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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.
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. 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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==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 three sections (described as follows):<br>
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; Python with tkinter
<ol><li><b><u>[[Upcoming_events#Calls_For_Papers|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>[[Upcoming_events#Conferences|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>[[Training Courses and Providers]]</u></b> - Training </li><br></ol>
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== Calls For Papers ==
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; Python with wxWidgets
Please help us keep this up-to-date with deadlines for upcoming conferences that would be appropriate for forensic research.
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: Advantage: Portable and a better development environment than tkiner
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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
  
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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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|7th International Conference on IT Security Incident Management & IT Forensics
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|Oct 29, 2012
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|Jan 03, 2013
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|http://www1.gi-ev.de/fachbereiche/sicherheit/fg/sidar/imf/imf2013/cfp.html
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|IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy
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|Nov 14, 2012
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|Jan 28, 2013
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|http://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2013/cfp.html
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|FIRST Conference
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|Dec 2012
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|Feb 2013
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|http://conference.first.org/2013/
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|The 1st ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Security
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|Jan 25, 2013
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|Apr 02, 2013
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|http://ihmmsec.org/index.php/call-for-papers
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|International Workshop on Cyber Crime
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|Feb 15, 2013
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|Mar 01, 2013
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|http://stegano.net/IWCC2013/
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|28th IFIP TC-11 SEC 2013 International Information Security and Privacy Conference
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|TBD
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|TBD
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|http://www.sec2013.org/Submissions.aspx
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See also [http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/tool.search?q=forensics WikiCFP 'Forensics']
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; JavaFX - Java's version of Flash
  
== Conferences ==
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; Flash
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|7th IEEE LCN Workshop on Security In Communication Networks
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|Oct 22-25<br>Clearwater, FL
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|http://www.sick-workshop.org
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|4th International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime
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|Oct 24-28<br>West Lafayette, IN
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|http://d-forensics.org/2012/show/home
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|3rd Cybercrime and Trustworthy Computing Workshop
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|Oct 29-30<br>Bellarat, Australia
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|http://comp.mq.edu.au/conferences/ctc2011/
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|Paraben Forensic Innovations Conference
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|Nov 03-07<br>Park City, UT
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|http://www.pfic-conference.com/
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|2012 International Workshop on Computational Forensics
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|Nov 11<br>Tsukuba, Japan
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|http://iwcf12.arsforensica.org/
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|IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security
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|Nov 13-15<br>Waltham, MA
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|http://www.ieee-hst.org/
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|8th International Conference on Information Assurance and Security (IAS'12)
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|Nov 21-23<br>Sao Carlos, Brazil
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|http://www.mirlabs.org/ias12
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|Forensics@NIST 2012
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|Nov 28-30<br>Rockville, MD
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|http://www.nist.gov/oles/forensics-2012.cfm
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|IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security
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|Dec 02-05<br>Tenerife, Spain
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|http://www.wifs12.org/index.html
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|28th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC 2012)
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|Dec 03-07<br>Orlando, FL
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|http://www.acsac.org
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|2012 secau Security Congress
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|Dec 03-05<br>Perth, Western Australia
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|http://conferences.secau.org/
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|Ninth Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics
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|Jan 28-30<br>Orlando, FL
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|http://www.ifip119.org/Conferences/
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|2013 DoD Cybercrime Conference
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|Jan 29-Feb 01<br>Louisville, KY
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|http://www.dodcybercrime.com/
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|65th Annual AAFS Meeting
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|Feb 18-23<br>Washington, DC
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|http://www.aafs.org/aafs-2013-annual-meeting
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|IMF 2013 - 7th International Conference on IT Security Incident Management & IT Forensics
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|Mar 12-14<br>Nuernberg, Germany
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|http://www1.gi-ev.de/fachbereiche/sicherheit/fg/sidar/imf/imf2013/about.html
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|IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy
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|May 19-23<br>San Francisco, CA
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|http://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2013/index.html
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|International Workshop on Cyber Crime
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|May 24<br>San Francisco, CA
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|http://stegano.net/IWCC2013/
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|Techno Security and Forensics Investigation Conference
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|Jun 02-05<br>Myrtle Beach, SC
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|http://www.thetrainingco.com/html/Security%20Conference%202013.html
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|Mobile Forensics World
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|Jun 02-05<br>Myrtle Beach, SC
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|http://www.techsec.com/html/MFC-2013-Spring.html
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|FIRST Conference
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|Jun 16-21<br>Bangkok, Thailand
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|http://conference.first.org/2013/
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|The 1st ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Security
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|Jun 17-19<br>Montpellier, France
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|http://ihmmsec.org/
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|28th IFIP TC-11 SEC 2013 International Information Security and Privacy Conference
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|Jul 08-10<br>Auckland, New Zealand
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|http://www.sec2013.org/
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|DFRWS 2013
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|Aug 04-07<br>Monterey, CA
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|http://dfrws.org/2013
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|Regional Computer Forensics Group GMU 2013
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|Aug 05-09<br>Fairfax, VA
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|http://www.rcfg.org
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|22nd USENIX Security Symposium - USENIX Security '13
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|Aug 14-16<br>Washington, DC
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|https://www.usenix.org/conferences?page=1
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|-
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|VB2013 - the 23rd Virus Bulletin International Conference
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|Oct 02-04<br>Berlin, Germany
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|http://www.virusbtn.com/conference/vb2013/index
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Or you could try one of these higher-level toolkits:
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; Crystal Space 3D
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; Panda#D
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== Applications ==
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Most of these are scriptable.
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===Open Source===
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====Data Plotting====
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* http://ploticus.sourceforge.net
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* http://www.gnuplot.info/
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====Graph and (Social) Network Visualization====
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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.
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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].
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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
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/ivc/ InfoVis Cyberinfrastructure] - Another graph drawing system written in Java.
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* [http://jung.sourceforge.net/ Java Universal Network/Graph Framework (JUNG)] - Graphing, [[data mining]], [[social network]] analysis, and other stuff.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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.
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* [http://vlado.fmf.uni-lj.si/pub/networks/pajek/ Pajek] - Windows program for drawing large networks.
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/sonia/ Social Network Image Animator (SoNIA)] - Originally developed at Stanford. Written in Java. Makes movies.
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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.
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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.
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* Ubigraph
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====Computer Network Visualization====
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* [http://tnv.sourceforge.net/ The Network Visualizer]
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=== Commercial Graphic Applications and Tools===
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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]].
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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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===Unclassified===
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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.
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
* [[Training Courses and Providers]]
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* [http://www-static.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/ii/resources/infovis.html GVU's Information Visualization Resources link farm]
==References==
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* [http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Math/Combinatorics/Software/Graph_Drawing/ Google Directory of Graph Drawing Software]
* [http://faculty.cs.tamu.edu/guofei/sec_conf_stat.htm Computer Security Conference Ranking and Statistic]
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* [http://directory.fsf.org/science/visual/ GNU Free Software directory of scientific visualization software]
* [http://www.kdnuggets.com/meetings/ Meetings and Conferences in Data Mining and Discovery]
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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]
* http://www.conferencealerts.com/data.htm Data Mining Conferences World-Wide]
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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/

Revision as of 20:54, 24 July 2011

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.
  • Ubigraph

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

Journals and Conferences

Research Groups

Berkeley

Brown

Stanford

UNM

Wattenberg

See Also

CAIDA has 15+ years of work visualizing Internet topologies. You may find their tools to be useful: