The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the free Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference on its Gaithersburg, Maryland, campus on June 4 and 5, 2013. This conference, organized by NIST's Law Enforcement Standards Office in collaboration with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences—Questioned Document Section, American Board of Forensic Document Examiners (ABFDE), American Society of Questioned Document Examiners (ASQDE), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory, National Institute of Justice (NIJ), and Scientific Working Group for Forensic Document Examination (SWGDOC) will explore advancements in quantitative analysis capabilities and measurement science that can enhance the state of forensic handwriting analysis.
Conference presenters and attendees will include forensic document examiners, researchers, measurement science experts, statisticians, and industry representatives. Presentations on the neurologic and motor basis of the handwriting function, current state of forensic handwriting examination techniques and limitations, research advancements and tools that support quantitative measurements in examinations, and statistical models that can be employed will be provided. In addition, attendees will take part in a facilitated discussion to develop a roadmap on how to better incorporate quantitative measurement techniques in analysis procedures to enhance the future state of forensic handwriting examinations.
For more information and to register, please visit the Measurement Science & Standards in Forensic Handwriting Analysis Conference event page.