DFRWS EU 10-Year Review and Future Directions in Digital Forensic Research

Breitinger, Frank; Hilgert, Jan-Niclas; Hargreaves, Christopher; Sheppard, John; Overdorf, Rebekah; Scanlon, Mark

Publication Date:  March 2024

Publication Name:  Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation

Abstract:   Conducting a systematic literature review and comprehensive analysis, this paper surveys all 135 peer-reviewed articles published at the Digital Forensics Research Conference Europe (DFRWS EU) spanning the decade since its inaugural running (2014-2023). This comprehensive study of DFRWS EU articles encompasses sub-disciplines such as digital forensic science, device forensics, techniques and fundamentals, artefact forensics, multimedia forensics, memory forensics, and network forensics. Quantitative analysis of the articles' co-authorships, geographical spread and citation metrics are outlined. The analysis presented offers insights into the evolution of digital forensic research efforts over these ten years and informs some identified future research directions.

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      @article{breitinger202410YearReview,
author={Breitinger, Frank and Hilgert, Jan-Niclas and Hargreaves, Christopher and Sheppard, John and Overdorf, Rebekah and Scanlon, Mark},
title="{DFRWS EU 10-Year Review and Future Directions in Digital Forensic Research}",
journal="{Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation}",
year=2024,
month=03,
abstract={Conducting a systematic literature review and comprehensive analysis, this paper surveys all 135 peer-reviewed articles published at the Digital Forensics Research Conference Europe (DFRWS EU) spanning the decade since its inaugural running (2014-2023). This comprehensive study of DFRWS EU articles encompasses sub-disciplines such as digital forensic science, device forensics, techniques and fundamentals, artefact forensics, multimedia forensics, memory forensics, and network forensics. Quantitative analysis of the articles' co-authorships, geographical spread and citation metrics are outlined. The analysis presented offers insights into the evolution of digital forensic research efforts over these ten years and informs some identified future research directions.}
}