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IEEE Standards Association Funds 2011 eCrime Fighter Scholarship Program for APWG's eCrime Researchers.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The APWG announced today that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) will sponsor its eCrime Fighter Scholarship Program this November at its eCrime Researchers Summit in San Diego, the APWG's annual peer-reviewed research conference dedicated exclusively to cybercrime research.

The IEEE-SA's support will help promote counter-ecrime research by encouraging participation in the APWG eCrime Researcher Summit (eCRS) and allowing student and research scholars with papers accepted to the conference to attend the eCRS, present and network with peers within the growing research discipline of ecrime research.

APWG Deputy Secretary General Foy Shiver, who founded the eCrime Fighter Scholarship Program in 2006 to support the work of scholars in the field said, "When we first started working on eCRS and the scholarship program, our main goal was to raise awareness and interest among researchers in an attempt to focus resources on the electronic crime problem. With this additional investment by the IEEE-SA we can continue to expand the program and involve more universities and researchers around the globe."

The IEEE-SA has been Technical Sponsor of the APWG ecrime Researchers Summit since 2007 and, since 2008, published accepted papers in the IEEEXplore([R]) Digital Library. The funding of the scholarship program for this year's conference marks a deepening relationship between the APWG, the pre-eminent international counter-ecrime association and the IEEE-SA, the Standards division of the IEEE. IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

"IEEE is home to the world's leading technology innovators, architects and implementers, and we're committed to nurturing the talent that will create the innovations and inventions of tomorrow," said Judith Gorman, managing director, IEEE Standards Association. "Keeping up with the ever increasing incidents of computer-related crime is extremely challenging, and we must do all we can to encourage creative minds to collaborate and develop solutions that will seriously impede incidents of ecrime around the world."

The IEEE-SA's support will help fund cash travel awards for student authors of accepted research papers and posters and cash awards for the highest-scored paper ($1500) and the runner-up ($500). Winners will be announced during the eCRS on November 8, at the conference dinner, being held in the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay. The APWG eCRS was conceived by APWG Secretary General Peter Cassidy in 2006 as a venue for the presentation of the state-of-the-art basic and applied research into electronic crime, engaging every aspect of its development (technical, behavioral, social and legal) as well as technologies and techniques for its detection, related forensics and its prevention. The eCRS, brings together the most heterogeneous community of counter-ecrime stakeholders to confer over the latest research in the field, to foster collaborations and to provide a convenient venue for funding agencies to connect with leading principal investigators in the field.

eCRS has been held annually in coordination with the APWG's annual General Members Meeting since 2006, presenting and publishing papers from research institutes around the world, including Harvard University, University of Cambridge, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Ballarat, Indiana University, Georgia Institute of Technology, City University of Hong Kong, University of Washington, Texas State University, Gelsenkirchen University of Applied Sciences, Mississippi State University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, New York University at Buffalo, University of Konstanz, University of Konstanz, University College Dublin and Southern Methodist University.

Research papers accepted by the review committee for presentation at eCRS 2011 include: The Smuggling Theory Approach to Organized Digital Crime; Taming Zeus Leveraging Its Own Crypto Internals; Phishing: Crime that Pays; High-Performance Content-Based Phishing Attack Detection; An Expanding Reference Library for Peer-to-Peer Content; and Controlling Spam and Spear Phishing via Peered Network Overlays and Non-Repudiable Traceback.

The eCRS' steering committee and technical program committee which reviews the papers submitted is a diverse, sagacious group of thought leaders in the ecrime research domain from industry and academic research centers, including Baylor University, Mitre, Palo Alto Research Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Booz Allen Hamilton, Harvard University, Amazon, Google, Iowa State University, IIIT Delhi, ICANN, Southern Methodist University, Fujitsu, Stevens Institute of Technology, Arbor Networks and Mozilla.

The eCRS and APWG General Members Meeting agenda can be found here:

More information about the eCRS can be found here:

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