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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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= Open Source=
  
This listing is divided into four sections (described as follows):<br>
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==Visualization Toolkits and Libraries ==
<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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<li><b><u>Conferences</u></b> - Conferences relevant for Digital Forensics (Name, Date, Location, URL)</li><br>
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<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 Multimedia Sciences Section Listserv. 
 
<i> (Subscribe by sending an email to listserv@lists.mitre.org with message body containing SUBSCRIBE AAFS-DIGITAL-MULTIMEDIA-LIST)</i>
 
Requests for additions, deletions or corrections to this list may be sent by email to David Baker <i>(bakerd AT mitre.org)</i>.
 
  
== Calls For Papers ==
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; [http://csbi.sourceforge.net/index.html Graph Interface Library (GINY)]
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: In Java. Stunning graphics with some layout smarts.
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! Due Date
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|5th Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics
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|Oct 15, 2008
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|http://www.ifip119.org/Conferences/WG11-9-CFP-2009.pdf
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|3rd Edition of Small Scale Digital Device Forensics Journal
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|Jan 31, 2009
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|http://www.ssddfj.org/Call.asp
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== Conferences ==
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; [http://www.gravisto.org/ Gravisto: Graph Visualization Toolkit]
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: An editor and toolkit for developing graph visualization algorithms.  
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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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|International Workshop on Digital Crime and Forensics in conjunction w/4th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing
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|Aug 15-17, Harbin, China
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|http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~ctli/CFP_IWDCF2008.html
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|2nd French-Speaking Days on Digital Investigations - Journées Francophones de l'Investigation Numérique 2008
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|Sep 03-05, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France
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|http://www.afsin.org/
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|1st Workshop on Open Source Software for Computer and Network Forensics
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|Sep 07-10, Milan Italy
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|http://conferenze.dei.polimi.it/ossconf/index.php
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|11th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection
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|Sep 15-17, Cambridge, MA
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|http://www.ll.mit.edu/IST/RAID2008/
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|4th International Conference on IT Incident Management & IT Forensics
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|Sep 23-25, Mannheim,  Germany
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|http://www.imf-conference.org/
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|VB2008 anti-malware conference
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|Oct 01-03, Ottawa, Canada
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|http://www.virusbtn.com/conference/vb2008/
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|ANZFSS - 19th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences
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|Oct 06-09, Melbourne, Australia
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|http://www.anzfss2008.org.au/
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|13th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security
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|Oct 06-08, Malaga, Spain
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|http://www.isac.uma.es/esorics08/
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|Economic and High Tech Crime Summit 2008
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|Oct 07-08, Memphis, TN
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|http://summit.nw3c.org/
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|3nd International Annual Workshop on Digital Forensics & Incident Analysis
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|Oct 09, Malaga, Spain
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|http://www.icsd.aegean.gr/wdfia08/
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|Anti-Phishing Working Group eCrime Researchers Summit
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|Oct 15-16, Atlanta, GA
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|http://www.ecrimeresearch.org/
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|2008 HTCIA International Training Conference
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|Oct 22-28, Atlantic City, NJ
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|http://www.htcia.org/conference.shtml
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|DeepSec 2008
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|Nov 11-14, Vienna, Austria
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|https://deepsec.net/
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|2009 DoD Cyber Crime Conference
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|Jan 24-30, St. Louis, MO
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|http://www.dodcybercrime.com/
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|5th Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics
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|Jan 25-28, Orlando, FL
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|http://www.ifip119.org/Conferences/
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|American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting
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|Feb 16-21, Denver, CO
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|http://www.aafs.org/default.asp?section_id=meetings&page_id=aafs_annual_meeting
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|24th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing - Computer Forensics Track
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|Mar 08-12, Honolulu, HI
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|http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2009
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|2009 Techno Security Conference
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|May 31- Jun 03, Myrtle Beach, SC
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|http://www.techsec.com/index.html
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|Mobile Forensics World 2009
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|Jun 01 - Jun 06, Chicago, IL
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|http://www.mobileforensicsworld.com
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== On-going / Continuous Training ==
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; [http://ivtk.sourceforge.net/ InfoViz Toolkit]
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: Java, originally developed at [[INRA]].
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! Title
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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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|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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|http://www.md5group.com
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|Evidence Recovery for Windows Vista&trade;
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|First full week every month, 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, 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, Brunswick, GA
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|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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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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|MaresWare Suite Training
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|First full week every month, Atlanta, GA
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|http://www.maresware.com/maresware/training/maresware.htm
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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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==[[Scheduled Training Courses]]==
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; [http://jgrapht.sourceforge.net/ JGraphT]
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: A Java visualization kit designed to be simple and extensible.
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; [http://prefuse.sourceforge.net/ Perfuse]
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: "A Java-based toolkit for building interactive information visualization applications."
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; [http://touchgraph.sourceforge.net/ TouchGraph]
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: A library for building graph-based interfaces. Some systems that have been built with it include [http://kaon.semanticweb.org/Members/motik/oimodeller KAon AI Modeler], GraphLayout, WikiBrowser, and LinkBrowser
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; [http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~billh/visad.html#intro VisAD]
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: A Java component library for interactive and collaborative visualization.
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; [http://public.kitware.com/VTK/ The Visualization Toolkit]
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: 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 ZVTM - Zoomable Visual Transformation Machine]
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: Originally started at Xerox Research Europe, written in Java 2D.
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==Graph Drawing Applications==
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; [http://www.graphviz.org/ Graphviz]
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: 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]
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: 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://hypergraph.sourceforge.net/ HyperGraph]
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: Hyperbolic trees, in Java. Check out the home page. Try clicking on the logo...
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; [http://sourceforge.net/projects/ivc/ InfoVis Cyberinfrastructure]
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: Another graph drawing system written in Java.
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; [https://jdigraph.dev.java.net/ Jdigrah]
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: Java Directed Graphs.
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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.
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; [http://www.opendx.org/ OpenDX]
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: Based on [[IBM]]'s Visualization Data Explorer, runs on [[Unix]]/X11/Motif.
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; [http://jung.sourceforge.net/ Java Universal Network/Graph Framework (JUNG)]
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: Graphing, [[data mining]], [[social network]] analysis, and other stuff.
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; [http://web.mit.edu/bshi/Public/nv2d/ NetVis 2D]
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: Another graph visualization and layout tool written in Java.
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; [http://sourceforge.net/projects/sonia/ Social Network Image Automater (SoNIA)]
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: Originally developed at Stanford. Written in Java.
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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 11:23, 21 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 Interface Library (GINY)
In Java. Stunning graphics with some layout smarts.
Gravisto: Graph Visualization Toolkit
An editor and toolkit for developing graph visualization algorithms.
InfoViz Toolkit
Java, originally developed at INRA.
JGraphT
A Java visualization kit designed to be simple and extensible.
Perfuse
"A Java-based toolkit for building interactive information visualization applications."
TouchGraph
A library for building graph-based interfaces. Some systems that have been built with it include KAon AI Modeler, GraphLayout, WikiBrowser, and LinkBrowser
VisAD
A Java component library for interactive and collaborative visualization.
The Visualization Toolkit
C++ multi-platform with interfaces available for Tcl/Tk, Java and Python. Professional support provided by Kitware.
ZVTM - Zoomable Visual Transformation Machine
Originally started at Xerox Research Europe, written in Java 2D.

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