DFRWS EU 2017 will be held in Überlingen, Lake Constance, Germany. Überlingen is a city on the northern shore of Lake Constance (Bodensee). The conference venue is the Parkhotel St. Leonhard, Überlingen. DFRWS EU 2017 is co-located with the 10th International Conference on IT Security Incident Management & IT Forensics (IMF 2017).
If you have not already done so, please register at the event hotel as soon as possible - space is limited and reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. To secure your hotel accommodations, please send an email with your arrival-date and departure-date and reference to DFRWS EU 2017 to: email@example.com
Freddy Dezeure graduated as Master of Science in Engineering in 1982. He was CIO of a private company from 1982 until 1987. After joining the European Commission, he has held a variety of management functions in administrative, financial and operational areas, in particular in information technology. He has set up the CERT for the EU institutions, agencies and bodies in 2011 and he has been Head of CERT-EU since then. He is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences.
Patrick Lodder is a Lead Security Management Specialist in SWIFT’s Customer Security Intelligence team. The Customer Security Intelligence team supports customers with forensic cyber investigations and with the analysis of compromised customer systems. The results of these investigations, combined with the analysis of threat intelligence specifically related to SWIFT customers, are used to inform users on how they can better protect their local infrastructure against cyber-attacks.
Patrick studied Software Engineering in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He joined SWIFT in 2005 where he held various positions within the EMEA Services & Support division, and was responsible for Implementation and Support of SWIFT's software and services in banks across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Peter van Koppen JD is a psychologist and full professor of Legal Psychology at the Faculty of Law of VU University Amsterdam.
Peter van Koppen is a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities. He is editor of the international journal Psychology, Crime, and Law (since 1992). He is a member of the Governing Board of the Netherlands Register of Court Experts.
Van Koppen published, next to some 35 books, 125 articles and 100 chapters in edited volumes, many of legal psychology, but also on the quality of evidence and misbehaviour of police, prosecution and judges.
Van Koppen has served as an expert witness in more than 450 cases. In 2014 he was awarded the Tom Williamson Award for life time achievement by the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group, iIIRG. In 2016 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL).
Martin Lühning is Head of the Division of Digital Traces at the Baden-Württemberg State Bureau of Investigation. In his prior position, he led the Economic Crime Investigation Division of the Stuttgart Police Department. His expertise includes investigation of Organized Crime, Narcotics, and Economic Crime with specialization in Digital Traces. His extensive practical experience with digital evidence and criminal investigation gives him a unique perspective of the emerging challenges for law enforcement in this area.
This year brings together two premier research conferences in Europe, the DFRWS digital forensics conference (DFRWS EU 2017) and the International Conference on IT Security Incident Management & IT Forensics (IMF 2017).
Established in 2001, DFRWS has become the premier digital forensics conference, dedicated to solving real world challenges, and pushing the envelope of what is currently possible in digital forensics.
Since 2003, IMF has established itself as one of the premier venues for presenting research on IT security incident response and management and IT forensics. While the first IMF conference was organized to establish a research forum for German speaking researchers and practitioners from the field, it soon became an International conference attracting many experts across Europe. IMF 2017, being the 10th Conference, is also an important mile stone in bringing the two worlds of IT security incident response and management and forensics together.
Both DFRWS and IMF organise informal collaborative environments each year that bring together leading researchers, practitioners, industry, tool developers, academics, law enforcement, and other government bodies from around the globe to tackle current and emerging challenges in their fields.
The co-hosting of the two events will help generate new discussions and ideas by bringing together two strong research communities: DFRWS’s community encompassing a broad range of topics in digital forensics, and IMF’s community focusing on IT security incident response and management.
The proceedings of DFRWS EU / IMF 2017 will be published in a special open-access issue of Elsevier's Digital Investigation journal, and will be freely available on the DFRWS website.
The DFRWS EU / IMF 2017 conference extends the 17-year tradition of research conferences organized by DFRWS.org, including the DFRWS US 2016 conference from from August 7 to 10, 2016 in Seattle. The information on the upcoming DFRWS USA, the program and how to register can be found at http://dfrws.org/2016/
Possibilities to contribute:
In recent years, DFRWS and IMF conferences have added practitioner presentations and hands-on tutorials/workshops taught by leading experts in the fields. Presentations are opportunities for industry researchers and practitioners who do not have the time to write a paper, but who have forensics information and experiences that would be of interest to DFRWS / IMF attendees. Presentation proposals undergo a light reviewing process to filter out sales pitches and ensure the topic is relevant to our audience.
We invite original contributions as research papers, non-research practitioner presentations, tutorials/workshops, panels, demos, and posters on the following topics in digital forensics and IT security incident response and management:
IT Security Incident Management
The above list is only suggestive. We welcome new, original ideas from people in academia, industry, government, and law enforcement who are interested in sharing their results, knowledge, and experience. Authors are encouraged to demonstrate the applicability of their work to practical issues. Questions about submission topics can be sent via email to: eu-papers <at> dfrws <dot> org
RESEARCH PAPERS: Research papers must be original contributions, not duplicate previous work (including the authors' own), and must not be under simultaneous publication review elsewhere. The review process will be "double-blind" (reviewers will not know who the authors are, and authors will not know who the reviewers are). Therefore, the version submitted for review should not contain the names or affiliations of the authors. When referring to their own previous work, authors should use the third person instead of the first person (i.e. "Smith and Jones  previously determined..." instead of "We  previously determined...").
Papers must be written in English and should not exceed 10 single-spaced, two-column pages with 1 inch margins and 10pt font. Papers should be submitted as PDF files. Accepted papers will be required to utilize the provided Microsoft Word template or Elsevier's LaTeX template (elsarticle class with the "5p" option). Authors are encouraged to use these templates for the submission version as well. After using the templates, do not forget to remove authors' names and other revealing information for double-blind submission.
Authors are expected to present their work in person at the conference. At least one registration per paper is required in order to be included in the proceedings. Authors shall register for the conference prior to submitting their final draft for publication. At the conference, authors of accepted papers will be given 25 minutes to present their work, followed by 5 minutes of questions.
Research papers must be submitted through the EasyChair site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dfrwseu2017. Submissions must be in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Send any questions about research paper submissions to eu-papers (at) dfrws (dot) org.
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.
Panel proposals must be emailed to eu-panels (at) dfrws (dot) org in PDF or plain text format.
NON-RESEARCH PRACTITIONER PRESENTATIONS: DFRWS EU / IMF 2017 is soliciting proposals for 15-minute presentations that showcase forensics experiences of interest to DFRWS attendees, including (but not limited to) case studies and advances in user interface, real-time analysis, and triage. Presentation proposals are not included in the printed proceedings and should not be anonymized. Presentation proposals only undergo a light reviewing process to make sure they are of interest to the community. Sales pitches will not be accepted. Presentation proposals are in the form of an abstract (150-300 words) in PDF format. At least one author is expected to register and present their work in person at the conference. Presenters will be given 15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions. Presentation duration will be strictly enforced.
Presentation proposals must be submitted through the EasyChair site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dfrwseu2017. Submissions must be in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Send any questions about presentation proposal submissions to eu-papers (at) dfrws (dot) org.
DEMO OR POSTER PROPOSALS: DFRWS EU / IMF 2017 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.
WORKSHOP PROPOSALS: DFRWS EU / IMF 2017 offers an expanded opportunity to present half-day or full-day workshops and vendor-agnostic tutorial sessions. Tutorial/workshop proposals must be emailed to eu-workshops (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.
STUDENT AWARD and STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
DFRWS continues its outreach to students studying digital forensics. This year DFRWS will be offering an award with a cash prize to the best student paper. A student paper is any paper in which the majority of the work was performed and the paper written by full-time students at an accredited university, college, or high school.
A limited number of scholarships may be awarded to students presenting a paper at the conference. The intent is to help alleviate the financial burden due to the cost of hotel expenses and conference registration.
DFRWS EU/IMF 2017 is organised in cooperation with the German Informatics Society and its Special Interest Group SIDAR.
DFRWS EU/IMF 2017 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.
The early bird registration rate expires on February 21st. The regular rate expires on 16th March. The last minute/on-site rate begins on 17th March.
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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 2017 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.
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