[PET] CFP : Workshop on Usable Security

L Jean Camp ljcamp at indiana.edu
Mon Sep 19 19:26:36 BST 2011

Please distribute widely. Thank you.

Workshop on Usable Security
colocated with
Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2012

February 27 - March 2, 2012

Many aspects of data security combine technical and human factors. If
a highly secure system is unusable, users will move their data to less
secure but more usable systems. Problems with usability are a major
contributor to many high-profile security failures today.

However, usable security is not well-aligned with traditional
usability for three reasons. First, security is rarely the desired
goal of the individual. In fact, security is usually orthogonal and
often in opposition to the actual goal. Second, security information
is about risk and threats. Such communication is most often unwelcome.
Increasing unwelcome interaction is not a goal of usable design.
Third, since individuals must trust their machines to implement their
desired tasks, risk communication itself may undermine the value of
the networked interaction. For the individual, discrete technical
problems are all understood under the rubric of online security (e.g.,
privacy from third parties use of personally identifiable information,
malware). A broader conception of both security and usability is
therefore needed for usable security.

The workshop on Usable Security invites submissions on all aspects of
human factors and usability in the context of security. USEC'12 aims
to bring together researchers already engaged in this
interdisciplinary effort with other researchers in areas such as
economics, intelligent interactions, artificial intelligence,
theoretical computer science, and modeling. We encourage AI, HCI,
security, psychologists, risk analysts, computer scientists, security
specialists, business school faculty, and industry experts to submit
original research. We particularly encourage collaborative research
from authors in multiple fields.

Chairs: L Jean Camp and Jim Blythe.

Program Committee:

   Sadia Afroz, Drexel University
   Ross Anderson, Cambridge University
   Matt Bishop, UC Davis
   Pamela Briggs, Northumbria University
   Tamzen Cannoy, PGP
   Chris Demchak, US Naval War College
   Neil Gandal, Tel Aviv University
   Seymour Goodman, Georgia Tech
   Peter Gutmann, University of Auckland
   Raquel Hill, Indiana University
   Tiffany Hyun-Jin Kim, Carnegie Mellon
   Brian LaMacchia, Microsoft
   Andrew Patrick, National Research Council, Canada
   Angela Sasse, University College London
   Daniel Schutzer, Financial Services Roundtable
   Mark Seiden, MSB Associates
   Hovav Shacham, UC San Diego
   Sara Sinclair, Dartmouth College
   Sean Smith, Dartmouth College
   Gene Spafford, Purdue University
   Sid Stamm, Mozilla
   Douglas Stebila, Queensland University of Technology
   Nicholas Weaver, ICSI Berkeley
   Tara Whalen, Carleton University

Submissions and Important Dates

We invite research papers of at most 12 pages in LNCS format, that are
not previously published or currently in submission at other
conferences or workshops. We also invite short papers of up to 6 pages
covering work in progress, novel or provocative ideas. These will be
selected based on their potential to spark interesting discussions at
the workshop.

Papers must be submitted through the workshop submission site.

Submissions must be received at the site by November 16th.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by December 16th.
A final version for the workshop should be received by January 16th.

Prof. L. Jean Camp
Net Trust
Economics of Security
Congressional Fellow

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