CALL FOR PAPERS

ADFSL 2018 Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law
Venue: San Antonio, TX USA
Dates: 17 & 18 May 2018
Conference Website: http://commons.erau.edu/adfsl/2018/

Dear colleagues:

The ADFSL 2018 Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law will be held on May 17 & 18, 2018 on the campus of University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX.

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 focuses on the current and expanding role of digital forensics within investigations and the courts as well as its important role within cyber security – both national as well as corporate. Topics not only include technology and evidence, but also are very much focused on how to prepare students for careers in digital forensics. Conference papers are double blind refereed and provide a forum for high quality research, communication and debate on the subject of digital forensics and directly related fields.

The conference is of particular interest to individuals who are interested in developing curriculum and teaching methods as well as conducting research related to the areas of digital forensics, security, and law. This conference will be of value to both academic and practitioner audiences.

Information and Deadlines

  • Initial submissions should be made in PDF format.
  • The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. EST, 15 January 2018.
  • Submission Notifications will be sent by 11:59 p.m. EST, 1 March 2018.
  • The camera ready deadline for accepted submissions is 11:59 p.m. EST, 1 April 2018.
  • All manuscripts should be word-processed (letter or correspondence-quality font).

Submission Types

Short briefing papers: A technology or a management briefing on an aspect of digital forensics, information security, and/or cyber law. Such papers will be presented by the author in a round table discussion format at the conference. These papers need not be extensive. Typical length is about 1500–2000 words.

Research papers: A research question or an argument is posed and subsequently conducted. Empirical work (quantitative or qualitative) is necessary. Research papers will be presented by the authors in a regular conference session. These papers should be extensive. Typical length is about 5000–6000 words. All research papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (JDFSL).

Case Studies: Case studies are typically descriptions of a given digital forensics situation. Names of organizations/actors can be kept anonymous to maintain confidentiality. Case studies will be presented by the authors at the conference. Typical length is about 5000–6000 words. All case studies will be considered for publication in the Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (JDFSL).

Student Scholar Track: Up to six student papers will be selected for the Student Scholar Track. Of the six papers, one will be selected for the Student Scholar Award. The primary author must be present at the conference. To participate, the primary author of the paper must be a student. The primary author must email the conference chair and specify that they wish their submitted paper to be considered for the Student Scholar track.

Panels: Panels and workshop proposals are welcome. Typical length is about 1000 words long and covers a current technology or a controversial issue.

Participants

The primary audience will include individuals who are interested in developing curriculum and teaching methods as well as conducting research related to the areas of digital forensics, security, and law. This conference will be of value to both academic and practitioner audiences.

Submissions

All research papers and case studies are double blind peer reviewed.

Instructions for authors may be found at the following link:

http://commons.erau.edu/adfsl/2018/

Best Papers

Selected papers from the conference will be considered for inclusion in the following journal:

Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law

Suggested Topics

The conference committee is calling for papers and proposals in, or related to, the following areas:

CURRICULUM
– Digital forensics curriculum
– Cyber law curriculum
– Information security curriculum
– Accounting digital forensics curriculum

TEACHING METHODS
– Digital forensics teaching methods
– Cyber law teaching methods
– Information security teaching methods
– Accounting digital forensics teaching methods

CASES
– Digital forensics case studies
– Cyber law case studies
– Information security case studies
– Accounting digital forensics case studies

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
– Digital forensics and information technology
– Cyber law and information technology
– Information security and information technology
– Accounting digital forensics information technology

NETWORKS AND THE INTERNET
– Digital forensics and the Internet
– Cyber law and the Internet
– Information security and Internet
– Digital forensics accounting and the Internet

ANTI–FORENSICS AND COUNTER ANTI–FORENSICS
– Steganography
– Stylometrics and author attribution
– Anonymity and proxies
– Encryption and decryption

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES
– International issues in digital forensics
– International issues in cyber law
– International issues in information security
– International issues in accounting digital forensics

THEORY
– Theory development in digital forensics
– Theory development in information security
– Methodologies for digital forensic research
– Analysis techniques for digital forensic and information security research

PRIVACY ISSUES
– Privacy issues in digital forensics
– Privacy issues in information security
– Privacy issues in cyber law

SOFTWARE FORENSICS
– Software piracy investigation
– Software quality forensics

NATIONAL SECURITY AND CYBERCRIME
– Cyber culture
– Cyber terrorism
– Cyber war
– Cybercrime

Additional Information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THE CONFERENCE CAN BE FOUND AT:
http://commons.erau.edu/adfsl/2018/

REGISTRATION INFORMATION IS POSTED AT:
http://commons.erau.edu/adfsl/2018/

The Conference Chairs are:
Dr. Dave Dampier, and Dr. Nicole Beebe,

The Program Chair is:
Dr. Raymond Choo,

Association for Digital Forensics, Security and Law
Website: http://www.adfsl.org

Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law
Website: http://erau.edu/jdfsl/
Editor-in-Chief
Glenn S. Dardick, Ph.D., CCE (ISFCE), CCFP (ISC2)
804-402-9239

gdardick (Skype)