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DFRWS 2014 : Digital Forensics Research Conference


Conference Series : Digital Forensic Research Workshop
When Aug 3, 2014 - Aug 6, 2014
Where Denver, CO, USA
Submission Deadline Feb 16, 2014
Notification Due Apr 7, 2014
Final Version Due Apr 29, 2014
Categories    security   forensics   data recovery   incident response

Call For Papers

***deadline extended to Feb 16, 2014***

The DFRWS digital forensics conference brings together leading
researchers, developers, practitioners, and educators from around
the world to advance the state of the art in digital forensics.
Established in 2001, DFRWS has become the premier forum to present
both cutting-edge research and perspectives on best practices for
all aspects of digital forensics. As an independent organization,
we promote open community discussions and disseminate the results
of our work to the widest audience. DFRWS 2014 will be held August
3-6, 2014 at the Magnolia Hotel, located in Denver, Colorado.
Details about the location are at:

We invite contributions in 5 categories: research papers, presentations,
panel proposals, tutorial/workshop proposals, and demo proposals.
Research papers are evaluated through a double-blind, peer-reviewing
process and accepted research papers will be published in printed
proceedings by Elsevier. New this year, we are requesting presentation
proposals, which are targeted to industry and practitioners who do
not have the time to write a research paper but have forensics
experiences that would be of interest to DFRWS attendees. Presentation
proposals only undergo a light reviewing process to filter out sales
pitches. Each category is described in detail below.

- Memory analysis and snapshot acquisition
- Storage forensics, including file system and Flash
- "Big data" approaches to forensic, including collection, data
mining, and large scale visualization
- Incident response and live analysis
- Virtualized environment forensics, with specific attention to the
cloud and virtual machine introspection
- Malware and targeted attacks: analysis, attribution
- Network and distributed system forensics
- Event reconstruction methods and tools
- Mobile and embedded device forensics
- Digital evidence storage and preservation
- Data recovery and reconstruction
- Multimedia analysis
- Database forensics
- Tool testing and development
- Digital evidence and the law
- Case studies and trend reports
- Data hiding and discovery
- Anti-forensics and anti-anti-forensics
- Interpersonal communications and social network analysis
- Non-traditional forensic scenarios and approaches (e.g. vehicles,
control systems, and SCADA)

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:
usa-papers (at) dfrws (dot)org

Please note: all deadlines are firm.
- Paper and panel submission deadline: February 13, 2014 (any time zone).
- Presentation abstract submission deadline: April 1, 2014
- Paper author notification: April 7, 2014
- Presentation notification: April 21, 2014
- Final paper draft and presenter registration(*): April 29, 2014
- Conference dates: August 3-6, 2014
(* Papers for which no author has registered by this date may be
dropped from the program.)

* 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).
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.
Please see for further details.

* PRESENTATIONS (NEW): This year DFRWS 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 only undergo a light reviewing
process to make sure they are of interest to the community
(sales pitches will not be accepted).
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. Please see for further details.

* 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. Please see for further details.

* TUTORIAL/WORKSHOP PROPOSALS: DFRWS offers an expanded opportunity
to present workshops and vendor-agnostic tutorial sessions. For
details about the scope of the workshops and tutorials as well as
instructions for submitting a proposal, please visit the Call for
Workshop Proposals page at:

* DEMO PROPOSALS: DFRWS welcomes demonstrations 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.). Please see for further details.

In addition to the above, the conference features a work-in-progress
session where any conference attendant can present their ongoing work
for 5 minutes.


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. See
the DFRWS USA 2014 homepage ( ) for more

DFRWS Organizing Committee

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