The 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting of the ASFDE Inc. was held virtually from May 10 – 13, 2022.  I really enjoyed the event (although it was, once again, only in virtual format).  

With over 100 attendees and presenters from all parts of the world, the meeting had some excellent content, discussion, and participation.  The presentations included: 

  • “Forensic Intelligence” by Katrina Stokes
  • “Electrostatic Detection Apparatus (ESDA™): Something Old, Something New” by Larry Olson
  • “Application of Process Improvement Tools to Forensics” by Bradley Mason
  • “An introduction to process improvement tools and their application to the handwriting examination process” by Ian Beckwith
  • “A Novel 3D Scan-Based Optical Method for Analyzing Lines Drawn at Different Pen Pressure” by Aysegul Sen Yilmaz
  • “Polycarbonate Data Pages: Rebooted” by Michael Griggs
  • “Spectrometer Use” by Dan Freeman
  • “Forensic analysis of crossing ink lines made with ballpoint pen inks using IR technology by Francisco Panozzo Zénere
  • “Innovations in passport bio-data page and probable forgery attacks” by Al Sharif Hashem Mogahed
  • “Multispectral Analysis of Thermochromic Inks” by Mario Alejandro Alvarez Cordeiro
  • “Novel Offset Printing: Virtues and Vulnerabilities” by Michael Griggs
  • “Update on the ASFDE Inc Error Rates Working Group” by Cliff Hobden
  • “A Review of the Solvent Loss Ratio Method for Dating Inks” by Annie Vallière
  • “Evidence Of Page Substitution Or Something More Legitimate? Impressions On A Will And The Use Of Photoshop™ Layers” by Denise Pickering
  • “Analysis of UV Inkjet Prints by Head Space Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry” by Bianca McKechnie

Two (truly excellent) workshops included: 

  • “Technology and Design of Security Documents” by Joel Zlotnick
  • “Signatures: Disguised or Simulated?” by Carolyne Bird and Nicole Crown

Information about last year’s meeting can be found here.


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