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The second annual eCrime Researchers Sync-Up, organised in conjunction with University College Dublin's Centre for Cybercrime Investigation, on March 7th and 8th, 2012 is a two-day exchange of presentations and discussions related to eCrime research in progress and, as importantly, for networking of researchers within the disciplines that are defining the cybercrime research field today.

The eCrime Researchers Sync-Up has been established as an extension of the annual APWG eCrime Research Summit held every year in the fall in the United States, an event that itself has become a vital nexus for the development of eCrime research and its pioneering investigators since it was founded in 2006.

Instead of a formal conference presenting peer-reviewed papers and posters, the eCrime Researchers Sync-Up is an opportunity for the principal investigators within the discipline from academia, industry, government and professionals from law enforcement to discuss their research, find axes of common interest and establish fruitful, long-term collaborations.

As such, it will be a useful resource for investigators established in the field, researchers looking for a way to get into eCrime research - and, as well, a peerless venue for grant-making agencies with an interest in eCrime research to meet with principal investigators exploring avenues of research of direct interest to their grant portfolios.

Please contact Deputy-Secretary General Foy Shiver for details via email at foy [at] apwg.org.

Call for Presentations

APWG members, research partner and correspondents are invited and encouraged to submit their proposals for presentations of their own works-in-progress and panel discussions. Proposals should be in the form of a title and extended abstract. All proposals should be submitted to the APWG Program Committee at proposals@apwg.org. Abstracts will be accepted till Midnight Eastern Time on January 31, 2012.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Phishing, rogue-AV, pharming, click-fraud, crimeware, extortion and emerging attacks.
  • Technical, legal, political, social and psychological aspects of fraud and fraud prevention.
  • Infrastructure resilience to Cybercrime
  • Criminal innovation in DNS manipulation and domain name abuse
  • Impact of Cybercrime on Infrastructure Governance and Operations
  • Malware, botnets, ecriminal/phishing gangs and collaboration, or money laundering.
  • 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.


We have tried to keep registration for this event as low as possiable to help cover cost. Registration includes lunch both days and dinner Wednesday night. The rates listed below offer a discounted "early bird" registration rate prior to Feruary 21st.

  Early Bird Rate

General Registration

APWG Members

$ 75.00

$ 95.00

Students & University Faculty

$ 75.00

$ 95.00

Law Enforcement & Government Employees

$ 75.00

$ 95.00

All Others

$ 100.00

$ 125.00

Registration is available now, click here . . .



Our second eCR Sync-Up is being hosted by University College Dublin's School of Computer Science and Informatics. We will meet in UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics on UCD's main Belfield campus located 4km south of Dublin city center. The campus in an attractively landscaped complex of modern architectural buildings, accommodating student residences and numerous leisure and sporting facilities. You can see the location on this map in building 22 (coordinates C6).


We have contracted with the Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel for the special discounted rate of 117.16 Euro per night based on single occupancy. These rates are inclusive of breakfast each day and are available the nights of March 6th, 7th & 8th.

To access the special rate use the Hotel's web site booking option with the Promotional Code "APWG".
(note: If you do not see the option for Promotional Code above the "View Rates" button click "More search options" to display the additional fields. )

Contact admin at apwg.org if you have problems.

Radisson Blu

Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel
Stillorgan Road
Dublin, 4, IE
Telephone: +353 1 218 6000


Hotel Map Details Here

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Dublin Transport
A convenient location on the N11 Stillorgan dual carriageway provides guests of this hotel in Dublin easy access to the City Centre, southern suburbs and southeast Ireland. There is also easy access to Fosters Avenue and the M50 motorway and ample on-site complimentary car parking.

  • Dublin International Airport is 13 km -Dublin's D.A.R.T
  • Rapid Rail Systems, Booterstown Stop is 1.5 km; journey time from the City Centre is 15 min
  • The Aircoach shuttle from the airport to the hotel is 8 EUR (one-way) to the hotel; the Aircoach stop is a 3-min walk from the hotel
  • The hotel offers ample complimentary car parking

Travel to UCD (Conference Venue):
If coming direct from the airport, the Aircoach stops outside the gates of UCD. For those travelling from the hotel, the University College Dublin campus is less than 1 km across Stillorgan road..

Travel to the City Centre:
The hotel, university and the city centre are all on the Quality Bus Corridor (QBC). From the hotel, cross the road and take a 46A or 145 to the city centre. The fare costs €1.80 each way. More information can be found on www.dublinbus.ie.

Sponsorship Opportunities

APWG is offering an opportunity to build relationships while marketing your company to a targeted audience of security, messaging and financial professionals. Sponsorships are a personal, non-intrusive way of conveying your message. Additionally, your participation can help support activities vital to the overall success of the APWG and its research partners, which ultimately contributes to the success of the entire counter-eCrime stakeholders' community.

There are a sponsorship opportunities available for those who want to use this meetings as an opportunity to communicate their brand and message to APWG members, presenters and event attendees, each either a critical decision maker or a thought leader in his or her own right.

Please contact Deputy-Secretary Foy Shiver for details via email at foy [at] apwg.org.

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