2011 Call For Presentations and Workshops


The 2nd Annual The Sleuth Kit and Open Source Digital Forensics Conference will be held on June 14, 2011 in McLean, VA and we invite you to submit a presentation. The conference will be attended by digital forensic investigators and developers. This event is a unique opportunity to make investigators aware of your tools, get feedback from users, meet fellow developers, and help direct the future of open source digital forensics software.

We are looking for talks on a variety of topics about using open source tools, including:

  • Open, plug-in analysis frameworks
  • Automated forensics
  • Hard drive analysis and triage
  • Analyzing application-level artifacts
  • Mobile device forensics
  • Cyber incident response
  • Getting involved with the community
  • User experiences
  • Case studies

We are also looking for people who are interested in providing half- and full-day workshops on the day before the conference. The workshops should provide hands-on guidance for using or developing open source digital forensic tools.

Submission Instructions

Topics can be submitted by e-mail to submissions2011@osdfcon.org and are due by February 14, 2011. To submit a presentation or workshop idea, e-mail the following information:

  • Title:
  • Author:
  • Description of presentation or workshop:
  • Are the authors developers or users of the tools that are discussed:
  • Is this targeted towards users or developers:
  • Duration: (45-minute presentation, half-day workshop, or full-day workshop)

About the Conference

The mission of The Sleuth Kit and Open Source Digital Forensics Conference is to create a forum where developers and users of open source digital forensics software can learn and interact. One of the benefits of open source software in digital forensics is that an investigator can examine how a tool works and better testify to it. See www.opensourceforensics.org for more information on finding open source tools.

The first conference was held in 2010. Basis Technology has organized both conferences and Brian Carrier (author of The Sleuth Kit) has been the conference chair. This years conference will be held at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner hotel.