International Workshop on Cyber Crime (IWCC 2016)

Salzburg, Austria
August 29 - September 2, 2016

Today's world's societies are becoming more and more dependent on open networks such as the Internet - where commercial activities, business transactions and government services are realized. This has led to the fast development of new cyber threats and numerous information security issues which are exploited by cyber criminals. 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 the investigation of facts spanning across multiple international borders. Such examination is often subject to different jurisdictions and legal systems. A good illustration of the above being the Internet, which has made it easier to perpetrate traditional crimes. It has acted as an alternate avenue for the criminals to conduct their activities, and launch attacks with relative anonymity. The increased complexity of the communications and the networking infrastructure is making investigation of the crimes difficult. Traces of illegal digital activities are often buried in large volumes of data, which are hard to inspect with the aim of detecting offences and collecting evidence. 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 policies and forces the computer societies to utilize digital forensics to combat the increasing number of cybercrimes. Forensic professionals must be fully prepared in order to be able to provide court admissible evidence. To make these goals achievable, forensic techniques should keep pace with new technologies.

The aim of 5th International Workshop on Cyber Crime is to bring together the research accomplishments provided by the researchers from academia and the industry. The other goal is to show the latest research results in the field of digital forensics and to present the development of tools and techniques which assist the investigation process of potentially illegal cyber activity. We encourage prospective authors to submit related distinguished research papers on the subject of both: theoretical approaches and practical case reviews.

The workshop will be accessible to both non-experts interested in learning about this area and experts interesting in hearing about new research and approaches.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Cyber crimes: evolution, new trends and detection
  • Cyber crime related investigations
  • Computer and network forensics
  • Digital forensics tools and applications
  • Digital forensics case studies and best practices
  • Privacy issues in digital forensics
  • Network traffic analysis, traceback and attribution
  • Incident response, investigation and evidence handling
  • Integrity of digital evidence and live investigations
  • Identification, authentication and collection of digital evidence
  • Anti-forensic techniques and methods
  • Watermarking and intellectual property theft
  • Social networking forensics
  • Steganography/steganalysis and covert/subliminal channels
  • Network anomalies detection
  • Novel applications of information hiding in networks
  • Political and business issues related to digital forensics and anti-forensic techniques


Authors are invited to submit Papers will be accepted based on peer review (3 per paper) and should contain original, high quality work. All papers must be written in English. Authors are invited to submit their papers according the following guidelines: two columns, single-spaced, including figures and references, using 10 pt fonts and number each page.

Authors are invited to submit Regular Papers (maximum 8 pages) via EasyChair. Failure to adhere to the page limit and formatting requirements will be grounds for rejection. Papers accepted by the workshop will be published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS).

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and present the paper in the conference.

The extended versions of all papers accepted for IWCC will be published in a special issue of the Security and Communication Networks, Wiley (to be confirmed) or EURASIP Journal on Information Security (confirmed!). The decision to which journal authors of the extended version of the accepted paper will be invited depends on the quality of the paper and quality of the presentation at IWCC. The final decision will be made by co-chairs after the workshop.

The registration system, online hotel booking, travel and visa information can be found right here on the ARES 2016 website.


Submission Deadline: April 14, 2016 (EXTENDED DEADLINE!) [submission link]
Author Notification: May 30, 2016
Proceedings Version: June 20, 2016
Conference: August 31 – September 2, 2016


Krzysztof Szczypiorski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (General Chair)
Wojciech Mazurczyk, FernUniversitat in Hagen, Germany & Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (General co-Chair)
Artur Janicki, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (Publicity and Publication Chair)


Elias Bou-Harb, National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) & Concordia University, Canada
Luca Caviglione, ISSIA, CNR, Italy
Eric Chan-Tin, Oklahoma State University, USA
Marc Chaumont, Nimes/Montpellier University, France
Alessandro Checco, Trinity College, Ireland
Xiaofeng Chen, Xidian University, China
Michal Choras, University of Technology and Life Sciences, Poland
Frederic Cuppens, TELECOM Bretagne, France
Jana Dittmann, Uni Magdeburg, Germany
Bela Genge, University of Tg. Mures, Romania
Zeno Geradts, Netherlands Forensic Institute, Netherlands
Dipak Ghosal, University of California, Davis, USA
Bartosz Jasiul, Military Communication Institute, Poland
Stefan Katzenbeisser, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany
Hyoungshick Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
Maciej Korczynski, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Igor Kotenko, SPIIRAS, Russia
Zbigniew Kotulski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Christian Kraetzer, Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
Miroslaw Kutylowski, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Jean-Francois Lalande, Inria, Univ. Rennes 1, INSA Centre Val de Loire, Univ. Orlaeans, France
Guangjie Liu, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
Sebastian Neuner, SBA Research, Austria
Giancarlo Pellegrino, Saarland University, Germany
Josef Pieprzyk, Macquarie University, Australia
Michalis Polychronakis, Stony Brook University, USA
Pedro Prospero-Sanchez, Science and Technology University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Nabil Schear, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Joanna Sliwa, Military Communication Institute, Poland
Ewa Syta, Yale University, USA
Johnson Thomas, Oklahoma State University, USA
Hui Tian, National Huaqiao University, China
George Weir, University of Strathclyde, UK
Steffen Wendzel, Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany
Jozef Wozniak, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Sebastian Zander, Murdoch University, Australia


Contact IWCC 2016 Chair using this email address: iwcc.chairs@gmail.com.