Forensics Europe Expo 6-7 March London Olympia Forensics Exhibition and Conference

Forensics Europe Expo

Conference Programme

This year's conference was split into two themes. Day one was dedicated to the changing digital forensic landscape. Sessions covered all aspects of computer forensics from e-discovery and network analysis to mobile forensics and CCTV. The second day explored the wider forensic landscape from laws and standards to new forensic techniques and innovations as well as cutting edge research in palaeontology and mycology.

DAY ONE

The digital forensic landscape - now and the future

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09:40
  1. Conference Theatre
    20 mins

    The forensic landscape is undergoing a number of significant changes and positive developments particularly in the area of quality standards. Dr Tully will give an overview of the current challenges and successes regarding the introduction of quality standards. She will outline her views regarding the importance of the introduction of quality standards for forensics and digital forensics for law enforcement in helping safeguard the integrity of the criminal justice process.

10:00
  1. Conference Theatre
    30 mins
    Crime has gone digital and the latest ONS figures show that cybercrime and fraud are the new volume crimes. This is only part of the story however as the way we live our lives through technology means that virtually all crimes now have a digital element, leading to the adage ‘every crime scene is now a digital crime scene'. 
10:30
  1. Conference Theatre
    30 mins
    Mr Young has been working at promoting best practice in communications data and digital forensics technology for the NCA across the UK. He will speak about the current national technology challenges a ...
11:00
  1. Exhibition Hall
    30 mins
11:30
  1. Conference Theatre
    30 mins
    John has been leading a national programme of work in England and Wales on behalf of the National Police Chief's Council to provide help and support to police forces in preparing for the introduction of the new ISO17025 digital forensics standards. The standards will help bring about a radical change in the way police process digital evidence at every stage of a criminal case.
12:00
  1. Conference Theatre
    30 mins
    This presentation looks at the use of detailed analysis of telecommunication data utilising cell global identifiers and visitor location register data but merges this established line of analysis with a recently discovered methodology of the identification, interpretation and review of MAC address sensors within a traffic congestion monitoring system to locate vehicles of interest in a homicide investigation.
12:30
  1. Conference Theatre
    30 mins
    In this talk, we will explore the current situation surrounding the “triage” process in Digital Forensics and consider how we can improve the process both from a efficiency and quality perspective taking cues from the medical profession.
13:00
  1. Conference Theatre
    10 mins
13:10
  1. Exhibition Hall
    60 mins
14:10
  1. Conference Theatre
    30 mins
    In 2012, then DS Henderson, frustrated with quality of footwear evidence set out designing her own solution. Her vision was to revolutionise the in-custody capture process for footwear intelligence and evidence - essentially, she sought a "Livescan" eqivalent, for shoes. Researching the market place, she discovered scanning technology only available in China. She negotiated with the Chinese, arranged a UK presentation and persuaded the Home Office to support a proof of concept trial.
14:40
  1. Conference Theatre
    30 mins
    Footwear impressions provide an important source of evidence within a range of criminal investigations. They may place a suspect's footwear at a crime scene or link multiple crimes leading to vital criminal intelligence. Despite rapid advances in other areas of forensic science, the techniques and tools used to capture and analyse footwear evidence, have hardly changed in over a hundred years – tracks are still cast in plaster, photographed and compared visually in order to match a footwear sole to a particular make or model of shoe.
15:10
  1. Exhibition Hall
    20 mins
15:30
  1. Conference Theatre
    30 mins
    Kirjuri is a piece of software born out of the need to manage, document, track and report the myriad of devices delivered to a forensics team for analysis. The Helsinki police department handled about a thousand individual devices per year, and no good solutions for managing the devices existed - so we created our own.
16:00
  1. Conference Theatre
    30 mins
    Elliptic's technology is used by the leading law enforcement agencies and financial institutions to investigate criminal activity in Bitcoin. In this presentation, Elliptic will share an overview of Bitcoin's role in powering dark marketplaces, stolen identities and ransomware.
16:30
  1. Conference Theatre
    10 mins

DAY ONE

The growing influence of forensics in criminal investigations

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09:30
  1. Conference Theatre
    10 mins
10:10
  1. Conference Theatre
    30 mins
    Sexual offences are devastating crimes. Their impact is now well evidenced and can include significant consequences to the long-term health and well being of complainants. In the aftermath of an assault, all complainants, regardless of age or gender should have access to a timely, high-quality forensic medical examination to address their health needs and to enable the collection of evidence to assist in any criminal investigation.
10:40
  1. Conference Theatre
    30 mins
    It has been recognised that soil is a source of excellent trace evidence that can provide intelligence at the investigative stage of an enquiry, and probative evidence for court. Nevertheless, the num ...
11:10
  1. Exhibition Hall
    30 mins
11:40
  1. Conference Theatre
    30 mins

    A brief overview of the current position and clarification on the ongoing work to produce a new Current National Guide – to replace the 2006 and 2011 guides.

12:10
  1. Conference Theatre
    30 mins

    At the Netherlands Forensic Institute we are currently analysing the chemical composition of 1800 fingerprints with the purpose of building a database. We have collected 4 different fingerprints from 450 individuals at a music festival in the Netherlands, resulting in a collection of 1800 fingerprints.

12:40
  1. Conference Theatre
    5 mins
12:45
  1. Exhibition Hall
    50 mins
13:35
  1. Conference Theatre
    25 mins
    Peter will present on the challenges he has faced over the last 20 years from searching large expanses of open water to a 228 metre flooded mine shaft for a shotgun cartridge 15 years after the murder occurred. Peter will discuss the advantages of using different types of technology to speed up the search operations especially those of drowning victims where time is critical.
14:00
  1. Conference Theatre
    25 mins
    Requirements for professionals responsible for the analysis and documentation of scenes to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) is well established. Contamination-free PPE is unrealistic, but if scene personnel are unknowingly contaminating the outside of their suits prior to entering scenes can be done to reduce this problem? 
14:25
  1. Conference Theatre
    25 mins
    It has been demonstrated in many criminal cases that fungal spores add to the precision of palynological profiles. These have enhanced evidence in cases of serious crime, and have contributed to convi ...
14:50
  1. Exhibition Hall
    25 mins
15:15
  1. 25 mins
    There are many cases worldwide involving the missing and the disappeared. The ongoing search for clandestine graves, the families given hope when a possible location has been found, only to learn that it was another negative result.
15:40
  1. Conference Theatre
    25 mins
    In this presentation, I will provide a comprehensive look into modern crime scene mapping technologies and will discuss the pros and cons of modern mapping tools. Since the history of crime scene investigation, the concern was how to best visualize the scene to the jury. When a crime scene takes place, the most important aspect is documentation to record the most accurate details for court. A scaled diagram allows the investigator to bring the scene to life in the eyes of the juror.
16:05
  1. Conference Theatre
    25 mins
    When investigators are processing a crime scene or reviewing items in the lab for biological evidence, choosing the most effective and appropriate collection method is essential. Common methods typically available include swabbing, cutting, scraping and taping, and these techniques have been the mainstay of forensic DNA collection.
16:30
  1. Exhibition Hall
    10 mins

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Opening times

DAY ONE / 6th March 2018 / 9:00-17:45


DAY 2 / 7th March 2018 / 9:00-16:45