eCrime Summit

eCrime '07

October 4-5, 2007
Pittsburgh, PA

Call for participation

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Carnegie Mellon CyLab
CERT Network Situational Awareness Group
PGP Corporation

The second APWG eCrime Researchers Summit will be hosted by Carnegie Mellon CyLab, October 4-5, 2007 in Pittsburgh, PA.

eCrime '07 will bring together academic researchers, security practitioners, and law enforcement to discuss all aspects of electronic crime and ways to combat it, including:

  • Phishing, pharming, click-fraud, crimeware, extortion and emerging attacks.
  • Technical, legal, political, social and psychological aspects of fraud and fraud prevention.
  • Techniques to assess the risks and yields of attacks and the success rates of countermeasures.
  • Delivery techniques, including spam, voice mail and rank manipulation; and countermeasures.
  • Spoofing of different types, and applications to fraud.
  • Techniques to avoid detection, tracking and takedown; and ways to block such techniques.
  • Honeypot design, datamining, and forensic aspects of fraud prevention.
  • Design and evaluation of user interfaces in the context of fraud and network security.
  • Best practices related to digital forensics tools and techniques, investigative procedures, and evidence acquisition, handling and preservation.

The Call for participation for eCrime '07 is now available.

Logistics and Registration

The 2007 eCrime Researchers Summit and all event meetings are being held at the Holiday Inn Select University Center Pittsburgh. Nestled in the center of Pittsburgh's academic, medical and cultural community, the hotel is adjacent to the University of Pittsburgh and walking distance from Carnegie Mellon.

Participants in the eCrime Researchers Summit and the General Members Meeting are invited to the APWG eCrime reception at Carnegie Mellon University on the evening of Wednesday, October 3. Join us for a dinner buffet, drinks, and an eCrime cabaret performance.

Click here to register for this event.

REGISTRATION NOTICE : Registration for this eCrime Researchers Summit meeting is for the ONE event on October 4 and 5 and does NOT entitle the registree to attend the General Members Meeting on October 2 and 3. To also attend that event will require a separate registration, see this page for details.

Holiday Inn Select University Center
100 Lytton Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213   US
Tel: +1.412.682.6200
Fax: +1.412.681.4749

The Holiday Inn Select University Center is nestled in the center of Pittsburgh's academic, medical and cultural community. The hotel is adjacent to the University of Pittsburgh and walking distance from Carnegie Mellon, Duquesne University and Pittsburgh's renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Pittsburgh: There is lots to see and do in Pittsburgh. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and the Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms are all within walking distance of the Holiday Inn.

Hotel Map

Hotel Room Reservations
For reservastions please use 3-letter code "APW" and contact the hotel at 1.800.864.8287 or visit their website. The negotiated APWG discount rate is availalbe for the nights of September 30 through October 6, based on availability. To qualify for the APWG rate registrations must be received before September 14. Please mention "APW" when registering for this special rate. After September 14 at 5:00 PM EST, please contact the hotel directly to determine availability and rate.

Standard Rooms $112 single/double *
(Rate subject to local taxes)

Check In Info / Cancellation Policy
Check-In time is 3:00 p.m. or later. Anyone arriving prior to 3:00pm will be accommodated as soon as possible, but should be advised that there may be a wait. Check-out time is 12 noon. Arrangements can be made for baggage storage with our front desk staff. An advance deposit will be taken at time of booking. Deposit is refundable only if reservation is cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival date. No-shows and reservations cancelled less than 72 hours in advance will be charged in full plus taxes.

* This room rate is not commissionable to travel agents.

APWG eCrime-Fighter Scholarship Program

The APWG eCrime-Fighter Scholarship program will promote counter-ecrime research by encouraging participation in the APWG eCrime Researcher Summit. Participants submitting papers and posters to the 2007 Summit are automatically entered into the program. This program will consist of both cash and travel awards based on the results of the blind paper and poster review process.

  • One cash award of $1000 for the overall best paper
  • A limited number of cash travel awards for student authors of papers and posters

Cash Awards will be announced at the beginning of the October 2007 Event. Travel Awards will be announced at the end of the submission review process.

PGP Corporation

Special Thanks to CERT Network Situational Awareness Group and PGP Corporation for co-sponsoring the Scholarship Program!


About the APWG eCrime Researchers Summit

The Anti-Phishing Working Group eCrime Researchers Summit was conceived by APWG Secretary General Peter Cassidy in 2006 as a comprehensive venue for the presentation of the state-of-the-art basic and applied research into electronic crime, engaging every aspect of its development (technical, behavioral, social and legal) as well as technologies and techniques for its detection, related forensics and its prevention. The eCRS, brings together the most heterogeneous community of counter-eCrime stakeholders to confer over the latest research, to foster collaborations and to provide a convenient venue for funding agencies to connect with leading principal investigators in the field. Academic and industrial researchers appeared at the APWG's door at the institution's genesis, delineating phishing's contemporary nature and speculating on probable evolutionary paths. In fact, many of the exploits being animated by contemporary phishers were predicted by researchers in the past, giving the counter-eCrime stakeholding community today language and concepts with which to grasp the threat at hand. The APWG established the eCRS to honor that contribution, foster its spirit and to organize the creative energy of researchers that would eventually overwhelm the APWG's other meeting venues. The eCRS is a collaborative project of its sponsoring institutions, its chairs, committee members, reviewers, the APWG and its sponsors and, of course, the researchers who share their findings. The APWG gives its thanks to all who are making eCRS a keystone event in the field and to all of those who have helped establish it. And to all of our new collaborators and contributors: welcome.