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GCC Forensic Conference Call for Papers
  • Mar 20, 2019
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The call for papers for the upcoming 3rd edition of GCC Forensic Conference - due to take place this 13-14 November at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain - is open.

The event will be held for the first time in the Kingdom of Bahrain which promises to bring a range of new developments to our existing conference.

Overview
This event will bring together law enforcement, forensic scientists, experts, researchers and educators from around the world who are engaged in forensic science as well as related investigative and security fields. The purpose of the conference and co-located exhibition is to discuss the current state, and further developments of the sector through presentations, workshops, case study analysis, and panel discussions.

We are particularly interested in presentations covering the following topics:
Terrorism-related crime handling from the crime scene to courtroom
IED and CBNRe – evidence handling, safety and identification
Advancements in forensic DNA techniques and emerging technology
Human identification, forensic medicine, and biological evidence preservation
Forensic toxicology and drug control
Digital forensics and cybersecurity in the Middle East
Facial recognition, AI and other cutting-edge technology applied to criminal investigation
Innovation in casework and high volume laboratory management
Future of crime scene investigation
Multidisciplinary and complex case studies from across the globe

Other studies that may be related to overall conference scope will also be considered for presentation as long as they meet the main submission criteria.
Important

Deadlines
1 July 2019     Abstract submission deadline
1 August 2019     Final notifications sent to speakers
1 September 2019     Full slides deadline
General Guidelines for Potential Speakers

All submitted abstracts must be in English, Arabic studies must include full translation
The content of the abstract is solely the responsibility of the author. The original abstract is reprinted exactly as provided. It is therefore essential that the abstract is correctly typed. Avoid errors, corrections and misspellings.
All reports must be based on work that has already been completed. No studies "in progress" will be accepted.
Please clearly indicate the name of the presenting author, who will be considered the contact person for all correspondence connected with this abstract.
All submitted abstracts need to have the names and surnames of all co-authors, along with their positions in their affiliated institutions
All submitted abstracts must not exceed 500 words with no use of abbreviations
It is expected that, in keeping with normal publication protocol, the first author (the presenting author) has made the greatest contribution to the work described.
All co-authors must have approved the abstract submission.
Acknowledgement of receipt of abstracts will be made by email to the presenting author.  Therefore it is essential that a complete e-mail address is provided on the abstract submission form.

Use the following subtitles in your abstract as appropriate:
Background
Description
Discussion
Conclusion
References

Workshop submissions:
Attach a full proposed timetable of activities
All subsections must include the appropriate subtitles informing full description of content
     
Notice: Due to the nature of the event, speakers and visitors will be required to meet the admission criteria and obtain security clearance.

Selection will be based on the following criteria:
Relevance to the conference themes
Excellence in research practices and adherence to international standards of ethics
Possibility of real life implementation of research post conference by regional police forces
Reliance on actual case studies
Completeness of the required information submitted including abstract, references and submission form

Scope of the Conference:
CSI
Forensic DNA
Forensic Psychology
Trace Evidence
Future Forensic Technology
Criminalistics
Lab Management & Forensic Intelligence
DVI
Toxicology & Drug Control
Applied genomics
Forensic Pathology & Legal Medicine
Entomology
Forensic Anthropology
Forensic Archaeology
Wildlife Forensics & Animal Doping
Digital & cybercrime investigations
Questioned Documents & Counterfeit Currency
Forensic Odontology
Ethics & Bias
Ballistics
Forensic Engineering
Explosions and fire investigations