David Baker frnzxguy at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 08:31:32 PST 2018

DFRWS-USA returns to Portland, Oregon and the University Place Hotel for 
our 19th Annual DFRWS conference from July 14-17, 2019. Registration 
will open in January 2019. DFRWS USA 2019 registration includes access 
to all presentations, a copy of the printed proceedings, breakfasts, a 
welcome reception, and entrance  to the famous rodeo challenge. 
Additionally, registered attendees may attend a  banquet (including 
presentation of best paper awards).

We invite contributions in five categories: research papers, 
presentation proposals, panel proposals, workshop proposals, and demo 

Research Paper Submission Deadline          January 25
Presentation & Workshop Submission Deadline March 19
Printed Poster Abstract Submission Deadline March 19
DFRWS-USA 2019 Conference                   July 14-17

RESEARCH PAPERS undergo double-blinded, peer review, and are published 
by Elsevier in a special issue of Digital Investigation. Papers are due 
via EasyChair on January 25, 2019.

Read the Submission Criteria for more information.

PRESENTATIONS and WORKSHOPS undergo a light review process to select 
presentations of maximal interest to DFRWS attendees, and filter out 
sales pitches. Presentations are of 20 minute duration and are delivered 
alongside academic papers in the main conference. Workshops occur before 
and after the main conference. These are intended as in-depth and 
practical learning opportunities for attendees and often include 
hands-on participation by attendees. Workshop proposals must specify 
their target length of either 2 or 4 hours. DFRWS will provide one free 
conference registration for each workshop accepted. PDFs of proposals 
are due via email by March 19, 2019.

POSTERS and DEMOS are accepted through the first day of the conference, 
which is when the Poster and Demo session occurs. Poster authors have 
the option of having an abstract included in the printed proceedings. A 
PDF of the poster and the proposed abstract must be submitted via email 
by March 19, 2019.

DFRWS continues its outreach to students studying digital forensics. 
DFRWS and its sponsors will award one scholarship to the Best Student 
Paper awardee -- it will include registration, 4 nights hotel at the 
conference hotel, and a monetary award of $595. One or more Student 
Travel Scholarships may be awarded to include registration and 4 nights 
at the conference hotel, depending on sponsorship funding each year. 
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 Student 
Scholarships page for additional information on eligibility 
requirements, selection criteria, and award schedule and administration.

- Memory analysis and snapshot acquisition
- Storage forensics, including solid state
- "Big data" forensics
    -- (related to collection, analysis, and visualization)
- Incident response and live analysis
- Forensics of cloud and virtualized environments
- 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, Internet of Things, industrial control systems, and 
- Archival preservation & reconstruction

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.org

DFRWS-USA 2019 Program Committee
usa-papers (AT) dfrws.org

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