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DFRWS EU 2020 : Digital Forensics Research Workshop EU 2020


When Mar 25, 2020 - Mar 27, 2020
Where Oxford, UK
Submission Deadline Oct 13, 2019
Final Version Due Dec 20, 2019
Categories    digital forensics   cybercrime

Call For Papers

DFRWS EU 2020 ( will be hosted in the UK, at the University of Oxford, which is a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research, and the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

The conference will be held within the Andrew Wiles Building, which is the home of the Mathematical Institute, and also contains the largest purpose-built lecture theatres and conference facilities in Oxford.

The city of Oxford is a diverse and historic city, just 57 miles (92 km) to the west of London and well connected to the rest of the UK. Oxford today is a modern and forward-looking city, and one of the greenest cities in the south of England with extensive parkland and meadows within the city boundaries. It is surrounded by rolling countryside – the Cotswolds, Chilterns and North Wessex Downs and the rivers Thames and Cherwell run through it.



DFRWS invites contributions in five categories:

RESEARCH PAPERS undergo double-blinded peer review, and the proceedings are published by Elsevier as a special issue of the Journal of Digital Investigation.

PRESENTATIONS, POSTERS, and DEMOS require a brief proposal, 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. Presentation proposals must specify their target length from the following options: 20 minutes, 120 minutes (2 hours), 240 minutes (4 hours), or full day. Note, longer presentations and hands-on tutorials are referred to as ‘workshops’ described below.

WORKSHOPS / TUTORIALS can be several hours or full day, 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. Please submit details of your workshop/tutorial using this template. Workshops/tutorials proposals must be emailed to eu-workshops (at) dfrws (dot) org in PDF format. The closing date for the submission of workshop/tutorial proposals is October 25, 2019. Please specify the subject line of the email as “Workshop/Tutorial Proposal Submission DFRWS EU 2020”.

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.

DFRWS will provide one free conference registration for each accepted workshop / tutorial.

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

Submission Information


Submission criteria and templates are provided here: Proposal Requirements & Submission Instructions

All research paper and practitioner presentation submissions must be submitted through the EasyChair site at Submissions must be in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Tutorial/workshop proposals must be emailed to eu-workshops (at) dfrws (dot) org in PDF or plain text format.

Panel proposals must be emailed to eu-panels (at) dfrws (dot) org in PDF or plain text format.

Student Scholarship and Award Program


DFRWS continues its outreach to students studying digital forensics. DFRWS and its sponsors will award one or more Student Travel Scholarships each year to students who present their accepted research papers. One scholarship will be awarded to the Best Student Research Paper awardee. More travel scholarships may be awarded, depending on sponsorship funding each year. Exact award amounts will vary, but are estimated to be between $1,000-$1,500 per award. Students must register (and pay the registration fee) for the conference and cover all travel expenses. The travel scholarships will be dispersed at the conference to reimburse student travel costs. 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 2020 is available on 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 2020 please send email to: eu (at) dfrws (dot) org

Deadlines (all deadlines are Anywhere on Earth)


Papers / Panel Proposals Submission Deadline (Extended): October 13, 2019

Workshop / Presentations/ Tutorials Proposals Submission Deadline: October 25, 2019

Camera Ready Paper Submission and Presenter Registration: December 20, 2019

Demo / Poster Proposals Submission Deadline: January 10, 2020

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