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ADFSL 2023 : 2023 ADFSL Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law


When May 24, 2023 - May 25, 2023
Where Daytona Beach, FL, United States
Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2023

Call For Papers

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.

Submission Guidelines:
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

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.

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

CURRICULUM: Digital forensics curriculum; Cyberlaw 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; Cyberlaw case studies; Information security case studies; Accounting digital forensics case studies

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Digital forensics and information technology; Cyberlaw and information technology; Information security and information technology - Accounting digital forensics information technology

NETWORKS AND THE INTERNET: Digital forensics and the Internet; Cyberlaw 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 Cyberlaw

SOFTWARE FORENSICS: Software piracy investigation; Software quality forensics

NATIONAL SECURITY AND CYBERCRIME: Cyberculture; Cyberterrorism; Cyberwar; Cybercrime

Organizing Committee:

Conference Organizer:

Dr. Glenn S. Dardick

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University,

Florida, USA

Conference General Chairs:

Dr. Umit Karabiyik

Purdue University,

Indiana, USA

Dr. Marcus K. Rogers

Purdue University,

Indiana, USA

Program Chair:

Dr. Smriti Bhatt

Purdue University,

Indiana, USA

The ADFSL Conference on Digital Forensics will be held in Daytona Beach, Florida USA from May 24-25, 2023. More information will be posted on the conference page:

All questions about submissions should be emailed to Dr. Smriti Bhatt at

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