[DFSci] DFRWS 2015 - Deadline for Workshop and Presentation proposals - Act Now!

Baker, Dave bakerd at mitre.org
Tue Apr 7 07:28:46 PDT 2015

The deadline for Workshop Proposals is in just 8 days, April 15, 
and the deadline for presentations/posters is in just 10 days, on
April 17, 2015. 

DFRWS USA 2015 will be held August 9-13, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency 
Philadelphia at Penn's Landing, in Philadelphia, PA, USA

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. The 15th Annual DFRWS Conference
is held in cooperation with the Association for Computing Machinery
(ACM) Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC).    

We are still accepting proposed contributions in four categories: 
DFRWS Forensics Challenge

WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS provide in-depth, detailed presentation of 
tools and techniques of interest to DFRWS attendees, and 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. We 
strongly encourage workshop/tutorial authors to include activities 
that require active participation by attendees. See:

PRESENTATIONS/POSTERS are opportunities for industry researchers 
and practitioners who do not have the time to write a paper, but 
who have forensics information and experiences that would be of 
interest to DFRWS attendees. Presentation proposals undergo a 
light reviewing process to filter out sales pitches and ensure 
the topic is relevant to our audience. 

DFRWS 2015 Forensics Challenge - GPU Malware Research
DFRWS has a history of developing challenges to encourage the research
and development of tools and techniques to address new and emerging areas
facing the digital forensics community.  The focus of the 2015 DFRWS 
Forensic Challenge is on development of GPU memory analysis tools, 
targeting GPU-based malware. General information about the challenges and
submission process are at:
Challenge details, tools, and materials can be obtained from:

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.).

-Memory analysis and snapshot acquisition
-Storage forensics, including file system and Flash
-"Big data" approaches to forensics, including collection, analysis, 
 and large scale visualization
-Incident response and live analysis
-Virtualized environment forensics (virtual machine introspection)
-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, 
 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

IMPORTANT DATES - Please note that all deadlines are firm.
Workshop/Tutorial submission deadline: April 15, 2015 (any time zone)
Presentation abstract submission deadline: April 17, 2015 (any time zone)
DFRWS 2015 Challenge submission deadline is May 30, 2015
Demonstration Proposal submission deadline is May 30, 2015

PRESENTATION proposals must be submitted through the EasyChair site at:
Submissions must be in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Send any questions 
about research paper / presentation proposal submissions to:
 usa-papers (at) dfrws (dot) org.

WORKSHOP AND TUTORIAL proposals must be emailed to:
 usa-workshops (at) dfrws (dot) org in PDF or plain text format

DEMO proposals must be emailed to:
 usa-demos (at) dfrws (dot) org in PDF or plain text format.

The FULL CFP with details about submissions is located at:

DFRWS USA Organizing Committee
Send any questions regarding the 2015 USA conference to:
 usa <at > dfrws (dot) org

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