CALL FOR PAPERS 

The 6th International Workshop on Cyber Crime (IWCC 2017) to be held
in conjunction with

the 12th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and
Security (ARES 2017 - http://www.ares-conference.eu)

August 29 - September 1, 2017, Reggio Calabria, Italy 

Conference website: 
https://www.ares-conference.eu/workshops/iwcc/ 

IMPORTANT DATES 

Submission Deadline May 1, 2017 
Author Notification May 15, 2017 
Proceedings Version June 20, 2017 
Conference August 29 - September 1, 2017 

OVERVIEW 

Today's world's societies are becoming more and more dependent on open
networks such as the Internet - where commercial activities, business
transactions and government services are realized. This has led to the
fast development of new cyber threats and numerous information
security issues which are exploited by cyber criminals. The inability
to provide trusted secure services in contemporary computer network
technologies has a tremendous socio-economic impact on global
enterprises as well as individuals.

Moreover, the frequently occurring international frauds impose the
necessity to conduct the investigation of facts spanning across
multiple international borders. Such examination is often subject to
different jurisdictions and legal systems. A good illustration of the
above being the Internet, which has made it easier to perpetrate
traditional crimes. It has acted as an alternate avenue for the
criminals to conduct their activities, and launch attacks with
relative anonymity. The increased complexity of the communications and
the networking infrastructure is making investigation of the crimes
difficult. Traces of illegal digital activities are often buried in
large volumes of data, which are hard to inspect with the aim of
detecting offences and collecting evidence. Nowadays, the digital
crime scene functions like any other network, with dedicated
administrators functioning as the first responders.

This poses new challenges for law enforcement policies and forces the
computer societies to utilize digital forensics to combat the
increasing number of cybercrimes. Forensic professionals must be fully
prepared in order to be able to provide court admissible evidence. To
make these goals achievable, forensic techniques should keep pace with
new technologies.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together the research
accomplishments provided by the researchers from academia and the
industry. The other goal is to show the latest research results in the
field of digital forensics and to present the development of tools and
techniques, which assist the investigation process of potentially
illegal cyber activity. We encourage prospective authors to submit
related distinguished research papers on the subject of both:
theoretical approaches and practical case reviews.

TOPICS OF INTEREST COMPRISE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: 

- Criminal use of IoT e.g. IoT-based botnets 
- Criminal to criminal (C2C) communications 
- Criminal to victim (C2V) communications 
- Anti-forensic techniques and methods 
- Cybercrime related investigations 
- Privacy issues in digital forensics 
- Novel techniques in exploit kits 
- Network anomalies detection 
- Crime-as-a-service 
- Mobile malware 
- Identification, authentication and collection of digital evidence 
- Steganography/steganalysis and covert/subliminal channels 
- Incident response, investigation and evidence handling 
- Political and business issues related to digital forensics and anti-forensic
   techniques 
- Novel applications of information hiding in networks 
- Cybercrimes: evolution, new trends and detection 
- Network traffic analysis, traceback and attribution 
- Integrity of digital evidence and live investigations 
- Ransomware: evolution, functioning, types, etc. 
- Criminal abuse of clouds and social networks 
- Watermarking and intellectual property theft 


WORKSHOP CHAIRS 

Artur Janicki 
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland 

Wojciech Mazurczyk 
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland 

Krzysztof Szczypiorski 
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland 

SUBMISSION 

The submission guidelines valid for the IWCC workshop are the same as
for the ARES conference. They can be found at:
https://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
conference.

Papers will be accepted based on peer review (3 per paper) and should
contain original, high quality work. All papers must be written in
English. Authors are invited to submit Regular Papers (maximum 6
pages) via EasyChair. Papers accepted by the workshop will be
published in the Conference Proceedings of ARES 2017 that will be
published by the International Conference Proceedings Series published
by ACM (ACM ICPS).