[DFSci] DFRWS 2017 - Call for Workshops

Baker, Dave bakerd at mitre.org
Sat Feb 11 07:04:21 PST 2017

DFRWS USA 2017 is being held at the Austin Hilton Convention Center
in Austin, TX, August 6-9, 2017.  

Call for Workshops
DFRWS USA invites submissions to present workshop sessions, which 
allow for an in-depth, detailed presentation 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 should NOT be thinly 
veiled commercial advertisements. We strongly encourage workshop 
authors to include activities that require active participation by 
attendees (e.g., a sample forensic analysis on their own laptops 
using a particular tool or set of tools).


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

Topics of Interest
Besides the topics of interest as listed in the CFP, we particularly
encourage submissions about deeper, practical aspects of digital 
forensics. For example, how to use particular digital forensic 
tools, what evidence is available on devices, how to acquire or 
process such evidence, and more.

Important Dates
Please note: all deadlines are firm.
    Submission deadline: March 31, 2017 (midnight GMT)
    Acceptance notification: April 15, 2017
    First draft of slides due: June 1, 2017
    Presenter registration: June 15, 2017
    Conference dates: August 6-9, 2017

Submission Requirements
Submission instructions for papers, panels, demos, workshops and 
WiPs (work in progress session) will be posted at the DFRWS web 
site at https://www.dfrws.org/conferences/dfrws-usa-2017/.

Proposals for tutorials and workshops should be under five pages and
include the following details:
  - Summary (1-2 paragraphs), clearly indicating if the workshop 
    is a lecture or is interactive/hands-on; this text will appear 
    on the website so that attendees can determine if they would 
    like to attend.
  - Intended audience and their level of technical knowledge.
  - A description of materials that you will provide to partici-
    pants (software, handouts, etc.). Please indicate what materials
    you expect participants to download before or during the 
  - What DFRWS should provide (projector, screen, wireless 
    network, etc.).
  - What participants should provide (personal laptop, disk space,
    OS, software, etc.).
  - Time required (preferably a two- or four-hour block).
  - A short "blurb" for the website including your name, title, 
    and affiliation (see last year's program schedule as a reference)
  - Outline of the talk/activities and the time breakdown, at 
    15-minute resolution.

For accepted proposals, a draft of the presentation slides is due 
approximately two months before the conference. These slides will be
reviewed by the workshop chairs. Proposals for workshops must be 
emailed to:
 usa-workshops at dfrws.org 
in PDF or plain-text format.

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