[PET] CFP: eCrime 2018 - San Diego, California [Submission Deadline: March 2, 2018]

Nick Nikiforakis nick at cs.stonybrook.edu
Mon Feb 12 17:21:20 GMT 2018


Apologies for multiple postings.

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Call for Papers:

eCrime 2018

13th Symposium on Electronic Crime Research

San Diego, California, May 15-17, 2018
https://www.antiphishing.org/apwg-events/ecrime2018/
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Important Dates (11:59pm US EDT):
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     Full Papers registration and submission due: March 2nd, 2018
     Paper Notifications due: March 19th, 2018
     Request for a stipend: April 1st, 2018
     Camera ready due: May 1st, 2018
     Conference: May 15th-17th, 2018

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CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS

The thirteenth Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime 2018) will 
be held between May 15th - 17th 2018 in San Diego, CA.

eCrime 2018 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.

This conference has 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.

The conference offers travel grants to students who are having issues 
finding the funding to attend the conference. Note that there is a set 
final date for requesting the stipend so please get your requests in as 
soon as possible after hearing back about your paper’s acceptance. 
eCrime 2018 also has a best paper and runner-up award that is 
accompanied by a cash reward for the top papers submitted to the 
academic track only.



Topics of Interest (for the academic track):
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* Economics of online crime
     - Measurement studies of underground economies
     - Models of e-crime
     - Understanding business structure and return on investment of 
various types of crime such as phishing, advanced fee fraud, and 
operating a botnet.
     - 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
     - Ransomeware
     - Techniques to circumvent detection and sandboxes
* Public Policy and Law
     - Cross-border and public-private law enforcement collaboration
     - Tension between cybercrime investigation and data privacy 
regulations (e.g., impact of GDPR on anti-abuse)
     - Legal and policy issues involving anti-abuse and 
counter-cybercrime efforts
     - Economic and incentive issues involving cybercrime
* Security assessments of the mobile devices
     - Mobile App stores and ecosystems
     - Mobile App privacy
     - Risk prevention issues
* User psychology / cognition / awareness
     - UI / UX architectures and their contributions to cybercrime 
suppression and cybercrime success
     - ICT user resilience / susceptibility to cybercrime
     - Measurement of user experiences before and during cybercrime events
     - Psychological and cognitive aspects of deception techniques 
delivered via ICT
     - Socio-Technical analyses of security incidents
     - Cognitive psychology of security, risk and trust and their 
influence on human behavior before and during cybercrime events
     - Awareness messaging/training/testing and efficacy measured by all 
relevant dimensions (e.g. longevity, applicability across exposures, etc.)
* Financial infrastructure of e-crime
     - Criminal payment processing options
     - Money laundering strategies
     - Use of crypto-currencies
     - Underground marketplaces
* Crypto Currency and Cybercrime Tools and Responses
     - Hardware devices to protect encryption keys
     - Protections for multisig wallets, failures, new ideas
     - Management and protection of cold storage wallets
     - Anti-Phishing protections for crypto currencies
     - Browser plug-ins
     - Out of band authentication for transactions
     - Multi-party authentication concepts
* Technical, legal, political, social and psychological aspects of fraud 
and fraud prevention


Topics of Interest (for the industry track):
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* 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
     - Understanding business structure and return on investment of 
various types of crime such as phishing, advanced fee fraud, and 
operating a botnet.
* 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


Papers accepted in the Research and Industry Tracks will be indexed by 
IEEE and included in IEEEXplore http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/. 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 (Both tracks)
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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 April 1st.

For paper submissions in 2018 please register an account then use the 
New Submission option at https://ecrime18.hotcrp.com/

Organizing Committee:
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General Chair:
     Brad Wardman, PayPal
Academic Track PC Chairs:
     Nick Nikiforakis, Stony Brook University
     Gianluca Stringhini, University College London
Industry Track PC Chair:
     Xuan Zhao, Cylance


Academic Track Program Committee:
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Sadia Afroz, ICSI
Luca Allodi, TU Eindhoven
Manos Antonakakis, Georgia Tech
Marco Balduzzi, Trendmicro
Juan Caballero, IMDEA
Jeremy Clark, Concordia University
Adam Doupe, ASU
Shuang Hao, UT Dallas
Alice Hutchings, University of Cambridge
Chris Kanich, UIC
Alexandros Kapravelos, NCST
Engin Kirda, Northeastern
Nektarios Leontiadis, Facebook
Kirill Levchenko, UCSD
Federico Maggi, Trendmicro
Damon McCoy, NYU
Tyler Moore, University of Tulsa
Jason Polakis, University of Illinois at Chicago
Peter Snyder, UIC
Guillermo Suarez-Tangil, UCL
Gang Wang, Virginia Tech
Ben Zhao, University of Chicago
Nataliia Bielova, Inria, France

Industry Track Program Committee
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Yu Cai, Michigan Technological University
Wei Ding, Amazon.com
Shibing Liu, Hyperloop One
Tongbo Luo, Palo Alto Networks
Mengfan Tang, Amazon.com
Brian Wallace, Cylance, Inc
Yunfeng Xi, DataVisor Inc
John Brock, Cylance, Inc
Holly Stewart, Microsoft, Inc
James Wan, Comcast
Shaohua Xiang, Shenzhen Technology University
Anirban Das, Samsung Research America



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