Workshops

Four workshops are scheduled during the meeting (see Program):


Note: “Imaging” and “Fingerprint and Probabilities” workshops are given in parallel (Tuesday 04), as well as “Visualisation” and “Identification” workshops (Wednesday 05). For organizational reasons, we kindly ask you to indicate which workshop(s) you plan to attend when you will register to the meeting (link to subscription)


Advanced Digital Image Processing Workshop (hands-on) — [by David Witzke]

During this eight-hour workshop, the participants will gain a more comprehensive working knowledge of Adobe® Photoshop® CC. The attendees will learn the best practices for digitally processing evidentiary images. These procedures will include calibration, suppressing colors and other background noise, adjusting total range and contrast, and using Adobe Photoshop to document the analysis, comparison, evaluation and verification processes in compliance with ISO guidelines.

Outline of the topics that will be covered: Imaging Workshop (Details)

Notes:
– computers equipped with Adobe® Photoshop® CC will be provided to the participants
– the number of participants is limited to 50


Fingerprint and probabilities Workshop — [by Christophe Champod, Glenn Langenburg, Alex Biedermann, and Marco De Donno]

The aim of this 8-hour workshop is to « demystify » the whole concept of probability applied to fingerprint work. The attendees will learn the basic concepts of probabilities and likelihood ratios associated with fingerprint evidence. They will apply them to real cases using a dedicated platform (PiAnoS coupled with an AFIS score-based likelihood ratio calculator).

Outline of the topics that will be covered: Fingerprint and Probabilities Workshop (Details)

Notes:
– computers will be provided to the participants (access to the web-based software PiAnoS)
– the number of participants is limited to 30


Visualisation Workshop — [by Helen Bandey]

This year the ENFSI FPWG is delivering a joint visualisation-imaging workshop titled ‘Options for the Visualisation and Imaging (capture) of Marks on Superglue-treated Items’. Superglue is one of main processes for treating non-porous and semi-porous surfaces, yet developed marks can be difficult to see and image. This workshop will allow participants to practice their skills on a range of chemical, physical, optical and imaging methods, with the aim of sharing and broadening knowledge of the options available


Identification workshop — [by Anko Lubach]

“ How rare is your fingerprint? ” – Information about the rarity of fingerprint patterns and core-delta distances can be useful in estimating the sufficiency of a mark. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce you to the use of measurements on general patterns and core-delta distance information. After an initial demonstration using a realistic forensic mark, you will be given the opportunity to apply these measurements on the comparisons that you received for your homework.