NetCrime 2015

Structure and Mobility of Crime Symposium

NetSci2015 Satellite

June 1, 2015 - Zaragoza, Spain

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)

Call for abstracts
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 later registration. We understand this can be a nuisance but the registration dates are not under the control of the workshop.
Keynote speakers

  • Marco Javarone, University of Cagliari and University of Sassari, Italy

  • José J. Ramasco, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

Event program
9:00 - 9:10 Opening Remarks
9:10 - 10:00 Opinion Dynamics in Criminal Contexts
Marco Javarone
10:00 - 10:20 Estimating Floating Population in Security Areas of Rio de Janeiro
M. Silva, A. Evsukoff
10:20 - 10:40 Survey on Indentification of Individuals from Anonymized Big Data
M. Brust, D. Barros, C. Ribeiro
10:40 - 11:00 The Scaling Laws of Crime
M. Oliveira and R. Menezes
11:00 - 11:40 Break (on your own)
11:40 - 12:00 Are 911-calls Spatially Distributed as a Zipfian Distribution?
C. Caminha, V. Furtado
12:00 - 12:20 Temporal Patterns of Paedophile Activity in a P2P Network
R. Fournier, M. Latapy
12:20 - 12:40 Social Contagion of Cheating Behaviors in Online Games
J. Woo, H. Kim, J. Park.
12:40 - 13:30 A Radiography of Human Mobily using ICT Data
José J. Ramasco
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch Break
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
Carmelo Bastos-Filho
University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Fernando Buarque
University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Hugo Barbosa-Filho
Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Marcos Oliveira
Florida Institute of Technology, USA

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