The 2021 edition of the Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime 2021) consists of a three day program composed of keynote presentations, technical and practical sessions, and interactive panels. An overarching goal of these meetings is bringing together academic researchers, industry security practitioners, and law enforcement to discuss and exchange ideas, experiences and lessons learnt combating cybecrime.
Submission topics include but are not limited to:
- Detecting and/or mitigating eCrime (e.g. online fraud, malware, phishing, ransomware, etc.)
- Measuring and modeling of eCrime
- Economics of online crime
- eCrime delivery strategies and countermeasures (e.g. spam, mobile apps, social engineering, etc.)
- Behavioral aspects of cybercrime victimization and prevention
- Security assessments of mobile devices
- Public Policy and Law for online crime
Accepted papers will be published in proceedings with IEEE. In addition, cash awards will be given for the best paper overall and the best student co-authored paper. We anticipate the conference will be held online this year. Papers should be submitted at: https://ecrime2021.hotcrp.com/
Instructions for authors are available on the conference webpage, see: https://apwg.org/eCrime2021/#cfp
Full Papers registration and submission due: September 24, 2021
Notification of submitters: November 1, 2021
Conference: December 1-3, 2021
General Chair: Alice Hutchings, University of Cambridge
Program Chair: Guy-Vincent Jourdan, University of Ottawa
Publication Chair: Laurin Weissinger
About the Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (APWG eCrime)
The Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (APWG eCrime) was founded in 2006 as the eCrime Researchers Summit, conceived by APWG Secretary General Peter Cassidy as a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary venue to present basic and applied research into electronic crime and engaging every aspect of its evolution – as well as spotlighting technologies and techniques for cybercrime detection, response, forensics and prevention.
Since then, what had been initially a technology focused conference has incrementally expanded its focus to cover behavioral, social, economic, and legal / policy dimensions as well as technical aspects of cybercrime, following the interests of our correspondent investigators, the symposium’s managers as well as the APWG’s own directors and steering committee members.
Scores upon scores of papers exploring these dimensions of cybercrime at APWG eCrime have been published by the IEEE <APWG | eCrime Research Papers> as well as by Taylor & Francis and the Association of Computing Machinery (in the very earliest years of the symposium).
With its multi-disciplinary approach, APWG eCrime every year brings together the most heterogeneous community of counter-eCrime researchers and industrial stakeholders to confer over the latest research, and to foster collaborations between the leading investigators in this still nascent field of cybercrime studies.
The power of that community, over the years, has been expressed in their contributions to research in academia and industry, cited in the papers above, their innovations for industry – and the globally scaled research projects they’ve organizing today such as the PhishFarm browser block list latency measurement program that APWG ecrime-associated investigators are organizing in Australia: http://ecrimeresearch.org/phishfarm