Welcome to CRIMENET 2014, the First Workshop on Criminal Network Analysis and Mining.
The workshop will be held in Barcelona, Spain, in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2014) on November 10th 2014.
An objective of the event is to create a fully interdisciplinary venue, bringing together scientists from disciplines including, among others, physics, sociology, mathematics, computer science, information technologies, policy and law enforcement agencies. This event is intended to be of particular relevance for some of the conference research topics, namely Social network analysis and mining, Mining social big data, Web mining and its social interpretations, Security, privacy, trust, reputation and incentive issues, Real-time analysis or visualization of social phenomena and social graphs.
Mobile phone networks, social network platforms, social media and over-IP messaging systems represent typical examples of the multitude of communication media broadly adopted in nowadays society. One aspect that has vast societal impact is the abuse of such platforms: the possibility that criminals can exploit these communication channels to organize and coordinate their illicit activities has been proved real.
Criminal Networks (CNs) differ from well-studied Social Networks in a number of ways, including their size (usually the number of members is low), the lack of knowledge of their structure and organization (information about members and their relations is incomplete) and the different types of dynamics of interactions (digital communications, economic transactions, face-to-face interactions, etc.).
Therefore, in recent years (say, after 9-11-2001) Criminal Network Analysis has grown as an outstanding, almost independent research area. The ability to detect criminal behavior across different interaction media is of paramount importance to avoid abuse and fight crime. For this reason, computational tools and models have been recently proposed to study criminal behavior in online platforms and mobile phone networks.
The workshop will welcome submissions on topics related to criminal networks. Examples of relevant submissions include, but are not limited to the following topics:
- - Criminal Network analysis techniques
- - Community detection in Criminal Networks
- - Flow of information in Criminal Networks
- - Visualization techniques in Criminal Networks
- - Spatio-temporal analysis in Criminal Networks
- - Simulations and real-case studies of attacks to CNs
- - Crime on the Web and crimes using the Web
Submitted works have to present original research contributions not concurrently submitted elsewhere and they can come as either full 10-page or short 4-page papersb.
All submitted papers must:
It is the authors’ responsibility to ensure that their submissions adhere strictly to the required format. Submissions that do not comply with the above guidelines may be rejected without review.
The authors can choose to publish their papers along with the main conference proceedings, or withhold such publication for future work considerations.
Full papers will be given 20 minutes for presentations including questions.
Fatih Özgül and Zeki Erdem
Donatella Firmani, Giuseppe F. Italiano and Luigi Laura
Jesús Espinal-Enríquez, Jesus Mario Siqueiros-García, Rodirgo García-Herrera and Sergio A Alcalá
Sarah White, Tobin Yehle, Hugo Serrano, Marcos Oliveira and Ronaldo Menezes
Marco Alberto Javarone and Serge Galam
Gemma Galdon Clavell and Philippe M. Frowd
Università degli Studi di Messina, Italy
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Viale F. Stagno D'Alcontres, 31
98158 - Messina, Italy
Phone: 0039 090 6765049
Email: crimenet2014 [@] easychair.org