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12 - Jan 2021

DFRWS APAC 2021 Call for participation

DFRWS, organizers of the longest-running research conference in digital forensics (, invite you to participate in the DFRWS-APAC 2021 Virtual Conference, which will be held January 27-29, 2021, in an Asia-Pacific friendly time zone.


The DFRWS conference brings together leading researchers, practitioners, industry, tool developers, academics, law enforcement, and military from around the globe to tackle current and emerging challenges in digital forensics. Established in 2001, DFRWS conferences welcome all community members to share cutting-edge research, practitioner presentations, and works in progress in a friendly atmosphere. As an independent organization, we promote open community discussions and disseminate the results of our work to the widest audience.


The keynote speakers for this year are:

– Eoghan Casey (University of Lausanne) – “Silent Failures in Automated Pipelines Involving Multiple Digital Forensic Tools”

– Steve Watson (VTO Labs) – “Data Recovery from Damaged Devices”


Three practitioner-focused training workshops are included in the price of the 2.5 day conference:

– Velociraptor: Digging Deeper” – Michael Cohen (Velocidex Enterprises)

– Forensic Email Investigation Workshop – Arman Gungor (Metaspike)

– Forensic Audio Clarification: A Hands-on Workshop for Beginners –  Navid Notowitz (NCAVF)


With 31 presentations (12 of which are backed by research papers) there is something for everyone (who likes digital forensics)! Topics range from cutting edge research to practical techniques across Disk, Memory,  Mobile, IoT, Filesystems to name a few.

The draft program is available at:


Forensics Rodeo! The Rodeo will be a CTF style event with challenges of various levels in digital forensics.  Bring a team or work solo.


Great opportunities to share your ideas and connect with people with similar interests.

The Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, organised around a diverse range of contemporary themes, will provide an opportunity to connect with like-minded colleagues. The Work-in-Progress session provides a fast-paced forum to share the status of your current research.  Sign up in-conference to share a short two-minute snapshot of your work.


DFRWS APAC 2021 registration includes access to all presentations and workshops; and participation in the famous rodeo. There are group, student, law enforcement, and multi-conference rates available. For details and the link to register, please see:

Send any registration questions to:

apac-registration <at> dfrws <dot> org

We look forward to your participation in DFRWS.  See you online!



DFRWS APAC Organizing Committee

Send any questions regarding the 2021 APAC conference to:

apac <at> dfrws <dot> org