This workshop will be held in conjunction with the 15th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security.

Workshop organising committee

  • Richard E. Overill, King’s College London, UK
  • Virginia N. L. Franqueira, University of Kent, UK
  • Andrew Marrington, Zayed University, UAE
  • Andrew Jones, University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, University of Texas at San Antonio, US


WSDF aims to bring together experts from academia, industry, government and law enforcement who are interested in advancing the state of the art in digital forensics by exchanging their knowledge, results, ideas and experiences. It provides a relaxed atmosphere that promotes discussion and free exchange of ideas while maintaining a sound academic backing. The focus of this workshop is not only restricted to digital forensics in the investigation of crime. It also addresses security applications such as automated log analysis, forensic aspects of fraud prevention and investigation, policy and governance, and incident response.

This year the program will include the presentation of nine papers. The best paper award will be sponsored by the BCS Cybercrime Forensics Specialist Group.

This years keynote

Internet of Things (IoT) Forensics: Challenges and Opportunities

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are becoming commonplace in our society, due to their widespread applications (e.g., environmental monitoring, smart cities, healthcare, surveillance, and battlefields such as Internet of Battlefield Things). Such devices are also generally capable of capturing a broad range of information, including digital artefacts that can facilitate a digital investigation during a cyber security incident (e.g., data breach).

While IoT devices are potential evidence acquisition sources, there are a number of challenges associated with IoT forensics and investigations as discussed in this presentation. We also identify a number of opportunities, which hopefully will help to shape future research agenda on IoT forensics. For example, we posit the importance of having a digital forensic black-box, conceptually similar to the cockpit voice recorder (also known as a flight recorder) on aircrafts, to facilitate digital investigations.

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

Kim-Kwang Raymond ChooKim-Kwang Raymond Choo received the Ph.D. in Information Security in 2006 from Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and currently holds the Cloud Technology Endowed Professorship at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), US. In 2015 he and his team won the Digital Forensics Research Challenge organized by Germany's University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

He is the recipient of the 2019 IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC) Award for Excellence in Scalable Computing (Middle Career Researcher), 2018 UTSA College of Business Col. Jean Piccione and Lt. Col. Philip Piccione Endowed Research Award for Tenured Faculty, Outstanding Associate Editor of 2018 for IEEE Access, British Computer Society's 2019 Wilkes Award Runner-up, 2019 EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (JWCN) Best Paper Award, Korea Information Processing Society's Journal of Information Processing Systems (JIPS) Survey Paper Award (Gold) 2019, IEEE Blockchain 2019 Outstanding Paper Award, International Conference on Information Security and Cryptology (Inscrypt 2019) Best Student Paper Award, IEEE TrustCom 2018 Best Paper Award, ESORICS 2015 Best Research Paper Award, 2014 Highly Commended Award by the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency, Fulbright Scholarship in 2009, 2008 Australia Day Achievement Medallion, and British Computer Society's Wilkes Award in 2008.

The workshop is likely to run according to the following schedule (to be confirmed) 

25 Aug - 13:45 - 17:00
26 Aug - 15:00 - 18:30

Further information

This event is in association with ARES conference and sponsored by Cybercrime Forensics Specialist Group

Webinar: The 13th International Workshop on Digital Forensics (WSDF 2020)
Date and time
25 August, 1:45pm - 26 August, 6:30pm