Coming soon to a town near you me!

DFRWS is expanding into APAC this year, with an inaugural event in Sydney to correspond with the IAFS conference.

I’m Workshop Co-Chair along with Matthew Simon so if you have some interesting ideas for workshops let me know soon.

If you want to submit a research paper or presentation you have until January 31, 2020 to submit an abstract or workshop.

More Info

The first DFRWS APAC conference will be held in Sydney in conjunction
with the 22nd Triennial Meeting of the International Association of
Forensic Sciences (IAFS) in conjunction with the 25th Symposium of the
Australian & New Zealand Forensic Science Society (21 - 25 September
2020). This event brings together thousands of researchers and
practitioners in all forensic disciplines, including those in emerging
nations, and will have a major impact on digital forensic science.

The overall theme “Forensic Science 2020 – Where to from here?” aims
to develop strategies and solutions to strengthen digital forensic
science, and forensic science more broadly. This event is a unique
opportunity to share digital forensic knowledge, best practice and
research across the scientific, legal and law enforcement communities.

We invite 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.

Topics of interest include forensic exploitation of the various forms
of digital/electronic information that may form part of an investigation
(e.g., data from mobile devices, computers, IoT, GPS systems, cloud
systems, etc.), including its collection, analysis and interpretation. 
Rationales and approaches for integrating digital forensics with other
forensic disciplines, and applying advanced data analysis methods.

Questions about submission topics can be sent via email to:
apac-papers (at) dfrws (dot) org
+ Abstract registration deadline: January 31, 2020
++ Abstract submission link: https://iafs2020.com.au/abstracts/

+ Research paper submission deadline: March 9, 2020
++ Paper submission link: https://easychair.org/ (SETUP LINK FOR DFRWS APAC)

+ Workshop Organiser Notified of Acceptance: March 16, 2020
+ Author notification (paper, presentation, poster): April 10, 2020
+ Author Registration & Early Bird Deadline:  June 22, 2020

Research papers undergo double-blinded, peer review, and are published
by Elsevier in a special issue of Digital Investigation. Papers must be 
written in English and should not exceed 10 single-spaced, two-column 
pages with 1 inch margins and 10pt font. Accepted papers will be required 
to utilize Elsevier's template for research papers.

Presentations, posters, workshops, and demos undergo a light review 
process to select presentations of maximal interest to DFRWS attendees 
and filter out sales pitches. Presentations are of 20 minutes duration 
and are delivered alongside academic papers in the  technical program. 
Workshops occur either before the main conference, and workshop submission 
guidelines are available here: https://iafs2020.com.au/workshops/Workshops 
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.

The objective of this joint DFRWS, IAFS and ANZFSS convening is to be
a focal point for anyone involved or interested in making the world
safer and fairer with science and medicine.

For additional details and updates, see the DFRWS 2020 homepage at:



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