Women in Forensic Computing 2021

Women in Forensic Computing Workshop and Bootcamp
held in in cooperation with DFRWS EU 2021 in Cyberspace on March 29, 2021

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.


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.


The workshop will be hosted online via Zoom. The details on the Zoom meeting room will be sent via email to all registered participants.

All times below are in Irish/British Summer Time. Note that daylight savings time begins on 28th March. The current event time can be viewed on the DFRWS EU 2021 programme page.

  • 13:00 Welcome from Felix Freiling and Hyunji Chung
  • 13:10 Zoom Game warmup session
  • 13:15 Birds-of-a-feather Session: Brief informal presentations by participants
  • 13:45 Short Break
  • 14:00 Presentation 1: Hyunji Chung (Korea University, Korea) „Forensic Analysis of IoT Devices“
  • 14:30 Presentation 2: Svenja Mischur, Sarah Becker, Joanna Lang-Recht (intersoft consulting services AG, Hamburg, Germany) „Cyber Attack: From detection to remediation“
  • 15:00 Presentation 3: Daryl Pfeif (Digital Forensics Solutions, LLC, USA) „Cyber Sleuth Science Lab Project“
  • 15:30 Short break with Zoom Game
  • 15:45 Roundup discussion
  • 16:00 End of workshop, continued with open-ended hands-on bootcamp with Svenja Mischur, Sarah Becker, Joanna Lang-Recht on the incident response case from presentation 2


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 <women-in-forensic-computing@lists.cs.fau.de> by January 31, 2021. 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 scholarships (sponsored by FAU) for female students who wish to participate in the workshop: The scholarship covers the attendance fee for the DFRWS EU 2021 conference. To apply for such a scholarship, please indicate this in your application email.

Artwork and T-Shirt

Feel free to use the workshop logo on your presentation slides or on social media to spread the word.

You may also visit the workshop webshop to order the official workshop t-shirt and other merchandise.


Contact the organizers Hyunji Chung (Korea University) and Felix Freiling (FAU) via email at <women-in-forensic-computing@lists.cs.fau.de>


This workshop series is supported by the office of Gender and Diversity of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) and by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) as part of the Research and Training Group 2475 „Cybercrime and Forensic Computing“ (grant number 393541319/GRK2475/1-2019).