Women in Forensic Computing 2020

Workshop and Digital Forensics Bootcamp

held in the context of the Digital Forensic Research Conference Europe (DFRWS EU) on March 24, 2020 in Oxford, UK

organized by Hyunji Chung (Korea University) and Felix Freiling (FAU)


Digital forensic science is the application of scientific methods of computing in order to recover and investigate evidence found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime. Digital evidence is increasingly important in almost all types of juridical proceedings, mainly due to the increasing volume and quality of digital evidence.

The objective of this workshop is to increase the interest of students and academically young researchers in digital forensic science as a career field or a research field. Another aim of this workshop is to increase awareness and appreciation of the achievements of women in the area of forensic computing/digital forensics and therefore this workshop wishes to be a forum to help women build their technical confidence and thereby attract more female researchers to the field.

The workshop will include a sequence of presentations by women that introduce some fundamental and current topics of the field and allow for first-hand hands-on experience. We will also feature a session on ideas for increasing the awareness and appreciation of women in forensic computing.

Confirmed speakers

  • Hyunji Chung (Korea University, Korea) will speak on „Forensic Analysis of IoT Devices“
  • Svenja Mischur, Sarah Becker (intersoft consulting services AG, Hamburg, Germany) will speak on „Cyber Attack: From detection to remediation“
  • Daryl Pfeif (Digital Forensics Solutions, LLC, USA) will speak on a topic from the Cyber Sleuth Science Lab


New to the area of digital forensics? No problem. This workshop is aimed to introduce new people to the area. Talks will be technical but are aimed at novices in the area. There will also be time for hands-on work on small projects on self-supplied laptops. So if you want to gain practical experience in the use of tools and techniques, then bring your own laptop.

We will provide more information on the necessary software and other materials before the workshop on this page.


Participation in the workshop is limited. To participate, send a one-page letter describing your current affiliation, your research interests and why the workshop is interesting to you via email to <> by January 31, 2020. Applications after that date are also possible but will be handled on a first-come first-serve basis.

Workshop participation is free of charge and open to both male and female participants. We also offer several travel scholarships (sponsored by FAU) for female students who wish to participate in the workshop. The scholarship covers the attendance fee for the DFRWS EU 2020 conference and financial support for travel costs of up to 500 EUR. To apply for such a scholarship, please indicate your approximate travel costs in your application email.


Tentative Programme (subject to change)

Room/Location: TBA

10:00 Welcome from Chris Hargreaves, DFRWS EU Conference Chair

10:15 Birds-of-a-feather Session: Brief informal presentations by participants

10:45 Coffee Break

11:00 Session 1: Hyunji Chung (Korea University, Korea) „Forensic Analysis of IoT Devices“

12:00 Lunch Break

13:00 Session 2: Svenja Mischur, Sarah Becker (intersoft consulting services AG, Hamburg, Germany) „Cyber Attack: From detection to remediation“

14:00 Coffee Break

14:30 Session 3: Daryl Pfeif (Digital Forensics Solutions, LLC, USA) „Cybersleuth Lab Project“

15:30 Roundup discussion

16:00 End of workshop


Contact the organizers Hyunji Chung (Korea University)and Felix Freiling (FAU) via email at <>

Previous Events

  • Women: The future of forensic computing? Workshop at DFRWS EU 2019, April 24, 2019, National Criminal Investigation Service (KRIPOS), Oslo, Norway