Symposium on Electronic Crime Research

Call For Research Papers

The eleventh Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime) 2016 will be held between June 1st-3rd, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.

eCrime 2016 consists of 3 days of keynote presentations, technical and practical sessions, and interactive panels. This will allow for the academic researchers, security practitioners, and law enforcement to discuss and exchange ideas, experiences and lessons learnt in all aspects of electronic crime and ways to combat it.

New to this conference is the introduction of two publication tracks to help attract research covering applied, industrial cybercrime research as well as applied and/or theoretical cybercrime academic research. To further strengthen the confidence in each track, there have been two managing chairs and committees appointed for reviewing and selecting papers for each track of the cybercrime conference.

INDUSTRY SUBMITTERS, PLEASE READ: Expectations for Industy Paper Submissions to The Symposium on eCrime Research

Important Dates: (11:59pm US EDT)     Full Papers registration and submission due: January 25th, 2016
    Paper Notifications due: March 4th, 2016
    Request for a stipend: March 13th, 2016
    Camera ready due: April 8th, 2016
    Conference: June 1st-3rd, 2016

Academic Track Topics of interests include (but are not limited to):

  • Economics of online crime
    • Measurement studies of underground economies
    • Models of e-crime
    • Return on investment of various types of crime such as phishing, advanced fee fraud, running a botnet, etc…
  • Uncovering and disrupting online criminal collaboration and gangs
  • Security-related risk assessments
    • The risks and yields of attacks
    • Effectiveness of countermeasures
    • Metrics standards
    • Conventions in the establishment of tests of efficacy
  • Attack delivery strategies and countermeasures
    • Spam
    • DNS
    • Mobile Apps
    • Social engineering
    • Instant messaging
    • Web browser search manipulation
  • Malware
    • Detection
    • Identification of malware families
    • Polymorphic malware detection
    • Mobile malware
    • Techniques to circumvent detection and sandboxes
  • Security assessments of the mobile devices
    • Mobile App stores and ecosystems
    • Mobile App privacy
    • Risk prevention issues
  • Financial infrastructure of e-crime
    • Criminal payment processing options
    • Money laundering strategies
    • Use of crypto-currencies
    • Underground marketplaces
  • Technical, legal, political, social and psychological aspects of fraud and fraud prevention

Industrial Track Topics of interests include (but are not limited to):

  • Case studies of current attack methods
    • System and network intrusions
    • Phishing
    • Malware (rogue antivirus, botnets, ransomware, etc…)
    • Spam
    • Pharming
    • Crimeware toolkits
    • Emerging threats to mobile devices
  • Open source intelligence
    • Data collection and correlation
    • Strategies and tools
  • Case studies of online advertising fraud
    • Click fraud
    • Malvertising
    • Cookie stuffing
    • Affiliate fraud
  • Case studies of large-scale take-downs
    • Coordinated botnet disruption
    • Phishing takedown
    • Bullet proof hosting services
  • Economics of online crime
    • Measurement studies of underground economies
    • Models of e-crime
    • Return on investment of various types of crime such as phishing, advanced fee fraud, running a botnet, etc…
  • Uncovering and disrupting online criminal collaboration and gangs
  • Longitudinal study of eCrime related activities and their evolutions
  • Security assessments of the mobile devices
    • Mobile App stores and ecosystems
    • Mobile malware
    • Mobile App privacy
    • Risk prevention issues
  • Security-related risk assessments
    • The risks and yields of attacks
    • Effectiveness of countermeasures
    • Metrics standards
    • Conventions in the establishment of tests of efficacy

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: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html. 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 March 13.

Full papers have to be submitted via easychair: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ecrime2016. First, papers have to be registered, then authors can upload their papers. A successful submission can be viewed in EasyChair, and a confirmation email is sent to the corresponding author. Please make sure you receive that confirmation email when you submit, and follow the directions in that email if you require any follow up.

Organizing Committee

General Chair: Brad Wardman, PayPal

Program Co-Chairs: Damon McCoy, NYU
Elie Burzstein, Google

Publication Chair Xuan Zhao, Cylance

Academic Program Committee Kirill Levchenko, UC San Diego
Tyler Moore, University of Tulsa
Juan Caballero, IMDEA Software Institute
Nektarios Leontiadis, Facebook
Nicolas Christin, Carnegie Mellon University
Engin Kirda, Northeastern University
Manos Antonakakis, Georgia Institute of Technology
Michael Bailey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Gianluca Stringhini, University College London
Fabian Monrose, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chris Kanich, University of Illinois at Chicago
Christopher Kruegel, University of California, Santa Barbara
Alexandros Kapravelos, North Carolina State University
Sadia Afroz, University of California, Berkeley
Richard Clayton, University of Cambridge
Giovanni Vigna, UC Santa Barbara
Ben Zhao, UC Santa Barbara
Gary Warner, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sarah Meiklejohn, University College London
Elaine Shi, Cornell University
Nick Nikiforakis, Stoney Brook University
Alice Hutchings, University of Cambridge

Industry Program Committee Luca Invernizzi, Google
Xuan Zhao, Cylance
Peter Kieseberg, SBA Research
Jesse Kornblum, Faceboook
Stephen McCombie, Macquarie University
Dean Turner, Cisco
Ani Das, FireEye
Jose Nazario, Invincea Labs
Trent Adams, PayPal
Brad Wardman, PayPal
Daniel Perito, Square
David Freeman, LinkedIn
Eric Davis, Google
Madhusudhanan Chandrasekaran,
Shawn Loveland, Microsoft
Elie Bursztein, Google

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