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NetCrime 2015 : NetCrime 2015


When Jun 1, 2015 - Jun 5, 2015
Where Zaragoza, Spain
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2015
Notification Due Apr 20, 2015
Categories    crime analysis   dynamics of crime   illegal activity   structure of crime

Call For Papers


NetCrime 2015
A NetSci 2015 Satellite Symposium on the Structure and Mobility of Crime

We have never lived in a safer world!

Despite the good news, crime is still prevalent in most large cities.
In the USA, the FBI reports that in 2013 there were about 3,098 crimes
per 100,000 habitants, with 2,730 of them being property crimes and
367 violent. Unveiling the structure of criminal activity can lead to a
better understanding of crime as a whole which in turn can help us provide better protection to our citizens.

The understanding of crime activity has for a long time puzzled
government officials, law-enforcement officers, and researchers.
Law enforcement tends to be reactive and many times a step behind
criminal activity. What if we could change this “game”? What if we
could give the police an edge by making them understand criminal
structure and perhaps prevent some activity before it takes place?

This event has been put together to bring researchers from various
fields including, criminology, sociology, physics, computer science
(agent-based researchers), law-enforcement to an open forum to
discuss the role of Network Science in understanding the structure
and dynamics of crime.


Submission deadline: April 15, 2015
Notification of acceptance: April 20, 2015
Deadline for early registration: April 7, 2015
Conference: June 1 to 5, 2015
NetCrime date : June 1, 2015 (morning)


We invite submissions extended abstract (2 pages max) via EasyChair.

A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest include:

- Crime as a Complex Systems
- Crime simulations
- Criminal Networks
- Dynamics of Crime
- Dynamics of Crime and Hotspots
- Network Analysis Tools for Understanding Crime
- Relations Crime and Social-Economic Factors
- Social Network Analysis in Crime Data
- Spatial Structure of Crime
- Use of Communication Data in Criminal Activity
- Visualization of Illegal Activities
- Other

Submissions will be evaluated and selected by the Program Committee,
based on the adherence to the workshop theme, originality and scientific
quality. Once an abstract has been accepted, at least one author is
required to attend the workshop and present the paper. Please note
that the participants must register in the NetSci general conference.
We’d recommend you consider registering soon to take advantage of
early registration. However the results of acceptance will only be made
available after the deadline for ealier registration. We understand this
can be a nuisance but the registration dates are not under the control
of the workshop.

Keynote speakers

- Marc Barthélemy, Institut de Physique Théorique, France
- Marco Javarone, Università di Sassari, Italy

Program Committee

- Bruno da Cunha, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
- J. Mario Siqueiros-García, Networks Lab, IIMAS-UNAM, Mexico
- Luigi Laura, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
- Matjaz Perc, University of Maribor, Slovenia
- Michael Porter, University of Alabama, USA
- Serge Galam, École Polytechnique and CNRS, France
- Tony Grubesic, Drexel University, USA
- Vasco Furtado, University of Fortaleza, Brazil


- Ronaldo Menezes, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
- Hugo Barbosa-Filho, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
- Marcos Oliveira, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
- Carmelo Bastos-Filho, University of Pernambuco, Brazil
- Fernando Buarque, University of Pernambuco, Brazil