First International Workshop on Cyber Crime - IWCC 2012
October 3-5, 2012, St. Petersburg, Russia
co-located with
International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems (ICUMT 2012)

IWCC website:

Call for papers

The IWCC workshop is intended to be a follow-up of:

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 this workshop 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 is an interesting supplement for ICUMT 2012 in area of security of communication networks. It is especially important because year 2011 has been named by mass media "the year of the hack" due to numerous accounts of data security breaches in private companies and governments. The amount of stolen data is estimated in petabytes. Large amount of the damage can be attributed to Operation Shady RAT or Duqu worm which is a successor of famous Stuxnet malware.

This year's workshop's main theme is network forensics.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:


Krzysztof Szczypiorski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (e-mail: ksz{at}
Józef Lubacz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (e-mail: jl{at}
Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (e-mail: wmazurczyk{at}

List of Program Committee members

Patrizio Campisi,
University of ROMA TRE, Italy
Pedro Comesana,
Universidad de Vigo, Spain
Costas Constantinou,
University of Birmingham, UK
Nicolas T. Courtois,
University College London, UK
Frédéric Cuppens,
TELECOM Bretagne, France
Jana Dittmann,
Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
Anthony Ho,
University of Surrey, UK
Lech Janczewski,
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Stefan Katzenbeisser,
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Angelos Keromytis,
Columbia University, USA
Jerzy Konorski,
Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Zbigniew Kotulski,
Warsaw University of Technology and IPPT PAN, Poland
Christian Kraetzer,
Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany
Wenke Lee,
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Yali Liu,
AT&T Labs, USA
Josef Pieprzyk,
Macquarie University, Australia
Alessandro Piva,
University of Florence, Italy
Vassil Roussev,
University of New Orleans, USA
Johnson Thomas,
Oklahoma State University, USA
Hui Tian,
National Huaqiao University, China
Jinwei Wang,
The 28th Research Institute of CETC, China
Jozef Wozniak,
Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Sebastian Zander,
Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne, Australia

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. Page length is limited to 8-pages in the IEEE double-column format with a font size no smaller than 10 points using IEEE Conference Proceeding templates (same as ICUMT 2012 template).
Submission page: EDAS

The extended versions of high-quality papers selected from the workshop will be published in a special issue of the following journals: Annals of Telecommunications (Springer), Security and Communication Networks (Wiley) or Informatica (Slovenian Society Informatika).

Manuscript Due: 15.07.2012 (firm deadline)
Acceptance Notification: 20.08.2012
Final Manuscript Due: 30.08.2012

Last updated: 19/4/2012. Photos by Jacek Rak. All rights reserved.