Just finished some casework for the vacation. It appears that I have more time than originally planned, since I do not have to testify in a case overseas. Sometimes forensic science can be inpredictable in planning. In the meantime I had some work on cases with different opinions of several expert witnesses, and analysing the forensic work behind these.
I am also preparing on the Digital Forensic Research Workshop in Montreal, where I am invited speaker http://www.dfrws.org/. It is an excellent conference with a challenge, and I am looking forward to it. The week before we have our International Workshop of Computational Forensics IWCF09 http://iwcf09.arsforensica.org/ and I received a message from Springer that the conference proceedings have been nearly finished.
In September, I will have the ENFSI Forensic IT working group (where I am a chair of) conference at the Bundes Kriminal Amt in Wiesbaden, Germany http://www.bka.de/kriminalwissenschaften/enfsi/ki_enfsi_index.html. The week after the European Academy of Forensic Sciences, will be held http://www.eafs2009.com/, where I also chair a workshop on Digital Forensics, and have a paper on PRNU http://sourceforge.net/projects/prnucompare/ and a poster on defraser http://sourceforge.net/projects/defraser/.
In the meantime, we have to finish our proposals for the American Academy of Forensic Sciences www.aafs.org , before August 1st, so I have already written some abstracts. Furthermore I am also reviewing some interesting papers and proposals in the mean time, and it seems we have a very interesting year in forensic science.
Also interesting is the work for the WCIT 2010 in Amsterdam, where NFI is doing the cybersecurity and safety track, which is really exciting http://www.wcit2010.com/ and I am also helping with some work on this.
In the meantime, I have to do some new research work, and of course some students and colleagues that work on these projects. 2009 has been a very fruitful year already, and I think it is good to collaborate, and realize that the good collaboration with colleagues and project partners is of most importance to be succesful. Where of course good discussions are as important.