APWG San Diego eCrime 2018 Conference Expands Topics to Solicit Research in Behavioral, Policy and Crypto Currency Aspects of Cybercrime

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--()--The thirteenth annual APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime 2018) this May 14-16 in San Diego expands the topical space that the conference explores to include user psychology, crypto currencies and public policy dimensions of cybercrime research:

Papers on these subjects have been submitted for years by researchers keen to present at APWG eCrime, the world’s only peer-reviewed research conference dedicated exclusively to cybercrime studies. The additions formally integrate these topics into the symposium’s call for papers (CFP), along with the economics of online crime, attack strategies and countermeasures, malware, cybercrime directed against mobile devices and other topics that have been solicited since the symposium’s founding.

eCrime Symposium General Chair Dr. Brad Wardman said, “eCrime is a call for action, bringing industry and academic researchers together to provide context and solutions around the ever-increasing number of electronic crimes. The expanded call-for-papers broadens the scope to better understand electronic crimes from different fields of study.”

Additions to the 2018 CFP include the following subjects and conference-specific foci:

User psychology / cognition / awareness

  • UI / UX architectures and their contributions to cybercrime suppression and cybercrime success
  • ICT user resilience / susceptibility to cybercrime
  • Psychological and cognitive aspects of deception techniques delivered via ICT

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

Crypto Currency and Cybercrime Tools and Responses

  • Protections for multisig wallets, failures, new ideas
  • Anti-Phishing protections for crypto currencies
  • Multi-party authentication concepts

APWG Secretary General and founder of the eCrime conference Peter Cassidy said, “APWG launched the symposium and composed the initial CFP with a more or less technical conference in mind. Since then, however, most every department in the university and every kind of industrial laboratory has honored us with its own insights about the nature of cybercrime and the opportunities for managing it. We look forward to the research that the expanded CFP will return to our symposium this year.”

The symposium will be held between May 14 - 16, 2018 in La Jolla, CA.
Registration: https://apwg.org/apwg-events/ecrime2018/registration
Venue: https://apwg.org/apwg-events/ecrime2018/venue

eCrime 2018, comprised of the peer-reviewed research symposium and the APWG general members’ meeting, consists of 3 days of keynote presentations, technical and practical sessions, and interactive panels.

The program promotes a cross-fertilizing dialog between the academic and industrial research communities, security practitioners, and law enforcement personnel to exchange ideas, experiences and lessons learned in all aspects of investigation, detection and programmatic suppression of electronic crime.

Proceedings of the symposium are published by the IEEE and accepted papers are archived in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. An index of papers accepted to the Symposium on Electronic Crime Research over the year is available here:

Important Dates: (11:59pm US EDT)
Full Papers registration and submission due: March 2nd, 2018
Paper Notifications due: March 19th, 2018
Request for a stipend: April 6th, 2018
Camera ready due: May 1st, 2018
Conference: May 14th-16th, 2018

About the APWG

The APWG, founded in 2003 as the Anti-Phishing Working Group, is the global industry, law enforcement, and government coalition focused on unifying the global response to electronic crime. Membership is open to qualified financial institutions, online retailers, ISPs and Telcos, the law enforcement community, solutions providers, multi-lateral treaty organizations, research centers, trade associations and government agencies. There are more than 2,200 companies, government agencies and NGOs participating in the APWG worldwide. The APWG's <www.apwg.org> and <education.apwg.org> websites offer the public, industry and government agencies practical information about phishing and electronically mediated fraud as well as pointers to pragmatic technical solutions that provide immediate protection. The APWG is co-founder and co-manager of the Stop. Think. Connect. Messaging Convention, the global online safety public awareness collaborative <https://education.apwg.org/safety-messaging-convention/> and founder/curator of the eCrime Researchers Summit, the world’s only peer-reviewed conference dedicated specifically to electronic crime studies <www.ecrimeresearch.org>. APWG advises hemispheric and global trade groups and multilateral treaty organizations such as the European Commission, the G8 High Technology Crime Subgroup, Council of Europe's Convention on Cybercrime, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Europol EC3 and the Organization of American States. APWG is a member of the steering group of the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative at the Commonwealth of Nations. Among APWG's corporate sponsors are: Among APWG's corporate sponsors include: AhnLab, Area 1, AT&T (T), Afilias Ltd., Avast!, AVG Technologies, Axur, Baidu Antivirus, Bangkok Bank, BBN Technologies, Barracuda Networks, Bandura Networks, BillMeLater, Bkav, Blue Coat, BrandMail, BrandProtect, Bsecure Technologies, CSC Digital Brand Services, Check Point Software Technologies, Claro, Cloudmark, Comcast, CrowdStrike, CSIRTBANELCO, Cyber Defender, CYREN, Cyveillance, DNS Belgium, DigiCert, Domain Tools, Donuts, Duo Security, Easy Solutions, PayPal, eCert, EC Cert, ESET, EST Soft, Facebook, FeelSafe Digital, FEBRABAN, Fortinet, FraudWatch International, F-Secure, GetResponse, GlobalSign, GoDaddy, Google, Hauri, Hitachi Systems, Ltd., Huawei, ICANN, Identity Guard, Infoblox, IronPort (Cisco), Infoblox, Intel (INTC), Interac, IT Matrix, iThreat Cyber Group, iZOOlogic, KnowBe4, LaCaixa, Lenos Software, LookingGlass, MX Tools, MailChannels, MailJet, MailChimp, MailShell, MailUp, MarkMonitor (TRI), Melbourne IT, MessageLevel, Microsoft (MSFT), MicroWorld, Mimecast, Mirapoint, NHN, NZRS, MyPW, nProtect Online Security, Netcraft, Network Solutions, NeuStar, Nominet, Nominum, NZRS Limited, Public Interest Registry, Panda Software, Phishlabs, PhishMe, Planty.net, Prevalent, Prevx, Proofpoint, Psafe, RSA Security (EMC), Rakuten, RedMarlin, Return Path, RiskIQ, RuleSpace, SalesForce, SecureBrain, SendGrid, S21sec, SIDN, SilverPop, SiteLock, SnoopWall, SoftForum, SoftLayer, SoftSecurity, SOPHOS, SunTrust, SurfControl, Symantec (SYMC), TDS Telecom, Telefonica (TEF), ThreatSTOP, TransCreditBank, Trend Micro (TMIC), Trustwave, UITSEC, Vasco (VDSI), VADE-RETRO, VeriSign (VRSN), Wombat Security Technologies, and zvelo.


Peter Cassidy, +1-617-669-1123
Secretary General

Release Summary

(eCrime 2018) May 14-16 in San Diego expands conference to include user psychology, crypto currencies and public policy aspects of cybercrime.


Peter Cassidy, +1-617-669-1123
Secretary General