IWCC 2023

12th International Workshop on Cyber Crime

to be held in conjunction with the 18 th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2023 – )

August 29 – September 01, 2023

Welcome Message from the IWCC Workshop Organizers

The societies of today’s world are becoming increasingly dependent on online services, where commercial activities, business transactions and government services are realized. This tendency has been evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. These developments, along with the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine, have led to the fast development of new cyber threats and numerous information security issues, that are exploited by cybercriminals. 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 investigations spanning multiple domains and countries. Such examination is often subject to different jurisdictions and legal systems. A good illustration of the above is the Internet, which has made it easier to prepare and perpetrate traditional – but now cyber-enabled – crimes. It has acted as an alternate avenue for criminals to conduct their activities and launch attacks with relative anonymity, a high degree of deniability and the opportunity to operate in a border-agnostic environment. Worrying developments in the abuse of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies lead to the increased capabilities of malign actors who leverage these tools to design and propagate disinformation, what is especially dangerous (and effective) during emergencies and crises of all kinds. The increased complexity of communications and the networking infrastructure is making the investigation of these new types of 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 and intelligence communities, and forces the computer societies to utilize digital forensics to combat the increasing number of cybercrimes. Forensic professionals must be fully prepared 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 researchers from academia and the industry. The other goal is to show the latest research results in digital forensics. This is why we invited authors with articles presenting both theoretical approaches and practical case reviews.

Workshop Chairs

Artur Janicki
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Kacper Gradoń
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Krzysztof Szczypiorski
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland


Yulliwas Ameur, CEDRIC LAB, CNAM, France
Samia Bouzefrane, CEDRIC Lab Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France
Luca Caviglione, CNR – IMATI, Italy
Eric Chan-Tin, Loyola University Chicago, USA
Michał Choraś, Bydgoszcz University of Technology, Poland
Bela Genge, University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Targu Mures, Romania
Stefan Katzenbeisser, University of Passau, Germany
Christian Kraetzer, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Roberto Magán-Carrión, University of Granada, Spain
Gérard Memmi, Telecom Paris, France
Tim Nguyen, World Health Organization (WHO)
Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, Purdue University, USA
Mariusz Sepczuk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Ewa Syta, Trinity College, USA
Hui Tian, National Huaqiao University, China
Steffen Wendzel, Worms University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Józef Woźniak, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

Kacper Gradon

© Kacper Gradon

Dr hab. Kacper Gradoń, Ph.D., D.Sc.

„What’s wrong with Wolfie? Generative Artificial Intelligence and its implications for (Cyber) Security”.

The presentation addresses the potential for the criminal abuse and hybrid-warfare weaponization of Generative Artificial Intelligence technologies. The focus is placed on the opportunities for the possible utilization of such tools by malign actors who engage in the orchestration and running of sophisticated scams (utilizing Open Source Intelligence, social engineering and text/voice/video impersonation), targeted phishing campaigns or who design, produce and propagate disinformation. The (cyber) security implications of technology are presented from the perspective of the Future Crimes and Crime Science disciplines. The presentation raises the questions about the ethical, moral and legal implications of similar technologies and opens the discussion on the responsibility of technology developers for the abuse of their products and on the topic of the IT industry governance.

Kacper Gradoń is an Associate Professor in Cybersecurity (Warsaw University of Technology), Honorary Senior Research Fellow and Department of Security and Crime Science (University College London) and Visiting Fulbright Professor at University of Colorado Boulder. He is also the World Health Organization Global Infodemic Manager. He is a double TED Speaker, expert in information warfare and human-centric dimensions of cybersecurity and frequent consultant of law enforcement agencies and intelligence institutions worldwide. He has spoken at over 200 conferences on all continents. Previously he was an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Forensic Sciences (University of Warsaw). He was also a civilian expert of the General Headquarters of the Polish National Police (where he was responsible for the creation of the criminal intelligence and analysis framework). He has published extensively on the issues of cybercrime, future crimes, Artificial Intelligence, hybrid warfare and criminal investigation.