The workshop “LASIE: supporting forensic analysts in digital evidence retrieval and analysis”, organised by the LASIE research project will take place in London (UK), at the Queen Mary University of London premises on the 15th and 16th of July 2015.

The 1st LASIE Workshop aims to promote the opportunity represented by LASIE in empowering forensic analyst and investigators in fighting against crime and in training operators in using technologies supporting them in dealing with digital evidence and facing ethics and privacy issues.

The workshop will be constituted by three diverse sessions:

  • A training session aiming at informing and increase awareness of LASIE potential end users, which will be held on the 15th of July in the morning; the participation is reserved to end users;
  • A Roundtable “Ethics vs. efficiency in content extraction for digital evidence“, which will be held on the 15th July afternoon and whose participation is restricted to only invited EU projects, policy makers and ethical and privacy experts and end users in the security field;
  • The EU session at the ICDP international conferences ( which will be held on the 16th July morning. Such EU session will be devoted to networking and knowledge sharing among relevant EU projects which will be attended the conference; 5 EU project (LASIE, PARIS, P-REACT, Smartprevent and 3d Forensic) will present their project to the audience attending the ICDP conference (please see for registration details)

The Agenda of the End Users training session (15th July morning)

9:30 Welcome
9:40-10:00 Presentation of the project
10:00-10:20 LASIE compliance with regulatory requirements
10:20-10:45 User Needs: Storylines of the users scenarios
11:00-12:15 Functionalities of the system and live demos
12:15-13:15* Feedback, open discussions and Question Time
13:15 End of the Training session

The Agenda of the Roundtable session (15th July afternoon)

The Roundtable session “Ethics vs. efficiency in content extraction for digital evidence” will be composed by two sessions:

The first one will be composed by end users, will be used for presenting users’ needs and requirements in terms of privacy and ethics.

The second one will be composed by experts in ethics, in privacy and forensics, by policy makers and Eu projects, it will be used for answering to end users’ questions of the first panel.

The shape of the panel: we foresee no presentations. The aim is to have a vivid discussion. Thus, in other words, no slides nor any presentations are allowed. The moderator will ask 3-4 questions, the same for all panelists, and each person has max. 2 (two) min. to answer. The time to answer each will be strictly respected. Having concluded the panels, there will be discussion with the public.

14:30 Welcome
14:40-15:00 Presentation of the Roundtable session scope
15:00-16:00 1st Roundtable: the Perspective of Law Enforcement Agencies
Chair: Prof. Dr J. Peter Burgess (PRIO)
– Mr Jonathan Betts (Home Office – Centre for Applied Science and Technology UK)
– Mr Federico Urìa (Police of Madrid)
– Mrs Luisa Proença (Policia Judiciaria)
– Mr Andrew Ramsay (Criminal Justice, Leicester Police)
– Mr Mick Neville (Metropolitan Police – the New Scotland Yard)
16:00-16:15 Coffe break
16:15-17:15 2nd Roundtable: the Perspective of Social Scientists
Chair: Mr Dariusz Kloza (PRIO)
– Prof. Silvia Ciotti (Eurocrime)
– Prof. Zeno Geradts (ENFSI Forensic IT Working Group)
– Mr Alfonso Alfonsi (P-React project)
– Mr Stephen Crabbe (3D-Forensics project)
– Dr. Ben Hayes (PRIO, Statewatch & the Transnational Institute)
– Prof. Kostantinos Rantos (Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology)
17:15-18:00 Feedback, open discussions and question time with audience
18:00 End of the Roundtable session

The Agenda of the EU session (16th July in the morning)

08:15-09:15 Registration
09:15-09:30 ICDP General Chair’s Welcome
09:30-11:45 Special Session: EU Projects (organised by the LASIE Project)
09:30-09:40 Dr Apostolos Axenopoulos Introduction to the special session
09:40-10:05 Martin Boyer and Stephan Veigl. The PARIS project (PrivAcy pReserving Infrastructure for Surveillance)
10:05-10:30 Juan Arraiza. The P-REACT project (Petty criminality diminution through search and analysis in multi-source video Capturing and archiving plaTform).
10:30-10:55 Matteo Sgrenzaroli and Stephen Crabbe. The 3D-Forensics project (Mobile high-resolution 3D-Scanner and 3D data analysis for forensic evidence)
10:55-11:20 Víctor Fernández. The SmartPrevent project (Smart Video-Surveillance System to Detect and Prevent Local Crimes in Urban Areas)
11:20-11:45 Petros Daras and Apostolos Axenopoulos. The LASIE project (LArge Scale Information Exploitation of forensic data)