August 6th, 7th, and 8th
Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center.

Room Cost:
100 guest rooms have been reserved at a special conference rate of $149.00 per night for non-government employed attendees and $86.00 per night for government-employed attendees.

Room deadlines:
Please honor this pricing arrangement and do not attempt to receive the government rate without proper identification and/or government travel orders. In order to ensure room availability we ask that your room reservation be completed by July 6, 2003. On July 7, 2003 all of the remaining guest rooms will be released to the general public and availability will be limited. If making a reservation, please mention DFRWS.

Conference fee
US $325.00 up to and including Sunday July 6, 2003.
After July 6, 2003 the conference fee will increase to US $375.00

DFRWS Challenge on Honeynet

The Digital Forensic Research Workshop, or DFRWS, was initiated in August 2001 to bring academic researchers and digital forensic investigators and practitioners together for active discussion that addresses three major objectives:

To meet these objectives the DFRWS Mission Statement was drafted and covers the following items:
  1. Initiate a dynamic community of experts from academia and practice
  2. Promote scholarly discussion related to digital forensic research and its application
  3. Involve experienced analysts and examiners from law enforcement, military and civilian sectors
  4. Define core technologies that form a focus for useful research and development
  5. Establish and expand a common lexicon so the community speaks the same language
  6. Engage in regular debate and collaborative activity to ensure a sharp focus, high interest, and efficacy

DFRWS activities center around the need to enhance and promote the application of the scientific method in research and practice in Digital Forensic Science.  As such, efforts strive to discover, define, and foster fundamental scientific principles that will support investigations of digital "wrongdoing" from all perspectives.