APWG eCrime 2022 Symposium Examines the Menace and Mutation of Cybercrime in a Time of Continental War and Global Pandemic

APWG Announces Opening of Submissions to its 17th Annual Peer-Reviewed Conference on Cybercrime Research

APWG‘s Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (APWG eCrime), the world’s only peer-reviewed conference convened exclusively for cybercrime research, this week announced the opening of paper submissions for the annual conference at a time of unprecedented growth in cybercrime and contemporaneous global disruptions borne by pandemic and war. 

Since 2006, APWG eCrime has typically examined the economic foundations, behavioral elements, and other keystone aspects that animate and fuel the burgeoning global, multi-billion-dollar cybercrime plexus – but the intersecting crises of this hour make the research that is presented at this annual conference particularly poignant this year.

Newly appointed General Chair for eCrime 2022, Dr. Guy Vincent-Jourdan of the University of Ottawa, said, “In this year especially, the key issues of cybersecurity – defending people, defending infrastructure, defending nations, preventing cyberattacks and the spread of misinformation – all of these topics covered by eCrime have become so important, not just to researchers but to everyone.” 

“The research that will be presented at the conference will be particularly important,” Dr. Jourdan concluded.


APWG eCrime 2022, the 17th annual symposium, will be held on Nov 30-Dec 2 as a virtualized program – though the APWG reserves the possibility of producing the program as a hybrid or in-person conference, depending upon the conditions this winter. 

eCrime 2022 consists of a 3-day program composed of keynote presentations, technical and practical sessions, and interactive panels. 


• 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


Submission: September 9

Notification: October 21

Camera ready: November 18

Conference: Nov 30-Dec 2

Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements. In addition, cash awards will be given for the best paper overall and the best student co-authored paper. In 2022, the conference will be held online.



Meet the 2022 APWG eCrime Symposium Management Team

(L to R) Publications Chair Moury Bidgoli; General Chair Guy Vincent-Jourdan; Program Chair Laurin Weissinger

(L to R) Publications Chair Moury Bidgoli; General Chair Guy Vincent-Jourdan; Program Chair Laurin Weissinger

APWG eCrime’s yield of cutting-edge papers this year will be curated by a new management team for the 2022 edition of the symposium.

For APWG eCrime 2022, University of Ottawa’s Guy-Vincent Jourdan, a full professor and program coordinator for cybersecurity at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and an inaugurating research fellow of the APWG Crypto Currency Working Group, will be serving the symposium this year as the General Chair.

Laurin Weissinger, lecturer at The Fletcher School of Tufts University, and Cybersecurity Fellow of the Cyber Initiative at Yale Law School, has been appointed as this year’s Program Chair for the symposium.

Moury Bidgoli, Accenture, has been appointed Publications Chair for eCrime 2022.

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APWG eCrime: A Research Venue and Community of Cybercrime Researchers

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 and publish the most rigorously developed 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 organized today:

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