The emergence and commoditization of cyber-criminal activities calls for new empirical methods, measures, and technologies to quantify and understand offender operations across all forms of cyber-crime: from malware engineering and attack delivery, to running underground operations trading illegal goods such as drugs and illegal pornography, to spreading disinformation and planning (cyber-)terrorism operations. Without appropriate scientific measures of cyber-offender and attacker operations, capabilities, and resources, it remains impossible to derive sound policies, strategies and technologies that appropriately address realistic and evidence-based attacker and offender models.
The 2nd Workshop on Attackers and Cyber-Crime Operations (WACCO 2020) aims to provide a venue for research and discussion on cyber-criminal activities. WACCO 2020 is co-located with the 5th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P 2020) in Genoa, Italy on June 15, 2020.
Call for Papers
WACCO 2020 calls for all contributions aiming at providing methods, measures, metrics, and technologies or tools to quantitatively or qualitatively evaluate cyber-offenders and attackers from technical and non-technical angles. The workshop invites contributions from, but not limited to, the fields of computer science and computer security, criminology, psychology, law, and economics addressing this issue.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Empirical studies on attacker operations and communities
- Novel methods to perform attacker measurements at scale across several communities
- Cooperation and trust as a source of attackers’ effectiveness
- Attackers’ skill set
- Attackers’ operational security
- Measuring the spread of false information campaigns on social media
- Quantitative and qualitative methods to measure, track, and counter cybercrime
- Cybercrime measurement and networks
- Cybercrime policy
- Economics of cybercrime
- Profiling of cybercriminals
- Security metric design and evaluation
- Security patch measurement
- Statistical exploration and prediction of security incidents
- Open Source Intelligence and digital footprints
The workshop is co-located with the 5th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P 2020).
All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AoE = UTC-12h).
|Paper Submissions Due||February 21, 2020|
|Acceptance Notice to Authors||April 10, 2020|
|Camera ready for accepted papers||April 24, 2020|
|Workshop||June 15, 2020|
Papers should be written in English and formatted following the IEEE guidelines for EuroS&P 2020 reported here. Papers must be typeset in LaTeX in A4 format (not "US Letter") using the IEEE conference proceeding template supplied by IEEE EuroS&P. We suggest you first compile the supplied LaTeX source as is, checking that you obtain the same PDF as the one supplied, and then write your paper into the LaTeX template, replacing the boilerplate text. Please do not use other IEEE templates. Failure to adhere to the page limit and formatting requirements can be grounds for rejection.
WACCO welcomes full as well as position papers for submission. Length limits are of 10 pages and 6 pages respectively. Position papers should present new open and interesting questions that the community should address or open questions that past research papers have not yet addressed. We expect position papers to be presented in panels or poster-platform sessions.
Papers should be fully anonymized before review: author names or affiliations may not appear or be revealed in the text. Previous work of the authors should be referred to the third person. In the unusual case that an anonymous reference is not possible, the authors should blind the reference (e.g. “[x] Blinded citation to preserve submission anonymity”). Papers that are not properly anonymized may be desk rejected.
All papers will be published by IEEE CS and posted on the IEEE digital libraries. At least an author for each accepted paper is expected to present their paper at the workshop.
This year WACCO will adopt the REFSQ model for paper presentation, where authors and audience are structurally engaged in the discussion. As a highly multidisciplinary workshop, we expect this model to foster discussion and exchanges from a multitude of different perspectives. Presenting authors and members of the audience will be contacted by the chairs before the workshop for the (short) necessary preparations.
Please submit your paper through EasyChair here.
Program Committee Co-chairs
|Luca Allodi||Eindhoven University of Technology|
|Alice Hutchings||University of Cambridge|
|Fabio Massacci||University of Trento|
|Sergio Pastrana||University Carlos III of Madrid|
|Marie Vasek||University College London|
|Publicity-Chair||Giorgio Di Tizio||University of Trento|
|Publicity-Chair||Jack Hughes||University of Cambridge|
- Jorge Blasco Alis, Royal Holloway University of London
- Maria Bada, University of Cambridge
- Ben Collier, University of Cambridge
- Benoît Dupont, University of Montreal
- Carlos Ganan, Delft University of Technology
- Thomas J. Holt, Michigan State University
- Ralph Holz, The University of Sydney
- Chris Kanich, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Marleen Weulen Kranenbarg, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Rutger Leukfeldt, NSCR
- Najmeh Miramirkhani, Stony Brook University
- Tyler Moore, University of Tulsa
- Rebekah Overdorf, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
- Sasha Romanosky, RAND
- Will Scott, University of Michigan
- Gianluca Stringhini, Boston University
- Guillermo Suarez-Tangil, King's College London
- Samaneh Tajalizadehkhoob, ICANN
- Juan Tapiador, University Carlos III of Madrid
- Daniel R. Thomas, University of Strathclyde
- Tom Van Goethem, KU Leuven
- Gang Wang, University of Illinois
- Victoria Wang, University of Portsmouth
Venue and Registration
The workshop is co-located with the 5th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P 2020). To register please visit the registration page of the main event.