CRIMENET 2014 : First International Workshop on Criminal Networks Analysis and Mining

Country: Spain

City: Barcelona

Abstr. due: 08.09.2014

Dates: 10.11.14 — 10.11.14

Area Of Sciences: Law;

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Organizers: Qatar Computing Institute, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Indiana University


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.
Communication media

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 Structures

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.).
Computational tools

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

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