Symposium program

  1. 2024, June
  2. June 6
  3. June 7

PL/CEST 10.00 AM - 10.30 AM Start of Symposium
PL/CEST 10.30 AM - 2.00 PM Part I
PL/CEST 2.00 PM - 2.30 PM Break
PL/CEST 2.30 PM - 6.00 PM Part II
PL/CEST 9.00 AM - 12.30 PM Part I
PL/CEST 12.30 PM - 1.00 PM Break
PL/CEST 1.00 PM - 4.30 PM Part II

Key information21thWSQDE, languages: polish, english (simultaneous translation)

The main subjects of the Symposium are

Contemporary trends of questioned document examination; Contemporary trends in handwriting examination; Examination of biometric electronic signatures, Handwriting examination versus graphology; Examination of initials and graphometry; Pathology in handwriting examination; Examination of signatures; Specific character of last will/testament examination; Issues of questioned document examination (physical and chemical analysis of ink, toner, paper, indented writing, cross strokes); Age of documents (global problems with destructive and non-destructive methods); Innovative solutions of security printing; Document security features and verification; Control of qualifications of an expert witness, International cooperation of questioned document research.


The way of conducting the Symposium

The organizers plan that the conference will be conducted in a hybrid mode (on-site and on-line). The sessions of the Symposium will be conducted from the conference hall. The on-line transmission will take the form of a conference. The Organizer's goal is to provide as many speakers as possible in the conference hall, and if this is not possible, connect with them remotely.

The conference will be broadcast LIVE in high quality via a professional dedicated server. Participants of the symposium who will not be on-site during the meeting will be provided with one-person individual streams with language versions: Polish version, and English version. During the conference, it will be possible to actively take part in the discussion. The conference participant will receive a one-person individual access code to the symposium platform.


Expected guests

Our Symposium (as in the previous years) will be attended by experts on document examination from Austria, Australia, Brasil, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, India, Lithuania, Latvia, Lebanon, Malta, Netherlands, Slovakia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, USA and many Polish guests representing major universities and non-academic centers, such as police forensic laboratories, Institute of Forensic Research in Kraków as well as independent experts. They will be joined by representatives of areas related to forensic science – especially penal procedure, criminology, psychology, psychiatry, forensic physics, IT, and forensic chemistry.


Long tradition

The Symposium is one of the most important scientific events in Europe devoted to this subject area since 1983 taking place every 2 years at the University of Wroclaw.

Wide range of topics

To participate in the symposium also invited representatives of science and related forensic disciplines - especially criminal procedure, civil procedure, criminology, psychology, psychiatry, chemistry, and physics as well as representatives of different legal professions such as judges, prosecutors, lawyers, notaries.

Equipment Exhibition

The conference will include a scientific questioned document examination (QDE) equipment exhibition.