Upcoming Events

eCrime 2020 – Symposium on Electronic Crime Research

eCrime 2020 – Boston, MA – September 22, 23 & 24

For 2020 APWG’s members will once again come together to bridge the gaps between cybersecurity operations, research and consumer messaging with our fifteenth Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime 2020).

eCrime 2020 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 September 22nd – 24th at the Hilton Boston-Bunker Hill, Somerville, MA, USA.

Please contact Deputy-Secretary Foy Shiver for details via email at foy@apwg.org.


Call for Research Papers

eCrime 2020 consists of a 3 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.

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: tba

Paper Notifications due: tba

Request for a stipend: tba

Camera ready due: TBA

Conference: September 22nd-24th, 2020

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



Organizing Committee

General Chair: Gianluca Stringhini, Boston University

Program Chairs:


Program Committee:

  • TBA

Call for General Session Proposals

Details will be posted soon.  Please check back.


For this year’s eCrime event, all sessions, meetings and social activities will be held at the Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill.

holiday inn boston-bunker hillHoliday Inn Boston Bunker Hill Area
30 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143

APWG has negotiated a discounted rate for the event of $229 per night.  We will post a link and details to secure rooms in our discounted block shortly.  Please check back soon.