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Welcome to the Official Website of the European Division of the International Association for Identification.

We are the European branch of the oldest and largest forensic association in the world. This professional forensic association represents a large network of interested academics, professionals, companies and institution who are active in the world of forensic and biometrics.




In light of the current situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID19) we have made the decision to cancel this years conference due to be held in Lisbon from June 22nd to 24th, 2020. We did not take this decision lightly but felt that it was the right decision for the safety and well-being of our members and the wider community. With our co-host tremendous support, we will be able to host the 2021 event in Lisbon instead. We would like to thank you in advance the Portugal Scientific Police Laboratory of the Judicial Police, our speakers and our sponsors (Foster + Freeman, Camsonar Forensics, Thales Gemalto and IDEMIA) for their support.

We will be delivering a series of webinars over the next few months and more details of these will be available soon. If you are interested in presenting a webinar please let us know (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Please keep looking at our website for updates.

Kind regards


Your EU-IAI Board of Directors  



5th Conference of the European Division of the International Association for Identification  




Lisbon, Portugal,  2021














Glenn Langenburg



Lecture: Facing the Future


This presentation discusses the need to face the issues that have arisen in the field of forensic science, and move forward.  To do so, we must embrace technology that has been developed to improve the science, the objectivity, and the accuracy of our examinations.  We must do so, not because we are being ‘forced to’ by critics, academics, and commenters; but because we must evolve as a science.  If we wish to thrive in the future, we must face and embrace the future.




Glenn Langenburg is certified latent print examiner and has been performing fingerprint examinations for over 20 years.  He manages a consulting business (Elite Forensic Services, LLC) which provides training courses to fingerprint examiners around the world.  He has experience with crime scenes and bloodstain pattern evidence.  Glenn has a Ph.D. in Forensic Science from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. His thesis, “A Critical Analysis and Study of the ACE-V Process”, focuses on decision-making and the application of ACE-V by fingerprint experts.  Glenn has lectured and hosted workshops nationally and internationally at forensic science conferences on topics including Daubert issues, research, probabilistic approach, error rates, and fingerprint methodology.  He has published numerous research articles in peer reviewed journals.  He also co-hosts a podcast, “The Double Loop Podcast”, on fingerprint topics with Eric Ray. 


Workshop (Glenn Langenburg - 2 hour)

The Application of Statistics to Fingerprint Examinations

This 2-hour workshop takes the participant on a tour of the basics of fingerprint statistical models and then applies that knowledge to real case examples. We will generate some likelihood ratios for these actual cases. We will discuss what these statistics mean (and what they don’t). We will discuss methods for communicating these statistics in reports. Lastly, we will explore communicating these statistics to jurors, judges, and laypeople.


Irene Revestido Rivera



Facial Recognition: INTERPOL perspective.

In a globalized world, crime does not concern a single country. With the latest developments in the facial recognition technology, INTERPOL uses its capacities to run searches in the only international facial database. In this presentation, we will review the curren scenario and some real cases.


Workshop (3 hours):

Facial Recognition: A practical approach.

During this session, we will review some of the basic concepts used in the Facial Recognition field, always following the Facial Identification Scientific Working Group (FISWG) recommendations. It shall include guided practical exercises.




Irene REVESTIDO RIVERA is a face examiner at the Forensic and Police Data Management Sub-Directorate in the INTERPOL Secretariat General (Lyon). She holds a MSc in Biology and a MSc in Forensic Sciences, and she joined the National Spanish Police in 2009, starting to work in Facial Image Comparison by the end of 2012. In January 2018, she moved to Lyon to work at the Facial Recognition Unit where she continues working on the facial field (using Automatic Facial Recognition Systems) and promoting the service by delivering presentations, trainings, organizing symposiums, as well as supporting member countries and other internal units. Since the beginning of 2019, she is the chairperson of the INTERPOL Face Experts Working Group (IFEWG).









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