To achieve WP3 ‘Matching EVIDENCE into e-CODEX and Linking to other EU Member States’ goals, it is of utmost importance to break down the electronic evidence life cycle in simple phases in order to verify the capacity of the formal language to store the forensic and legal information related to the current status of the evidence. Five different phases can be easily distinguished: initialization of the case, search and seizure, acquisition, analysis taking into consideration the preservation and the chain of custody. Relying on pseudo-anonymization of real cases, a simulation on how the formalism represents all the involved information will be prepared in order to evaluate the strengths and the weakness of the chosen formalism within the EVIDENCE2e-CODEX Project. For each phase the needed amendments will be applied and verified with the main stakeholders involved in the electronic evidence handling.

The verification of the structure under development must be discussed within a serious of workshops in order to include feedback from the scientific community and judicial authorities (public prosecutors, judges, LEAs, etc.).

To achieve these goals the EVIDENCE2e-CODEX will organize two workshops: 'Workshop on the Formal Language for Evidence Exchange Representation' will be dedicate to the formal language for evidence exchange representation, while the 'Interim Workshop on Evidence Exchange Standard Package Application' focuses on the Evidence Exchange Standard Package Application development. Joint in a single two-day event that will take place on 20-21 November 2018, the WP3 technical workshops represents the first validation of the EVIDENCE2e-CODEX solution.

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