CEN Workshop on 'Best practices for accurate position of visible and invisible traces in digital replicas of crime scenes for investigation and training purposes'

The objective of forensic methods is to obtain results with a measurement quality relevant (e.g., consistent, reliable and accurate) for the criminal justice system. This means that during the introduction or implementation of new forensic methods/technologies a specific step must be taken to prove in an objective way that the method is suitable for its intended use.

It is proposed to develop a CWA on ‘Best practices for the accurate position of visible and invisible traces/evidence in digital replicas of crime scenes for investigation and training purposes’ due to the following reasons:

  • To bring together forensic experts and academia from different nations to collaborate on strategies to provide a baseline framework for representative positioning of traces in the crime scene for accurate visualization.
  • Share experiences and requirements related to trace positioning.
  • Collect and assess technical solutions (and their accuracy) for trace management.
  • Prioritize needs related to trace positioning.
  • Define positioning accuracy requirements for different types of traces.
  • Define visualization accuracy requirements for different types of traces and crime scenes.

The planned Workshop is applicable to/is intended to be used by crime scene investigators, forensics analytics and experts in digitalised crime scene documentation.


The planned Workshop does not apply to/is not intended to be used by professionals not trained in forensics investigation and documentation.


The kick-off meeting will be held on Thursday, 14 March 2024, from 15:00 to 16:15 EST in Athens, Greece.

Requests to participate in the Workshop and/or comments on the project plan are to be submitted by 10 March 2024 to yusuf.yilmaz@din.de. You are kindly requested to use the commenting form below.

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