Digital Forensics Research Workshop EU 2024


Digital Forensics Research Workshop EU 2024

(DFRWS EU 2024)

March 19-22, 2024

Zaragoza, Spain

Important dates:

September 24, 2023: Submission of Abstract & Title via EasyChair

October 1, 2023: Full papers final submission via EasyChair

Topics of Interest

DFRWS is open to fresh insights that challenge the current boundaries of digital forensics. The submissions can cover a broad range of topics related to digital forensics, including, but not limited to:

- Anti-forensics and anti-anti-forensics

- AI-assisted digital forensics

- Case studies and trend reports

- Cloud and virtualized environment forensics

- Covert channels (e.g. TOR, VPN)

- Cryptocurrency investigation

- Development of digital forensic infrastructures

- 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

- Forensic analysis of anonymous networks

- Forensic analysis of databases

- Implanted medical devices

- Incident response on malware and targeted attacks

- Machine learning and data mining for digital evidence extraction/query

- Memory acquisition and analysis

- Methodology for digital forensic processes

- Mobile and embedded device forensics

- Multimedia (image, audio, video) data analysis

- Network and distributed system forensics

- Non-traditional forensic scenarios/contexts

- SCADA/industrial control systems

- Smart power grid forensics

- Steganography and steganalysis

- Smart building forensics

- Vehicle forensics (e.g., drones, cars)

- Visualization methods and tools for forensic analysis

Submission Information

DFRWS EU invites contributions in the categories listed below that follow the submission guidelines (

FULL RESEARCH PAPERS that align with the topics of interest undergo double-blinded peer review, and the proceedings are published by Elsevier (10 pages, blinded).

PRESENTATIONS / DEMOS require a brief proposal (~500 words; not a paper) and undergo a light review process. Accepted proposals will be given a presentation slot (~15min) during the conference.

POSTERS / DEMOS allow for the presentation of current research efforts and the discussion of preliminary results with the digital forensics community during a dedicated poster session.

WORKSHOPS can be 2 to 4 hours (please indicate) and ideally include hands-on participation by attendees, allowing for an in-depth, detailed exploration of tools and techniques of interest to DFRWS attendees. Workshops that result from research earlier presented at DFRWS or those involving specialized hardware are especially welcome. DFRWS will provide one complimentary conference registration for each workshop accepted.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER are informal gatherings and discussions of a specific topic without a pre-planned agenda. You may propose a topic that you feel is of interest to the community.

All contributions must be submitted through the EasyChair site at

Submissions must be in PDF format and follow the submission criteria and

guidelines ( stated to be within the scope of the conference. Organisers may reject work that does not follow the listed criteria.

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 paper in person. Refer to the website for further details regarding eligibility, funding and selection (Student Scholarship & Award Program).


Additional information about DFRWS EU 2024 is available on the website:

For questions related to paper, presentation, workshop/tutorial proposals,

demo submissions and organisation, please send an email to: eu-papers (at) dfrws (dot) org


September 24, 2023

Full papers: Submission of Abstract & Title via EasyChair

October 1, 2023

Full papers : Final submission via EasyChair

November 27, 2023

Full papers: Acceptance notification

December 14, 2023

Full papers: Camera-ready submission of full papers and registration of presenters

December 17, 2023

Workshops & Presentations: Submission via EasyChair

Rolling notification until the program is full.

March 17, 2024

Poster: Submission via EasyChair

Rolling notification until the program is full.