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Professor Sylvia Kierkegaard to give a keynote speech at Annual World Congress of Forensics

Published: 27 September 2011

Visiting Professor Sylvia Kierkegaard has been invited to give a keynote speech at the BIT’s 2nd Annual World Congress of Forensics 2011 in Chongqing, China on October 16, 2011.

The international conference is organised by the Foreign Experts Databak of SAFEA-Dalian Biotechnological and Medical Experts Division, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Dalian Sub-Council, the Information Research Center of SAFEA and the Police Association and BIT Life Sciences.

On October 17, Prof. Kierkegaard will give a lecture at the Communications University of China and at the Beijing Normal University. The following day, she will chair the EU-China Co Reach workshop hosted by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. This will be attended by the members of the court, and policy makers of China on copyright. On October 20 and 21, she will chair the workshops organised by the Chinese Hong Kong University and the University of Macau, respectively concerning current developments in copyright and private issues.

Latest Update

Welcome to the 2011 WCF meeting.The meeting this year, with the theme "Science, Justice and Peace", promises to be exciting and informative.

Last year, the WCF welcomed many forensic practitioners with a keen interest in international cooperation and the exchange of knowledge in many fields. I and all the participants thoroughly enjoyed that conference; we found it to provide excellent insight into the current status of forensic science and future applications in various disciplines. This year the focus is on High-tech implementation used for identification, environmental issues and forensic microbiology. This is an opportunity for experts from around the world to share ideas and discuss issues that we all have in common related to forensic investigation and analysis. I already made plan to attend the conference and looking forward to learn the cutting edge technology that can be used to enhance criminal investigations in disciplines of forensic science from crime scene to environmental studies.

Event Report

On Oct 15-18, 2011, BIT's 2nd Annual World Congress of Forensics (WCF-2011) was held successfully in Chongqing, China. The Theme of this conference is "Science, Justice and Peace". During the Opening Ceremony, Mr. Lijun Wang, Deputy Mayor of Chongqing; Director of Public Security Bureau; Honorary President of The Police Association of Chongqing, China delivered opening remarks and speech to all our participants.

Totally, there were more than 200 participants have attended the WCF-2011. Participants from academic, industrial professionals and key-decision makers delivered the new achievement on their research, together discussed and analysis the development of forensic science.

This well-organized annual conference, on one hand, provided a splendid informative platform for domestic researchers to communicate with international experts, offered excellent opportunities for domestic governors, enterprises, and institutes to seek cooperation, and on the other hand, promoted international exchanges and enhanced domestic scientific development in forensic science.

As the keynote speakers, Dr. Henry C. Lee, Distinguished Chair Professor, University of New Haven, Founder, Henry Lee Institute of Forensic Science, Director, Research & Training Center, USA; Dr. Sylvia Kierkegaard, Professor at the Communications University of China; President, International Association of IT Lawyers, UK; Mr. Kent Gibson, Forensic Audio/ Video Examiner, Member of AES,USA; Dr. John Zheng Wang, Professor of Forensic Studies Program & Director of Forensic Science and High Tech Crime Programs Department of Criminal Justice, California State University-Long Beach, USA made excellent presentations and warmly discussed with the audiences at keynote forum.

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