2015-16: Forensics: Shoeprint Workshop


Participation is by invitation only.
This workshop will be held at SAMSI in Research Triangle Park, NC.


This workshop provides an opportunity for forensic workgroup #4 participants to meet after many months of working together. The purpose is to collaborate and write papers on image segmentation for shoeprints, the potential for shoeprint and other pattern methods to become part of mainstream science, and additionally the rarity of shoeprint patterns, both in laboratory file images, and lifted crime scene images.

Questions: email forensics@samsi.info

Schedule and Supporting Media

Participant List

Monday, March 14th
at SAMSI, Room 150

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
7:45 a.m. Shuttle to SAMSI
8:15– 8:30 Welcome and Introductions by SAMSI Director Richard Smith and Richard Smith, Texas A&M University
8:30 –10:00 Shoeprint Segmentation Stephan Huckemann, University of Göttingen
10:00– 10:15 Break
10:15–11:45 For Paper Describing Emerging Pattern Procedures Cliff Spiegelman, Texas A&M University and Yaron Shor, Israel Police HQ
11:45–1:00 Lunch
1:00–2:30 Shape Issues Yoram Yekutieli, Hadassah Academic College Jerusalem and David Sheets, Canisius College
2:30–3:00 Break
3:00–4:45 Open Discussion and Outline of Papers
4:45 -> Shuttle to Hotel and Dinner on Your Own

Tuesday, March 15th
at SAMSI, Room 150

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
8:00 Shuttle to SAMSI
8:30–10:00 Shoeprint Data Analysis, Independence, and Other Topics Naomi Kaplan, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
10:00–10:15 Break
10:15–11:45 Breakout into Paper Outlining/Writing Subgroups
11:45–1:00 Lunch
1:00–3:00 Open Discussion of To Dos
3:00 Adjourn and Shuttle to RDU Airport