FORMOBILE: An end-to-end forensic investigation chain for mobile devices


To successfully deliver the FORMOBILE project, there will be several meetings between the consortium of partners. The meetings facilitate collaboration and provide a platform for important topics to be discussed. Meetings will also help maintain the project timelines.

In addition to internal events, there are numerous external meetings related to the topic of mobile investigation. Some will be open to the public, others reserved for experts. The meetings listed have been defined as useful and will complement the overall success of the initiative.

Upcoming Events

    Currently there are no upcoming events.

Past events

  • With the FORMOBILE project ending in April 2022, the team is organising a Final Event to conclude this 3-year EU-funded project.

    The conference will provide a space to present key results of the actions conducted by 19 partners from 15 countries. The previous three years were very exciting and productive for the Consortium; join the meeting to learn what has been achieved during this period!

    When?  From 27th to 29th April 2022 (27th FORMOBILE Partners Only)

    Where? NFI - The Hague in the Netherlands

    Formula Physical meeting with breakout sessions for LEAs

    Practical Guide for Participants 


    Mask-Group-2 Laan van Ypenburg 6, 2497 GB Den Haag, Netherlands

  • The Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS) is organising an event for Polish Law Enforcement to explore the results of the 3-year FORMOBILE initiative. 

    PPHS invites representatives of the Polish Police who deal with computer forensics of mobile devices in their daily work to a free workshop on "The use of digital forensics tools in practice. FORMOBILE project results ”. The event will take place on April 25-26, 2022 in Warsaw at the Courtyard by Marriott Warsaw Airport Hotel.

    The purpose of the meeting is to present the functionality of the key solutions developed under the FORMOBILE project. During the workshop, participants will use MSAB-provided hardware, XRY and XAMN software to deal with specific case scenarios.

    Read more here (Polish language) 


    Mask-Group-2 Żwirki i Wigury 1, 02-143 Warszawa, Poland

  • 22.03.2022

    Mask-Group-2 Żwirki i Wigury 18, 02-143 Warszawa, Poland

  • Hosted by the Home Office’s Joint Security & Resilience Centre (JSaRC) - Security & Policing returns as a live event for its 40th anniversary between 15‐17 March 2022 at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre.


    Mask-Group-2 Show Centre, Etps Rd, Farnborough GU14 6FD, UK

  • This two-day event provides a great opportunity for LEAs and other stakeholders of FORMOBILE to find out more about the project's results and key activities. 

    To find out more and to register, please see the dedicated event page.



  • Milipol Paris 2021

    Leading Event ForHomeland Security and Safety

    Milipol Paris is the leading event dedicated to homeland security and safety. The 22nd edition will be held on 19-22 October 2021 at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre. In 2019, the event welcomed 1,089 exhibitors, 31,185 visitors from 156 countries and 167 official delegations.

    Event Website 

    FORMOBILE's industry partners - MSAB will be exhibiting at the event. If you have a question or would like more information about the project, please stop at their stand. 


    Mask-Group-2 Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte ZAC de Paris Nord 2 - CD 40 93420 Villepinte France

  • FORMOBILE's Legal expert, LIF, will be visiting the Infosec Conference and will be available to share information and knowledge on the FORMOBILE project.


    Mask-Group-2 Quater Ezeroto, 8, 2161 Pravets, Bulgaria

  • Forensics in focus

    FEE is Europe’s leading forensics exhibition and conference. Join your industry peers in London as we investigate the four key pillars of forensic investigation:

     Digital forensics
     Laboratory equipment
     Scene of crime
     Forensic analytics

    FORMOBILE will be represented through Industry partner MSAB during the event. If you have questions about the project, please say hello. 

    Event Website


    Mask-Group-2 Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL, UK

  • The European Police Congress is an international congress for decision-makers from police forces and security authorities and industries. Its intention is to strengthen the dialogue between the authorities and enable the participants to establish new contacts to colleagues from all over the world.

    Every year critical discussions on up-to-date issues are held and the latest developments in technologies for professional use in the security sector are presented by the exhibitors. The European Police Congress is the largest conference for internal security in the European Union. Annually the conference is a meeting place for about 1.950 experts from more than 20 countries. Representatives of polices, border police, secret services as well as governments, parliaments and industries participate in the conference.

    The European Police Congress is organized by the “Behörden Spiegel”, Germany’s leading newspaper for public authorities with the support of national and European authorities.

    The European Police Congress is an annual conference taking place in Berlin at the beginning of each year. 

    • International platform for the executive level of European politics
    • Keynote speeches by the interior ministers
    • Meeting point for political and police decision-makers
    • Attendance of interior ministers, European delegates, secretaries of state, government officials, police and border guard authorities, and executive committees of companies from more than 20 nations

    Event Website

    FORMOBILE has consortium partners present at the event, but the project will not actively take part.


    Mask-Group-2 Alexanderstraße 11, 10178 Berlin, Germany

  • WSDF 2021

    The 14th International Workshop on Digital Forensics

    to be held in conjunction with the 16th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
    (ARES 2021 –

    More Information Here



  • Event title: Why institutions and companies should be aware of the intricacies of digital forensics?

    In the ever more #digitalised society, #cybercrimes and crimes associated with the use of #technology are one of the fastest-growing crimes across the #world. In fact #digital evolution is now presenting new #opportunities for crime. 

    Don’t miss out on this upcoming #privacyespresso with Denitsa Kozhuharova Head of Human Rights Department at Law and Internet Foundation (Bulgaria)

    On-air Thursday 27th July at 9:00 am EET (CEST), join by registering here.  



  • FORMOBILE takes part in Webinar 5 dedicated to the LOCARD project, Managing Cross-Jurisdictional Digital Evidence - Register here for the dedicated session. 

    Securing Trust in the New Digital Reality
    The 34th EEMA Annual Conference focuses on ‘Securing Trust in the New Digital Reality’. Join world-leading experts from over 40 countries, for a series of seven interactive webinars. This is your opportunity to help define and develop a safer and more secure digital future for every citizen and organisation.

    EEMA is a trusted partner and valued resource for technology-led organisations, enterprises, academic institutions and governments through the European Union and beyond. Its Annual Conference brings these leaders together, providing an unrivalled platform for debate, collaboration and innovation, at the very highest level.
    Lorraine Spector.

    EEMA Board Director 

    Find more information about the event on EMMA's website -



  • Closed event organised by the CERIS team dedicated to Digital Forensics



  • FORMOBILE's WP3 leader, Austrian Standards International, will present the standardisation efforts of the FORMOBILE project and showcase how the process has progressed from the initial concept in the proposal to the results to date. 

    FORMOBILE creates a CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) - a recognised forerunner to international and European standards. The CWA is dedicated to the forensic investigation chain and encompasses four key areas of mobile forensics: Procedures, Personnel, Technology, and Legal. 



  • Where is the balance between privacy & e-evidence? 

    Join the upcoming webinar to listen to:

    • Denitsa Kozhuharova, Head of Human Rights Department at the Law and Internet Foundation
    • Pieter Gryffroy, Attorney-at-law at Timelex, partner of Privacyrules for Belgium
    • Martijn Egbert, Senior Public Prosecutor For Cybercrime of the Netherlands
    • Krešimir Kamber, Lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights
    • Mike Dickinson, Chief Business Development Officer at MSAB 

    Register for the live event at



  • FORMOBILE advisor, Matthew Sorell, will deliver a 15-minute presentation on The challenges of mobile forensics education for law enforcement. 

    A comment from the organiser: 

    "The IAFS encompasses academics and practising professionals in the forensic specialities. Since 1957, the IAFS has delivered an international meeting every three years to allow the forensic community to meet and exchange ideas. It is our pleasure to host IAFS 2020 in the newly revamped International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia. We feel privileged and honoured that many of the world’s leading investigators in the field will actively participate and inspire over 1,500 attendees from across the world." 

    **Please note, the event was originally planned to take place between 21-25 September 2020, but due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the event was postponed until 2021.**

    More information available here.



    Mask-Group-2 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

  • Project coordinator, Dr Christian Hummert will present the FORMOBILE project at the event that takes place between 12:30 and 17:00. 

    The event will run in German. 



  • FORMOBILE Legal Experts, Law and Internet Foundation and Timelex, take part in the Round Table Discussion during this one-day event. The session is dedicated to: Emerging Technology & Big Data - Ensuring Innovation While Preserving Fundamental Rights and Preventing Algorithmic Biases. 

    The event's agenda and all other details are available here



  • LOCARD - a sister project of FORMOBILE - hosts an online event to discuss a new common approach to manage cross-border digital evidence

    The event includes a presentation from Mike Dickinson, Chief Business Development Officer at MSAB and a FORMOBILE team member.  

    Mike can share experiences from his work with MSAB and FORMOBILE; contributing to the overall questions of the meeting, which are: 

    1. What are the burning issues for the digital chain of custody?
    2. How can Law Enforcement Agencies transfer digital evidence between different European countries, ensuring that the chain of custody remains true?

    Follow this link for more details and to register. 



  • Members of the Training Team are excited to be joining the DFRWS 2021 program.

    On Thursday 28th, Norwegian Police University College ICS-FORTH, (MSAB), University of Adelaide present a paper:

    "The challenges of mobile forensics education for law enforcement."

    For the three-day breakdown, follow the link.



  • On the 10.12.20 ENLETS - The European Network of Law Enforcement Technology Services - hosted their regular meeting between the National Contact Points of Member States in Europe, and FORMOBILE was invited to present an overview of the project and its key objectives. 

    The session provided a perfect opportunity to engage Security Practitioners - a primary group - of FORMOBILE's stakeholders. Engaging the national contact points meant that FORMOBILE could directly highlight the key actions that will assist the law enforcement community. 

    Patrick Padding, the Core Group Leader of ENLETS, is also a member of FORMOBILE's Scientific Advisory Board and as we progress into 2021 there will be increased efforts to foster cooperation with Mr Padding and the ENLETS community, especially as there are many mutually beneficial opportunities for both parties. 



  • FORMOBILE will present the current project work within the Community of Experts. 

    Event Details: 

    Europol’s Digital Forensic Lab has initiated the Forensic Experts Forum as early as 2014 and it is held every year at Europol’s HQ. FEF targets forensic practitioners in law enforcement and aims to facilitate the exchange of current trends, practices and efficient forensic approaches.

    In addition, to attract contributions in the form of research, presentations, demos and workshops for the conference, a “Call-for-Papers” is held inviting new, original ideas from people in academia, industry, government, LE, non-EU countries LE and Europol staff who are interested in sharing their results, knowledge, and experience in the domain of digital forensics.

    This year the conference was planned to take place in May, but due to the pandemic, it was cancelled. We are pleased that FEF2020 will eventually take place virtually from the 7th to 11th of December. It will be a week long virtual conference with 2-3 hours sessions per day.



  • Key parts of the meeting include: 

    Presentation of all tools developed in FORMOBILE and discussion about integration in the second ring trial (WP4 - 6)

    Presentation of the CWA standard developed in FORMOBILE and discussion about integration in the second ring trial (WP3)

    Presentation of the training courses developed in FORMOBILE and discussion about integration in the second ring trial (WP7)



  • Meeting Topic: Europe's Digital Sovereignty – Road to Success? 

    How FORMOBILE was involved..



  • The event "CoU Workshop on Forensics: Explosives, Conventional forensics, Digital forensics" is taking place virtually on 22 October 2020, from 14.00 to 17.00

    • 14h - 15h Plenary session: Setting the scene
    • 15h - 15h15 Break
    • 15h15 - 16h45 Breakout sessions: Explosives, “Conventional” forensics, Digital forensics 
    • 16h45 - 17h Plenary session: Wrap-up

    Read more about FORMOBILE's participation. 



  • FORMOBILE presentation at the Bavarian Prosecutor General Day:

    From 28th-29th of September, the general prosecutor meeting of Bavaria took place in Glonn (Germany). Dr. Christian Hummert, the scientific coordinator of the project, represented the FORMOBILE project.

    Christian presented the project to the attending forensic experts. Christian summarized the goals of the project. He paid extra attention to the CEN Workshop Agreement FORMOILE is working on. It was very valuable for the project to get in contact with the jurisdiction as an important stakeholder group. The attendees appreciated the new standard and stated out how important standards are for prosecution. The participants emphasised that the language of the standard and of the presentation of the results of forensic analysis need to be presented in simple language within the court.

    This is a key takeaway for those involved drafting the CWA. 


    Mask-Group-2 Glonn, Germany

  • The aim of the whole day is to deepen the understanding how the work on the tools can be connected with the preparation for the training, the validation of the whole project and the legal framework tools will face on their way to real products.

    The event is split into several slots and the leaders from each work package will present where they are in relation to the planned work and cover some of the pertinent topics of the project.



  • The meeting will consist of a general part (for all participants) and group work (Personnel, Tools, Processes, Legal and Ethics).  We have decided to add an additional chapter that deals with legal and ethical issues to the CWA to avoid any duplication of the content across the different chapters. This group will extract all issues that concern the legal matters from the text and summarize them in a separate chapter.



  • FORMOBILE presentation at MSAB Workshop From 15th-16th of September a Mobile Forensics Workshop from MSAB took place in Frankfurt-Maintal. Dr. Christian Hummert, the scientific coordinator of the project, represented the FORMOBILE project. Christian presented the project to the attending forensic experts. Christian summarized the goals of the project and gave an overview of what has been reached so far. He paid extra attention to the CEN Workshop Agreement on which FORMOILE is working.

    More information (In German) here


    Mask-Group-2 Maintal Westendstraße 77 63477 Maintal-Dörnigheim

  • FORMOBILE has been invited to speak in an upcoming webinar organised and hosted by the LOCARD project. 

    Webinar Details: 

    In their fight against cybercrime, one of the most difficult challenges for several countries is to standardise the process used in the preparation and generation of digital forensic reports. The procedure needed to obtain digital evidence, as well as its recognition in a court of justice, should follow standardised procedures aimed at guaranteeing the origin of the evidence and the integrity of the chain of custody. This is a crucial step towards producing high quality reports and a way to encourage digital forensics best practices and facilitate sharing and admissibility of reports across jurisdictions.

    REGISTER NOW in the two-part webinar that will take place next 16th July 2020 aimed at addressing these and other related needs.

    Speakers & Details

    Part 1: 10:00 – 11:00 CEST

    Weak Links - Can we build a robust cross-border chain of trust for digital evidence?

    What are the burning issues for the digital chain of custody? Working to resolve/address burning issues when sharing digital evidence between different European countries.


    • Ionut Stoica - Senior Research Analyst at Council of Europe
    • Teodora Balcanu - Senior Investigator at Romanian Police
      Alessandro Guarino - CEO at StAG
    • Angus Marshall - Lecturer at University of York and Director of n-gate
    • Moderated by Steve Kemsley - Security Consultant at EEMA

    Part 2: 11:30 – 12:30 CEST 

    How can the EU lead this process?

    Presentations of:

    • Global Cybercrime Certification: Carlota Urruela - Capacity Building Officer at ECTEG
    • FORMOBILE: Steven Ormston - Senior Project Officer at Polish Platform for Homeland Security
    • LOCARD: Fran Casino - Researcher at Athena Research Center
    • Moderated by Pablo López-Aguilar - Head of IT & Cybersecurity at



  • FORMOBILE Coordinator, Dr Christian Hummert, is delivering a speech connected to Standardisation in Mobile Forensics at this year's event. 

    Dr Hummert will be covering the steps FORMOBILE is taking to produce the CEN Workshop Agreement, informing colleagues of the work completed thus far and the upcoming actions planned throughout the project. 

    For those looking to understand more about this process now, this short article lays out the process the team is following. 

    Due to the current COVID pandemic, the event is now taking place online. 


    Mask-Group-2 New Haven, Connecticut, United States

  • Proposed workshop on Requirements and Guidelines for a complete end-to-end mobile forensic investigation chain

    The kick-off is the official meeting to begin the process of creating a new standard for mobile forensics. - Read more here 

    In addition to the process-related issues, the above CWA will cover requirements for a new curriculum for the training of LEA officers, security practitioners and criminal prosecution experts to ensure that the evidence from mobile devices is court-approved across national borders.

    The kick-off meeting will be held on 02 April 2020 in Vienna (AT), at Austrian Standards International (ASI). - Due to the current issues with travel as a result of COVID-19 - the event will now take place online.

    All interested parties are invited to submit comments on the draft Project Plan to Workshop Secretary, Dr. Olga RADCHUK (

    The final deliverable of this Workshop (CEN/CWA) is expected to be adopted in March 2022.


    Mask-Group-2 Austrian Standards Heinestrasse 38 1020 Vienna Austria

  • FORMOBILE, represented by the project coordinators Christan Hummert and Dirk Pawlaszczyk, will present an overview for those attending. The session is aimed at project managers from industry, research and universities as well as public and private end-users who are preparing an EU project or would like to find out about funding opportunities in the area of "Safe Societies" of the EU Framework Programme "Horizon 2020".

    Link to further information (In German) 


    Mask-Group-2 Bonn, Germany

  • Project coordinator, Christian Hummert, will attend the seminar organised by the European Commission. The event is an opportunity to engage directly with Policy Officers - informing them of the work FORMOBILE is doing and the content the partners intend to produce. 

    Some of the topics covered include:

    • Providing policy feedback 
    • The role LEAs have in the FORMOBILE consortium
    • The connection of FORMOBILE to previous projects with similar intentions 
    • How FORMOBILE relates to existing networks of LEAs  
    • The role of 'standardisation' in the project 
    • Managing data 
    • Collaboration through training initiatives 
    • Enabling exploitation of the project 


    Mask-Group-2 Brussels, Belgium

  • This is a practical workshop for groups working on EU projects that manage or produce personal data. The session is a continued discussion from a previous session and later a survey that was distributed in 2019. 

    Personal data is a complex topic as we strive to preserve citizen's rights and their identities, while still having the flexibility for projects to progress. This is critical as the research and development initiatives are for the greater good of Europe and its citizens. 

    The workshop brings together a variety of experts from multiple fields. The diverse group will work through scenarios to look at the latent dangers with data from a legal perspective, and the possible solutions to deal with such situations.  

    Following this, the groups will collaborate to bring ideas and best practices together with the goal of making improvements to the current approach. 



    Mask-Group-2 Brussels, Belgium

  • A significant aspect of the FORMOBILE project is the new innovative tools developed in Work Packages 4 - 6

    These cutting edge solutions will enable LEAs to recover, decrypt and analyse various data, stored on mobile devices. The work involved in developing such solutions is challenging and demanding. An added complexity is that a different partner of the consortium heads each work package — the University of Mittweida, Netherlands Forensic Institute and MSAB respectively. 

    Thus, cooperation and teamwork play a pivotal part in the development process. Regular face to face meetings will assist the individual members of these influential teams. The first of the project takes place in Sweden in mid-December. 


    Mask-Group-2 Hornsbruksgatan 28, 117 34 Stockholm, Sweden

  • Milipol Paris is the leading event dedicated to homeland security and safety.

    The 21st edition will be held on 19-22 November 2019 at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre. In 2017, the event attracted no fewer than 1,005 exhibitors from 53 countries, 29,939 visitors from 151 countries and 161 official delegations from 77 countries.

    FORMOBILE partner, MSAB, will be at the event and representing the project. If you are attending the event, please head to their stand for the latest updates.

    To find out more, or to register for this event, visit the Milipol site. 


    Mask-Group-2 Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte ZAC de Paris Nord 2 - CD 40 93420 Villepinte France

  • The third Central European Cybersecurity Conference – CECC 2019 aims at establishing a venue for the exchange of information on cybersecurity and its many aspects between academics and practitioners in central Europe.

    CECC 2019 encourages the dialogue between researchers of technical and social aspects of cybersecurity, both crucial in attaining adequate levels of cybersecurity. Complementary contributions dealing with its economic aspects as well as any legal, investigation or other issues related to cybersecurity are welcome, too.

    For further information and to register for the event, visit this page


    Mask-Group-2 Zamdorfer Straße 88, D-81677 Munich, Germany

  • CEN and CENELEC, the European standardization organizations, warmly welcome researchers, technologists and innovators to this dedicated one-day event to engage, share, learn, and build a long-lasting partnership, showcasing how standards support scaling of research and innovation in the markets.

    At the event, FORMOBILE will be present with an exhibition booth. The FORMOBILE project coordinator will also deliver a short presentation of the project. If you're attending, please come to say hello. 

    SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre

    Mont des Arts
    1000 Brussels

    Tel: +32 2 515 13 22


    Mask-Group-2 SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, Mont des Arts, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

  • Promoting Market update by reinforcing synergies between security research & other funding instruments. 

    Co-organised by the European Commission and the Ministry of the Interior in Finland as a side event of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

    More event information here. 


    Mask-Group-2 Hilton Strand Helsinki, John Stenbergin ranta 4, 00530 Helsinki

  • it-sa is Europe's largest expo for IT security and one of the most important platforms for solutions in the fields of cloud management, mobile and cybersecurity as well as data and network security in the world.

    Based in Nuremberg since 2009, it-sa is the meeting place for C-level experts, IT security officers from industry, services and administration as well as developers and providers of products and services relating to IT security and cybersecurity.

    Prof. Dr. Dirk Pawlaszczyk (HSMW) was attending this event to take part in a discussion on digital forensics.

    More information is available on the official site - 



    Mask-Group-2 Nürnberg, Germany

  • This event is organised to support the efforts of work package 1. Meeting in person will allow the work package team to collaborate on each of the tasks and develop a strategy for executing the most pressing points.

    The team will focus on task 1.1 - Specification of end-user requirements. European LEAs are completing a questionnaire, which will enable the team to map out the existing landscape, define the specification of the end-user requirements and identify changes that the experts would like developed in the mobile forensic domain.


    Mask-Group-2 Munich, Germany

  • The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) of Finland is hosting the ENFSI Forensic IT Working Group meeting on 11th–13th September 2019 in Helsinki, Finland.

    The FORMOBILE project will be presented at the event - giving spectators an understanding of the project's objectives and the current progress.


    Mask-Group-2 Ruoholahdenranta 3, Helsinki,00180,Finland

  • 1st International Workshop on Information Security Methodology and Replication Studies (IWSMR 2019)

    This workshop desires to foster the progress in research on the scientific methodology of information security, to improve the links between sub-domains of information security research and to advance the discussion on the scientific methodology in information security.

    Christian Hummert, coordinator of the FORMOBILE project and director of digital forensics at the Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector (ZITiS), Germany, will deliver the keynote, 'The need of standardisation and reference collections in digital forensics' 

    ZITiS is also the leader of Work Package 1 of the FORMOBILE project.  



    Mask-Group-2 Giles Lane, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ, United Kingdom

  • An event hosted by i-LEAD, a related project also funded under the Horizon 2020 programme. FORMOBILE attended this event to update LEAs on the current Mobile Forensic landscape in Europe.


    Mask-Group-2 Lisbon, Portugal

  • The FORMOBILE project kicked off during a meeting between 8th - 10th May, 2019 in Mittweida, Germany. The University of Mittweida is the coordinator of the consortium of this 3-year pan-European initiative.


    The FORMOBILE consortium includes nineteen institutions, from thirteen European states, and two associated countries.


    Mask-Group-2 Mittweida University of Applied Sciences, Technikumpl. 17, 09648 Mittweida, Germany

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