WORKSHOP ON FORENSICS APPLICATIONS OF COMPUTER VISION AND PATTERN RECOGNITION, SANTIAGO DE CHILE, DEC-2015

Call for Papers

There are a number of areas in the computer vision and pattern recognition field that can contribute to the forensics. Potential contributions include algorithms for automated analysis of forensics, tools to assist forensic examiners, and methodologies for assessing the accuracy of tools and forensic examiners. Topics include:

  • Latent fingerprint recognition
  • Face and person recognition from imagery captured by cell phones and closed captions television
  • 3D reconstruction of crime scenes
  • Analysis and recognition of 2D and 3D patterns
    • on bullets and their casings
    • shoe and tire impressions
  • Analysis and recognition of
    • blood splatters
    • bite marks
    • tool marks
  • Media forensics (detection of forged and manipulated images and video)

A workshop on forensics applications will allow for a board discussion of forensic related issues across these topics. This includes the need to meet forensic legal requirements and the ability to measure error rates. An example is the Daubert criteria in the U.S. legal system. On the societal level, successful applications in forensics can contribute to a fair and just society.

We are in the process of organizing a special issue of the Image and Vision Computing Journal on the topic of the workshop. Workshop participants will be encouraged to submit full-length papers to the special issue.