Past Events

eCrime 2019 – Symposium on Electronic Crime Research

eCrime 2019 – Pittsburgh, PA – November 13, 14 & 15

For 2019 APWG’s members will once again come together to bridge the gaps between cybersecurity operations, research and consumer messaging with our fourteenth Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime 2019).

eCrime 2019 will look at the operational challenges and development of common resources and best practices for first responders and forensic professionals. In addition, the conference will dive into current research projects and future areas of interest for cybercrime investigations, forensic techniques and infrastructure defense. including our peer-reviewed cybercrime published paper program with the IEEE-SA.

Operational and research insights for fighting electronic crime will be complimented and augmented with discussions on citizen awareness programs to help ensure a secure computing environment. This year’s meeting will bring a focus on the shifting nature of cybercrime and the inherent challenges of managing that dynamic threatscape.

With eCrime 2019 we will review the development of response paradigms and resources for counter-cybercrime managers and forensic professionals in the private and public sectors. Presenters will review case studies of national and regional economies under attack, narratives of successful trans-national forensic cooperation, while considering models for cooperation against ecrime and examining resources for cybercrime response and forensic enterprise.

This program will be held on November 13th – 15th at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Please contact Deputy-Secretary Foy Shiver for details via email at



Call for Research Papers

eCrime 2019 consists of a 4 day program. One day of Workshops and CTF followed by 3 days 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.

The conference offers travel grants to students of accepted work who are having issues finding the funding to attend. Note that there is a set final date for requesting the stipend, please get your requests in as soon as possible after hearing back about your paper’s acceptance. eCrime 2019 also has a best paper and runner-up award that is accompanied by a cash reward for the top papers submitted.

Important Dates:

Full Papers registration and submission due: August 16, 2019

Paper Notifications due: September 30th, 2019

Request for a stipend: October 10th, 2019

Camera ready due: TBA

Conference: November 13th-15th, 2019

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.)
  • 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. A limited number of cash travel awards will also be made to student authors of papers and posters.

Instructions for Authors

eCrime has adopted the IEEE publication format. Submissions should be in English, in PDF format with all fonts embedded, formatted using the the IEEE conference template, found here: Submissions should include author names, affiliations and acknowledgments. They should not exceed 12 letter-sized pages, not counting the bibliography and appendices. Papers should begin with a title, abstract, and an introduction that clearly summarizes the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Papers should contain a scholarly exposition of ideas, techniques, and results, including motivation, relevance to practical applications, and a clear comparison with related work. Committee members are not required to read appendices, and papers should be intelligible without them. Submitted papers risk being rejected without consideration of their merits if they do not follow all the above guidelines. Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that was published elsewhere, or work that any of the authors has submitted in parallel to any other conference or workshop that has proceedings.

Authors will be asked to indicate whether their submissions should be considered for the best student paper award; any paper co-authored by a full-time student is eligible for this award.

Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference. A limited number of stipends are available to those unable to obtain funding to attend the conference. Students whose papers are accepted and who will present the paper themselves are given priority to receive such assistance. Requests for stipends should be addressed to the general chair after the September 30th paper notifications.

For paper submissions in 2019 please register an account then use the New Submission option at

Organizing Committee

General Chair: Brad Wardman, PayPal

Program Chairs:
Gianluca Stringhini, Boston University
Markus Jakobsson, Amber Solutions Inc.

Program Committee:

  • Luca Allodi, TU Eindhoven
  • Yun Shen, Symantec
  • Adam Doupe, Arizona State University
  • Shuang Hao, UT Dallas
  • Alice Hutchings, University of Cambridge
  • Chris Kanich, UIC
  • Alexandros Kapravelos, NCSU
  • Engin Kirda, Northeastern
  • Nektarios Leontiadis, Facebook
  • Federico Maggi, Trendmicro
  • Damon McCoy, NYU
  • Enrico Mariconti, UCL
  • Gang Wang, Virginia Tech
  • Shirin Nilizadeh, UT Arlington
  • Elissa Redmiles University of Maryland
  • Nick Nikiforakis, Stonybrook University
  • Tobias Fiebig, TU Delft
  • Hossein Siadati, Google/NYU Poly
  • Najmeh Miramirkhani, Stonybrook University
  • Platon Kotzias, IMDEA