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DFRWS 2019 : Digital Forensic Research Workshop


Conference Series : Digital Forensic Research Workshop
When Jul 14, 2019 - Jul 17, 2019
Where Portland, OR
Submission Deadline Feb 3, 2019
Notification Due Mar 17, 2019
Final Version Due Apr 3, 2019
Categories    forensics   digital forensics   security   infosec

Call For Papers

DFRWS-USA returns to Portland, Oregon and the University Place Hotel for our 19th Annual DFRWS conference from July 14-17, 2019. Registration will open in January 2019. DFRWS USA 2019 registration includes access to all presentations, a copy of the printed proceedings, breakfasts, a welcome reception, and entrance to the famous rodeo challenge. Additionally, registered attendees may attend a banquet (including presentation of best paper awards).

We invite contributions in five categories: research papers, presentation
proposals, panel proposals, workshop proposals, and demo proposals.

Research Paper Submission Deadline January 25, 2019
Presentation and Workshop Submission Deadline March 19, 2019
Printed Poster Abstract Submission Deadline March 19, 2019
DFRWS-USA Conference July 14-17, 2019

RESEARCH PAPERS undergo double-blinded, peer review, and are published by
Elsevier in a special issue of Digital Investigation. Papers are due via
EasyChair on January 25, 2019.

Read the Submission Criteria for more information.

PRESENTATIONS and WORKSHOPS undergo a light review process to select
presentations of maximal interest to DFRWS attendees, and filter out sales
pitches. Presentations are of 20 minute duration and are delivered alongside
academic papers in the main conference. Workshops occur before and after the
main conference. These are intended as in-depth and practical learning
opportunities for attendees and often include hands-on participation by
attendees. Workshop proposals must specify their target length of either
2 or
4 hours. DFRWS will provide one free conference registration for each
accepted. PDFs of proposals are due via email by March 19, 2019.

POSTERS and DEMOS are accepted through the first day of the conference,
is when the Poster and Demo session occurs. Poster authors have the
option of
having an abstract included in the printed proceedings. A PDF of the poster
and the proposed abstract must be submitted via email by March 19, 2019.

DFRWS continues its outreach to students studying digital forensics.
its sponsors will award one scholarship to the Best Student Paper awardee --
it will include registration, 4 nights hotel at the conference hotel, and a
monetary award of $595. One or more Student Travel Scholarships may be
to include registration and 4 nights at the conference hotel, depending on
sponsorship funding each year. 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 Student Scholarships page for additional information on eligibility
requirements, selection criteria, and award schedule and administration.

- Memory analysis and snapshot acquisition
- Storage forensics, including solid state
- "Big data" forensics, related to collection, analysis, and visualization
- Incident response and live analysis
- Forensics of cloud and virtualized environments
- Malware and targeted attacks (analysis and 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, Internet of Things, industrial control systems, and
- Archival preservation & reconstruction

The above list is only suggestive. We welcome new, original ideas from
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)

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