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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 events 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 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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== Open Source ==
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=== Visualization Toolkits and Libraries ===
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* [http://csbi.sourceforge.net/index.html Graph Interface Library (GINY)] - Java
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* [http://www.gravisto.org/ Gravisto: Graph Visualization Toolkit] - An editor and toolkit for developing graph visualization algorithms.  
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* [http://ivtk.sourceforge.net/ InfoViz Toolkit] - Java, originally developed at [[INRA]].
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* [http://jgrapht.sourceforge.net/ JGraphT] - A Java visualization kit designed to be simple and extensible.  
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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://prefuse.sourceforge.net/ Perfuse] - A Java-based toolkit for building interactive information visualization applications
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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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* [http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~billh/visad.html#intro VisAD] - A Java component library for interactive and collaborative visualization.
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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://zvtm.sourceforge.net/index.html Zoomable Visual Transformation Machine] - Java. Originally started at Xerox Research Europe.
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* [http://processing.org/] - A new language for doing graphics and visualization.
  
This listing is divided into four sections (described as follows):<br>
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===Graph Drawing Applications===
<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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* [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].
<li><b><u>Conferences</u></b> - Conferences relevant for Digital Forensics (Name, Date, Location, URL)</li><br>
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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.
<li><b><u>On-Going / Continuous Training</u></b> - Training opportunities that are either always available online/distance learning format (start anytime) 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. (Provider, 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 Multimedia Sciences Section Listserv.
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; [http://hypergraph.sourceforge.net/ HyperGraph]
<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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: Hyperbolic trees, in Java. Check out the home page. Try clicking on the logo...
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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== Calls For Papers ==
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; [http://sourceforge.net/projects/ivc/ InfoVis Cyberinfrastructure]
Please help us keep this up-to-date with deadlines for upcoming conferences that would be appropriate for forensic research.
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: Another graph drawing system written in Java.
  
{| border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" align="top"
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; [https://jdigraph.dev.java.net/ Jdigrah]
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: Java Directed Graphs.
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|Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID) International Symposium
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|Apr 12, 2009 (EXTENDED)
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|Jun 08, 2009
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|http://www.rennes.supelec.fr/RAID2009/cfp.html
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|New Security Paradigms Conference 2009
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|Apr 17, 2009
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|May 29, 2009
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|http://www.nspw.org/current/
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|ACM CCS 2009
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|Apr 20, 2009
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|Jul 12, 2009
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|http://www.sigsac.org/ccs/CCS2009/cfp.shtml
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|3rd International Workshop on Computational Forensics
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|Apr 24, 2009
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|May 22, 2009
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|http://iwcf09.arsforensica.org/
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|ICDF2C 2009
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|Apr 30, 2009
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|Jun 30, 2009
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|http://www.d-forensics.org/
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|Usenix Lisa 2009
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|Apr 30, 2009
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|Jul 07, 2009
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|http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa09/cfp/
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|International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime
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|May 15, 2009
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|June 12, 2009
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|http://www.d-forensics.org/callforpapers.shtml
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|International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS)
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|May 22, 2009
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|Aug 21, 2009
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|http://www.wifs09.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=42
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|ACSAC 25
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|Jun 01, 2009
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|Aug 17, 2009
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|http://www.acsac.org
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|International Conference on IT Security Incident Management & IT Forensics
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|Jun 01, 2009
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|Jul 22, 2009
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|http://www.imf-conference.org/
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|American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2010 Annual Meeting
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|Aug 01, 2009
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|Nov, 2009
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|http://www.aafs.org/default.asp?section_id=meetings&page_id=aafs_annual_meeting
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|IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2010
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|Nov 2009
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|ShmooCon 2010
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|Dec 2009
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|Jan 2010
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|http://www.shmoocon.org/cfp.html
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|AusCERT Conference 2010
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|Dec 2009
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|Jan 2010
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|http://conference.auscert.org.au/conf2010/cfp2010.html
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; [http://bioinformatics.icmb.utexas.edu/lgl/ Large Graph Layout (LGL)]
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: A bioinformatics system from University of Texas. They really mean Large.
  
== Conferences ==
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; [http://www.opendx.org/ OpenDX]
{| border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" align="top"
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: Based on [[IBM]]'s Visualization Data Explorer, runs on [[Unix]]/X11/Motif.
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|5th Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Workshop
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|Apr 13-15<br>Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN
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|http://www.csiir.ornl.gov/csiirw/
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|-
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|Blackhat Europe
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|Apr 14-17<br>Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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|https://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-europe-09/bh-eu-09-main.html
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|IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering(CCECE 2009)
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|May 03-06<br>St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
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|http://www.ieee.ca/ccece09/index_en.php
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|Ohio HTCIA Spring Training Conference
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|May 12-14<br>Kirtland, OH
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|http://ohiohtcia.org/conference.html
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|AusCERT2009
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|May 17-22<br>Gold Coast, Australia
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|http://conference.auscert.org.au/conf2009/
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|Computer Security Institute: Security Exchange
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|May 17-22<br>Las Vegas, NV
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|http://www.csisx.com/
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|ADFSL 2009 Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law
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|May 20-22<br>Burlington, VT
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|http://www.digitalforensics-conference.org
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|Fourth International Workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering (co-located with IEEE Security & Privacy)
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|May 21<br>Oakland, CA
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|http://conf.ncku.edu.tw/sadfe/sadfe09/
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|LayerOne 2009 Security Conference
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|May 23-24<br>Anaheim, CA
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|http://layerone.info/
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|Mobile Forensics World 2009
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|May 26-30<br>Chicago, IL
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|http://www.mobileforensicsworld.com
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|2009 Techno Security Conference
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|May 31-Jun 03<br>Myrtle Beach, SC
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|http://www.techsec.com/index.html
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|USENIX 2009
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|Jun 14-19<br>San Diego, CA
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|http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix09/
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|IEEE ICC Communication and Information Systems Security (CISS) Symposium
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|Jun 14-18<br>Dresden, Germany
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|http://www.ieee-icc.org/2009/
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|1st International Workshop on Managing Insider Security Threats
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|Jun 15-19<br>Purdue University, IN
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|http://isyou.hosting.paran.com/mist09/
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|SANS SANSFIRE 2009
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|Jun 13-22<br>Baltimore, MD
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|http://www.sans.org/sansfire09/
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|1st Workshop on Internet Multimedia Search and Mining (IMSM'09)
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|Jul 03<br>Cancun, Mexico
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|http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/xshua/imsm/index.html
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|Blackhat USA 2009
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|Jul 25-30<br>Las Vegas, NV
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|https://www.blackhat.com/
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|DefCon 17
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|Jul 31-Aug 02<br>Las Vegas, NV
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|http://www.defcon.org/
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|Usenix Security Sypmosium
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|Aug 10-14<br>Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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|http://www.usenix.org/events/sec09/
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|3rd International Workshop on Computational Forensics
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|Aug 13-14<br>The Hague, The Netherlands
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|http://iwcf09.arsforensica.org/
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|Digital Forensic Research Workshop
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|Aug 17-19<br>Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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|http://www.dfrws.org
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|Triennial Meeting of the European Academy of Forensic Science
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|Sep 08-11<br>Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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|http://www.eafs2009.com/
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|IMF 2009
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|Sep 15-17<br>Stuttgart, Germany
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|http://imf-conference.org/
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|Hacker Halted USA 2009
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|Sep 20-24<br>Miami, FL
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|http://www.hackerhalted.com
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|Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID) International Symposium
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|Sep 23-25<br>Saint-Malo, Brittany, France
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|http://www.rennes.supelec.fr/RAID2009/index.html
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|International ICST Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime (ICDF2C)
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|Sep 30 - October 02<br>Albany, NY
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|http://www.d-forensics.org/
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|First IEEE Workshop on Information Forensics and Security
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|Dec 06-09<br>London, England
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|http://www.wifs09.org/
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|AAFS Annual Meeting
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|Feb. 22-27<br>Seattle, WA
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|http://www.aafs.org/default.asp?section_id=meetings&page_id=aafs_annual_meeting
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== On-going / Continuous Training ==
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; [http://jung.sourceforge.net/ Java Universal Network/Graph Framework (JUNG)]
{| border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" align="top"
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: Graphing, [[data mining]], [[social network]] analysis, and other stuff.
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! DISTANCE LEARNING
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|Basic Computer Examiner Course - Computer Forensic Training Online
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|Distance Learning Format
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|http://www.cftco.com
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|Linux Data Forensics Training
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|Distance Learning Format
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|http://www.crazytrain.com/training.html
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|SANS On-Demand Training
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|Distance Learning Format
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|http://www.sans.org/ondemand/?portal=69456f95660ade45be29c00b0c14aea1
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|Champlain College - CCE Course
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|Online / Distance Learning Format
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|http://extra.champlain.edu/cps/wdc/alliances/cce/landing/
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|Las Positas College
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|Online Computer Forensics Courses
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|http://www.laspositascollege.edu
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!RECURRING TRAINING
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|MaresWare Suite Training
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|First full week every month<br>Atlanta, GA
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|http://www.maresware.com/maresware/training/maresware.htm
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|Evidence Recovery for Windows Vista&trade;
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|First full week every month<br>Brunswick, GA
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|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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|Evidence Recovery for Windows Server&reg; 2003 R2
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|Second full week every month<br>Brunswick, GA
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|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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|Evidence Recovery for the Windows XP&trade; operating system
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|Third full week every month<br>Brunswick, GA
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|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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|Computer Forensics Training and CCE&trade; Testing for Litigation Support Professionals
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|Third weekend of every month(Fri-Mon)<br>Dallas, TX
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|http://www.md5group.com
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==See Also==
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; [http://web.mit.edu/bshi/Public/nv2d/ NetVis 2D]
* [[Scheduled Training Courses]]
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: Another graph visualization and layout tool written in Java.
==References==
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* [http://faculty.cs.tamu.edu/guofei/sec_conf_stat.htm Computer Security Conference Ranking and Statistic]
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; [http://sourceforge.net/projects/sonia/ Social Network Image Automater (SoNIA)]
* [http://www.kdnuggets.com/meetings/ Meetings and Conferences in Data Mining and Discovery]
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: Originally developed at Stanford. Written in Java.
* http://www.conferencealerts.com/data.htm Data Mining Conferences World-Wide]
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; [http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/uDrawGraph/en/uDrawGraph/uDrawGraph.html uDrawGraph]
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; [http://www.wilmascope.org/ WilmaScope]
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: Real-time animations of dynamic graph structures. Written in Java. Sophisticated force model with strings and attraction.
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; [http://www.caida.org/tools/visualization/walrus/ Walrus]
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: A 3-d graph network exploration tool. Employs 3D hyperbolic displays and layout based on a user-supplied spanning tree.
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== Geographical Drawing Programs ==
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; [http://openmap.bbn.com/ OpenMap]
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: From [[BBN]].
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== Commercial Tools ==
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; [http://www.aisee.com/ aiSee Graph Layout Software]
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: 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]
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: Geographical, Visualization and Graphics software. Runs on [[Windows]].
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; [http://www.kylebank.com/ Graphis 2D and 3D graphing software]
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: Runs on [[Windows]]. Free 30-day evaluation copy available.
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; [http://www.openviz.com/ OpenViz] and [http://www.powerviz.com/ PowerViz]
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: 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.
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: Heavy support for drawing graphs. Beautiful gallery. ActiveX, Java, C++ and .NET editions.
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= Other Resources =
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; [http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ivs/index.html Information Visualization Journal]
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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://www.msi.umn.edu/user_support/scivis/scivis-list.html Scientific Visualization at the Supercomputing Institute]
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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://rw4.cs.uni-sb.de/~diehl/softvis/seminar/index.php?goto=seminar ACM Symposium on Software Visualization]
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: May give you some ideas.
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; [http://directory.fsf.org/science/visual/ GNU Free Software directory of scientific visualization software]
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; [http://www.cs.brown.edu/people/rt/gd.html Roberto Tamassia's resources on Graph Drawing]
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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]

Revision as of 18:36, 28 April 2006

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.

Open Source

Visualization Toolkits and Libraries

Graph Drawing Applications

  • 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.
HyperGraph
Hyperbolic trees, in Java. Check out the home page. Try clicking on the logo...
InfoVis Cyberinfrastructure
Another graph drawing system written in Java.
Jdigrah
Java Directed Graphs.
Large Graph Layout (LGL)
A bioinformatics system from University of Texas. They really mean Large.
OpenDX
Based on IBM's Visualization Data Explorer, runs on Unix/X11/Motif.
Java Universal Network/Graph Framework (JUNG)
Graphing, data mining, social network analysis, and other stuff.
NetVis 2D
Another graph visualization and layout tool written in Java.
Social Network Image Automater (SoNIA)
Originally developed at Stanford. Written in Java.
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.

Geographical Drawing Programs

OpenMap
From BBN.

Commercial 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.

Other Resources

Information Visualization Journal
GVU's Information Visualization Resources link farm
Scientific Visualization at the Supercomputing Institute
Google Directory of Graph Drawing Software
ACM Symposium on Software Visualization
May give you some ideas.
GNU Free Software directory of scientific visualization software
Roberto Tamassia's resources on Graph Drawing
Open Source Graph Network Visualization in Java