Location

Florence
Italy

DFRWS EU 2018 will be held at the Convitto della Calza - Oltrarno Meeting Center, a charming, professional venue for very prestigious events. The splendid fourteenth-century setting, outfitted with modern technological equipment, make it unique in Florence.

All accommodations are the responsibility of DFRWS EU attendees. Accommodation is not included as part of the conference registration fee. DFRWS EU will be reserving a room block with reduced rates.

Participation

CALL FOR PAPERS

DFRWS EU 2018

Florence, 21 - 23 March 2018

 
DFRWS Conferences foster trans-disciplinary approaches to address emerging challenges in digital forensics by bringing together innovative researchers, developers, and practitioners from around the globe.

 

We invite 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 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.

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

 

Student Award and Student Scholarship 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 [link to student scholarship webpage].

 

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

 

Important Deadlines

 Papers / Presentations / Panel Proposals Submission Deadline  Monday, October 9, 2017
 Workshop / Tutorials Proposals Submission Deadline  Monday, October 23, 2017
 Papers / Presentations/Panel Proposals Notification  Monday, December 18, 2017
 Demo / Poster Proposals Submission Deadline  Monday, January 22, 2018
 Final Paper Draft and Presenter Registration  Monday, January 29, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submission Information

All submissions must be submitted through the EasyChair site at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dfrwseu2018. Submissions must be in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Send any questions about research paper/presentation proposal submissions to: eu-papers (at) dfrws (dot) org.

 


Contact Information

 

Additional information about DFRWS EU 2018 is available on website: https://dfrws.org/conferences/dfrws-eu-2018 

For any other questions related to the submission please send email to: eu-papers <at> dfrws <dot> org

For questions related to the organization of DFRWS-EU 2018 please send email to: eu <at> dfrws <dot> org

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