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On the need for data flow graph visualization of Forensic Lucid programs and encoded evidence, and their evaluation by GIPSY

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3 Author(s)
Serguei A. Mokhov ; Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada ; Joey Paquet ; Mourad Debbabi

Lucid programs are data-flow programs and can be visually represented as data flow graphs (DFGs) and composed visually. Forensic Lucid, a Lucid dialect, is a language to specify and reason about cyberforensic cases. It includes the encoding of the evidence (representing the context of evaluation) and the crime scene modeling in order to validate claims against the model and perform event reconstruction, potentially within large swaths of digital evidence. To aid investigators to model the scene and evaluate it, instead of typing a Forensic Lucid program, we propose to expand the design and implementation of the Lucid DFG programming onto Forensic Lucid case modeling and specification to enhance the usability of the language and the system. We briefly discuss the related work on visual programming and DFG modeling in an attempt to define and select one approach or a composition of approaches for Forensic Lucid based on various criteria such as previous implementation, wide use, formal backing in terms of semantics and translation. In the end, we solicit the readers' constructive, opinions, feedback, comments, and recommendations within the context of this short discussion.

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Privacy, Security and Trust (PST), 2011 Ninth Annual International Conference on

Date of Conference:

19-21 July 2011