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DFRWS EU 2022 : Digital Forensics Research Workshop EU 2022


When Mar 28, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022
Where Hybrid Event, UK & Online
Submission Deadline Oct 3, 2021
Notification Due Nov 20, 2021
Final Version Due Dec 4, 2021

Call For Papers

DFRWS EU 2022 ( will
run 28th-31st March 2022 (Mon-Thur).

Whether the event will be physical or online will be determined closer to the time, taking into account all available information and making sure that we are content that such an event can go ahead and keep members of the community safe.

Furthermore, the location of the event will be determined taking into account conditions at the time and where the safest event can be held.

Also, recognising that the situation is highly variable in different parts of the world, and may continue to be so, if the event is held physically we will ensure that there is an online attendance option to make sure no parts of the community are excluded. This online attendance option will extend to all attendees and presenters so no one feels under pressure to attend a physical event if they are not yet able, or comfortable with doing so.

In whatever form, the event will of course 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 (

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.

Topics of Interest

DFRWS welcomes new perspectives that push the envelope of what is
currently possible in digital forensics. Potential topics (alphabetical) to be
addressed by submissions include any digital forensic related topic, for example (but not limited to):

- Anti-forensics and anti-anti-forensics
- Case studies and trend reports
- Cloud and virtualized environments
- Covert channels (e.g. TOR, VPN)
- Digital evidence sharing and exchange
- Digital evidence and the law
- Digital forensic preparedness / readiness
- Digital investigation case management

- Digital forensic tool validation
- Digital forensic triage / survey
- Event reconstruction methods and tools
- Forensics analysis and visualization of Big Data
- Implanted medical devices
- Machine learning and data mining for digital evidence extraction/query
- Malware and targeted attacks (analysis and attribution)
- Mobile and embedded device forensics
- Network and distributed system forensics
- Non-traditional forensic scenarios / contexts
- SCADA / industrial control systems
- Smart power grid forensics
- Smart building forensics
- Vehicle forensics (e.g., drones, cars)
- Virtual currency

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 2022 is available on the website:

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 2022 please send
email to: eu (at) dfrws (dot) org

Deadlines (all deadlines are Anywhere on Earth)

Full Research Papers deadline: October 03, 2021

Notification of acceptance: ~November 20, 2021

Camera Ready Paper Submission and Presenter Registration: December 04, 2021

Panel Proposals, Workshop / Tutorial and Presentations / Demos deadline:
January 15, 2022

Poster deadline: February 26, 2022

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