(ARES 2015 - http://www.ares-conference.eu)

FCCT 2015
The First International Workshop on Future Scenarios for Cyber Crime
  and Cyber Terrorism
in conjunction with 
ARES EU Projects Symposium 2015, held at the 10th International
Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security

August 24-28, 2015
Universit´ Paul Sabatier
Toulouse, France

With the constant rise of bandwidth available and with more and more
services shifting into the connected world, criminals as well as
political organizations are increasingly active in the virtual
world. While Spam and Phishing, as well as Botnets are of concern on
the cyber-crime side, recruiting, as well as destructive attacks
against critical infrastructures are becoming an increasing threat to
our modern societies. Although reactive strategies are useful to
mitigate the intensity of cyber-criminal activities, the benefits of
proactive strategies aimed to anticipate emerging threats, future
crimes, and to devise the corresponding countermeasures are evident.

The aim of the First International Workshop on Future Scenarios for
CyberCrime and CyberTerrorism is to anticipate the future of
cyber-criminal activities, enabling governments, businesses and
citizens to prepare themselves for the risks and challenges of the
coming years. The first step towards the creation of a strategic
roadmap for future research on cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism is the
building of scenarios on the future transformations of the society,
business activities, production of goods, commodities, etc. The aim of
FCCT 2015 is to create a forum on scenario building and creation of
research roadmaps for cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism. The building of
future scenarios should allow the identification of the main driving
forces and factors that will shape the evolution of cybercrime and
cyberterrorism. A principled analysis of the differences between the
current state of play and the future scenarios should allow drawing
roadmaps and priorities of future research on cybercrime and

FFCT 2015 is an international forum for researchers and practitioners
from Academia, Industry, Government and Non Governmental
Organizations, involved in the investigation of future trends of
CyberCrime and CyberTerrorism.

Contributions are solicited on the building and exploration of future
scenarios for CyberCrime and CyberTerrorism on a realistic time
span. Explored scenarios should point out the driving forces and key
factors of cybercrime and cyberterrorism, and assess the impact of
hypothesised criminal activities. As an example, the following issues
should be addressed for the scenario building and the creation of
research roadmaps:

Issues related to the Technology & Technology-enabled Services
.  Which kind of technology will be used in 2020? (Internet of Things,
   Wearable Sensors, Driverless vehicles, Augmented reality, Remote
   presence, etc.)
.  Which kind of services will be used in 2020? How will the current
   services evolve over the next years? (e.g., Communication service
   providers, Content service providers, Cloud service providers,
   Reputation and cyber risk management/insurances).

Issues related to the contextual Environment
.  How will citizens and social relations evolve in the foreseen
   technological scenario? (e.g., roles of individuals and
   communities, internet governance, identity management)
.  How will the government and political bodies react on the new
   challenges posed by new technologies and the related societal
   transformations? Which legal and law enforcement transformation can
   be foreseen?
. How will the economy be affected by the technological and societal
  transformations? (e.g., ubiquitous workforces, use of virtual
  currencies, personal data selling business models)

Important Dates
Submission Deadline	April 10, 2015
Author Notification	May 10, 2015
Proceedings Version	June 8, 2015
Conference 	 	August 24-28, 2015

Workshop Chairs
Angelo Consoli (SUPSI)
Giorgio Giacinto (University of Cagliari)
Peter Kieseberg (SBA Research)

Program Committee
Davide Ariu (Unica)
Jart Armin (CyberDefcon)
Elias Athanasopoulos (FORTH)
Lorenzo Cavallaro (RHUL)
Marina S. Egea (INDRA)
Vivi Fragopoulou (FORTH)
Enrico Frumento (CEFRIEL)
Jorge L. Hernandez-Ardieta (INDRA)
Evangelos P. Markatos (FORTH)
Javier Martinez-Torres (INDRA)
Manel Medina (UPC)
Fabio Roli (Unica)
Olga Segou (NCSR Demokritos)
Foy Shiver (APWG)
Erik Tews (TU Darmstadt)
Stelios Thomopoulos (NCSR Demokritos)

Authors are invited to submit Regular Papers (maximum 8 pages) via
ConfDriver, all papers will be reviewed double-blinded by at least
three independent reviewers. Papers accepted by the workshop will be
published in the Conference Proceedings published by Conference
Publishing Services (CPS). Failure to adhere to the page limit and
formatting requirements will be grounds for rejection.

The submission guidelines valid for the FCCT workshop are the same as
for the ARES conference. They can be at http://www.ares-conference.eu/conference/conference/submission/

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at
least one of the authors will register and present the paper in the

A selection of the accepted papers may be invited for publication as
an extended version in an edited book.

Peter Kieseberg (SBA Research): pkieseberg[@]sba-research.org