DFRWS conferences are highly regarded within the research community, meaning it was extremely pleasing for the project to be present and represented by the training work package's key actors.

DFRWS conferences allow practitioners and researches to meet, share knowledge and present work. They run throughout the world, covering Europe, USA and most recently APAC, the conference running this week. 

As with most meetings, the organisers moved the event to a virtual setting. Despite this, the work package 7 team that took part was complimentary of the event and the fruitful environment it provided. 

DFRWS gatherings include many topics in digital forensics and both long and short research papers are presented by researchers and practitioners. FORMOBILE has a specific interest in mobile forensics, and this edition of DFRWS covered several topics, including educational/training challenges; identifying WhatsApp communication; IoT network traffic analysis; micro-mobility solutions and more. 

The FORMOBILE team included Georgina Humphries, Rune Nordvik (Norwegian Police University College), Harry Manifavas (ICS-FORTH), Phil Cobley (MSAB), Matthew Sorell (University of Adelaide). The team were presenting: 

Law Enforcement educational challenges for mobile forensics

Well done to all those who took part and are working hard to move the digital forensics domain forward. For other topics covered at the event, please refer to the DFRWS APAC 2021 Program