IWCC 2022

11th International Workshop on Cyber Crime (IWCC 2022)

to be held in conjunction with the 17 th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2022 – )

August 23 – August 26, 2022

Today’s world’s societies are becoming more and more dependent on online services – where commercial activities, business transactions and government services are realized. This tendency has been especially visible during the COVID-19 epidemy. This fact, as well as the recent Russia’s aggression on Ukraine, have 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 domains and countries. 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 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 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 outcomes 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. 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
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
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

Important Dates
Submission Deadline May 10, 2022 May 20, 2022
Author Notification June 01, 2022
Proceedings Version June 19, 2022
ARES EU Symposium August 23, 2022
Conference August 23 – August 26, 2022
Workshop Chairs

Artur Janicki
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Krzysztof Szczypiorski
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland


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 .