Call For Papers: DFRWS EU 2018

The call for papers for DFRWS EU 2018 has been extended to the 9th of October.

DFRWS invites contributions in five categories:

• Research papers
• Practitioner / industry researcher presentations
• Hands-on workshops / tutorials
• Panel discussions
• Demos and posters

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.

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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
• Social networking analysis and OSINT (Open Source Intelligence)
• 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
• Convert 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

Important Deadlines

• Papers / Presentations / Panel Proposals: Submission Deadline Monday, October 9, 2017
• Workshop / Tutorials / Proposals: Submission Deadline Monday, October 23, 2017
• Papers / Presentations/Panel Proposals: Notification Monday, December 18, 2017
• Demo / Poster Proposals: Submission Deadline Monday, January 22, 2018
• Final Paper Draft and Presenter Registration: Monday, January 29, 2018

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