August 10, 2021 - August 12, 2021
The American Society of Questioned Document Examiners (ASQDE) is the oldest and largest organization in the world dedicated to the profession of forensic document examination. Their 2021 annual general meeting will be held as a virtual conference and will be attracting a global audience. The meeting will cover multiple aspects of the Forensic Handwriting Examination. A significant part in the scientific program is focussing on a special type of electronic signatures: Digitally Captured Signatures (DCS).
Digitally Captured Signatures a.k.a. Biometric Signatures have been introduced in various formats over the last decade. Namirial is one of the leading solution providers for taking handwritten signatures seriously and delivering trusted signature experiences with meaningful evidence in signed documents.
Forensic Handwriting Experts use physical-technical processes to examine writing performance through comparative analysis with regards to authenticity, authorship, any changes and temporal allocation. In late 2020 scientific research results on forensic validity of Digitally Captured Signatures compared to signatures on paper and procedures for forensic examination were published.
The ASQDE 2021 conference will explore and present the incorporation and use of Digitally Captured Signatures in typical Forensic Handwriting Experts casework where the questioned signature is in pen and paper form but access to comparison material Digitally Captured Signatures form is available.
A live training session on how to analyze Digitally Captured Signatures will be held by Nikolaos “Niko” Kalantzis, manager and senior examiner at Chartoularios P.C. Institute of Questioned Document Studies in Greece. The session will feature the Namirial Firma Certa Forensic analysis software. Namirial Digitally Captured Signatures Expert Luigi Enrico Tomasini will be joining the training and is available for questions and individual consultations.
Recommended scientific papers
📄 Features of digitally captured signatures vs. pen and paper signatures: Similar or completely different?; Maria João Branco MSc, Barbora Geistová Čakovská PhD, Tomasz Dziedzic PhD, Carina Fernandes MSc, Jonathan Heckeroth MSc, Nikolaos Kalantzis MSc, Axel Kerkoff MSc, Erich Kupferschmid MSc, Kristofer Axelsson Spjuth, Paolo Vaccarone MSc, Jan Zimmer MSc; Forensic Science International, Volume 318, 2021, 110587, ISSN 0379-0738
📄 Recommendations for capturing signatures digitally to optimize their suitability for forensic handwriting examination; Maria João Branco MSc, Barbora Geistová Čakovská PhD, Tomasz Dziedzic PhD, Carina Fernandes MSc, Jonathan Heckeroth MSc, Nikolaos Kalantzis MSc, Axel Kerkoff MSc, Erich Kupferschmid MSc, Kristofer Axelsson Spjuth, Paolo Vaccarone MSc, Jan Zimmer MSc; Journal of Forensic Science, Volume66, Issue2, March 2021, Pages 743-747
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