Call for Papers


International Conference on Digital Forensics, Readiness and Investigation (Digital Forensics 2016) is an international referred conference dedicated to the advancement of Computer Forensics, Digital Forensics, Mobile Forensics Electronic Discovery, Network Forensics, Forensic Readiness, Digital Investigation and Chain of Custody. We welcome new and innovative contributions that provide insight to theoretical underpinnings, foundational research, methods and practical implementation of mobile forensic systems, advances in the implementation, design and practices of digital investigation, and the implications of use of such systems in the ecosystem.


The aim of the Digital Forensics 2016 is to encourage participation and promotion of collaborative scientific, industrial and academic inter-workings among individual researchers, practitioners, members of existing associations, academia, standardisation bodies, and including government departments and agencies. The purpose is to build bridges between academia and industry, and to encourage interplay of different cultures.


Digital Forensics 2016 invites researchers and industry practitioners to submit papers that encompass principles, analysis, design, methods and applications. All submitted papers will be independently peer-reviewed.


The conference proceedings will be published and submitted for bibliographic indexing and listing by the following: IEEE Xplore Digital Library, DBLP Computer Science, Scopus, CiteSeerX, Computer Science Index, EI Compendex, Academic Search Complete, CiteULike, Google Scholar & Microsoft Academic Search.



Digital Forensics 2016 is co-located with other conferences part of Counter Fraud 2016.

  • Posters will be presented during the conference.
  • Industry track is available for discussing and publishing pilot and proof of concepts.
  • Work in Progress track is available for preliminary work.
  • Research Ideas track is available for ideas in early stages assessment.
  • PhD Seminar track is available for discussing and publishing early PhD thesis research.

All accepted submissions, including Industry track, Work in Progress track, Research Ideas track and PhD Seminar track will be published in the conference proceedings.


All submissions, including abstracts and full papers should be submitted via the Easychair Conference Site


Topics of Interest

Original papers are invited on recent advances in Digital Forensics, Admissibility, Evidential Standards and Open Source Forensics Tools. The topics in Digital Forensics 2016 include but not limited to:


Computer Network Forensics

Seizure, Preservation and Analysis

Handling Evidence, Tampering and Contamination

Evidence Practices

Network Forensics

Database Forensics

Application Forensics


Mobile Devices Forensics

Smartphone, Tablet and PDA

Flash and RAM Memory Analysis

Emerging Techniques in Mobile Forensics


Live Forensics

Digital Profiling

Cyber Crime

Live Network Analysis

Live Computer Crime Analysis

RAM, Flash and Volatile Memory Analysis


Forensic Readiness

Processes and Procedures

Forensic Readiness Policy


Technical Controls

Design Requirements for Cyber Forensics

Theoretical Underpinnings to Cyber Forensics

Managing Cyber Forensics Investigations

Testing Frameworks for Forensics Tools

Teaching Digital Forensics



Cyber Crime Investigation

Computer Breach Investigation

Compromise, Vulnerability Exploits Investigation

Investigative Process

Investigative Procedures

Chain of Custody



Audit Trails


Open Source Tools & Application

Live Analysis

Video and Voice Recognition Systems

Electronic Discovery

Network Analysis Tools

Discs Analysis Tools

Encryption Analysis Tools



Forensic Law

Legal Admissibility

Evidential Standards

Forensic Policy

Traffic Analysis

Digital Evidence


Country and Borders Powers/Authority

Presentation of Digital Evidence in a Court of Law

Copyright Infringement Crimes

All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings!


Best Papers

The best paper of each section will be selected and their author(s) will receive a corresponding Award Certificate.

Authors of the Best 20%-25% papers presented at the conference will be invited to adapt their papers for their publication in one of the special issues peer reviewed journals.

Web Fraud Detection Journal Cyber Security IJEDIT Journal