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Meet Namirial at EAFS Conference 2022

May 30, 2022 - June 03, 2022

🇸🇪 Stockholm

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The European Academy of Forensic Science (EAFS) Conference, organized by the Swedish National Forensic Centre (NFC), is the triennial open public event of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI). In 2022 it is the biggest European Forensic Science Event. 800 to 1000 members of the international forensic community are expected to meet the 9th edition of EAFS conference in Stockholm. 

Hence the European Network of Forensic Handwriting Experts (ENFHEX) is one of the 17 expert working groups within ENFSI the conference will cover multiple aspects of the Forensic Handwriting Examination. A significant part of in the scientific program is focussing on a special type of electronic signature: 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. Therefore Namirial is offering the broadest device support for handwritten biometric signature capturing including the option for automatic signature verification for data captured using various device types, all officially certified in its labs.

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 EAFS 2022 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 workshop session on how to analyze Digitally Captured Signatures will be held June 1 13:35 CET 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. 

🔗 EAFS 2022: Workshops 

Namirial Digitally Captured Signatures Expert Luigi Enrico Tomasini will be joining the workshop and is available for questions and individual consultations at the Namirial booth in the exhibition area of the EAFS conference.   

📺 Introduction on Namirial Forensic Analysis Tool for Digitally Captured Signatures

 

Recommended scientific papers 

📄 Best Practice Manual for the Forensic Examination of Handwriting Edition 3 Appendix 5 – Overview procedure for forensic examinations and comparisons of Digitally Captured Signatures

📄 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 

For more information on Namirial products and services for Forensic Handwriting Experts contact dcs_forensic@namirial.com 

Event hashtags: #EAFS2022 #ENFSI #ENFHEX