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International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF)
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International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF)

This journal converted to Gold Open Access on January 1, 2021
Editor-in-Chief: Feng Liu (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Indexed In: Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC, SCOPUS, Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and 16 more indices
Published: Continuous Volume |Established: 2009
ISSN: 1941-6210|EISSN: 1941-6229|DOI: 10.4018/IJDCF
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Published: Oct 26, 2023
DOI: 10.4018/IJDCF.332858
Volume 15
Shi Cheng, Yan Qu, Chuyue Wang, Jie Wan
The internet brings high efficiency and convenience to society; however, the issue of information security in network communication has significantly affected every aspect of the society. How to... Show More
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Cheng, Shi, et al. "Assurance of Network Communication Information Security Based on Cyber-Physical Fusion and Deep Learning." vol.15, no.1 2023: pp.1-18.


Cheng, S., Qu, Y., Wang, C., & Wan, J. (2023). Assurance of Network Communication Information Security Based on Cyber-Physical Fusion and Deep Learning. , 15(1), 1-18.


Cheng, Shi, et al. "Assurance of Network Communication Information Security Based on Cyber-Physical Fusion and Deep Learning," 15, no.1: 1-18.

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Published: Oct 25, 2023
DOI: 10.4018/IJDCF.332774
Volume 15
Wei Wang, Longxing Xing, Na Xu, Jiatao Su, Wenting Su, Jiarong Cao
When responding to emergencies such as sudden natural disasters, communication networks face challenges such as network traffic surge and complex geographic environments. Aiming at the problems of... Show More
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Wang, Wei, et al. "UAV Edge Caching Content Recommendation Algorithm Based on Graph Neural Network." vol.15, no.1 2023: pp.1-24.


Wang, W., Xing, L., Xu, N., Su, J., Su, W., & Cao, J. (2023). UAV Edge Caching Content Recommendation Algorithm Based on Graph Neural Network. , 15(1), 1-24.


Wang, Wei, et al. "UAV Edge Caching Content Recommendation Algorithm Based on Graph Neural Network," 15, no.1: 1-24.

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Published: Oct 12, 2023
DOI: 10.4018/IJDCF.332066
Volume 15
Suzhen Wang, Yongchen Deng, Zhongbo Hu
Cloud computing involves transferring data to remote data centers for processing, which consumes significant network bandwidth and transmission time. Edge computing can effectively address this... Show More
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Wang, Suzhen, et al. "Task Offloading in Cloud-Edge Environments: A Deep-Reinforcement-Learning-Based Solution." vol.15, no.1 2023: pp.1-23.


Wang, S., Deng, Y., & Hu, Z. (2023). Task Offloading in Cloud-Edge Environments: A Deep-Reinforcement-Learning-Based Solution. , 15(1), 1-23.


Wang, Suzhen, Yongchen Deng, and Zhongbo Hu. "Task Offloading in Cloud-Edge Environments: A Deep-Reinforcement-Learning-Based Solution," 15, no.1: 1-23.

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Description, Mission, Scope & Coverage
The International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF) provides state-of-the-art coverage in the development of legal evidence found in computers and electronic storage mediums including the use of electronic devices and software for crime prevention, investigation, and the application... Show More
Mission & Scope:
The mission of the International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (IJDCF) is to provide and foster a forum for advancing research and development of the theory and practice of digital crime prevention and forensics. IJDCF addresses a broad range of digital crimes and forensic disciplines that use electronic devices and software for crime prevention and investigation. This journal informs a... Show More
  • Computational Approaches to Digital Crime Preventions
  • Computer Virology
  • Crime Scene Imaging
  • Criminal Investigative Criteria and Standard of Procedure on Computer Crime
  • Cryptological Techniques and Tools for Crime Investigation
  • Data Carving and Recovery
  • Digital Document Examination
  • Digital Evidence
  • Digital Signal Processing Techniques for Crime Investigations
  • Identity Theft and Biometrics
  • Information Warfare
  • Machine Learning, Data Mining, and Information Retrieval for Crime Prevention and Forensics
  • Malicious Codes
  • Network Access Control and Intrusion Detection
  • Policy, Standards, Protocols, Accreditation, Certification, and Ethical Issues Related to Digital Crime and Forensics
  • Practical Case Studies and Reports, Legislative Developments, and Limitations, Law Enforcement
  • Small Digital Device Forensics (Cell Phones, Smartphone, PDAs, Audio/Video Devices, Cameras, Flash Drives, Gaming Devices, GPS Devices, etc.)
  • Steganography and Steganalysis
  • Terrorism Knowledge Portals and Databases
  • Terrorism-Related Analytical Methodologies and Software Tools
  • Terrorist Incident Chronology Databases
  • Watermarking for Digital Forensics
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International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics

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