On the Scientific Maturity of Digital Forensics Research
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- Olivier M., Gruner S. (2013) On the Scientific Maturity of Digital Forensics Research. In: Peterson G., Shenoi S. (eds) Advances in Digital Forensics IX. DigitalForensics 2013. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 410. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
This paper applies a scientific maturity grade schema from the software engineering domain to research in the field of digital forensics. On the basis of this maturity schema and its grades, the paper classifies the current maturity of digital forensics research. The findings show that much more research conducted at higher levels of “scientificness” is necessary before the new field of digital forensics can be considered to be scientifically mature.
KeywordsDigital forensics scientific maturity software engineering
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