Call for Papers

The 6th Annual
Digital Forensic Research Workshop
(DFRWS 2006)

August 14-16, 2006

Purdue University
Lafayette, Indiana, USA


The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers, practitioners, and educators interested in digital forensics. We welcome the participation of people in industry, government, law enforcement, and academia who are interested in advancing the state of the art in digital forensics by sharing their results, knowledge, and experiences. The accepted papers will be published in printed proceedings.

Topics of Interest

We are looking for research papers, demo proposals, and panel proposals. Major areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Important Dates

Papers, demo, and panels submission deadline:

April 21, 2006
May 1, 2006 (6AM US/Eastern)

Author notification:

May 21, 2006

Camera-ready copies due:

June 21, 2006

Workshop dates:

August 14-16, 2006


Papers must be written in English and should not be longer than 10 single spaced, double column pages. All papers should illustrate the applicability of their work to practical issues. Papers must not significantly duplicate work that has been presented or published elsewhere. The papers will be published by Elsevier in a special edition of the Digital Investigation journal.

UPDATE: The DFRWS 2006 review process will be "double-blind" (the reviewers will not know who the authors are and the authors will not know who the reviewers are). Therefore, the version submitted for review should not contain the names or affiliations of the authors. When referring to one's previous work, the writing should be in the third person instead of the first person (i.e. "Smith and Jones [2] previously determined..." instead of "We [2] previously determined.."). Accepted papers will obviously contain the names and affiliations of authors.

Panel proposals should be one to three pages and clearly describe the topic, its relevance and a list of potential panelists and their biographies.

Proposals for demonstrations of proof of concept and research-based tools are welcome. Proposals should describe the tool, its relevance to one of the topics listed above, and space/equipment needs (e.g., power, networking, etc.)

Paper submissions must be in PDF format. Panel and demo proposals can be in either plain text or PDF. Documents can be submitted via the EDAS system at:

Once you are logged in, select the DFRWS 2006 conference to submit your paper. If you do not already have an account with EDAS you can register at:

A direct link to the EDAS submission web site for DFRWS 2006 is here:

Organizing Committee

Frank Adelstein (ATC-NY)
David Baker (MITRE)
Brian Carrier (Basis Technology)
Eoghan Casey (Stroz Friedberg)
Dan Kalil (Air Force Research Lab, Assured Information Security)
Chet Maciag (Air Force Research Lab)
Daryl Pfeif (Digital Forensics Solutions)
Golden G. Richard, III (University of New Orleans)
Marcus Rogers (Purdue University)
Vassil Roussev (University of New Orleans)
Todd Shipley (SEARCH)
Wietse Venema (IBM)

Program Committee

Cory Altheide (Google)
Tom Bacon (Southern Oregon University)
Nicole Beebe (University of Texas at San Antonio)
Florian Buchholz (James Madison University)
R. Chandramouli (Stevens Institute of Technology)
Olivier De Vel (Australian Department of Defense)
Tom Daniels (Iowa State University)
Dave Dittrich (University of Washington)
Derick Donnelly (Black Bag Technologies)
Heather Dussalt (State University of New York Institute of Technology)
Knut Eckstein (NATO)
Dario Forte (DFLabs Italy)
Yun Gao (University of New Orleans)
Simson Garfinkel (Harvard University)
Yong Guan (Iowa State University)
Warren Harrison (Portland State University)
Chet Hosmer (Wetsone Technologies)
Erin Keneally (San Diego Supercomputer Center)
Jesse Kornblum (ManTech CFIA)
Michael Losavio (University of Louisville)
James Lyle (NIST)
Nasir Memon (Polytechnic University)
Srinivas Mukkamala (New Mexico Tech)
Judie Mulholland (Florida State University)
Gilbert Peterson (Air Force Institute of Technology)
Steve Romig (Ohio State University)
Kulesh Shanmugasundaram (Polytechnic University)
JK.P. Subbalakshmi (Stevens Institute of Technology)
Duminda Wijesekera (George Mason University)