The contrast of fraud in international trade is a crucial task of modern economic regulations. An emerging approach to fraud detection is based on testing conformance to the Benford’s Law (BL). The general goals of this conference are to provide insight on the suitability of the BL for fraud detection, discuss the state of the art in the field and reflect on new BL-based procedures. The conference will have a cross-domain dimension and will debate these and other research themes without focusing necessarily on international trade. The conference will also discuss integration of BL-based fraud signals with those obtained under alternative, and more established, statistical approaches. Confirmed Keynote Speakers: • Theodore Hill, Georgia Tech • Steven Miller, Williams College • Mark Nigrini, West Virginia University • Alex Kossovsky, The City University of New York • Marco Riani, Università di Parma • Marco De Andreis, Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli The conference programme will include a few slots for contributed talks. Proposals should be sent to Lorena Marcaletti ( by May 1st at the latest (early submission is encouraged). Each proposal should include a short abstract (max 2 pages) of the talk, using the template available at the conference web page. Decision on the proposal will be notified two weeks after submission. Attendance to the workshop is free of charge and limited to a maximum of 120 participants, on a first-come-first-served basis, therefore registration is COMPULSORY. Link to the registration website: Registration will close on May 17th, 2019.