Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 2012

This month busy with updating my website at and new designs and contents to have less maintenance work. Also I had given a workshop on camera identification during the Digital Imaging School as well as given some training on new developments in digital evidence at the Police Academy in Apeldoorn. Many new developments and new possibilities, I also had some papers accepted for the IALM conference in Istanbul, where participants from 64 countries will attend, and which also has a special session for the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Currently some report and casework, and also some casework on camera identification, where we will test a method to interchange CCD's modules between different cameras for camera identification, also a topic one of the students worked on. So sometimes it appears that after a while I see that we did not publish research which might be of interest. I also updated some of the pages with previously unpublished results, for example on gait analysis.

Working on camera identification 

As a handling editor of Elseviers journal Digital Investigation I see often that people that work on casework do not have much time left on publishing their results. I also experience the same often, since the case reports are top priority, and other things can only be done when there is some time left. However it is also at the same time a question of organization of time. Writing short papers and submitting abstracts for conferences is however often a way to handle this. However I always like to work on different projects with universities and other institutions, as well as giving workshops and some lectures, so most often I will make some additional time for this.