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The purpose of workshops is to provide a more interactive and focused platform for presenting and discussing new and emerging ideas. The format of paper presentations may include oral presentations, poster presentations, keynote lectures and panels. Depending on the number of presentations, workshops can be scheduled for 1 day or 2 days. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on digital support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Workshop proposals are accepted until:

October 17, 2024

If you wish to propose a new Workshop please kindly fill out and submit this Expression of Interest form.


DSAIB-IllicitTrade 2025Workshop on Data Science, AI, and Blockchain Solutions for Combating Illicit Trade
Chair(s): George Azzopardi

Workshop on
Data Science, AI, and Blockchain Solutions for Combating Illicit Trade
 - DSAIB-IllicitTrade 2025

Paper Submission: December 18, 2024
Authors Notification: January 14, 2025
Camera Ready and Registration: January 22, 2025


George Azzopardi
University of Groningen, Netherlands and University of Malta

This workshop invites researchers and practitioners to combat illicit trade using data science, AI, and blockchain solutions. Authors will propose challenges in collecting reliable datasets and developing robust performance measurements across various domains, including trafficking of historical artifacts, human and wildlife trafficking, and environmental crimes. Authors will explore advanced technologies such as remote sensing, machine learning, deep learning, network analysis, and blockchain. Organized by Working Group 4 of the EU COST Action GLITSS, the workshop aims to enhance collaboration and share innovative methodologies. Authors are encouraged to submit their work, contributing to the global fight against illicit trade through cutting-edge technological advancements.