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     The 7th IEEE eCrime Researchers Summit
   http://www.ecrimeresearch.org/2012/cfp.html

              October 23-24, 2012
           Las Croabas, Puerto Rico

 Held in conjunction with the APWG General Meeting
              October 22-25, 2012
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Full paper submissions due: August 3, 2012
RIP paper submissions due: August 3, 2012
Paper notification: September 3, 2012
Conference: October 22-24, 2012
Camera ready due: November 2, 2012


The seventh IEEE eCrime Researchers Summit 2012 once again will be
held in conjunction with the 2012 APWG General Meeting between October
22-25, 2012 in Las Croabas, Puerto Rico.

eCRS 2012 consist of two full days which bring together academic
researchers, security practitioners, and law enforcement to discuss
all aspects of electronic crime and ways to combat it. Topics of
interests include (but are not limited to):

 - Case studies of current attack methods, including phishing,
   malware, rogue antivirus, pharming, crimeware, botnets, and
   emerging techniques

 - Case studies of online advertising fraud, including click fraud,
   malvertising, cookie stuffing, and affiliate fraud

 - Case studies of large-scale take-downs, such as coordinated botnet
   disruption

 - Technical, legal, political, social and psychological aspects of
   fraud and fraud prevention

 - Economics of online crime, including measurement studies of
   underground economies and models of e-crime

 - Uncovering and disrupting online criminal collaboration and gangs

 - Financial infrastructure of e-crime, including payment processing
   and money laundering

 - Techniques to assess the risks and yields of attacks and the
   effectiveness of countermeasures

 - Delivery techniques, including spam, voice mail, social network and
   web search manipulation; and countermeasures

 - Techniques to avoid detection, tracking and take-down; and ways to
   block such techniques

 - Best practices for detecting and avoiding damages to critical
   internet infrastructure, such as DNS and SCADA, from electronic
   crime activities

Accepted papers will be published in proceedings. 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.

*Important Dates* (11:59pm US EDT)

Full paper submissions due: August 3, 2012
RIP paper submissions due: August 3, 2012
Paper notification: September 3, 2012
Conference: October 22-24, 2012
Camera ready due: November 2, 2012

*Organizing Committee*

General Chair: Randy Vaughn, Baylor University

*Program Co-Chairs*
Saeed Abu-Nimeh, PayPal
Tyler Moore, SMU

*Steering Committee*

Don M. Blumenthal, Global Cyber Risk LLC
Jay Brennan, Mitre
Markus Jakobsson, PayPal
Oliver Friedrichs, Immunet
Susanne Wetzel, Stevens Institute of Technology

*Technical Program Committee*

Manos Antonakakis, Damballa
L Jean Camp, Indiana University
Tom Chen, Swansea University
Nicolas Christin, Carnegie Mellon University
Richard Clayton, University of Cambridge
Michael Collins, RedJack
Eric Davis, Google
Benjamin Edelman, Harvard Business School
Jens Grossklags, The Pennsylvania State University
Thorsten Holz, Ruhr-University Bochum
Markus	Jakobsson, PayPal
Gráinne Kirwan, IADT
Christian Kreibich, International Computer Science Institute
Corrado Leita, Symantec Research Labs
Kirill	Levchenko, University of California San Diego
Thomas	Morris, Mississippi State University
Jose Nazario, Arbor Networks
Roberto Perdisci, University of Georgia
Sid Stamm, Mozilla
Brad Wardman, PayPal
Maxim Weinstein, StopBadware
Susanne Wetzel, Stevens Institute of Technology

*Instructions for Authors*

eCRS 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/publications_standards/publications/authors/authors_journals.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 September 10.

Full papers have to be submitted via EDAS through the following short
link: http://edas.info/N12761. First, papers have to be registered,
then authors can upload their papers. A successful submission can be
viewed in EDAS, and a confirmation email is sent to the corresponding
author. Please make sure you receive that confirmation email when you
submit, and follow the directions in that email if you require any
follow up.

*Research In Progress (RIP)*

A special category is available in the paper submission system for
Research in Progress (RIP). This category allows for research that is
not yet ready for publication but would be of interest to other
researchers for presentation and discussion. For consideration in this
category please submit an extensive abstract via the paper submission
system.

RIPs have to be submitted via EDAS through the following short link:
http://edas.info/N12761. First, RIPs have to be registered, then
authors can upload their papers. A successful submission can be viewed
in EDAS, and a confirmation email is sent to the corresponding
author. Please make sure you receive that confirmation email when you
submit, and follow the directions in that email if you require any
follow up.