WSDF 2018

The 11th International Workshop on Digital Forensics

to be held in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2018 –

August 27 – August 30, 2018, Hamburg, Germany

Digital forensics is a rapidly evolving field primarily focused on the extraction, preservation and analysis of digital evidence obtained from electronic devices in a manner that is legally acceptable. Research into new methodologies tools and techniques within this domain is necessitated by an ever-increasing dependency on tightly interconnected, complex and pervasive computer systems and networks. The ubiquitous nature of our digital lifestyle presents many avenues for the potential misuse of electronic devices in crimes that directly involve, or are facilitated by, these technologies. The aim of digital forensics is to produce outputs that can help investigators ascertain the overall state of a system. This includes any events that have occurred within the system and entities that have interacted with that system. Due care has to be taken in the identification, collection, archiving, maintenance, handling and analysis of digital evidence in order to prevent damage to data integrity. Such issues combined with the constant evolution of technology provide a large scope of digital forensic research.

WSDF aims to bring together experts from academia, industry, government and law enforcement who are interested in advancing the state of the art in digital forensics by exchanging their knowledge, results, ideas and experiences. The aim of the workshop is to provide a relaxed atmosphere that promotes discussion and free exchange of ideas while providing a sound academic backing. The focus of this workshop is not only restricted to digital forensics in the investigation of crime. It also addresses security applications such as automated log analysis, forensic aspects of fraud prevention and investigation, policy and governance.

Topics of interest comprise but are not limited to:
  • Digital Evidence Extraction and Analysis
  • Network Forensics
  • Anti-Forensics Techniques
  • Physical Memory Acquisition and Analysis
  • Digital Forensic Information Visualisation
  • Fraud Investigations Involving Technology
  • Portable Devices
  • Cyber Terrorism and Warfare
  • Log Analysis
  • Incident Response and Management
  • Investigative Case Studies
  • Artificial Intelligence in Digital Forensics
  • Best Practices and Case Studies
  • Malware Analysis
  • Novel Data Recovery Techniques
  • Cyber Criminal Profiling
  • Big Data in Digital Forensics
  • Cyber Crime investigation
  • Triage
  • Cloud Forensics
  • Mobile & Drones Forensics
  • Investigative Methodologies and Procedures
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Forensics
  • Emerging challenges in Digital Forensics
  • eDiscovery
  • Investigative OSINT
Submission Deadline  April 30, 2018
Author Notification June 10, 2018
Proceedings Version  June 29, 2018
ARES EU Symposium  August 27, 2018
Conference  August 27 – August 30, 2018
Workshop Chairs

Richard Overill
King’s College London, UK

Virginia N. L. Franqueira
University of Derby, UK

Andrew Marrington
Zayed University, UAE

Andrew Jones
University of Hertfordshire, UK

Program Committee

Aniello Castiglione, Università di Salerno, IT
Aswami Ariffin, Cyber Security Malaysia, MY
Frank Bretinger, University of New Haven, US
George Grispos, University of Nebraska Omaha, US
Ibrahim Baggili, University of New Haven, US
Jeroen van der Bos, Netherlands Forensic Institute, NL
Jo Bryce, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Joshua James, Soon Chun Hyang University, KR
Kam-Pui Chow, Hong Kong University, HK
Kim Kwang Raymond Choo, University of South Australia, AU
Kiran Kumar Muniswany Reddy, Amazon Web Services, US
Mark Scalon, University College Dublin, IE
Olga Angelopoulou, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Pedro Inácio, Universidade da Beira Interior, PT
Reza Montasari, Birmingham City University, UK
Simon Tjoa, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, AT
Sandra Avila, University of Campinas, BR
Stefano Zanero, Politecnico di Milano, IT
Tim Storer, University of Glasgow, UK
Vassil Roussev, University of New Orleans, US
Yijun Yu, Open University, UK


ARES 2017 (including workshops) was published by the International Conference Proceedings Series published by ACM (ACM ICPS).

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. It is necessary that all papers submitted to EasyChair are anonymized (no names or affiliations of authors should be visible in the paper).
They can be found >>here<<.