The ADFSL submission system for papers and proposals is available at the following link:

  • Initial submissions should be made in PDF format.
  • The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. EST, 7 January 2019 15 February 2019 (hard deadline).
  • Submission Notifications will be sent by 11:59 p.m. EST, 12 February 2019 8 March 2019.
  • The camera ready deadline for accepted submissions is 11:59 p.m. EST, 1 April 2019.
  • All manuscripts should be word-processed (letter or correspondence-quality font).

The following information applies to both the review and the final version of the manuscript, except that the review submission should not include:

  • Authors Names section
  • Biography section
  • Acknowledgments section (if it contains information identifying the authors)

If an article is accepted, author(s) must provide a machine-readable (Word or LaTeX) version and graphics (figures) in JPG, GIF, TIF, or format. Permissions for reprinted material are the sole responsibility of the author(s) and must be obtained in writing prior to publication.

Articles published in or under consideration for other journals or conferences should not be submitted. Significantly enhanced versions of manuscripts previously published may be considered. Authors need to seek permission from the publishers of such previous publications. Papers awaiting presentation or already presented at conferences must be significantly enhanced (ideally, taking advantage of feedback received at the conference) in order to receive consideration.

If the paper has been presented previously at a conference or other professional meeting, this fact, the date, and the sponsoring organization should be listed in a footnote on the first page.
Funding sources should be acknowledged in the Acknowledgements section.

Questions regarding the submission system may be sent to Narasimha K. Shashidhar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The copyright of all material published in the ADFSL Conference Proceedings is held by the Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (ADFSL). The author will agree upon submission of materials for consideration by the conference to complete and return a copyright agreement upon acceptance prior to the conference

The author must complete and return the copyright transfer and agreement before publication. Click here to download the copyright transfer form.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
The material published in the ADFSL Conference Proceedings is made available through a license under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Formatting Guidelines
(based on the JDFSL) 

JDFSL Templates

Word Docx

For those wishing to use a Word DOC or Docx file for the camera-ready copy, a Word Docx template is available now by downloading the following.
MS Word Template


For those wishing to use LaTeX for the camera-ready copy, a LaTeX template is available now by downloading the following:
LaTeX Template