NIST : July 20-24, 2015 International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management – Detection, Measurement and Mitigation

Is NIST trying to get ahead of the curve for how to handle forensic science errors in WTC reports?

Registration for the event has closed. Bummer. Maybe somebody nearby the event can interview some people at the event.

These are the types of events that we need to engage NIST at. This would have been a great forum to ask TOUGH questions about NISTS WTC 7 collapse study using their DIGITAL MODEL as PROOF of their THEORY. Would be good to bring up the measurement of the phase 2 of free-fall collapse in the WTC 7 report.

On behalf of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its partners, we are announcing the first-ever international symposium devoted exclusively to the topic of forensic science error management. Join us in Arlington, VA, July 20-24, 2015 for the International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management – Detection, Measurement and Mitigation.
Organizers are planning the meeting around several tracks:

Criminalistics and Digital Evidence;
Legal and Human Factors;
Crime Scene and Death Investigation; and
Lab Management and Quality Assurance.

The symposium will consist of combined plenary sessions and breakout lectures, poster sessions, and panel discussions.

See conference site for agenda.
The technical program will cover eight tracks: death investigation, crime scene investigation, human factors, criminalistics, digital evidence, legal factors, quality assurance and laboratory management. Each track will consist of plenary lectures, poster sessions and panel discussion
Start Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
End Date: Friday, July 24, 2015
Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Crystal City, VA
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Symposium


agenda and speakers

Invited Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce the Symposium's Keynote Speakers
Tuesday, July 21

Brandon Mayfield, Law Offices of Brandon Mayfield
Steve Wax, Legal Director, Innocence Project Oregon

Invited Plenary Speakers

We are pleased to announce the Symposium's Plenary Speakers
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Gillian Tully - Forensic Science Regulator, UK Home Office, UK
Title: "Learning from Errors"

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Scott Shappell - Chair, Department of Human Factors and Systems - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
Title: "The Impact of Shiftwork and Fatigue on Performance”
Itiel Dror - Sr. Cognitive Neuroscience Researcher - University College London, UK
Title: "Cognitive Sources of Error and Ways to Minimize Them"

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Alastair Ross - Director, National Institute of Forensic Science - Australia-New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA), Australia
Title: "The Source of Errors: systems, policy and practice"
Bryan Found - Chief Forensic Scientist - Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, Australia
Title: "To Err Was Forbidden: The Changing Culture of Error Explanation in Forensic Pattern Evidence"
Ralph Kleuskens - Manager - Quality and Process Management, Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), The Netherlands
Title: "Quality Improvement Through Incident and Error Management"

Friday, July 24, 2015

William Thompson - Department of Criminology, Law & Society - University of California-Irvine, USA
Title: "Error Management for Forensic DNA Testing: Lessons from Known Errors and Close Calls"
Lynn Robitaille Garcia - General Counsel - Texas Forensic Science Commission, USA
Title: "The Importance of Trust and Collaboration in Tackling Forensic Problems: Lessons from the Lone Star State"