IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
Call For Papers

SADFE-2016 is concerned with the generation, analysis and sustainability of digital evidence and evolving t tools and techniques that are used in this effort. Advancement in this field requires innovative methods, systems, and practices, which are grounded in solid research coupled with an understanding of user needs. Digital forensics at SADFE focuses on the issues introduced by the coupling of rapidly advancing technologies and increased globalization. We believe digital forensic engineering is vital to security, the administration of justice and the evolution of culture.

Conference Topics

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Digital Data and Evidence Collection:

  • Identification, authentication and collection of digital evidence
  • Extraction and management of forensic artifacts
  • Identification and redaction of personally identifying/sensitive information
  • Evidence and digital memory preservation, curation and storage
  • Compliance of architectures and processes (including network processes) with forensic requirements
  • Data, digital knowledge, and web mining systems for identification and authentication of data
  • Honeynets and other deception technologies that collect data for forensic analysis
  • Innovative forensic techniques for new technologies

    Digital Evidence Management, Integrity and Analytics:

  • Advanced search, analysis, and presentation of digital evidence
  • Cybercrime analysis, modeling and reconstruction technologies
  • Tools and techniques for combining digital and non-digital evidence
  • Supporting both qualitative and quantitative evidence
  • Handling of evidence and the preservation of data integrity and admissibility
  • Digital evidence in the face of encryption

    Forensic-support technologies:

  • Forensic-enabled and proactive monitoring/response
  • Scientific Principle-Based Digital Forensic Processes
  • Examination environments for digital data
  • Legal/technical aspects of admissibility and evidence tests

    Forensic tool validation:

  • Legal implications and issues
  • Handling increasing volumes of digital discovery
  • Computational Forensics and Validation Issues in Forensic Authentication and Validation.
  • Forensic Readiness by Design
  • Forensics tool validation
  • Computational systems and computational forensic analysis
  • Legal, Ethical and Technical Challenges
  • Forensics, policy and ethical implications new and evolving technologies
  • Legal and privacy implications for digital and computational forensic analysis
  • New Evidence Decisions
  • Legal case construction and digital evidence support
  • Transnational Investigations/Case Integration
  • Managing geographically, politically and/or jurisdictionally dispersed data artifacts
  • Case studies illustrating privacy, legal and legislative issues
  • Courtroom expert witness and case presentation

    The Impacts of the following on any of the above

  • Technological challenges
  • Legal and ethical challenges
  • Economic challenges
  • Political challenges
  • Cultural and professional challenges
  • New Trends (Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Smart City, Big Data, etc.)

    Important Deadlines

    Paper submission: June 1, 2016
    Author Notification: July 15, 2016
    Final paper due: August 15, 2016
    Conference: September 20 - 22, 2016


    SADFE-2016 papers will have the opportunity to be published in a Special Issue of the Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (JDFSL) and will undergo a double-blind review process.

    Best paper award

    A Best Paper Award will be selected from among the final papers.