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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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==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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<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 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. 
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<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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: Advantage: Portable and a better development environment than tkiner
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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: Disadvantage: wxWidgets is not installed by default, so you'll need to get it installed. Not as well documented as Tkinter
  
== Calls For Papers ==
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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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! Due Date
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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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|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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|Black Hat USA 2008 Briefings
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|May 14, 2008
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|https://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-usa-08/bh-usa-08-cfp.html
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|4th International Conference on IT Incident Management & IT Forensics
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|Jun 01, 2008
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|http://www.gi-ev.de/fachbereiche/sicherheit/fg/sidar/imf/imf2008/cfp_en.html
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|Economic and High Tech Crime Summit
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|Jun 06, 2008
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|http://summit.nw3c.org/speakers/call_for_speakers.cfm
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|Call for Chapter: Handbook of Research on Computational Forensics, Digital Crime and Investigation: Methods and Solutions
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|June 30, 2008
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|http://www.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/~ctli/Call_For_Chapters_2.html
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|ANZFSS - 19th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences
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|Jul 06, 2008
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|http://www.anzfss2008.org.au/content/view/56/63/
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|DeepSec 2008
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|Jul 15, 2008
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|https://deepsec.net/cfp/
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|American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting
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|Aug 01, 2008
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|http://www.aafs.org/default.asp?section_id=meetings&page_id=aafs_annual_meeting
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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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== Conferences ==
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; JavaFX - Java's version of Flash
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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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|CEIC 2008 Computer & Enterprise Investigations Conference
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|Apr 27-30, Las Vegas, NV
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|http://www.ceicconference.com/
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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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|Fourth Annual Cyber Security and Information Intelligence Research Workshop (CSIIRW-08)
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|May 12-14, Oak Ridge, TN
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|http://www.ioc.ornl.gov/csiirw
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|Ohio HTCIA Spring Training Conference
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|May 12-14, Lakeland Community College, OH
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|http://www.ohiohtcia.org/conference.html
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|LayerOne 2008 Information Technology Conference
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|May 17-18, Los Angeles, CA
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|http://layerone.info
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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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|3rd International Workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering
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|May 22, Oakland, CA
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|http://conf.ncku.edu.tw/sadfe/sadfe08/
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|4th GFIRST National Conference
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|Jun 01-06, Orlando, FL
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|http://www.us-cert.gov/GFIRST/index.html
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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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|Gartner IT Security Summit
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|Jun 02-04, Washington, DC
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|http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=507478&tab=overview
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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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|RECON 2008
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|Jun 13-15, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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|http://recon.cx/2008/
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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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|2nd International Workshop on Computational Forensics
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|Aug 07-08, Washington, DC
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|http://iwcf08.arsforensica.org
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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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|GMU 2008 International Training Symposium
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|Aug 11-15, Fairfax, VA
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|http://rcfg.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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|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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|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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|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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== On-going / Continuous Training ==
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; Flash
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== Applications ==
! Title
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Most of these are scriptable.
! Date/Location or Venue
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===Open Source===
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====Data Plotting====
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* http://ploticus.sourceforge.net
|Basic Computer Examiner Course - Computer Forensic Training Online
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* http://www.gnuplot.info/
|Distance Learning Format
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====Graph and Network Visualization====
|http://www.cftco.com
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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].
|Linux Data Forensics Training
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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.
|Distance Learning Format
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* [http://www.codeplex.com/nodexl NodeXL] - Free/open excel add-in extends the spreadsheet with network metrics and visualizations
|http://www.crazytrain.com/training.html
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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.
|SANS On-Demand Training
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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."
|Distance Learning Format
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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.
|http://www.sans.org/ondemand/?portal=69456f95660ade45be29c00b0c14aea1
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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."
|MaresWare Suite Training
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* [http://web.mit.edu/bshi/Public/nv2d/ NetVis 2D] - Another graph visualization and layout tool written in Java.
|First full week every month, Atlanta, GA
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* [http://www.opendx.org/ OpenDX] - Based on [[IBM]]'s Visualization Data Explorer, runs on [[Unix]]/X11/Motif.
|http://www.maresware.com/maresware/training/maresware.htm
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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.
|Evidence Recovery for Windows Vista&trade;
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* [http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/uDrawGraph/en/uDrawGraph/uDrawGraph.html uDrawGraph]
|First full week every month, Brunswick, GA
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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.
|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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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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|Evidence Recovery for Windows Server&reg; 2003 R2
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=== Commercial Graphic Applications and Tools===
|Second full week every month, Brunswick, GA
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|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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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]].
|Evidence Recovery for the Windows XP&trade; operating system
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* [http://www.kylebank.com/ Graphis 2D and 3D graphing software] - Runs on [[Windows]]. Free 30-day evaluation copy available.
|Third full week every month, Brunswick, GA
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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. $$$$
|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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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.
|Computer Forensics Training and CCE&trade; Testing for Litigation Support Professionals
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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.
|Third weekend of every month (Fri-Mon), Dallas, TX
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* [http://www.clarifiednetworks.com/logster Logster] - an ultra-easy software tool to visualize Apache-style logs on a world map.
|http://www.md5group.com
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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 ==
==[[Scheduled Training Courses]]==
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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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* [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.
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==See Also==
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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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* http://www.dmoz.org/Science/Math/Combinatorics/Software/Graph_Drawing/
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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 13:22, 9 February 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

Applications

Most of these are scriptable.

Open Source

Data Plotting

Graph and 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.

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: