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Cybercrime at HICSS 58 (Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS))

Big Island, Hawaii
Organization: Kazimierz Wielki University
Event: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Categories: Science, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2025-01-07 to 2025-01-10 Abstract Due: 2024-06-15

We invite you to submit your research to the HICSS Cybercrime minitrack.

Fast-track journal options is involved: selected articles (both rejected and accepted) will be proposed to the special issue of the Journal of Creative Communication (SAGE; IF: 1.5) with the guarantee of going to the review stage.

Here is the full CfP:

Research of the Internet as a site for communication and networking has focused mostly on legal practices. Recent years have nevertheless seen a significant increase in cybercrime, including illegal commerce being conducted on various platforms. In the public eye, much of it is associated with the non-indexed Dark Web, but research tells us that it is likewise present on many clear web sites and being conducted via numerous social media and instant messaging services.

Rarely a day goes by without cybercrime being reported in the media. Examples include online trading in narcotics and other illicit goods and services, the hijacking of individual accounts and organizational systems, extortion, exit scams, fake investments in cryptocurrencies and even blatant information manipulation for financial gain.

This minitrack aim is to give insights and develop a theoretical and practical understanding of issues related to cybercrime without excluding any methodological approaches. We welcome conceptual, theoretical, empirical and methodological papers that enrich our understanding of illegal online practices.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Cybertrespass (e.g., unauthorized system access)

Cyberdeception and cybertheft (e.g., online fraud, identity theft)

Exploitation imagery (e.g., child sexual exploitation materials)

Cyberviolence (e.g., cyberstalking, cyberbullying)

Cyberterrorism (e.g., different intrusions, building extremist networks)

Trading in illicit goods and services online

The use of the Dark Web as a marketplace or information sharing environment

Using social media and instant messaging services for illicit trading


Phishing and scamming

Cryptomarkets and cryptocurrencies

Information manipulation for commercial gain

Dark Web deception, risk, security, and privacy

Differences between legal and illegal online trading

Regional differences in cybercrime

Investigative techniques and methods for cybercrimes

Selected articles (both rejected and accepted) will be proposed to the special issue of the Journal of Creative Communication (SAGE; IF: 1.5) with the guarantee of going to the review stage.


Author Instructions: https://hicss.hawaii.edu/authors/

Cybercrime minitrack website: https://hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-55/internet-and-the-digital-economy/#cybercrime-minitrack


April 15, 2024: Paper submission begins (through HICSS systems: https://hicss-submissions.org/)

June 15, 2024: Paper submission deadline (11:59 pm HST)

August 17, 2024: Notification of acceptance/rejection

September 22, 2024: Deadline for authors to submit final manuscript for publication

October 1, 2024: Deadline for at least one author for each paper to register for the conference



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