February 19, 2013 ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________ ________________________________
Sir/Madame: Greetings of Peace! The Fingerprint Identification Society of the Philippines (FISPhil), a non-profit and non-stock organization, founded to further the knowledge of fingerprint science, will celebrate its 2 nd founding anniversary on April 15, 2013. To highlight the significance of the occasion, FISPhil will sponsor a scientific conference designed to bring together practitioners, educators, and researchers of the science of fingerprint identification, and to promote collaboration among forensic, law enforcement, academic, and legal communities. It is set on April 15 – 16, 2013 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Basically, the conference will be partitioned into two activities: 1. Lectures in Plenary – Lecture presentations about topics of interest to the Fingerprint Identification Science, Law Enforcement, and Forensic Science. 2. Workshops – Focused presentations on specific topics. It is distinguished from lectures by the interactive format of the presentation and hands-on participation of the participants. Workshops are restricted to twenty five (25) participants, lasting only for four (4) hours. Please see attached program of activities and details of registration fee. In this regard, we would like to request for your cooperation and support by sending your faculty members handling fingerprint identification subject to this convention. Thank you and more power. Respectfully yours,
CAMILLUS LAUREL ALLEGO, SR. Fingerprint Examiner II, National Bureau of Investigation, CEVRO, Region 7
Escario St., Capitol Site, Cebu City, Philippines 6000
Western Philippines University Puerto Princesa City, Palawan April 15-16, 2013
2nd Scientific Conference of the Fingerprint Identification Society of the Philippines April 15-16, 2013 Venue: Western Philippines University, Puerto Princesa City, Palawa n
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The 2nd Scientific Conference is specifically designed to bring together fi (Jury G. R ngerprint practitioners, oca educators, and researchers to enhance informationmor sharing and promote collaboration among a, PD the forensic, law enforcement, academic, and legal communities. EA) The location of the Conference is the home of the reputed longest navigabl hile e underground river in the rprin World, the Puerto Princesa Underground River, which is located about 50 km n t ide orth of the city. It is one of ntific ation the New 7 Wonders of Nature!
has hist Monday, April 15, 2013 – 8:00 am - Breakfast and Opening Ceremony orica The FISPhil President will call the meeting to order, offer a few kind words of welcome and pr lly b ovide directions and instructions een to the lecture, workshops, and social gathering room. vouc hed Invocation as h Presentation of Colors avin Opening Remarks : Camillus L. Allego, Sr., FISPhil President g 10 Welcome Address : Mayor Edward Hagedorn 0% i Keynote Presentation : ALFREDO KAHANDING Ph.D., nfalli Chief, Dactyloscopy Division, NBI bility , rec Lecture ent Presentations are normally held in the "Main Conference Room", and these are typically 1/2 esea hour to 3 hour lectures about topics of general interest to the Fingerprint Identification Sciences, Law Enforcement, rche s in t and Forensic Science. he fi Attire for the Presenters is expected to be formal or casual. eld h ave r 9:00 -10:00 - Paradigm Shift in Fingerprint Examination: A Panel Discussion evea Moderator: Melcon S. Lapina, FISPhil Secretary and Dean of Criminology, John Paul II College led t of Davao, Digos City hat t Panelists are senior fingerprint examiners, researchers with content knowledge, experien his is ced trainers, and curriculum far f professionals. Each one of them is to tackle current state of affairs in the science of fingerprin rom t examination, if not stimulate the c thinking and discussion among them, including the need of research culture, and the latest c ase. urriculum adopted in the academe. Fing The discussion will then be opened for audience participation. erpri nt ex 10:00-11:30 - Cognitive Bias in Fingerprint Examination amin finge
visual perception, memory, and decisionmaking. The “state of mind” of the human fingerprint examiner has been pointed out as the culprit in the erroneous attributions of latent fing erprints to a known print in the empirical researches that were conducted in the field by cognitive psy chologists and fingerprint experts. The phenomenon is even exacerbated by the integration of Automa ted Fingerprint Identification System technology in the decisionmaking process. The findings have been considered a serious setback in the criminal justice system since fingerprint evidence has long been universally considered as the gold standard of forensic investigation. The anatomy of error in the actual case investigated by the FBI on Brandon Mayf ield’s print will be reviewed “ridge by ridge” through PowerPoint.
11:30-12:00 Tips and Tricks for CSIpix Fingerprint Comparator: A Product Video Demonstration
How can this software benefit you? A replacement to the manual process examining fingerprint images with a magnifying glass, whic h reduces eye strain, and reduce neck and back injury. Displays images for comparison purposes side by side, mark features, and is easily producing charts for court and classroom demonstration purposes. 12:00 Noon – Lunch
Be dressed for working with chemicals and other materials which may "soil" your clothing, shou ld you get careless. Some workshops may be conducted outdoors. Be certain to register early to any workshop or int erest, as they fill up fast. Workshops are to be conducted simultaneously, so you better choose one which is b est for you. Workshop will be limited to twentyfive (25) students. No participant is allowed to attend two or more workshops at the same time. A Certificate of Participation will be issued to each participant upon compl etion of the workshop. Participants are required to register; attendance will be monitored strictly. No certific ate will be issued in advance or “in absentia”. So make sure that the closing program is part of your itinera ry.
1:00-3:00 PM - Fingerprint-taking of the Dead (P100)
(CAMILLUS ALLEGO, SR., NBI) It will review the techniques of taking rolled prints, including the use of spoon and spatula while taking prints of the dead person. Show ways how to deal with dry skin, decomposed friction skin, and knowing when you can do more. Attendees are encouraged to share their experiences in the difficulty of getting what is right impression good for comparison or AFIS encoding.
1:00-5:00 PM - Henry Classification Formula Workshop (P200)
(LEYNET AGUILA, PNP) Although automated fingerprint identification is changing the methods of criminal record keepin g, the Henry Classification System remains the backbone of law enforcement record identification. This workshop consists of recogni tion of the three pattern groups, including ridge counting loop and tracing whorls, and the introduction to NCIC. The course will c onsist of lecture, demonstrations
and many handson practical classification exercises (participants are required to bring a magnifier and ridge counte rs with them) that are useful for those Criminologists who are teaching or will be teaching this subject. Ind ustries that are using either thumbprints or tenprints for personal identification such as banks, jail facilities, and other similar establishments may need this workshop as the basic on how to identify fingerprint patterns will be taught.
1:00-5:00 PM - Fingerprint Examination Applying ACE-V Methodology (P200)
(JURY ROCAMORA, PDEA) This is to introduce the universally accepted fingerprint examination methodology, ACE-V. Interesting to note that one graduate school professor gave a failing grade to his student for mentioning ACE-V in the latter’s comprehensive exam. It is about time to understand the basic processes of Analysis, Comparison, Evaluation, and Verification (ACE-V) and the scientific principles behind its applications to fingerprint examination. Comparisons of crime scenequality prints to given known prints will be conducted as a practical exercise of the methodology (participants are required to bring a magnifier and ridge counters with them). It is recommended t hat each student must have background on the Henry Fingerprint Classification and the Biology of Friction Skin to be accepted in this workshop.
3:00-5:00 PM - Latent Print Photography using Digital SingleLens Reflex Camera (P100)
(DENNIS CHIONG, NBI) During this workshop the students will learn basic camera concepts, formatting a proper image, exposure adjustments lighting techniques, terminology, and common settings on the digital camera (participants are required to bring a DSLR camera with them). This class is also designed for anyone tasked to document crime scenes, autopsy or body injuries, or evidentiary items. To be discussed also are crime scene and evidence photographic documentation principles, comparison of Digital vs. Film photography.
Vendor and Poster Presentation Breaks
•Historical Development of Fingerprint Science in the Philippines (Alfie P. Sarmiento) •A Comparison Between Powdering and Super Glue Fuming Methods of Developing Latent Fingerprints on Non-Porous Surfaces (Melcon S. Lapina) Call for Poster Presentation This call for POSTER PRESENTATION is open to all forensic professionals, fingerprint exami ners, educators, researchers, and students who wish to share their acquired knowledge, successful case investigation s, unusual case, research/
ex peri me nts find ing s, te chn ical pap ers, inv enti ons
, innovative techniques, book reviews, advertisement of a product or services, tricks of the trade, and items of historical interest in the field of forensic finger print science. The welldesigned poster should inform the observer as to the basics of the subject matter as well a s any conclusions, thereby freeing the presenter to focus on discussion of essential elements of the work. The presen ter does not give a formal lecture but stands by his her display as the Conference attendees pass by. The poster may be augmented by the use of hand-outs or give-aways.
7:00-9:00 - Business Meeting (closed to FISPhil members) •First Reading of the Constitution and By-laws •Nomination of Interim Board of Directors •Schedule and Venue of 2014 3rd Scientific Conference, Old and new business, Officer & Commit tee reports, and a financial report are given for all the business meetings. Announcement for the Call for Presenters for 2014 Conference •Only members are allowed to attend the Business Meetings, and to vote for the new Officers an d Board of Directors.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 8:00am -Underground River Cruise
Those without prior reservation cannot be accommodated during the tour. Please coordinate with the conference organizers for further details. 7:00 pm- 11:00 pm - Closing Banquet All the attendees and their accompanying persons are invited for an exclusive dinner featu ring local cuisine, vibrant entertainment, and a chance to network with different prominent personalities, mix with old colle agues and friends, and mingle with new friends alike. The highlight is the closing remarks, distribution of certificates, submission of conference evaluations and this is expected to be the turnover ceremonies to the next host of the Scientific Conference. REGISTRATION FEE INCLUSIVE of Conference Kit, April 15 Lunch, Dinner, 2 snacks, and Closing Banquet on April 16; it DOES NOT include workshop fee, hotel accommodation or travel and Lunch on April 16; participants can choose their ow n accommodation. For and send in advance and/or bring it during the the other hotels and pension Note: Fill this upearly reservation, you can BOOK ONLINE atConference to avoid delay in the hous
NAME processing of your registration. OF ATTENDEE Tick if Student PROFESSION CONTACT ADDRESS FISPhil Member? Accompanying Person(s) Presenter? YES/NO YES NO If not, interested in becoming a FISPhil member? YES Lecture Workshop Poster NO Name(s): If yes, what category? Contact Number:____________________Email:________________________ Nickname for Badge: ________________
Title Workshops Attending Fingerprinttaking of the Dead (P100) Henry Classification Formula Workshop (P200) Fingerprint Examination Applying ACE-V Methodology (P200) Latent Print Photography using Digital Single-Lens Reflex Camera (P100) Payment Registration: P__________________ Total: P___________________ Underground Tour: P_________________ Workshops: P___________________ Accompanying Persons: P__________________
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Po ster Pres ent atio n Se Dress code is Formal. Namebadges must be worn for all Educational Sessions and Social Ev ssio n, C ents. Volunteers are deployed to onf check if you have namebadges with indication whether you are student, member, nonere member, or accompanying person. nce Officers and other organizing volunteers have their own color-coded namebadges. Kit a nd FISPhil Members- P2, 000.00 Na Plus P1, 600.00 (Optional Underground River Tour) me NOTE: New application and renewal for membership must be approved prior to registering i bad n the Conference. ges, Pro Non-members- P2, 400.00 gra Plus P1, 600.00 (Optional Underground River Tour) ma nd B Students - P1, 600.00 ann Plus 1,600.00 (Optional Underground River Tour) er P To qualify as a Student Registrant, individuals must be fullrinti time students, not gainfully employed. He/she must provide a letter ng, of authorization from the dean on school letterhead AND a copy of student identity card. Foo This letter must accompany the ds a registration. Non submission of proof of student status will bar a student to avail the stude nd B nt rate. PhD, Masteral, and Law ever students are not eligible for the student rate. Also see the opportunity for Student Poster age Presentations. Please note that s, Tworkshops may have additional fees attached. shir t pri Accompanying Person – P1, 000.00 ntin Plus 1,600.00 (Optional Underground River Tour) g An accompanying person is a registered participant’s spouse, companion or child who does an not have a business or scientific d Gi interest in the conference. He/ she may attend the plenary session lectures but not on the wo vea rkshops, nor receive certificate way of participation from any of the sessions. The registered accompanying persons will have a s
As of the moment, payment in cash is the only option. Cheque/ demand drafts and credit/d ebit cards are not to be accepted. “A reservation is a commitment” - No refunds for nonattendance. First 20 registrants are eligible to a raffle draw for door prizes (mugs with FISPhil logo, and other memorabilia).
n opportunity to experience the actual fingerprinting activity with fun.
Ea ch S pon Additional Fee for individual Workshop: sor, P100 - P200 depending on the activities and materials. dep CALL FOR SPONSORSHIP end We take the opportunity for individual, company or institution to market or showcase their professio ing nal services or products while at on t the same time help us realize the conduct of this Conference by sponsoring the following: he a
greed amount, receives the standard benefits package: Recognition listing in the final conference program Sponsor designation on conference namebadge Link from the FISPhil website to your personal, business or corporate website Verbal recognition at opening, gala night, and closing ceremonies To be featured in the maiden issue of FISPhil newsletter Prominent placement of your logo on conference signage One free registration to attend the Conference (depending on the amount to sponsor) If you are interested, contact us or visit http://fingerprintphilippines.weebly.com/apply-asconference-sponsor.html
CERTIFICATES Four (4) Types of Certificates will be presented at the Conference. Certificate of Attendance - For attendance in the Conference. Certificate of Participation – For participation in every workshop Certificate of Presentation For all participants who register and presented a Lecture, Workshop, or Poster. Certificate of Appreciation For volunteers of various committees, sponsors, and invited personalities in the program of the Conference. No certificate will be issued in advance or “in absentia”. Browse online for flight schedule to Puerto Princesa at http://www.puertoprincesa.ph/tourism/Travel%20&%20Transport/Flights%20Schedul
CONTACT THE ORGANIZING COMMITT EES: (+63) 9161370787; (+63) 9398298166 CAMILLUS ALLEGO SR. Over-all Chairman
(+63) 9061333946; (+63) 9216197984
Registration/ Membership/ Invitation LEYNET AGUILA MELCON LAPINA Program/ Certificate/ Promotions JURY ROCAMORA – Exhibits and Physical Arrangement/ Audio-
(+63) 9176323638; (+63) 9196151611 Visual
ALFIE SARMIENTO Documentation/ Accommodation/ Social
HERONIA MATA ANNA BARBARA LACANDA Underground River Tour MELCON LAPIÑA/ ANTONIO CABRES
Masters of Ceremony: ANNA BARBARA LACANDAZO and ANTONIO C
Fingerprint Identification Society of the Philippines, Inc. c/o National Bureau of Investigation, Central Visayas Regional Office No. VII, Escario Street, Capitol Site, Cebu City, Philippines 6000 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://fingerprintphilippines.weebly.com