CFP Special Issue: Application of AI in Digital Forensics

Special Issue Guest Editors:

Prof. Dr. Johannes Fähndrich

Prof. a. d. PA Dr. Roman Povalej

Heiko Rittelmeier, MSc

Silvio Berner, M.A.


Submission Deadline: 30.7.2021



Aims and Scope


With the increase of digitalization and the pervasiveness of information systems, a crime scene is no longer what it used to be with its mix of a location, people, evidence, changes in time, and their virtual counterpart. Including the mainstream use of smart-homes, -infrastructure, -factories, or -cities, investigations and forensic evidence are no longer bound by physics. With the growing amount of digital information, an application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in forensics is incumbent. Methods from Machine Learning and Data Science need to be extended to be explainable and valid for legal purposes. This special issue has the goal of collecting work on AI with the application on forensic science with the focus on the amalgamation of computer science, data analytics, and machine learning with the discussion of the law and ethics for its application to cyber forensics.

Topic might be, but are not restricted to:


NLU/NLP in forensic evidence

Explainable AI which can stand up in court

AI and Object Detection 

AI and Super resolution

AI and Darknets and hidden services investigation

AI and emotion recognition

AI and lie detection

AI and Cybercrime related investigations

Fooling neuronal networks and other Anti-forensic techniques and methods

Automated analysis for forensic evidence in IoT

AI in incident response, investigation and evidence handling

Ethical, legal, and societal challenges of using AI in digital forensics



If you are interested in contributing to this special issue, please contact the guest editors: Prof. Dr. Johannes Fähndrich (johannesfaehndrich@hfpol-bw.de)


Handling Editor, Editorial Board
Lars Kunze


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