The ADFSL Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law is a unique and innovative event. It is managed by the Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL).

The conference was created on the premise that digital forensics goes beyond digital evidence. The mission of the conference is to significantly expand the domain of digital forensics research to a wide and eclectic audience of academics, consultants and executives who are involved in the curriculum, research and use of digital forensics.

The conference will provide an avenue for the presentation and discussion of original research and curriculum about digital forensics and its relationship to security and law. Contributions are particularly welcome which analyze the results of interdisciplinary research and relate to the intersection of theory, method and empirical findings. Of interest will be manuscripts, which present the theoretical concepts of the development, organization, and dissemination of digital forensics concepts. Further, conference proceedings will be made available to include the results of research and case studies that advance the practice and understanding of digital forensics methods and techniques to support efficient and effective investigations.

Conference submissions will be double blind refereed and will provide a forum for high quality research, communication and debate on the subject of digital forensics and directly related fields.


The ADFSL Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law will be of value to both academic and practitioner audiences. The primary audience will include those individuals who are interested in research related to the digital forensics, security and law as well as the curriculum and the teaching methods of digital forensics and its relation to security and law.

Our audience will also include digital forensics and information security practitioners who work in the broad realm of the public sector, private sector, the law, and academia. The common theme is that all of these practitioners consider computer forensics and digital evidence to be resources that need to be understood, taught, and developed.