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eCrime 2024

eCrime 2024
eCrime 2024

September 24 @ 09:00 September 26 @ 16:00

The 2024 Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime 2024) examines the economic foundations, behavioral elements, technological exposures, policy aspects and other dimensions that fuel the burgeoning global, multi-billion-dollar cybercrime plexus, at its 19th annual eCrime symposium on September 24 – 26, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

APWG sponsoring members can register for NO CHARGE using a members code (i.e. Premium: 3 per; Sponsor: 2 per; Corporate & Corporate Individual levels: 1 per). Member codes will be distributed to APWG members via the members discussion list. Discount ticket codes are also available for unsubsidized university researchers, government personnel and law enforcement personnel. Delegates from those organizations can contact the event organizers at apwg_events@apwg.org.

eCrime Venue: Bunker Hill Holiday Inn

30 Washington Street Somerville Massachusetts 02143

Students requiring discounts should contact symposium managers at apwg_events@apwg.org

The symposium’s proceedings are in English.

Please contact the APWG eCrime organizers for details via email at apwg_events@apwg.org.

Discount codes are also available for university researchers, government personnel and law enforcement professionals from pubic-sector agencies.

SESSION: AICrime Machine Combat at the Cybercrime Frontier

Research Talk: Aditya K Sood, Elastica — Anatomizing the Growing Threat Attacks on the AI Ecosystem

Accepted research papers: TBA

SESSION: Human Factors in Evolution of Electronic Crime & AICrime

PANEL DISCUSSION: Artificial Intelligence and the Human Element of Cybercrime

Benoit Dupont, Université de Montréal

Michael Joyce, Executive Director at the Human-Centric Cybersecurity Partnership


Operations Talk: Righard Zwienenberg, ESET — Telekopye: Professional Scamming by Putting a Mammoth in a Chamber Full of Neanderthals’ Secrets

Accepted research papers: TBA

SESSION: Hygienic Practices for Maintaining Internet and Enterprise Infrastructure

Operations Talk: Vinzens Vogel, Robin Grunewald, SWITCH.ch — Minority Report and Robocop: Fighting Abuse at Infrastructure Edges and Policy Frontiers in the Lifecycle of .ch Domains

Industry Talk: Aditi Gupta & Yue Want, Netflix — Decoding Fraud: The Evolution and Impact of Netflix’s Fraud Metrics

Accepted research papers: TBA

SESSION: Cybercrime Attack and Defence Architectural Shifts Attendant Telephone-Based Phishing


Covers lure and hook architectures – as well as novel, hardware-specific attack schemes that are exposures native to wireless devices.

John Wilson, FORTRA

Matt Harris, OpSec

Cici Ling, Indiana University

Erich Kron, KnowBe4



Uniquely informed panel examines the challenges and field decisions of operations personnel charged with archiving machine event data and data exhaust related to telephone based phishign attacks.

Muhammad Lutfor Rahman, CSU San Marcos . Smishtank

Daniel Timko, CSU San Marcos . Smishtank

Carlos Ramirez, APWG Engineering


Accepted research papers: TBA

Friday, September 27 – eCrime Measurement, Risk and Policy Roundtables @ Tufts University

Following the APWG eCrime 2024 conference, APWG and Tufts University will be convening the inaugural eCrime Measurement, Risk, and Policy Roundtables on Securing Digital Society at Tufts University’s Joyce Cummings Center (JCC) on Friday, September 27, 2024.

After eCrime’s empirical research and industrial presentations, the policy roundtables will bring together researchers, policy makers, and industry eminences to discuss outcomes of eCrime 2024 and describe key challenges in the long-game, global conflict with cybercrime – and its too numerous (active and passive) co-conspirators.

The roundtables will cover how polities can measure technical and social concerns in cyber affairs and conflicts; how industry can address them; and finally what policy makers and law enforcement can do – or are uniquely left to do, as curators of the sovereign, to significantly change the environment for better security and protection of people and the public good.

DRAFT AGENDA: Policy and Research Roundtables: How Can Polities Tackle Cybercrime, Through Rigorous Research and Evidence-Based Policy? 

8:15-8:45 Registration / Coffees and Crusts

8:45-8:55 Prompt: What are the key gaps and issues we encountered and addressed this week in eCrime 2024’s discussions?

8:55-9:35 Discussion: What are the key gaps and issues we addressed this week?

9:35-9:40 Opener: How can these gaps be researched and measured with appropriate. domain-relevant rigor? 

9:40-10:15 Discussion: How can these gaps be researched and measured with appropriate. domain-relevant rigor? 

Break — 25 min

10:40-10:45 Opener: How can policy makers and industry address these issues and avoid/adroitly negotiate collisions?

11:45-11:20 Discussion: How can policy makers and companies address these issues?

11:20-12:00 What operational at risk management practices will devolve to sovereign law to organise and enforce as keystones to stable infrastructure maintenance upon which society depends?

12:00-13:30 Room stays open for discussions, coffees and crusts.

APWG eCrime 2024: the 19th Edition

APWG eCrime 2024 combines a peer-reviewed conference with general sessions open to industry, government, law enforcement and multilateral organizations, featuring keynote presentations from global thought-leaders, as well as technical and practical operationally focused sessions, and interactive panels. The objective of eCrime is to foster practical collaboration and the exchange of catalytic ideas by academic researchers, industry security practitioners, and law enforcement professionals in the global struggle against cybercrime.


Full Paper registration / submission due: July 7 

Notification of acceptance: July 21

Conference: Sept 24-26

Camera-ready paper due: October 25


Artificial Intelligence as criminal co-conspirator – and as defensive collaborator

Addressing challenges of cybercrime’s increasing complexity (e.g. digital infrastructures, crime-fighting/forensic techniques, and the structure of the crimes themselves)

Detecting and/or mitigating eCrime (e.g. online fraud, malware, phishing, ransomware, etc.)

Behavioral and psychosocial aspects of cybercrime victimization – and prevention

Measuring and modeling of cybercrime

Economics of cybercrime

Cybercrime payload delivery strategies and countermeasures (e.g. spam, mobile apps, social engineering, etc.)

Public Policy and Law for cybercrime

Cryptocurrency and related cybercrimes – and forensic tools and techniques for cryptocurrency related cybercrimes

Case studies of current cybercrime attack methods, (e.g. phishing, malware, rogue antivirus programs, pharming, crimeware, botnets, and emerging techniques)

Detecting/preventing abuse of internet infrastructure to neutralize cybercrimes

Detecting/isolating cybercrime gangs’ and attendant money laundering enterprises

Cybercrime’s evolution in specific verticals: (e.g. financial services, e-commerce, health, energy & supplies)

Cybercriminal cloaking techniques – and counter-cloaking tools and approaches

Design and evaluation of UI/UXs to neutralize fraud and enhance user security


eCrime has adopted the IEEE publication format. Submissions should be in English, in PDF format with all fonts embedded, and formatted using the IEEE conference template, which can be found at:


Submissions should be anonymised, excluding author names, affiliations and acknowledgments. Authors’ own work should be referred to in the third person.

Paper should not exceed 12 letter-sized pages, excluding the bibliography and appendices.

Committee members are not required to read appendices, so ensure that the main paper is intelligible without them.

Submitted papers that do not adhere to all the above guidelines may be rejected without consideration of their merits.

Authors of accepted papers must present them and register at the event.

For paper submissions use the New Submission option at:


Authors will be asked to indicate whether they would like their submissions to 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. We understand that some authors may face difficulties in obtaining funding to attend the conference. Therefore, a limited number of stipends are available for those who are unable to secure funding. Students who will present their accepted papers themselves will be given priority in receiving such assistance.


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The 2024 Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime 2024)
$ 275.00


Program Chair
Ebrima Ceesay

General Chair
Laurin Weissinger
(Tufts University / Yale University)

Publications Chair
Miranda Bruce (University of Oxford)

Event Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Founding Sponsor


Committee MemberAffiliation
Adam OestPayPal
Suryadipta MajumdarConcordia University
Guy-Vincent JordanUniversity of Ottawa
Zhibo (Eric) SunDrexel University
Paria ShiraniUniversity of Ottawa
Eireann LeverettConcinnity Risks
Jan-Willem BulleeUniversity of Twente
Samaneh TajaliICANN
Laurin WeissingerTufts University
Jan-Willem BulleeUniversity of Twente
Yi Ting Chua University of Tulsa
Sergio PastranaUniversity Carlos III of Madrid
Brad WardmanBooz Allen Hamilton
Alice HutchingsUniversity of Cambridge
Daniel ThomasUniversity of Strathclyde
Max AliapouliosMeta
Miranda BruceUniversity of Oxford
Ebrima CeesayMastercard
Benoit DupontUniversite de Montreal
Andrew MorinUniversity of Tulsa
Luca AllodiEindhoven University of Technology
Marc RiveroUniversitat Ramon LLull
Peter CassidyAPWG

About the Symposium on Electronic Crime Research

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 basic and applied 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 organizing today such as the PhishFarm browser block list latency measurement program that APWG ecrime-associated investigators are organizing: http://ecrimeresearch.org/phishfarm

A Short History of APWG eCrime

Academic and industrial researchers appeared at the APWG’s door almost at the very genesis of the APWG, delineating phishing’s contemporary nature, speculating on probable evolutionary trajectories – and proposing research that needed APWG’s data corpora to shape their theses and inform their research. The APWG established APWG eCrime to honor that contribution, foster its spirit – and to organize the creative energy of researchers that would eventually overwhelm the APWG’s other conference venues.

APWG organized the initial eCrime Researchers Summit in Orlando in early Spring 2006 in collaboration with Florida State University; the National Center for Forensic Sciences at University of Central Florida; and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, recognizing the interest in ecrime research by both researchers and within the law enforcement community. Secretary General Cassidy authored the initial CFP. FSU computer science researcher Judi Mulholland organized and managed the peer-review committee and edited the proceedings for publication by Taylor & Francis.

Since the first eCrime conference in 2006, the APWG eCrime management team and submission review committee – drawing from academic and industrial researchers from across the world – has produced conference with academic conference partners every year. Today, APWG eCrime is supported by the IEEE Standards Association which acts as Technical Sponsor to the conference and publishes the conferences proceedings in the IEEE XPlore Digital Library.

APWG eCrime will continue to be a collaborative project of its sponsoring institutions, its chairs, committee members, reviewers, and, of course, the researchers who share their findings. The APWG gives its thanks to all who are making eCrime the keystone event in the field and to all of those who have helped establish and maintain it. And to all of our new collaborators and contributors: welcome. If you’ve an interest in participating somehow in development this vital program, please contact admin [at] apwg.org.