Upcoming AAFS Annual Meeting

Fri, January 14, 2005General

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) annual meeting will have several digital evidence related workshops and scientific sessions this year, which is an increase from the year before. Below are some excerpts from the schedule of events that may be of interest with regards to digital evidence issues.  The AAFS meeting information is located at www.aafs.org and the meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA, Feb 21-26.

Workshops:

Forensic Digital Evidence: Current and Prospective Scientific and Legal Issues


Monday, February 21, 2005



Forensic Image and Video Processing


Monday, February 21, 2005


SWGIT Presents: Guidelines for Acquiring, Processing, Analyzing, and Archiving Video and Image Data


Tuesday, February 22, 2005



Scientific Sessions (Jurisprudence):


Thursday


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. E1 Digital Evidence and Expert Testimony - Applying Rule 702 to The Digital World


Mark M. Pollitt, MS*



9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. E2 Poking the Wookie: The Chewbacca Defense in Digital Evidence Cases


Erin E. Kenneally, MFS, JD*; Anjali R. Swienton, MFS, JD*



9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. E3 Identity Theft: The Tools of The Trade
Paul L. Singer, JD*



Scientific Sessions (General):


Thursday


Multidisciplinary Session: Engineering Sciences/General Sections Panel: Digital and Multimedia Evidence - Computer Forensics



9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. D11 The History of the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence and the New Forensic Science Discipline for Evidence


Carrie M. Whitcomb, MSFS*


General



9:20 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. D12 The Rationale for International Certification for Digital Evidence Professionals


Carrie M. Whitcomb, MSFS*



9:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. D13 Digital Evidence Forensic Education: Computers, Forensics, and the Future


Mark M. Pollitt, MS*



10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. D14 Identification of Known Files on Computer Systems


Douglas White*; Michael Ogata



Multidisciplinary Session: Engineering Sciences/General Sections Panel: Digital and Multimedia Evidence - Video and Image Analysis



10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. D15 Validation Results From the European Project FEARID on Forensic Ear Print Identification



10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. D16 Accurate Forensic Video Superimposition Through Computational 2-D to 3-D Multi-View Registration (Towards Computational Techniques for Image-Shape Based Cranial/Facial Comparison)


Lenny Rudin, PhD*



11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. C17 Facial Comparison of Persons Using Non-Standardized Image Material


Arnout C. Ruifrok, PhD*; Ivo Alberink, PhD; Mirelle I. Goos, MSc;


Jurrien Bijhold, PhD



11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. C18 Body Length Estimation From Surveillance Video: Procedures and Validation


Bart Hoogeboom, MS*; Ivo Alberink, PhD; Mirelle I. Goos, MS; Derk Vrijdag, MS;
Jurrien Bijhold, PhD



11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. D17 Extracting Forensic Information From Biometric Devices


Zeno J. Geradts, PhD*; Arnout C. Ruifrok, PhD; Jurrien Bijhold, PhD



11:50 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. D18 Photographic Comparison of a U.S. Army Camouflage Uniform Cap/Uniform, Using the Manufacturing Process, a Sample Study to Include Statistics


Carl R. Kriigel, BS*



Multidisciplinary Session: Engineering Sciences/General Sections Panel: Digital and Multimedia Evidence - Video and Image Analysis



1:15 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. D26 The Comprehensive Masonic CHIP Program (Child Identification): A Comprehensive Forensic Tool


David B. Harte, DMD*



1:35 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. D27 Debunking a ‘Snuff Film’ by Locating Its Source


William R. Oliver, MD*



1:50 p.m. - 2:05 p.m. D28 A Presentation of JLab: Restoring Selected Examples of Corrupt JPEG Data


Stefan W. Ott; Bernd Rieger*



2:05 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. D29 Analysis and Visualization of Defective Digital Image Data


Stefan W. Ott*



Multidisciplinary Session: Engineering Sciences/General Sections Panel: Digital and Multimedia Evidence - Video and Image Analysis



2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. D30 Analysis of an Image Anomaly in the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident, Part 1: Authenticating the Camera Source


Richard W. Vorder Bruegge, PhD*; Peter Goldie, PhD



2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. D31 Analysis of an Image Anomaly in the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident, Part 2: Determining the Source


Richard W. Vorder Bruegge, PhD*; Peter Goldie, PhD



3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. C19 Questions About the Integrity and Authenticity of Digital Images: A Review of Case Reports From the Netherlands Forensic Institute


Zeno Geradts, PhD*; Derk Vrijdag, BSc; Ivo Alberink, PhD; Mirelle I. Goos, MSc
Arnout Ruifrok, PhD



3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. D32 Progress Report on the Study of Photographic Technology Used to Document Footwear Impressions


Herbert L. Blitzer, AB, MBA*; Jack L. Jacobia*



Multidisciplinary Session: Engineering Sciences/General Sections Panel: Digital and Multimedia Evidence - Forensic Audio



4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. C20 Preserving Audio Quality When Converting Digital Audio File Formats


Kenneth W. Marr, BSEE, MS*; David J. Snyder III, BSET*



4:20 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. D33 Crosscorrelation-Based Pulse Suppression for Forensic Audio Analysis


Robert Dunn, MS; Thomas Quatieri, PhD*; Reva Schwartz, MA; Michael Piper, BA



4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. C21 Case Study - Imaging the Memory of a Digital Audio Recorder


Kenneth W. Marr, BSEE, MS*; David J. Snyder, BSET; Jeffrey Edwards, BSEE, MSEE