The Symposium on Electronic Crime Research 2023 (eCrime 2023)
November 15-17, 2023
Barcelona, Spain

Full Papers registration and submission due: September 1, 2023
Notification of acceptance: October 6
Camera-ready paper due: December 15

Categories: Security, Privacy, Resiliency
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APWG celebrates its 20th anniversary by looking ahead to the coming
decades that await the larger community of researchers, interveners,
investigators, policy makers and stakeholders from private and public
sectors as they face the increasing challenges posed by AI
technologies and the accelerating complexity of the cybercrimes

The APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (APWG eCrime) is
issuing its Call for Papers to announce its 18th annual edition of its
peer-reviewed publishing conference - and to celebrate the 20th
anniversary of the APWG's founding. APWG eCrime 2023 will be a
three-day event hosted in Barcelona by Agència de Ciberseguretat de
Catalunya on November 15th to 17th, 2023.

APWG eCrime 2023 combines a peer-reviewed conference with general
sessions open to industry, government, law enforcement and
multilateral organizations, featuring keynote presentations from
global thought-leaders, technical and practical sessions, and
interactive panels. The objective of eCrime is to foster practical
collaboration and the exchange of catalytic ideas by academic
researchers, industry security practitioners, and law enforcement
professionals in the global struggle against cybercrime

APWG eCrime 2023 will look ahead at the future of cybercrime in this
uniquely perilous hour, when powerful, accessible AI technologies are
cheap and ubiquitous and the compound complexities of technologies,
(private and public) policies and network topologies make cybercrime
fighting more difficult than ever - with no promise of relief on the


Full Papers registration and submission due: September 1
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: October 6
Conference: Nov 15-17
Camera-ready paper due: December 15

Papers' topics may include but are not limited to:

  1.  Artificial Intelligence as criminal co-conspirator - and as defensive collaborator

  2.  Addressing challenges of cybercrime's increasing complexity (e.g. digital infrastructures, crime-fighting/forensic techniques, and the structure of the crimes themselves)

  3.  Detecting and/or mitigating eCrime (e.g. online fraud, malware, phishing, ransomware, etc.)

  4.  Behavioral and psychosocial aspects of cybercrime victimization
  - and prevention

  5.  Measuring and modeling of cybercrime

  6.  Economics of cybercrime

  7.  Cybercrime payload delivery strategies and countermeasures
  (e.g. spam, mobile apps, social engineering, etc.)

  8.  Public Policy and Law for cybercrime

  9.  Cryptocurrency and related cybercrimes - and forensic tools and
  techniques for cryptocurrency related cybercrimes

  10. Case studies of current cybercrime attack methods,
  (e.g. phishing, malware, rogue antivirus programs, pharming,
  crimeware, botnets, and emerging techniques)

  11. Detecting/preventing abuse of internet infrastructure to
  neutralize cybercrimes

  12. Detecting/isolating cybercrime gangs' and attendant money
  laundering enterprises

  13. Cybercrime's evolution in specific verticals: (e.g. financial
  services, e-commerce, health, energy & supplies)

  14. Cybercriminal cloaking techniques - and counter-cloaking tools
  and approaches

  15. Design and evaluation of UI/UXs to neutralize fraud and enhance
  user security


eCrime has adopted the IEEE publication format. Submissions should be
in English, in PDF format with all fonts embedded, and formatted using
the IEEE conference template, which can be found at:

Submissions should be anonymised, excluding author names, affiliations
and acknowledgments. Authors' own work should be referred to in the
third person.

Paper should not exceed 12 letter-sized pages, excluding the
bibliography and appendices.

Committee members are not required to read appendices, so ensure that
the main paper is intelligible without them.

Submitted papers that do not adhere to all the above guidelines may be
rejected without consideration of their merits.

Authors of accepted papers must present them and register at the event.

For paper submissions use the New Submission option at:

Authors will be asked to indicate whether they would like their
submissions to 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. We understand that some authors may face
difficulties in obtaining funding to attend the conference. Therefore,
a limited number of stipends are available for those who are unable to
secure funding. Students who will present their accepted papers
themselves will be given priority in receiving such assistance.