Welcome word

Message from the Director of INPS, Marcel AUTHIER, host of EAFS 2018

Welcome to the Forensic Odyssey!

On behalf of the EAFS organizing Committee and the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes, I have the great pleasure to invite you to the 8th European Academy of Forensic Science Conference to be held in Lyon, France in August 29th to 31st 2018!

From Dr. Edmond Locard to the European Forensic Science Area 2020, what a long way and challenges to overcome!

These last years the forensic community has faced many of them: increasing investigators’ requests from minor deliquency to organized crime, fight against terrorism, cross-borders investigations, especially in Europe…

Exchange about practices and develop common tools are the best way to improve the forensic response and meet the expectation of the law enforcement and justice services.

Since 2011 with its EFSA 2020 plan, the EU is aiming to build a European Forensic Science Area and a forensic science infrastructure in Europe.

More than sharing knowledge, ideas and works, the EAFS2018 Conference will offer the opportunity to see what has been done and what needs to be developed further to achieve toolkits usable on a daily basis across Europe.


This three-day meeting will be structured in four main topics: Forensic Intelligence, Forensic humanity, Forensic response against terrorism, and Forensic challenges.


Workshops will be organized before the Conference on 27th and 28th of August.


Welcome to the EAFS2018!

Welcome to Lyon!




EAFS 2018

Key dates

Monday 12th March 2018

On-line Registration and Accommodation Opening

Friday 13th April 2018

Abstract submission deadline

Monday 30th April 2018

Early bird registration deadline

Friday 15th June 2018

Second registration deadline