dot> org in PDF or plain text format.

 

Student Scholarship and Award Program

DFRWS continues its outreach to students studying digital forensics. DFRWS and its sponsors will award one or more Student Travel Scholarships each year to students who present their accepted research papers. One scholarship will be awarded to the Best Student Research Paper awardee. More travel scholarships may be awarded, depending on sponsorship funding each year. Exact award amounts will vary, but are estimated to be between $1,000-$1,500 per award. Students must register (and pay the registration fee) for the conference and cover all travel expenses. The travel scholarships will be dispersed at the conference to reimburse student travel costs. 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).

Contact Information

Additional information about DFRWS EU 2019 is available on website: https://dfrws.org/conferences/dfrws-eu-2019

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 the organisation of DFRWS-EU 2019 please send email to: eu <at> dfrws <dot> org

Deadlines

Papers / Presentations / Panel Proposals Submission Deadline October 8, 2018
Workshop / Tutorials Proposals Submission Deadline October 22, 2018
Demo / Poster Proposals Submission Deadline January 21, 2019
Camera Ready Paper Submission and Presenter Registration January 23, 2019

Committees

Organizing Committee

Conference Co-Chair: Katrin Franke (Norwegian University of Technology and Science)
Conference Co-Chair: Bruce Nikkel, Ph.D. (Bern University of Applied Sciences)
Program Co-Chair: Holger Morgenstern (Albstadt-Sigmaringen University)
Program Co-Chair: Mark Scanlon, Ph.D. (University College Dublin)
Local Arrangements Co-Chair: Jens-Petter Sandvik (Norwegian University of Technology and Science)
Local Arrangements Co-Chair: Maria Henningson
Keynote Chair: Craig Valli
Workshop Chair: John Sheppard (Waterford Institute of Technology)
Rodeo Chair: Felix Freiling (Friedrich-Alexander-University)
Forensic Challenge Chair: Eoghan Casey, Ph.D. (University of Lausanne)
Poster Chair: Jens-Petter Sandvik (Norwegian University of Technology and Science)
Proceedings Chair: Babak Habibnia (University College Dublin)
Web Chair: Mark Scanlon, Ph.D. (University College Dublin)
Outreach and Social Media Chair: Scar de Courcier (Forensic Focus)
Sponsorship Chair: David-Olivier Jaquet-Chiffelle (University of Lausanne)

Registration

Registration information will be posted soon.

Sponsors