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NIST will host the 2017 Technical Colloquium on the Weight of Evidence (WoE) on June 27-29, 2017. How can we transition the reporting of forensic results from simple “match/no match” statements to statements that integrate error and uncertainty? Join us at this colloquium, where experts from a broad array of forensic disciplines will share ideas on this issue.
The first day will be about defining the weight of evidence - what it means and how to quantify it. The second day will cover collecting evidence and analyzing data with these quantification challenges in mind. The third day will focus on communicating and reporting findings of forensic examination.
- What is WoE
- Quantifying the WoE
- The importance of data in evaluation of forensic evidence
- Data and population statistics
- Reporting and presentation of testimony
- Validation and inter-laboratory testing
Charles Berger, Netherlands Forensic Institute
Niko Brummer, AGNITIO
John Butler, NIST
Christophe Champod (keynote), Forensic Science Institute, University of Lausanne
Ian Evett, Principal Forensic Services (keynote)
Will Guthrie, NIST
Graham Jackson, University of Abertay Dundee
Toni Roberts, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Mike Smith, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Geoffrey Stewart Morrison, Aston University
Cedric Neumann, University of South Dakota
Daniel Ramos, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Doug Reynolds, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Chris Saunders, South Dakota State University
Stephen Sherry (keynote), National Center for Biotechnology Information
Bill Thompson, University of California Irvine
Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center
204 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
1-800-321-2211 [Reference: NIST Room Block]
Hotel Room Block for June 26-28 at $209.00/night
Deadline for booking your discounted room block is June 5, 2017.
If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.
NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. The required NIST-1260 form will be available during registration. *New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. For further details, please visit: https://www.nist.gov/about-nist/visit/campus-access-and-security