eCrime 2019

Symposium on Electronic Crime Research

event logoFor 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.

The 2019 program is co-hosted by our partners CyLab at Carnegie Mellon University and The National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA). eCrime 2019 will begin with a one day CTF program and a Workshop to deep dive into specific challenges investigating and fighting cybercrime.

The main three day program will include presentation around the operational, technological and social challenges in the cybersecurity industry and law enforcement. Insight from around the world from industry, government, law and forcement will be brought together with academia to direct resources and focus efforts in this 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 12th - 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 Chair: 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

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Sponsor Opportunities

event logoAPWG is offering sponsor opportunities for the annual Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime 2019) hosted at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA on November 12th-15th, 2019. eCrime 2019 will begin with a CTF Program and Workshop followed by a three-day exchange of presentations and discussions related to counter-cybercrime management and operations, eCrime research in progress, law enforcement perspectives, and opportunities for innovative research and operational projects.


Download Sponsor Brochure here . . .

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Call for General Session Proposals

event logo APWG members, research partner, correspondents and cybercrime experts in all fields are invited to submit their proposals for presentations and panel discussions.

The APWG eCrime 2019 conference investigates the modern phenomena of electronic crime from the point of view of the responder who must undertake forensic exercises to investigate cybercrimes and protect both consumers and enterprise computer and network users every day. eCrime presenters discuss all aspects of electronic crime and ways to combat it.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):  

Electronic/Cyber Crime and Fraud

  • Detecting and Mitigating eCrime (e.g. cryptocurrencies, malware, phishing, ransomware, etc.)
  • Emerging Attack trends in Cybercrime
  • CryptoCurrency analysis for ecrime investigations
  • Digital Forensics tools and techniques, investigative procedures, and evidence acquisition, handling and preservation
  • Frameworks for avoiding damages to systems and networks including blocklisting and detection techniques
  • Case studies on Cybercrime related activity

Instructions for Authors: General Session Track

Submissions should include author names, affiliations and acknowledgments. They should not exceed 2 letter-sized pages. Proposals should include at a minimum a title and an abstract that clearly summarizes the material to be covered. Presentation slides or an outline of the talk or panel are encouraged but not required.

For proposal submissions i please register an account then use the New Submission option at