Call for Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section Abstracts for 2019 AAFS Annual Meeting

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Source: Mary F. Horvath, MFS, Section Program Chair

The AAFS Digital & Multimedia Sciences Section is gearing up for the 71st AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting. This is your chance to present your research and hard work! The AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting will be held February 18-23, 2019, in Baltimore, MD, at the Baltimore Convention Center. The theme for the upcoming meeting is Diligence, Dedication, and Devotion.

The AAFS DMS Section program committee invites you to submit abstracts describing scientific research or case studies related to digital and multimedia forensics. Also, if you have ideas or proposals for workshops, contact Section Program Chair Mary Horvath ( and/or Section Program Co-Chair Doug White (

The section is striving to make multiple workshops available and is welcoming your participation in all related areas. Workshops that incorporate other AAFS sections/sciences are especially desired; however, every topic is welcome. Some abstract and workshop topic ideas are:

  • New and emerging hot-topics:
    • Bitcoin and electronic currencies
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Drones and other Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Computer and Mobile Devices
    • Mobile and embedded-device forensics
    • Digital evidence storage and preservation
    • “Big data” solutions for forensics
    • Memory analysis and snapshot acquisition
    • Incident response and live analysis
    • Cloud and virtual machine forensics
    • Data recovery and reconstruction
  • Multimedia
    • Forensic audio, video, and image authentication
    • Recorder attribution
    • Studies related to enhancement or clarification of recorded audio or imagery
    • Forensic identity comparisons from recorded evidence (face, voice, etc.)
    • Multimedia carving and fragment repair
    • Metadata analysis
    • Compression level analysis and detection of recompression
    • DVR analysis and recovery
  • General
    • Tool testing and development
    • Digital and Multimedia Evidence (DME) and the law
    • Case studies
    • Data hiding and discovery

As more information about the annual meeting becomes available, it will be posted on the AAFS 71st Annual Scientific Meeting’s web page. Remember, the deadline for abstract submission is August 1! Presenting authors of abstracts that are selected for presentation by the Program Committee will be notified by November 15. Submission information may be found here.

Please take advantage of this valuable opportunity to share your research or case studies with DMS colleagues in a forum designed to stimulate interaction and strengthen the forensic science community.