- The main subjects of the Symposium are
Contemporary trends in questioned document examination; Contemporary trends in handwriting examination; Handwriting examination versus graphology; Examination of initials and graphometry; Pathology in handwriting examination; Examination of signatures; Examination of biometric electronic signatures, Specific character of 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 studio/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 studio/conference hall, and if this is not possible, connect with them remotely.
The conference will be broadcast LIVE in high quality via a 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, 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, 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 in 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, and chemistry and physics as well as representatives of different legal professions as judges, prosecutors, lawyers, notaries.
- Equipment exhibition
The conference will include a scientific questioned document examination (QDE) equipment exhibition.