2012 Call For Presentations and Workshops


The 3rd Annual Sleuth Kit and Open Source Digital Forensics Conference will be held on October 3, 2012 in Chantilly, VA. You are invited to submit a presentation (note that the conference is several months later than previous years). 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 framework designs and experiences
  • 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 (October 2, 2012). 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 submissions2012@osdfcon.org and are due by April 16, 2012. To submit a presentation or workshop idea, e-mail the following information:

  • Title:
  • Author:
  • Description of presentation or workshop:
  • Short biography of author:
  • Specify whether the author is a developer and/or user of the tool(s) discussed:
  • Specify whether the presentation or workshop is 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. This allows digital investigators to learn about new tools and provide direct feedback to the tool developers. It also allows projects to find volunteers who can help write code, write documentation, or perform testing.