IWCC 2023

12th International Workshop on Cyber Crime

to be held in conjunction with the 18th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2023 – http://www.ares-conference.eu)

August 29 – September 01, 2023

The societies of today’s world are becoming increasingly dependent on online services, where commercial activities, business transactions and government services are realized. This tendency has been evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. These developments, along with the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine, have led to the fast development of new cyber threats and numerous information security issues, that are exploited by cybercriminals. The inability to provide trusted, secure services in contemporary computer network technologies has a tremendous socio-economic impact on global enterprises as well as individuals.

Moreover, the frequently occurring international frauds impose the necessity to conduct investigations spanning multiple domains and countries. Such examination is often subject to different jurisdictions and legal systems. A good illustration of the above is the Internet, which has made it easier to prepare and perpetrate traditional – but now cyber-enabled – crimes. It has acted as an alternate avenue for criminals to conduct their activities and launch attacks with relative anonymity, a high degree of deniability and the opportunity to operate in a border-agnostic environment. Worrying developments in the abuse of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies lead to the increased capabilities of malign actors who leverage these tools to design and propagate disinformation, what is especially dangerous (and effective) during emergencies and crises of all kinds. The increased complexity of communications and the networking infrastructure is making the investigation of these new types of crimes difficult. Traces of illegal digital activities are difficult to analyze, due to large volumes of data. Nowadays, the digital crime scene functions like any other network, with dedicated administrators functioning as the first responders.

This poses new challenges for law enforcement and intelligence communities, and forces the computer societies to utilize digital forensics to combat the increasing number of cybercrimes. Forensic professionals must be fully prepared to be able to provide court-admissible evidence. To make these goals achievable, forensic techniques should keep pace with new technologies.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together the research outcomes provided by researchers from academia and the industry. The other goal is to show the latest research results in digital forensics. We strongly encourage prospective authors to submit articles presenting both theoretical approaches and practical case reviews, including work-in-progress reports.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

Big Data analytics helping to track cybercrimes
Protecting Big Data against cybercrimes
Crime-as-a-service
Criminal abuse of clouds and social networks
Criminal to criminal (C2C) communications
Criminal to victim (C2V) communications
Criminal use of IoT, e.g., IoT-based botnets
Cybercrime related investigations
Cybercrimes: evolution, new trends and detection
Darknets and hidden services
Fake and disinformation detection
Mobile malware
Network anomalies detection
Network traffic analysis, traceback and attribution

Incident response, investigation and evidence handling
Novel techniques in exploit kits
Political and business issues related to digital forensics and anti-forensic techniques
Anti-forensic techniques and methods
Identification, authentication and collection of digital evidence
Integrity of digital evidence and live investigations
Privacy issues in digital forensics
Ransomware: evolution, functioning, types, etc.
Steganography/steganalysis and covert/subliminal channels
Novel applications of information hiding in networks
Watermarking and intellectual property theft
Weaponization of information – cyber-enhanced disinformation campaigns
AI-enabled crime and terrorism

Important Dates
Extended Submission Deadline May 25, 2023
Author Notification June 09, 2023
Proceedings Version June 15, 2023
 Conference August 29 – September 01, 2023
Workshop Chairs

Artur Janicki
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Kacper Gradoń
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Krzysztof Szczypiorski
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (TENTATIVE)

Samia Bouzefrane, CEDRIC Lab Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France
Luca Caviglione, IMATI, CNR, Italy
Eric Chan-Tin, Loyola University Chicago, USA
Michal Choras, ITTI Ltd., Poland
Jana Dittmann, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Bela Genge Petru, Maior University of Tg Mures, Romania
Stefan Katzenbeisser, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Igor Kotenko, St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS), Russia
Christian Kraetzer, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Jean-Francois Lalande, CentraleSupélec, France
Simone Raponi  Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Ewa Syta, Trinity College, USA
Joanna Śliwa, Military Communication Institute, Poland
Hui Tian, College of Computer Science and Technology, National Huaqiao University, China
Steffen Wendzel, Worms University of Applied Sciences and Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany
Jozef Wozniak, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found at https://www.ares-conference.eu/conference/submission/.