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Although not strictly for forensic purposes, '''visualization tools''' such as the ones discussed here can be very useful for visualizing large data sets. As forensic practitioners need to process more and more data, it is likely that some of the techniques implemented by these tools will need to be adopted.
Events should be posted in the correct section, and in date order.  An event should NEVER be listed in more than one section (i.e. Ongoing/Continuous events should not be listed in Scheduled Training).  When events begin the same day, events of a longer length should be listed first.  New postings of events with the same date(s) as other events should be added after events already in the list. If a provider offers the same event at several locations simultaneously, the listing should have a single (ONE) entry in the list with the date(s) and ALL locations for the event. Please use three-letter month abbreviations (i.e. Sep, NOT Sept. or September), use two digit dates (i.e. Jan 01 NOT Jan 1), and use date ranges rather than listing every date during an event(i.e. Jan 02-05, NOT Jan 02, 03, 04, 05).<br>
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<i>Some conferences or training opportunities may be <u>limited</u> to <b>Law Enforcement Only</b> or to a specific audience.  Such restrictions should be noted when known.</i>
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This is a BY DATE listing of upcoming conferences and training events relevant to [[digital forensics]]. It is not an all inclusive list, but includes most well-known activities.  Some events may duplicate events on the generic [[conferences]] page, but entries in this list have specific dates and locations for the upcoming event.
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==Programming Languages and Developer Toolkits==
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If you are building forensic tools, you probably want to start with one of these:
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; Java and Swing
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: Advantage: Portable and lots of good documentation out there.
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: Disadvantage: Programs are a bit verbose, and only offers about 1/2 the performance of C
  
This listing is divided into four sections (described as follows):<br>
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; Python with tkinter
<ol><li><b><u>Calls For Papers</u></b> - Calls for papers for either Journals or for Conferences, relevant to Digital Forensics (Name, Closing Date, URL)</li><br>
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: Advantage: Portable
<li><b><u>Conferences</u></b> - Conferences relevant for Digital Forensics (Name, Date, Location, URL)</li><br>
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: Disadvantage: Python is one of the slowest modern languages around.
<li><b><u>On-Going / Continuous Training</u></b> - Training opportunities that are either always available online/distance learning format or that are offered the same time every month (Name, date-if applicable, URL)</li><br>
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<li><b><u>[[Scheduled Training Courses]]</u></b> - Training Classes/Courses that are scheduled for specific dates/locations.  This would include online (or distance learning format) courses which begin on specific dates, instead of the "start anytime" courses listed in the previous section. (Name, Date(s), Location(s), URL) (''note: this has been moved to its own page.'')<br></li></ol>
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The Conference and Training List is provided by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Digital and Multi-media Listserv. 
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; Python with wxWidgets
<i> (Subscribe by sending an email to listserv@lists.mitre.org with message body containing SUBSCRIBE AAFS-DIGITAL-MULTIMEDIA-LIST)</i>
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: Advantage: Portable and a better development environment than tkiner
Requests for additions, deletions or corrections to this list may be sent by email to David Baker <i>(bakerd AT mitre.org)</i>.
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: Disadvantage: wxWidgets is not installed by default, so you'll need to get it installed. Not as well documented as Tkinter
  
== Calls For Papers ==
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; [http://processing.org processing.org]
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: Advantage: Programming language specifically developed for visualization; compiles to java byte code
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: Disadvantage: Very oddball
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|6th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security
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|Jan 14, 2008 (11:59PM EST)
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|http://acns2008.cs.columbia.edu/cfp.html
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|ADFSL 2008 Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law
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|Jan 15, 2008 (11:59PM EST)
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|http://www.digitalforensics-conference.org/callforpapers.htm
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|17th USENIX Security Symposium
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|Jan 30, 2008 (11:59 PM PST)
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|http://www.usenix.org/sec08/cfp/
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|JDFSL - Special Issue on Security Issues in Online Communities
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|Jan 31, 2008
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|http://www.jdfsl.org/cfp-special-issue.htm
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|Black Hat Europe 2008 Briefings
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|Feb 01, 2008
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|https://cfp.blackhat.com/
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|IEEE/SADFE-2008
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|Feb 01, 2008
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|http://conf.ncku.edu.tw/sadfe/sadfe08/cfp.html
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|Black Hat USA 2008 Briefings
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|OPEN ON Feb 01, 2008
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|https://cfp.blackhat.com/
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|3rd International Workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering
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|Feb 01, 2008
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|http://conf.ncku.edu.tw/sadfe/sadfe08/cfp.html
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|Digital Forensic Research Workshop (DFRWS) 2008
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|Mar 17, 2008
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|http://www.dfrws.org/2008/cfp.shtml
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|11th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection
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|Apr 04, 2008
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|http://www.ll.mit.edu/IST/RAID2008/index.html
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|Black Hat Japan 2008 Briefings
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|OPEN ON May 01, 2008
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|https://cfp.blackhat.com/
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|Techno-Security 2008
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|May 04, 2008
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|http://www.techsec.com/html/TechnoPapers.html
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== Conferences ==
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; JavaFX - Java's version of Flash
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|SANS Security 2008
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|Jan 11-19, New Orleans, LA
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|http://www.sans.org/security08/
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|DoD Cyber Crime Conference 2008
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|Jan 13-18, St. Louis, MO
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|http://www.dodcybercrime.com/
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|e-Forensics 2008
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|Jan 21-23, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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|http://www.e-forensics.eu
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|4th Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics
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|Jan 27-30, Kyoto, Japan
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|http://www.ifip119-kyoto.org/doku.php
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|ShmooCon
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|Feb 15-17, Washington, DC
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|http://www.shmoocon.org/
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|AAFS Annual Meeting 2008
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|Feb 18-23, Washington, DC
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|http://aafs.org/default.asp?section_id=meetings&page_id=aafs_annual_meeting
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|Blackhat DC 2008 Briefings & Training
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|Feb 18-21, Washington, DC
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|http://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-link/briefings.html
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|International Workshop on Digital Forensics (WSDF’08) in Conjunction with ARES 2008
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|Mar 04–07, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
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|http://www.ares-conference.eu/conf/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=45
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|CanSecWest Security Conference 2008
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|Mar 19-21, Vanouver, BC, Canada
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|http://cansecwest.com/
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|Blackhat Europe 2008 Briefings & Training
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|Mar 25-28, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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|http://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-link/briefings.html
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|ADFSL 2008 Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law
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|Apr 23-25, Oklahoma City, OK
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|http://www.digitalforensics-conference.org
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|Microsoft Law Enforcement Tech Conference 2008
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|Apr 28-30, Redmond, Washington
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|HTCIA/ASIS High Technology Crime Conference
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|May 06-08, San Francisco, CA
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|http://htciatraining.org/general_info.asp
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|LayerOne 2008 Information Technology Conference
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|May 17-18, Los Angeles, CA
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|http://layerone.info
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|EuSecWest Security Conference 2008
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|May 21-22, London, England
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|http://eusecwest.com/
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|3rd International Workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering
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|May 22, Oakland, CA
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|http://conf.ncku.edu.tw/sadfe/sadfe08/
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|Techno-Security 2008
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|Jun 01-04, Myrtle Beach, SC
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|http://www.techsec.com/html/Techno2008.html
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|6th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security
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|Jun 03-06, Columbia University, New York City, NY
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|http://acns2008.cs.columbia.edu/
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|Usenix Annual Technical Conference
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|Jun 22-27, Boston, MA
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|http://www.usenix.com/events/usenix08/
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|International Association of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting
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|Jul 21-26, New Orleans, LA
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|http://www.iafs2008.com/
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|17th USENIX Security Symposium
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|Jul 28-Aug 01, San Jose, CA
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|http://www.usenix.org/events/sec08/
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|Blackhat USA 2008 Briefings & Training
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|Aug 02-07, Las Vegas, NV
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|http://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-link/briefings.html
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|Defcon 16
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|Aug 08-10, Las Vegas, NV
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|http://www.defcon.org
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|Digital Forensic Research Workshop
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|Aug 11-13, Baltimore, MD
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|http://www.dfrws.org
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|11th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection 2008
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|Sep 15-17, Cambridge, MA
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|http://www.ll.mit.edu/IST/RAID2008/
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== On-going / Continuous Training ==
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; Flash
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Or you could try one of these higher-level toolkits:
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! Date/Location or Venue
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; Crystal Space 3D
! Website
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; Panda#D
|Basic Computer Examiner Course - Computer Forensic Training Online
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|Distance Learning Format
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== Applications ==
|http://www.cftco.com
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Most of these are scriptable.
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===Open Source===
|Linux Data Forensics Training
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====Data Plotting====
|Distance Learning Format
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* http://ploticus.sourceforge.net
|http://www.crazytrain.com/training.html
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* http://www.gnuplot.info/
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====Graph and (Social) Network Visualization====
|SANS On-Demand Training
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* [http://code.google.com/p/boomslang/ Boomslang] --- A thin layer of python over matplotlib that makes it easier to do common plots.
|Distance Learning Format
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* [http://www.graphviz.org/ Graphviz] - Originally developed by the [http://public.research.att.com/areas/visualization/ AT&T Information Visualization Gorup], designed for drawing connected graphs of nodes and edges. Neato is a similar system but does layout based on a spring model. Can produce output as [[PostScript]], [[PNG]], [[GIF]], or as an annotated graph file with the locations of all of the objects &mdash; ideal for drawing in a GUI. Runs from the command line on [[Unix]], [[Windows]] and [[Mac]], although there is also a [http://www.pixelglow.com/graphviz/ MacOS GUI version].
|http://www.sans.org/ondemand/?portal=69456f95660ade45be29c00b0c14aea1
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* [http://graphexploration.cond.org/ Guess: The Graph Exploration System] - Originally developed at HP, this is a large Jython/Java-based system that you can use for building your own applications. Distributed under GPL.
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* [http://www.codeplex.com/nodexl NodeXL] - Free/open excel add-in extends the spreadsheet with network metrics and visualizations
|MaresWare Suite Training
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/ivc/ InfoVis Cyberinfrastructure] - Another graph drawing system written in Java.
|First full week every month, Atlanta, GA
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* [http://jung.sourceforge.net/ Java Universal Network/Graph Framework (JUNG)] - Graphing, [[data mining]], [[social network]] analysis, and other stuff.
|http://www.maresware.com/maresware/training/maresware.htm
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* [http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/krack/krackplot.shtml Krackplot] - "KrackPlot is a program for network visualization designed for social network analysts."
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* [http://bioinformatics.icmb.utexas.edu/lgl/ Large Graph Layout (LGL)] - A bioinformatics system from University of Texas. They really mean Large.
|Evidence Recovery for Windows Vista&trade;
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* [http://www.sfu.ca/~richards/Multinet/Pages/multinet.htm MultiNet] - A data analysis package for drawing conventional data and graph data.
|First full week every month, Brunswick, GA
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* [http://www.analytictech.com/netdraw.htm NetDraw] - "a free program written by Steve Borgatti for visualizing both 1-mode and 2-mode social network data."
|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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* [http://web.mit.edu/bshi/Public/nv2d/ NetVis 2D] - Another graph visualization and layout tool written in Java.
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* [http://www.opendx.org/ OpenDX] - Based on [[IBM]]'s Visualization Data Explorer, runs on [[Unix]]/X11/Motif.
|Evidence Recovery for Windows Server&reg; 2003 R2
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* [http://vlado.fmf.uni-lj.si/pub/networks/pajek/ Pajek] - Windows program for drawing large networks.
|Second full week every month, Brunswick, GA
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/sonia/ Social Network Image Animator (SoNIA)] - Originally developed at Stanford. Written in Java. Makes movies.
|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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* [http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/uDrawGraph/en/uDrawGraph/uDrawGraph.html uDrawGraph]
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* [http://wilma.sourceforge.net/ WilmaScope] - Real-time animations of dynamic graph structures. Written in Java. Sophisticated force model with strings and attraction.
|Evidence Recovery for the Windows XP&trade; operating system
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* [http://www.caida.org/tools/visualization/walrus/ Walrus] - A 3-d graph network exploration tool. Employs 3D hyperbolic displays and layout based on a user-supplied spanning tree.
|Third full week every month, Brunswick, GA
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|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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====Computer Network Visualization====
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* [http://tnv.sourceforge.net/ The Network Visualizer]
|Computer Forensics Training and CCE&trade; Testing for Litigation Support Professionals
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|Third weekend of every month (Fri-Mon), Dallas, TX
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=== Commercial Graphic Applications and Tools===
|http://www.md5group.com
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* [http://www.aisee.com/ aiSee Graph Layout Software] - Supports 15 layout algorithms, recursive graph nesting, and easy printing. Runs on [[Windows]], [[Linux]], [[Solaris]], [[NetBSD]], and [[MacOS]]. 30-day trial and free registered versions available. Academic pricing available.
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*  [http://www.geomantics.com/ Geomantics] - Geographical, Visualization and Graphics software. Runs on [[Windows]].
==[[Scheduled Training Courses]]==
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* [http://www.kylebank.com/ Graphis 2D and 3D graphing software] - Runs on [[Windows]]. Free 30-day evaluation copy available.
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* [http://www.openviz.com/ OpenViz] and  [http://www.powerviz.com/ PowerViz] - Both from Advanced Visual Systems, super high-end visualization toolkits. $$$$
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* [http://www.tomsawyer.com/ Tom Sawyer Software] Analysis, Visualizaiton, and Layout programs. - Heavy support for drawing graphs. Beautiful gallery. ActiveX, Java, C++ and .NET editions.
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* [http://www.netminer.com/ NetMiner] - A comprehensive tool for Social Network Analysis. Runs on Windows, with a Linux version under development. $35 for "Express" student version, $250 for "Professional" student version, $950 for "Normal" "Professional" version.
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* [http://www.analytictech.com/ucinet.htm UCINET] - A comprehensive package for the analysis of social network data as well as other 1-mode and 2-mode data.
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* [http://www.clarifiednetworks.com/logster Logster] - an ultra-easy software tool to visualize Apache-style logs on a world map.
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* [http://www.clarifiednetworks.com/Clarified%20Analyzer Clarified Analyzer] - Visualizes Network Traffic and allows to drill down from visualizations to the packet level.
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== Visualization Toolkits and Libraries ==
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===C/C++===
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* [http://public.kitware.com/VTK/ The Visualization Toolkit] - C++ multi-platform with interfaces available for Tcl/Tk, Java and Python. Professional support provided by [http://www.kitware.com/ Kitware].
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* [http://kdirstat.sourceforge.net/ KDirStat], an open source implementation of [http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/treemap-history/index.shtml Treemaps] written in C. (Treemaps are a visualization technique developed at the University of Maryland for visualizing large amounts of multi-dimensional data.)  You can find a copy of it in [http://www.derlien.com/ Disk Inventory X] and
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===Java===
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* [http://csbi.sourceforge.net/index.html Graph Interface Library (GINY)] - Java
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* [http://hypergraph.sourceforge.net/ HyperGraph] - Hyperbolic trees, in Java. Check out the home page. Try clicking on the logo...
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* [http://ivtk.sourceforge.net/ InfoViz Toolkit] - Java, originally developed at [[INRA]].
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* [https://jdigraph.dev.java.net/ Jdigrah] - Java Directed Graphs.
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* [http://jgrapht.sourceforge.net/ JGraphT] - A Java visualization kit designed to be simple and extensible.
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* [http://prefuse.sourceforge.net/ Perfuse] - A Java-based toolkit for building interactive information visualization applications
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* [http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~billh/visad.html#intro VisAD] - A Java component library for interactive and collaborative visualization.
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* [http://www.softwaresecretweapons.com/jspwiki/Wiki.jsp?page=LinguineMaps Linguine Maps] - An open-source Java-based system for visualizing software call maps.
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* [http://zvtm.sourceforge.net/index.html Zoomable Visual Transformation Machine] - Java. Originally started at Xerox Research Europe.
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* [http://openmap.bbn.com/ OpenMap] A Java-based Geographical Information System framework, from [[BBN]].
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* [http://gravisto.fim.uni-passau.de/ Gravisto: Graph Visualization Toolkit] - An editor and toolkit for developing graph visualization algorithms.
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* [http://www.gnu.frb.br:8080/rox Rox Graph Theory Framework] - An open-source plug-in framework for graph theory visualization.
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* [http://touchgraph.sourceforge.net/ TouchGraph] - Library for building graph-based interfaces.
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==Journals and Conferences==
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* [http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ivs/index.html Information Visualization Journal]
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* [http://rw4.cs.uni-sb.de/~diehl/softvis/seminar/index.php?goto=seminar ACM Symposium on Software Visualization]
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==Research Groups==
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===Berkeley===
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* [http://bailando.sims.berkeley.edu/infovis.html Bailando Visualization]
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* [http://vis.berkeley.edu/ Berkeley Visualization Lab]
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===Brown===
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* [http://www.cs.brown.edu/people/rt/gd.html Roberto Tamassia's resources on Graph Drawing]
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===Stanford===
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* [http://window.stanford.edu/projects/rivet/ Rivet Project] (Visualization complex systems)
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===UNM===
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* [http://www.msi.umn.edu/user_support/scivis/scivis-list.html Scientific Visualization at the Supercomputing Institute]
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===Wattenberg===
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* [http://www.bewitched.com/ Bewitched], a one-man research group.
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==See Also==
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* [http://www-static.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/ii/resources/infovis.html GVU's Information Visualization Resources link farm]
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* [http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Math/Combinatorics/Software/Graph_Drawing/ Google Directory of Graph Drawing Software]
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* [http://directory.fsf.org/science/visual/ GNU Free Software directory of scientific visualization software]
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* [http://www.manageability.org/blog/stuff/open-source-graph-network-visualization-in-java/view Open Source Graph Network Visualization in Java]
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* [http://www.insna.org/INSNA/soft_inf.html INSNA's web page of Computer Programs for Social Network Analysis]
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* http://www.dmoz.org/Science/Math/Combinatorics/Software/Graph_Drawing/
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* http://www.ontopia.net/omnigator/models/index.jsp
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* http://visant.bu.edu/
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* http://sourceforge.net/projects/touchgraph/
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CAIDA has 15+ years of work visualizing Internet topologies. You may find their tools to be useful:
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* http://www.caida.org/tools/visualization/
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* http://www.caida.org/publications/visualizations/
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* http://www.caida.org/tools/visualization/walrus/gallery1/
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* http://www.caida.org/research/topology/as_core_network/

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Although not strictly for forensic purposes, visualization tools such as the ones discussed here can be very useful for visualizing large data sets. As forensic practitioners need to process more and more data, it is likely that some of the techniques implemented by these tools will need to be adopted.

Programming Languages and Developer Toolkits

If you are building forensic tools, you probably want to start with one of these:

Java and Swing
Advantage: Portable and lots of good documentation out there.
Disadvantage: Programs are a bit verbose, and only offers about 1/2 the performance of C
Python with tkinter
Advantage: Portable
Disadvantage: Python is one of the slowest modern languages around.
Python with wxWidgets
Advantage: Portable and a better development environment than tkiner
Disadvantage: wxWidgets is not installed by default, so you'll need to get it installed. Not as well documented as Tkinter
processing.org
Advantage: Programming language specifically developed for visualization; compiles to java byte code
Disadvantage: Very oddball
JavaFX - Java's version of Flash
Flash

Or you could try one of these higher-level toolkits:

Crystal Space 3D
Panda#D

Applications

Most of these are scriptable.

Open Source

Data Plotting

Graph and (Social) Network Visualization

  • Boomslang --- A thin layer of python over matplotlib that makes it easier to do common plots.
  • Graphviz - Originally developed by the AT&T Information Visualization Gorup, designed for drawing connected graphs of nodes and edges. Neato is a similar system but does layout based on a spring model. Can produce output as PostScript, PNG, GIF, or as an annotated graph file with the locations of all of the objects — ideal for drawing in a GUI. Runs from the command line on Unix, Windows and Mac, although there is also a MacOS GUI version.
  • Guess: The Graph Exploration System - Originally developed at HP, this is a large Jython/Java-based system that you can use for building your own applications. Distributed under GPL.
  • NodeXL - Free/open excel add-in extends the spreadsheet with network metrics and visualizations
  • InfoVis Cyberinfrastructure - Another graph drawing system written in Java.
  • Java Universal Network/Graph Framework (JUNG) - Graphing, data mining, social network analysis, and other stuff.
  • Krackplot - "KrackPlot is a program for network visualization designed for social network analysts."
  • Large Graph Layout (LGL) - A bioinformatics system from University of Texas. They really mean Large.
  • MultiNet - A data analysis package for drawing conventional data and graph data.
  • NetDraw - "a free program written by Steve Borgatti for visualizing both 1-mode and 2-mode social network data."
  • NetVis 2D - Another graph visualization and layout tool written in Java.
  • OpenDX - Based on IBM's Visualization Data Explorer, runs on Unix/X11/Motif.
  • Pajek - Windows program for drawing large networks.
  • Social Network Image Animator (SoNIA) - Originally developed at Stanford. Written in Java. Makes movies.
  • uDrawGraph
  • WilmaScope - Real-time animations of dynamic graph structures. Written in Java. Sophisticated force model with strings and attraction.
  • Walrus - A 3-d graph network exploration tool. Employs 3D hyperbolic displays and layout based on a user-supplied spanning tree.

Computer Network Visualization

Commercial Graphic Applications and Tools

  • aiSee Graph Layout Software - Supports 15 layout algorithms, recursive graph nesting, and easy printing. Runs on Windows, Linux, Solaris, NetBSD, and MacOS. 30-day trial and free registered versions available. Academic pricing available.
  • Geomantics - Geographical, Visualization and Graphics software. Runs on Windows.
  • Graphis 2D and 3D graphing software - Runs on Windows. Free 30-day evaluation copy available.
  • OpenViz and PowerViz - Both from Advanced Visual Systems, super high-end visualization toolkits. $$$$
  • Tom Sawyer Software Analysis, Visualizaiton, and Layout programs. - Heavy support for drawing graphs. Beautiful gallery. ActiveX, Java, C++ and .NET editions.
  • NetMiner - A comprehensive tool for Social Network Analysis. Runs on Windows, with a Linux version under development. $35 for "Express" student version, $250 for "Professional" student version, $950 for "Normal" "Professional" version.
  • UCINET - A comprehensive package for the analysis of social network data as well as other 1-mode and 2-mode data.
  • Logster - an ultra-easy software tool to visualize Apache-style logs on a world map.
  • Clarified Analyzer - Visualizes Network Traffic and allows to drill down from visualizations to the packet level.

Visualization Toolkits and Libraries

C/C++

  • The Visualization Toolkit - C++ multi-platform with interfaces available for Tcl/Tk, Java and Python. Professional support provided by Kitware.
  • KDirStat, an open source implementation of Treemaps written in C. (Treemaps are a visualization technique developed at the University of Maryland for visualizing large amounts of multi-dimensional data.) You can find a copy of it in Disk Inventory X and

Java

Unclassified

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Research Groups

Berkeley

Brown

Stanford

UNM

Wattenberg

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