SADFE 2016 
Eleventh International Conference on Systematic Approaches to Digital
Forensics Engineering 
September 20th - 22nd, 2016, Kyoto, Japan 	 

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
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. 

Contact Information 

Submissions to the SADFE 2016 conference will be handled through Easy
Chair and can be made at  Other information
can be obtained at For any other questions related
to the submission phase, please contact the SADFE 2016 PC chair: Dave
Dampier (  For questions related to the
organization of SADFE 2016 please contact one of the following:

Tetsotaru Ueahara, Kyoto University,
Michael Losavio, University of Louisville +1 502 852 3509

Program Committee

Sudhir Aggarwal, Florida State University
Frank Breitinger, University of New Haven
Joseph Cannatacci, University of Groningen
Long Chin, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecom
Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, University of South Australia
K.P. Chow, University of Hong Kong
Mohamed El Attar, Mississippi State University
Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, University of Washington
Robert Erbacher, Northwest Security Institute
Xinwen Fu, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Dae Glendowne, Mississippi State University
Lambert Großkopf, Universit├Ąt Bremen
Yong Guan, Iowa State University
Barbara Guttman, NIST
Brian Hay, University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Ping Ji, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Jeremy John, British Library
Andrina Lin, Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (Taiwan)
Pinxin Liu, Renmin University of China Law School
Michael Losavio, University of Louisville
David Manz, Pacific Northwest National Lab
Mariofanna Milanova, Univ of Arkansas-Little Rock
Carsten Momsen, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin
Kara Nance, University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Gilbert Peterson, Air Force Institute of Technology
Slim Rekhis, University of Carthage
Golden Richard, University of New Orleans
Ahmed Salem, Hood College
Clay Shields, Georgetown University
Bill Underwood, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wietse Venema, Google
Hein Venter, University of Pretoria
Xinwuan Wang, George Mason University
Yang Xiang, Deaking University, Australia
Alec Yasinsac, University of South Alabama
S.M. Yiu, Hong Kong University
Nan Zhang, George Washington University