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DFRWS EU 2021 : Digital Forensics Research Workshop EU 2021 - EXTENDED DEADLINE


When Mar 29, 2021 - Apr 1, 2021
Where Cyberspace
Submission Deadline Oct 14, 2020
Final Version Due Dec 4, 2020

Call For Papers

DFRWS EU 2021 ( will be
hosted online in Cyberspace.

*Due to difficulties with the website, please use the following link for
up to date information:*

For this year’s DFRWS EU, we are planning a fully online event and this
delivery will contain all of the elements you expect from DFRWS events.

We successfully replicated all of the components of the regular physical
DFRWS event for DFRWS EU and USA 2020, both held online, incorporating
the formal technical programme and the social events. Due to the
uncertainty surrounding potential travel restrictions for the 2021 event
due to COVID-19, we have made the decision early to run DFRWS EU 2021
online. Despite the conference running online, DFRWS Europe 2021 will
include; Keynotes, Papers and Presentations, Hands-on Workshops, Poster
and Demo Sessions, the Forensics Rodeo, Interactive Birds of a Feather
Sessions and Lightning Talks.


DFRWS invites contributions in the categories listed below. We ask to
submit all contributions via EasyChair
( and follow the
submission guidelines (
_Due to difficulties, please see here for submission criteria_:

FULL RESEARCH PAPERS undergo double-blinded peer review, and the
proceedings are published by Elsevier as a special issue of the Journal
of Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation. We ask to
submit articles according to the submission instructions.

PRESENTATIONS / DEMOS require a brief proposal (~500 words, informal),
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. Accepted proposals will be given a presentation slot
(~15min) during the conference. These proposals must be submitted
through EasyChair. Note that the presentation/demo will not be part of
the published proceedings.

POSTERS allow for the presentation of current research efforts and the
discussion of preliminary results with the Digital Forensics Community.
Consequently, posters can include early results, a brief demonstration of
a prototype or can outline research ideas. Posters will be available on
the website and authors have the opportunity to present during breaks.

WORKSHOPS / TUTORIALS can be 2 to 4 hours (please indicate) 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 workshop

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

Submission Information

All submissions must be submitted through the EasyChair site at Submissions must
be in PDF format and follow the submission criteria and guidelines
( ). Organizers may reject work
that does not follow the listed criteria.
_Due to difficulties, please see here for submission criteria_:

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
- 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
- Covert 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

Student Scholarship and Award Program

DFRWS continues its outreach to students studying digital forensics.
DFRWS and its sponsors will award one or more Scholarships each year to
students (first author) who present their accepted research papers. One
scholarship will be awarded to the Best Student Research Paper awardee.
More scholarships may be awarded, depending on sponsorship funding each
year. Exact award amounts will vary, but usually cover at least
registration expenses. 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 2021 is available on the website:
_Due to difficulties with the website, please use the following link for
up to date information_:

For questions related to paper, presentation, and demo submissions,
please send an email to: eu-papers (at) dfrws (dot) org

For questions about workshop/tutorial proposals, please send an email
to: eu-workshops (at) dfrws (dot) org

For questions related to the organisation of DFRWS EU 2021 please send
email to: eu (at) dfrws (dot) org

Deadlines (all deadlines are Anywhere on Earth)

Full Research Papers deadline: October 14, 2020 (EXTENDED)

Notification of acceptance: ~November 20, 2020

Camera Ready Paper Submission and Presenter Registration: December 04, 2020

Panel Proposals, Workshop / Tutorial and Presentations / Demos deadline:
January 15, 2021

Poster deadline: February 26, 2021

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