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The 2020 Forensics Middle East and Africa Conference Call for Papers is now closed.


For our first edition of Forensic MEA 2020, prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts and papers. Focusing on this year’s theme ‘Future directions and frontiers in forensics practice’ highlighting the Forensic Science challenges facing Africa and the Middle East’s capability gap and the novel measures taken for interpretation.

Submitted papers should include high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, experimental or theoretical work in all areas of Forensic Sciences. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts and papers that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.

We are interested in promoting, inspiring and embracing applied forensics practice work and we are aiming to position this conference as the premiere venue for the forensic networking world.

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The below paper categories are welcome.

We are particularly interested in presentations covering the following topics:

  • Virtual autopsy
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Clinical trials in toxicology
  • Child abuse/ sexual assault / violence against women cases
  • Clinical forensic medicine
  • Biological warfare
  • Medical law
  • Explosives – fire debris analysis
  • Forensic histopathology
  • Nano technology
  • Disaster Management

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

15 September 2020 Abstract submission deadline
25 September 2020 Final notifications sent to speakers
1 October 2020 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
  • Disaster Management 
  • 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

Contact us    

If you have any queries regarding your submission, please contact Alia on the details below:

Alia Alhussein
Content and VIP Executive 
T: +971 (0) 4 4356101 
M: +971 (0) 507 541 490
E:  alia.alhussein@clarionevents.com


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