International Workshop on Organized Cybercrime, Cybersecurity and Terrorist Networks
(IWOCCTN 2018)

to be held in conjunction with the 13 th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2018 – http://www.ares-conference.eu)

August 27 – August 30, 2018, Hamburg, Germany

Workshop Description:

Organized (cyber-)crime (OC) and terrorist networks (TN) are major threats for the European Union and its population. On the one hand, the number and value of assets confiscated from organized crime are more and more increasing in Europe, which indicates its rise in Europe and its challenge of the legal economy or tax base of many nation states. On the other hand, Europe is facing an increasing number of individuals, who are recruited as foreign fighters or for terrorist attacks within Europe. In addition, the direct implications, an atmosphere of fear is created. Additionally, the economic costs for prevention and fighting OC and TN are increasing. This is particularly relevant in times of austerity measures, when the reduction of integration programs and support of marginalized groups is increasing the boundaries between the milieus. Even in allegedly “egalitarian” societies, the entrenchment within societies is increasing and producing classes of “left-behinds” with no chance for upwards social mobility. And it is often young people with no future perspectives, who are at risk of becoming engaged in criminal organizations or in terrorist networks. It is the combination of these challenges and respective policies, which are ultimately challenging social cohesion in Europe. Towards such field are currently devoted several research projects such as TAKEDOWN ( http://takedownproject.eu/ ), a European Research project, where 18 European partners (ranging from Academy, Industry and Law Enforcement Agency) aims to analyze and get a deeper knowledge on OC and TN in order to advance the State-of-the-art and providing more effective digital and non-digital solutions for first line practitioners, law enforcement agencies and policy makers.

In this perspective, the IWOCCTN Workshop aims at (i) bringing together Experts, Solution Providers and Professionals, in different fields of Security; (ii) promoting and disseminating existing tools in terms of digital and non-digital solutions ranging from models, methods, methodologies, approaches, technologies and services and discussing their possible involvement against OC and TN; as well as (iii) discussing and evaluating their societal and ethical impact and related issues.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Malicious behavior detection / rule-based detection
  • Data Analytics / Anti-money laundering
  • Border security, Video surveillance
  • Monitoring / Tracking System
  • Semantic technologies, Smart Data
  • Face/Speech recognition systems
  • Prevention approaches
  • Data protection
  • Terrorism Emergency Management Systems
  • Cybercrime Internet Forensics
  • New regulatory and governance models
  • On-line radicalization and extremism
  • Human trafficking / Smuggling of narcotics and firearms across borders
  • Gang Criminality / Syndicate Crime / Racketeering
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Legal Aspects in Cybersecurity
  • Darknets and Deep Web Analysis
  • Network attacks Analysis
  • Ethical Aspects and legal issues
Important Dates
Submission Deadline May 27, 2018
Author Notification June 8, 2018
Proceedings Version June 29, 2018
ARES EU Symposium August 27, 2018
Conference August 27 – August 30, 2018
Program Chair

Andrea Tundis
Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)

Matteo Bonfanti
ETH Center for Security Studies (Switzerland)

Program Committee

Maxim Anikeev, Southern Federal University, (Russia)
Matteo Bonfanti, ETH Center for Security Studies (Switzerland)
Florian Huber, SYNYO (Austria)
Bernhard Jäger, SYNYO (Austria)
Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology (Poland)
Andrej Pastorek, Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)
Karin Ranier, Agency for European Integration and Economic Development (Austria)
Antonio Segura Serrano, Universidad de Granada (Spain)
Diana Silvestru, Agency for European Integration and Economic Development (Austria)
Andrea Tundis, Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)
David Wall, University of Leeds (United Kingdom)

Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. It is necessary that all papers submitted to EasyChair are anonymized (no names or affiliations of authors should be visible in the paper) . They can be found at https://www.ares-conference.eu/conference/submission/ .