eCrime Summit

eCrime '07

October 4-5, 2007
Pittsburgh, PA

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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.

Original papers on all aspects of electronic crime are solicited for submission to eCrime '07. Topics of relevance include but are not limited to:

  • 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.

Accepted papers will appear in the ACM Digital Library as part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series. 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.

Instructions for Authors

Submissions must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references. Submissions should be in English, in PDF format with all fonts embedded, formatted using the ACM SIG proceedings template at http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html (LaTeX users should use template Option 2). 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 July 15.

Submit your paper electronically on the conference web site. A successful submission will display a web page confirming it, 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.

Posters

We also seek poster abstracts describing recent or ongoing research or experience in all areas related to the prevention of electronic crime. Submission of late breaking results and work in progress is especially encouraged. Posters will not be published, and thus may substantially overlap published papers or papers simultaneously submitted to a conference or journal. Submissions should follow the same formatting instructions as refereed papers, but should be at most two pages and need not be blinded or include abstracts, keywords, copyright boxes, etc. Poster abstract submissions are due August 27.

The conference will include a poster session in which authors will exhibit their posters. Note, poster abstracts should be formatted like short papers, not like posters. Authors of accepted posters will be sent information about how to prepare and format posters for the conference.

Submit your poster electronically on the conference web site. A successful submission will display a web page confirming it, 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.

Important Dates

Paper submissions due: May 22, 2007 (midnight, US East Coast time)
Paper notification: July 15, 2007
Poster submissions due: August 27, 2007
Poster notifications: September 4, 2007
Camera ready due: September 4, 2007
Conference: October 4-5, 2007

Organizers

Program Chair: Markus Jakobsson, Indiana University at Bloomington

General Chair: Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University

Poster Co-Chairs: Serge Egelman and Ian Fette, Carnegie Mellon University

Program Committee:

  • Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Xiaotie Deng, City University of Hong Kong
  • Rachna Dhamija, Harvard University
  • Kourosh Gharachorloo, Google
  • Angelos Keromytis, Columbia University
  • Robert Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Jon L. Praed, Internet Law Group
  • Zulfikar Ramzan, Symantec
  • Norman Sadeh, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Diana Smetters, PARC
  • Susanne Wetzel, Stevens Institute of Technology