Logistics and Registration
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 2008 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.
Cash Awards will be announced at the beginning of the October 2008 Event. Travel Awards will be announced at the end of the submission review process.
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.