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NetCrime 2017 : Symposium on the Structure and Mobility of Crime


When Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017
Where Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 3, 2017
Notification Due Mar 26, 2017
Categories    data mining   complex systems   network science   crime

Call For Papers


NetCrime 2017

2nd Symposium on the Structure and Mobility of Crime, a NetSci2017 Satellite.
June 20, 2017 - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


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 and the
dynamics of criminal activity can lead to a better
understanding of crime as a whole which in turn can
help us provide better cities 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, mathematics, law-enforcement
to an open forum to discuss the role of Network Science
in understanding the structure and dynamics of crime.


Submission deadline: March 3, 2017
Notification of acceptance: March 26, 2017
NetSci date: June 19 to 23, 2017
NetCrime date: June 20, 2017 (morning)


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

A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest include:

- Understanding crime as a complex system;
- criminal networks;
- crime modeling;
- dynamics and structure of transnational crime;
- dynamics of criminal hotspots in cities;
- dynamics of terrorist events;
- crime prediction in cities;
- spatial regularities of crime in cities;
- use of social media for crime analysis;
- dynamics of cyber-crime;
- interplay of criminal events and social-economic factors;
- use of communication data in criminal activity;
- detection of criminal organization in cities
- relationship between human mobility and crime;
- visualization of illegal activities;
- social network analysis in crime data
- network-based tools for analyzing crime
- visualization of criminal data in cities
- and others.

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.

Keynote speakers


Program Committee



- Marcos Oliveira, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
- Ronaldo Menezes, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
- Hugo Barbosa-Filho, University of Rochester, USA

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