DFRWS USA 2016, the Digital Forensics Research Conference USA 2015 is happening next week in Philadelphia, PA, USA. [DFRWS is the acronym, so I’m guessing it was a WorkShop before it was a Conference?] DFRWS is held in cooperation with the ACM’s SIG on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC). Next week, there are a lot of interesting forensic and RE talks happening, but I only see one firmware-related one, from a quick look at the schedule:
“New acquisition method based on firmware update protocols for Android smartphones”
Seung Jei Yang, Jung Ho Choi, Ki Bom Kim, and Tae Joo Chang
Also, if you search the archives, you’ll find a handful of firmware-related talks (not many). DFRWS EU 2016 will be held from March 29 to April 1, 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland.