Sunday, August 09, 2009

August 2009

This week I we have the meeting for the International Computational Forensics Workshop at the Netherlands Forensic Institute , where I am looking forward to. The proceedings have been published by Springer.
As you can see we have good weather in Zandvoort where I live.
Next week I will be at the Digital Forensic Research Workshop (DFWRS) conference where I will give the keynote address. I am preparing the presentation, and of course certainly will address the NAS-report, the need of fast peer review within the area of digital Evidence (where I think the journal Digital Investigation works very rapid, since the articles are prepublished now, as also an article of Wiger and me.
This summer I had some time to work on the backlogs, so I think we can do the cases on time now. Summers are always good for working on backlogs, since the number of cases that arrive are less then during normal periods. And the summer period is excellent for working, since you are not disturbed by phone calls and meetings, due to the fact that most colleagues are on vacation. Some people say that this also might happen if there is a flue pandemic, since we are not allowed to have too many meetings then. Working from home is also good for the number of publications, since this is what one easily can do from home (casework is more difficult), and this might also work on having more peer reviewed articles in the area.
In september I will have the ENFSI forensic IT working group meeting in Wiesbaden, and at the EAFS in Glasgow also give a workshop, a paper, a poster and chair a meeting there. It is always a good venue to meet other forensic scientist, and to keep up with the developments.
Today I also received a phone call of the Netherland cyclist union if I would like to work with them on the situation for cyclist in Zandvoort since I wrote the city of Zandvoort a letter concerning the bike lanes. Of course it is nice to do this, since sometimes volunteer work is also nice to do next to your regular job as a forensic scientist.

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