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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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==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 (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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== 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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; 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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|2010 Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law
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|Feb 19, 2010
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|http://www.digitalforensics-conference.org/callforpapers.htm
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|Digital Forensic Research Workshop (DFRWS) 2010
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|Feb 28, 2010
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|Apr 05, 2010
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|http://dfrws.org/2010/cfp.shtml
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|2010 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security
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|Apr 24, 2010
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|http://ieee-hst.org/
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|2nd International Workshop on Security in Cloud Computing (SCC'2010)
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|May 01, 2010
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|Jun 07, 2010
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|http://bingweb.binghamton.edu/~ychen/SCC2010.htm
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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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|DoD Cyber Crime Conference
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|Jan 22-29<br>St. Louis, MO
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|http://www.dodcybercrime.com/10CC/
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|ShmooCon VI
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|Feb 05-07<br>Washington, DC
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|http://www.shmoocon.org
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|International Conference on Technical and Legal Aspects of the e-Society
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|Feb 10-15<br>St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
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|http://www.iaria.org/conferences2010/CYBERLAWS10.html
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|Third International Workshop on Digital Forensics
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|Feb 15-18<br>Krakow, Poland
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|http://www.ares-conference.eu/conf/index.php/workshops/wsdf
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|American Academy of Forensic Sciences 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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|RSA Conference 2010
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|Mar 01-05<br>San Francisco, CA
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|http://www.rsaconference.com/2010/usa/index.htm
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|CanSecWest 2010
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|Mar 22-26<br>Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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|http://cansecwest.com/index.html
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|31st IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
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|May 16-19<br>Oakland, CA
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|http://oakland31.cs.virginia.edu/
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|AusCERT Asia Pacific Information Security Conference
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|May 16-21<br>Kenmore Hills, Queensland, Australia
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|http://conference.auscert.org.au/conf2010/index.html
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|Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law 2010
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|May 19-21, St. Paul, MN
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|http://www.digitalforensics-conference.org/index.htm
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|7th International Symposium on Risk Management and Cyber-Informatics
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|Jun 29-Jul 02<br>Orlando, FL
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|http://www.2010iiisconferences.org/RMCI
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|Digital Forensic Research Workshop (DFRWS) 2010
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|Aug 02-04, Portland, OR
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|http://dfrws.org/2010/
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|VB2010 Fighting malware and spam
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|Sep 29 - Oct 01<br>Vancouver, BC, Canada
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|http://www.virusbtn.com/conference/vb2010/
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|2010 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security
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|Nov 08-10<br>Waltham, MA
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|http://ieee-hst.org/
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== On-going / Continuous Training ==
 
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! width="20%"|Date/Location
 
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! DISTANCE LEARNING
 
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|Basic Computer Examiner Course - Computer Forensic Training Online
 
|Distance Learning Format
 
|http://www.cftco.com
 
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|Linux Data Forensics Training
 
|Distance Learning Format
 
|http://www.crazytrain.com/training.html
 
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|SANS On-Demand Training
 
|Distance Learning Format
 
|http://www.sans.org/ondemand/?portal=69456f95660ade45be29c00b0c14aea1
 
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|Champlain College - CCE Course
 
|Online / Distance Learning Format
 
|http://extra.champlain.edu/cps/wdc/alliances/cce/landing/
 
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|Las Positas College
 
|Online Computer Forensics Courses
 
|http://www.laspositascollege.edu
 
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!RECURRING TRAINING
 
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|MaresWare Suite Training
 
|First full week every month<br>Atlanta, GA
 
|http://www.maresware.com/maresware/training/maresware.htm
 
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|Evidence Recovery for Windows Vista&trade;
 
|First full week every month<br>Brunswick, GA
 
|http://www.internetcrimes.net
 
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|Evidence Recovery for Windows Server&reg; 2003 R2
 
|Second full week every month<br>Brunswick, GA
 
|http://www.internetcrimes.net
 
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|Evidence Recovery for the Windows XP&trade; operating system
 
|Third full week every month<br>Brunswick, GA
 
|http://www.internetcrimes.net
 
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|Computer Forensics Training and CCE&trade; Testing for Litigation Support Professionals
 
|Third weekend of every month(Fri-Mon)<br>Dallas, TX
 
|http://www.md5group.com
 
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==See Also==
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* [[Scheduled Training Courses]]
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== Open Source ==
==References==
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=== Visualization Toolkits and Libraries ===
* [http://faculty.cs.tamu.edu/guofei/sec_conf_stat.htm Computer Security Conference Ranking and Statistic]
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* [http://csbi.sourceforge.net/index.html Graph Interface Library (GINY)] - Java
* [http://www.kdnuggets.com/meetings/ Meetings and Conferences in Data Mining and Discovery]
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* [http://www.gravisto.org/ Gravisto: Graph Visualization Toolkit] - An editor and toolkit for developing graph visualization algorithms.
* http://www.conferencealerts.com/data.htm Data Mining Conferences World-Wide]
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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://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/ Processing.org] - A new language for doing graphics and visualization.
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====Tree Maps====
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[http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/treemap-history/index.shtml Treemaps] are a visualization technique developed at the University of Maryland for visualizing large amounts of multi-dimensional data. There is a GPLed implementation of treemaps written in C. You can find a copy of in it:
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* [http://www.derlien.com/ Disk Inventory X]
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* [http://kdirstat.sourceforge.net/ KDirStat]
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===Graph Drawing Applications===
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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://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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== Geographical Drawing Programs ==
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* [http://openmap.bbn.com/ OpenMap] -- From [[BBN]].
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== Commercial 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] - "One of the most comprehensive and usable software tools for Social Network Analysis in the world." 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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= Other Resources =
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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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==Link Farms==
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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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==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]

Revision as of 12:54, 31 May 2009

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.

Contents

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


Open Source

Visualization Toolkits and Libraries

Tree Maps

Treemaps are a visualization technique developed at the University of Maryland for visualizing large amounts of multi-dimensional data. There is a GPLed implementation of treemaps written in C. You can find a copy of in it:

Graph Drawing Applications

Geographical Drawing Programs

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.
  • NetMiner - "One of the most comprehensive and usable software tools for Social Network Analysis in the world." 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.

Other Resources

Journals and Conferences

Link Farms

Research Groups

Berkeley

Brown

Stanford

UNM