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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.

The selected peer-reviewed papers will be included in the conference’s presentations along with numerous panels and talks from other researchers selected from industrial and academic research centers correspondent with the APWG.

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.


APWG eCrime 2024: Taking Back Cyberspace from the Cybercrime Plexus

APWG eCrime 2024 contemplates the dawn of its third decade at the cybercrime frontier by delineating the challenges that await the interveners, investigators, policy makers and stakeholders from private and public sectors attempting to arrest — and reverse — the pandemic spread of cybercrime on our public and private internetworks and the World Wide Web.

The APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (APWG eCrime) therefore is issuing its Call for Papers to announce its 19th annual edition of its peer-reviewed publishing conference – and to celebrate the beginning of its third decade combating cybercrime. APWG eCrime 2024 will be a three-day event hosted in Boston by the directors of the APWG on September 24 to 26, 2024. eCrime conference venue will be posted soon in this space.

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: June 23 

Notification of acceptance: July 7

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: https://ecrime2024papers.hotcrp.com/

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


Committee MemberAffiliation
Adam OestPayPal
Peter CassidyAPWG
Guy-Vincent JordanUniversity of Ottawa
Zhibo (Eric) SunDrexel University
Paria ShiraniUniversity of Ottawa
Eireann LeverettConcinnity Risks
Jan-Willem BulleeUniversity of Twente
Sergio PastranaUniversity Carlos III of Madrid
Alice HutchingsUniversity of Cambridge
Daniel ThomasUniversity of Strathclyde
Max AliapouliosMeta
Benoit DupontUniversite de Montreal
Luca AllodiEindhoven University of Technology
Marc RiveroKaspersky Lab
Suryadipta MajumdarConcordia University

Winning Papers from APWG eCrime 2023

The 2023 APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (APWG eCrime) gave a research team from the University of Twente its Best Paper award for a rigorous examination of the factors that influence the sizes of ransomware payments to cyber-extortion gangs, such as insurance, back-up availability and data exfiltration associated with attack. Preprint of Ransomware Economics: A Two-Step Approach To Model Ransom Paid is available here:


The runner-up paper for 2023 is Do users fall for real adversarial phishing? Investigating the human response to evasive webpages led by investigators from the University of Liechtenstein. The paper pre-print is available here:


Best Student Paper Award for eCrime 2023: Autism Disclosures and Cybercrime Discourse on a Large Underground Forum – Jessica Man,  Gilberto Atondo Siu, Alice Hutchings  (University of Cambridge) 

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.