eCrime Summit

October 2009
Tacoma, WA

Call for Papers



eCrime '08
eCrime '07
eCrime '06

The third APWG eCrime Researchers Summit will be held in conjunction with the 2008 APWG General Meeting the week of October 13th in Atlanta, GA's cosmopolitan, eclectic Buckhead.

eCrime '08 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, data mining, 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 Papers for eCrime '08 is available now.

Program Sponsors

Silver Owl Student Scholarship Sponsor
Silver Level Sponsor


Logistics and Registration

The 2008 eCrime Researchers Summit and all event meetings are being held at the DoubleTree Hotel Buckhead located in the center of Atlanta, Georgia's eclectic, cosmopolitan and affluent Buckhead district. A lively community with deep cultural and arts resources - as well as world-class shopping and dining - whose history harkens back to Atlanta's Golden Age - a period which never actually ended. Buckhead History
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DoubleTree Hotel Buckhead
3342 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 231-1234
(404) 231-3112 - Fax


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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.

  • 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 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.

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