|The First International Workshop on Big Data Against Darknet Crimes (BadAce) is co-located with IEEE Big Data conference in Los Angeles, CA, USA on December 9-12, 2019.
The darknet is a portion of the Internet that limits the ability to track users’ identity. The Onion Routing (Tor) system provides hidden services for hosting the .onion darknet websites. Other platforms include I2P and freenet. While these platforms protect the freedom and privacy, they become the hotbeds of darknet crimes especially after Bitcoin appears. Since both Tor and Bitcoin hide users’ identity, performing crimes in darknet has minimal risks.
Numerous illicit darknet websites are created and facilitating criminal activities. For example, cryptomarkets have facilitated illicit product trading and transformed the methods used for illicit product transactions. Using this system has made buying illicit products online as easy as an Amazon purchase. Payments are made using Bitcoin and products are delivered to a pick-up address or to an email address. The proliferation of illicit darknet websites is an increasingly menacing threat to the national and global security.
Even the darknet keep users anonymized, the distributed nature allows us to easily obtain lots of anonymized public data. Examples data sources include ads and ratings in cryptomarkets, discussion posts in darknet forums, public ledgers and P2P network traffic packets in cryptocurrency, and Tor network traffic packets. This big darknet data creates new opportunities and challenges for understanding criminal activities, which can lead to disruption.
This workshop aims to draw the attention of big data researchers to this new research domain and bring multidiscipline researchers together to generate new methods and systems to gather intelligence from the darknet and eventually lead to disruption.
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The authors are invited to submit: full-length papers (up to 10 page IEEE 2-column format), short papers (up to 6 page IEEE 2-column format) or abstract papers (up to 3 page IEEE 2-column format) through the online submission system.
Paper Submission PagePapers should be formatted to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines (see link to “formatting instructions” below).
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