The ADFSL submission system for papers and proposals is available at the following link:

  • Initial submissions should be made in PDF format.
  • The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. EST, 7 January 2017.
  • Submission Notifications will be sent by 11:59 p.m. EST, 12 February 2017.
  • The camera ready deadline for accepted submissions is 11:59 p.m. EST, 15 April 2017.
  • All manuscripts should be word-processed (letter or correspondence-quality font).

The following information applies to both the review and the final version of the manuscript, except that the review submission should not include:

  • Authors Names section
  • Biography section
  • Acknowledgments section (if it contains information identifying the authors)

If an article is accepted, author(s) must provide a machine-readable (Word or LaTeX) version and graphics (figures) in JPG, GIF, TIF, or format. Permissions for reprinted material are the sole responsibility of the author(s) and must be obtained in writing prior to publication.

Articles published in or under consideration for other journals or conferences should not be submitted. Significantly enhanced versions of manuscripts previously published may be considered. Authors need to seek permission from the publishers of such previous publications. Papers awaiting presentation or already presented at conferences must be significantly enhanced (ideally, taking advantage of feedback received at the conference) in order to receive consideration.

If the paper has been presented previously at a conference or other professional meeting, this fact, the date, and the sponsoring organization should be listed in a footnote on the first page.
Funding sources should be acknowledged in the Acknowledgements section.

Questions regarding the submission system may be sent to Glenn Dardick at .


The copyright of all material published in the ADFSL Conference Proceedings is held by the Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL). By agreeing and clicking the Continue button at the bottom of this page, the author agrees to these terms.

Creative Commons License

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The material published in the ADFSL Conference Proceedings is made available through a license under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Formatting Guidelines
(based on the JDFSL)



For those wishing to use LaTeX, a LaTeX template is available now by downloading the following:
LaTeX Template

Word Docx

For those wishing to use a Word Docx template, a Word Docx template is available now by downloading the following:
JDFSL Word Template