7th International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science (ICELFS)


The 7th International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science (ICELFS) will be the first to be held in Germany. The initial four conferences were in Beijing (China), the fifth in Adelaide (Australia) and the sixth in Baltimore (USA). On behalf of the hosts, organizers and sponsors, the organizing committee cordially invites you to Freiburg, Germany, from July 31 to August 2, 2019.

The 7th ICELFS will examine Evidence Law and Forensic Science from a Comparative Perspective.


The pro­cee­dings will con­ti­nue the ICELFS tra­di­ti­on of ri­go­rous ex­change bet­ween the dis­ci­pli­nes of Evi­dence Law and Fo­ren­sic Science. We en­cou­ra­ge and wel­co­me con­tri­bu­ti­ons to the con­fe­rence through the sub­mis­si­on of an ab­stract/pa­per. Sub­mis­si­ons are in­vi­ted on is­su­es ari­sing with re­spect to the fields of Evi­dence Law and Fo­ren­sic Science, in­clu­ding (but not li­mi­ted to) to­pics con­cer­ning:

  • Theo­ry, mo­dels and va­lues of evi­dence law

  • Na­ture of ju­di­ci­al proof

  • Di­rec­ti­on of re­form of evi­dence law

  • The re­la­ti­on­ship bet­ween sub­stan­ti­ve law, pro­ce­du­ral law and evi­dence law

  • Com­pa­ra­ti­ve and in­ter­na­tio­nal aspects of evi­dence law (e.g., con­ver­gence of evi­den­tia­ry stan­dards, etc.)

  • De­ve­lop­ments and ad­van­ces in fo­ren­sic sciences (e.g., neu­ros­cience, fo­ren­sic psych­ia­try, scien­ti­fic me­thods and stan­dards of evi­dence, lie de­tec­ti­on, as­sess­ment of cre­di­bi­li­ty, etc.)

  • Fo­ren­sic science and the law (e.g., fo­ren­sics and new eco­no­mic cri­mes, cy­ber space and fo­ren­sic tech­ni­ques, etc.)

  • Le­gal and ethi­cal re­stric­ti­ons of fo­ren­sic tech­ni­ques (e.g., da­ta pro­tec­ti­on, pri­va­cy, hu­man rights, etc.)

  • In­ter­dis­ci­pli­na­ry stu­dy of evi­dence law and fo­ren­sic science

  • AI, big da­ta and evi­dence (and po­li­cing)

Sub­mis­si­ons out­si­de the­se to­pics but wi­thin the over­all the­me of the con­fe­rence are al­so wel­co­me.

To submit your paper to the conference, you should use the online registration system "Conftool" via the link provided in the section below. After creating your Conftool account, please log into your account and select "register as participant". Then you will be required to choose your "status" as "Prospective Speaker". Once you have selected it, a box will be shown for you to submit your script.
It shall be noted that, after attaching file, participants have to finish the whole registration procedure by choosing conference activities and paying conference fee.

The script shall be submitted before 23:59'59" UTC+2, June 1st, 2019.

Online Registration

Online registration system is now officially open. To access the registration page, please enter the following link in your web browser:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the following email address: icelfs2019@mpicc.de

Reminder: Creating your Conftool account is the first step of your registration process. You would receive two emails respectively for confirmation of creation and your pin code to your account. It is therefore required to log back into the system and choose "register as participant" in order to select activities, submit papers and pay conference fee.

Housing Information

Please book your hotel room by using the service of our partner Freiburg Convention Bureau. Please click here for online booking: Hotelbooking.

For further questions, please contact them by telephone:

Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG

Freiburg Convention Bureau

Kerstin Schultheis

Neuer Messplatz 3

79108 Freiburg

Tel.: +49 761 3881 1444

E-Mail: groups@fwtm.de

Conference Site

Caritas Tagungszentrum
Wintererstraße 17
79104 Freiburg im Breisgau

Scientific Committee & Tentative Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Jörg Albrecht h.j.albrecht@mpicc.de

Prof. Ronald J. Allen rjallen@northwestern.edu

Prof. Dr. Baosheng Zhang bensenzh@cupl.edu.cn

Prof. Edward J. Imwinkelried ejimwinkelried@ucdavis.edu

Prof. Paul Roberts paul.roberts@nottingham.ac.uk

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Walter Perron walter.perron@jura.uni-freiburg.de

Prof. Dr. Liling Yue lilingyue18@163.com

Dr. Michael Kilchling m.kilchling@mpicc.de

Associate Prof. Zhuhao Wang wangzhuhao@cupl.edu.cn


The Max Planck Society

The Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law

Institute of Evidence Law and Forensic Science

China University of Political Science and Law

The International Association of Evidence Science

The “111 Plan” of China – Evidence Science Innovation and Talent Base

The China’s Double First-Class Initiative

Location & Contact

Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht

Günterstalstraße 73
79100 Freiburg i. Br.

Tel.: +49 (761) 7081-0
Fax: +49 (761) 7081-294
E-Mail: info@mpicc.de