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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 ==
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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/ 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 or that are offered the same time every month (Name, date-if applicable, URL)</li><br>
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* [http://hypergraph.sourceforge.net/ HyperGraph] - Hyperbolic trees, in Java. Check out the home page. Try clicking on the logo...
<li><b><u>[[Scheduled Training Courses]]</u></b> - Training Classes/Courses that are scheduled for specific dates/locationsThis 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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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/ivc/ InfoVis Cyberinfrastructure] - Another graph drawing system written in Java.
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* [https://jdigraph.dev.java.net/ Jdigrah] - Java Directed Graphs.
  
The Conference and Training List is provided by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Digital and Multi-media Listserv.
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; [http://bioinformatics.icmb.utexas.edu/lgl/ Large Graph Layout (LGL)]
<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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: A bioinformatics system from University of Texas. They really mean Large.
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://www.opendx.org/ OpenDX]
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: Based on [[IBM]]'s Visualization Data Explorer, runs on [[Unix]]/X11/Motif.
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|JDFSL - Special Issue on Security Issues in Online Communities
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|Dec 31, 2007
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|http://www.jdfsl.org/cfp-special-issue.htm
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|HTCIA/ASIS High Technology Crime Conference
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|Dec 31, 2007
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|http://htciatraining.org/papers.asp
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|International Association of Forensic Science Annual Meeting
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|Jan 01, 2008
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|http://www.iafs2008.com/abstracts/intro.asp
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|Black Hat D.C. 2008 Briefings
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|Jan 04, 2008
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|https://cfp.blackhat.com/
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|Usenix Annual Technical Conference
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|Jan 07, 2008 (11:59PM PST)
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|http://www.usenix.com/events/usenix08/cfp/
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|6th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security
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|Jan 14, 2008 (11:59PM EST)
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|http://acns2008.cs.columbia.edu/cfp.html
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|ADFSL 2008 Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law
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|Jan 15, 2008 (11:59PM EST)
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|http://www.digitalforensics-conference.org/callforpapers.htm
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|17th USENIX Security Symposium
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|Jan 30, 2008 (11:59 PM PST)
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|http://www.usenix.org/sec08/cfp/
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|Black Hat Europe 2008 Briefings
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|Feb 01, 2008
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|https://cfp.blackhat.com/
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|Black Hat USA 2008 Briefings
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|OPEN ON Feb 01, 2008
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|https://cfp.blackhat.com/
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|Techno-Security 2008
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|May 04, 2008
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|http://www.techsec.com/html/TechnoPapers.html
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|Digital Forensic Research Workshop (DFRWS) 2008
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|Mar 17, 2008
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|http://www.dfrws.org/2008/cfp.shtml
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|Black Hat Japan 2008 Briefings
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|OPEN ON May 01, 2008
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|https://cfp.blackhat.com/
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== Conferences ==
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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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|Digital Forensic Forum Prague 2007
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|Nov 26-27, Prague, Czech Republic
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|http://www.dff-prague.com/
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|Association of AntiVirus Asia Researchers (AVAR) International Conference
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|Nov 28-30, Seoul, Korea
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|http://www.aavar.org/avar2007/index.html
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|PacSec Applied Security Conference
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|Nov 29-30, Tokyo, Japan
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|http://www.pacsec.jp/index.html
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|5th Australian Digital Forensics Conference
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|Dec 03, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley, WA, Australia
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|http://scissec.scis.ecu.edu.au/conferences2007/index.php?cf=1
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|HTCIA Asia Pacific Training Conference 2007
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|Dec 12-14, Hong Kong, China
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|http://2007.htcia.org.hk
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|SANS Security 2008
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|Jan 11-19, New Orleans, LA
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|http://www.sans.org/security08/
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|DoD Cyber Crime Conference 2008
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|Jan 13-18, St. Louis, MO
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|http://www.dodcybercrime.com/
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|e-Forensics 2008
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|Jan 21-23, Adelaide, SA, Australia
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|http://www.e-forensics.eu
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|4th Annual IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics
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|Jan 27-30, Kyoto, Japan
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|http://www.ifip119-kyoto.org/doku.php
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|ShmooCon
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|Feb 15-17, Washington, DC
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|http://www.shmoocon.org/
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|AAFS Annual Meeting 2008
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|Feb 18-23, Washington, DC
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|http://aafs.org/default.asp?section_id=meetings&page_id=aafs_annual_meeting
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|Blackhat DC 2008 Briefings & Training
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|Feb 18-21, Washington, DC
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|http://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-link/briefings.html
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|International Workshop on Digital Forensics (WSDF’08) in Conjunction with ARES 2008
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|Mar 04–07, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
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|http://www.ares-conference.eu/conf/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=45
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|CanSecWest Security Conference 2008
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|Mar 19-21, Vanouver, BC, Canada
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|http://cansecwest.com/
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|Blackhat Europe 2008 Briefings & Training
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|Mar 25-28, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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|http://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-link/briefings.html
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|ADFSL 2008 Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law
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|Apr 23-25, Oklahoma City, OK
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|http://www.digitalforensics-conference.org
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|Microsoft Law Enforcement Tech Conference 2008
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|Apr 28-30, Redmond, Washington
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|HTCIA/ASIS High Technology Crime Conference
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|May 06-08, San Francisco, CA
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|http://htciatraining.org/general_info.asp
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|EuSecWest Security Conference 2008
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|May 21-22, London, England
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|http://eusecwest.com/
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|Techno-Security 2008
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|Jun 01-04, Myrtle Beach, SC
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|http://www.techsec.com/html/Techno2008.html
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|6th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security
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|Jun 03-06, Columbia University, New York City, NY
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|http://acns2008.cs.columbia.edu/
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|Usenix Annual Technical Conference
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|Jun 22-27, Boston, MA
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|http://www.usenix.com/events/usenix08/
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|International Association of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting
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|Jul 21-26, New Orleans, LA
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|http://www.iafs2008.com/
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|17th USENIX Security Symposium
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|Jul 28-Aug 01, San Jose, CA
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|http://www.usenix.org/events/sec08/
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|Blackhat USA 2008 Briefings & Training
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|Aug 02-07, Las Vegas, NV
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|http://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-link/briefings.html
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|Defcon 16
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|Aug 08-10, Las Vegas, NV
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|http://www.defcon.org
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|Digital Forensic Research Workshop
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|Aug 11-13, Baltimore, MD
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|http://www.dfrws.org
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== On-going / Continuous Training ==
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; [http://web.mit.edu/bshi/Public/nv2d/ NetVis 2D]
{| border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" align="top"
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: Another graph visualization and layout tool written in Java.
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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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|Basic Computer Examiner Course - Computer Forensic Training Online
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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] - Real-time animations of dynamic graph structures. Written in Java. Sophisticated force model with strings and attraction.
|http://www.cftco.com
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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.
|Linux Data Forensics Training
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|Distance Learning Format
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== Geographical Drawing Programs ==
|http://www.crazytrain.com/training.html
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* [http://openmap.bbn.com/ OpenMap] -- From [[BBN]].
|SANS On-Demand Training
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|Distance Learning Format
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== Commercial Tools ==
|http://www.sans.org/ondemand/?portal=69456f95660ade45be29c00b0c14aea1
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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.
|MaresWare Suite Training
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*  [http://www.geomantics.com/ Geomantics] - Geographical, Visualization and Graphics software. Runs on [[Windows]].
|First full week every month, Atlanta, GA
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* [http://www.kylebank.com/ Graphis 2D and 3D graphing software] - Runs on [[Windows]]. Free 30-day evaluation copy available.
|http://www.maresware.com/maresware/training/maresware.htm
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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.
|Evidence Recovery for Windows Vista&trade;
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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 Winodws, with a Linux version under development. $35 for "Express" student version, $250 for "Professional" student version, $950 for "Normal" "Professional" version.
|First full week every month, Brunswick, GA
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|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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= Other Resources =
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|Evidence Recovery for Windows Server&reg; 2003 R2
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; [http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ivs/index.html Information Visualization Journal]
|Second full week every month, Brunswick, GA
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|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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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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|Evidence Recovery for the Windows XP&trade; operating system
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; [http://www.msi.umn.edu/user_support/scivis/scivis-list.html Scientific Visualization at the Supercomputing Institute]
|Third full week every month, Brunswick, GA
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|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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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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|Computer Forensics Training and CCE&trade; Testing for Litigation Support Professionals
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; [http://rw4.cs.uni-sb.de/~diehl/softvis/seminar/index.php?goto=seminar ACM Symposium on Software Visualization]
|Third weekend of every month (Fri-Mon), Dallas, TX
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: May give you some ideas.
|http://www.md5group.com
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; [http://directory.fsf.org/science/visual/ GNU Free Software directory of scientific visualization software]
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==[[Scheduled Training Courses]]==
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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 11:59, 1 May 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.

Contents

Open Source

Visualization Toolkits and Libraries

Graph Drawing Applications

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.
  • Pajek - Windows program for drawing large networks.
  • 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

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 Winodws, with a Linux version under development. $35 for "Express" student version, $250 for "Professional" student version, $950 for "Normal" "Professional" version.

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