Call for Papers

Submission deadlines

Full/Short papers due: 13 September 2013
Notification of paper acceptance: 30 September 2013
Final paper/short paper due: 11 October 2013

Workshop/panel proposals due: 2 September 2013
Notification of workshop/panel acceptance: 13 September 2013

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Full and Short Paper Submissions

SADFC 2013 is an international conference and all submissions will be peer-reviewed by a panel of experts. English is the official conference language – all submissions must therefore be in English. All submissions in all categories of the SADFC 2013 Conference  follow the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series prescribed format (MS-Word) format.
The template of the paper structure is available below:


Papers that do not follow the template may be excluded from the conference proceedings. The maximum paper length will be strictly enforced. For all tracks, only PDF files must be submitted for review. All submissions must be made through the Online Submission System.
We invite the submission of FULL PAPERS (maximum of 10 pages) and SHORT PAPERS (maximum of 4 pages) to report original previously-unpublished work in the field of Digital Forensics  or E-Discovery. Full papers typically report on completed and mature research results while short papers report on works in progress with significant intermediate results. All full and short research paper submissions will be peer-reviewed by an international panel of experts. The review process will retain the anonymity of authors and reviewers. The program committee will consider the following criteria when evaluating submitted papers: originality of contribution; relevance to the conference; technical/scientific merit; and presentation and clarity. Accepted full and short research papers must be presented at the conference. Authors should guarantee the anonymity of their submissions (by removing names and affiliations from the first page and elsewhere in the paper that would allow reviewers to easily identify authors).

Workshop and Panel Submissions

We invite proposals for WORKSHOPS and PANELS as satellite events associated with the conference within the general scope of the conference.
Workshop proposals should include the aim of the workshop; tentative programme; possible speakers; and expected outcomes. Topics and/or themes for a panel session may also be proposed by individuals with an interest in chairing a panel on a topic that intrigues them. Preference will be given to topics that raise forward-looking and/or contentious issues, and that promote debate among panel members and involvement of the audience. All suggestions will be assessed for their topicality and ability to generate stimulating debate.
Send your proposal (including an abstract of up to 500 words) directly to the conference secretary, Carmen Pearce. Submissions for workshops and panels are NOT anonymous, but will be assessed for appropriateness and feasibility by the conference committee. The proposal should include the proposer’s name and affiliation.

For more information, contact: Carmen Pearce.