Last month the IAFS www.iafs2005.com in Hong Kong was a very well organized event, with much on digital evidence going on there. For the first time I also did some demonstration in a workshop on this field, with two software products that we develop at the forensic institute, TULP2G http://tulp2g.sourcefourge.net and rdddisk (this will be available also as open source distribution). Further in the scientific session I gave a talk on biometric systems and some of our Research and development. It was of interest to see that in the medical systems, the 3D-measurement systems (with laser and interferometry).
It was very nice to meet so many colleagues in different fields from all over the world. Still there were only a few African countries involved in this field, so who knows the next meeting in New Orleans in 3 years will also resolve this.
This month will be somewhat hectic. When back from Hong Kong I had a flue (even in summer that appears possible). However in one week I am looking forward to the organization of the FIDIS and ENFSI Forensic IT working group meeting www.enfsi.org . So, we have to finalize the first report for FIDIS www.fidis.net . This weekend I worked further on that, and the contents and contribution seems more promising than I expected. We will look to different issues on forensic identity management, from biometric devices to mobile systems combined with a law perspective on the various law systems in different countries. The multidisciplinary approach of this network gives more insights of a subjects and more views, than would be possible with just the forensic field involved in it.
On September 28th http://www.biometrics.e-symposium.com/ will be held, and I hope to present some of our new results with biometric devices and the FIDIS project. It is my first experience with presenting on such an online-conference. The access is free to anyone who registers.