[PET] CFP: WEIS 2012, Berlin, Germany, 25-26 June 2012 - Workshop on the Economics of Information Security

Rainer Böhme rainer.boehme at wi.uni-muenster.de
Tue Jan 3 09:51:22 GMT 2012

WEIS 2012 especially welcomes contributions on the economics of privacy.

Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this call for papers.

11th Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS)
Berlin, Germany, 25-26 June 2012




	Submissions due				24 February 2012
	Notification of acceptance		13 April 2012
	Final papers due				1 June 2012 
	Workshop					25-26 June 2012

Information security and privacy continue to grow in importance, as threats 
proliferate, privacy erodes, and attackers find new sources of value.
Yet the security of information systems and the privacy offered by them depends
on more than just technology. Each requires an understanding of the incentives
and trade-offs inherent to the behavior of people and organizations. As
society's dependence on information technology has deepened, policy-makers 
have taken notice. Now more than ever, careful research is needed to 
characterize accurately threats and countermeasures, in both the public and 
private sectors.

The Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) is the leading 
forum for interdisciplinary scholarship on information security and privacy,
combining expertise from the fields of economics, social science, business, law,
policy, and computer science. Prior workshops have explored the role of
incentives between attackers and defenders of information systems, identified
market failures surrounding Internet security, quantified risks of personal data
disclosure, and assessed investments in cyber-defense. The 2012 workshop will
build on past efforts using empirical and analytic tools not only to understand
threats, but also to strengthen security and privacy through novel evaluations
of available solutions. 

We encourage economists, computer scientists, legal scholars, business school 
researchers, security and privacy specialists, as well as industry experts to
submit their research and participate by attending the workshop. Suggested
topics include (but are not limited to) empirical and theoretical studies of:

- Optimal investment in information security
- Models and analysis of online crime (including botnets, phishing, and spam)
- Risk management and cyber-insurance
- Security standards and regulation
- Cyber-security policy
- Security models and metrics
- Economics of privacy and anonymity
- Behavioral security and privacy
- Vulnerability discovery, disclosure, and patching
- Cyber-defense strategy and game theory
- Incentives for information sharing and cooperation

Submitted manuscripts should represent significant and novel research 
contributions. WEIS has no formal formatting guidelines. Previous contributors
spanned fields from economics and psychology to computer science and law,
each with different norms and expectations about manuscript length and
formatting. Advisable rules of thumb include: using past WEIS accepted papers 
as templates and adhering to your community's publication standards.

A selection of papers accepted to this workshop will be invited to appear in an
edited volume targeted to policy-makers, managers, researchers, and practitioners.


Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
Ross Anderson, University of Cambridge
Rainer Boehme, University of Muenster
L. Jean Camp, Indiana University
Jonathan Cave, RAND Europe
Huseyin Cavusoglu, University of Texas at Dallas
Nicolas Christin, Carnegie Mellon University
Benjamin Edelman, Harvard Business School
Michel van Eeten, Delft University of Technology
Jeremy Epstein, SRI International
Allan Friedman, Brookings Institution
Neil Gandal, Tel Aviv University
Dan Geer, In-Q-Tel
Lawrence Gordon, University of Maryland
Jens Grossklags, Penn State University
Thorsten Holz, Ruhr-University Bochum
Jean-Pierre Hubaux, EPFL Lausanne
Nicola Jentzsch, DIW Berlin
M. Eric Johnson, Dartmouth Tuck School of Business
Martin Loeb, University of Maryland
Kanta Matsuura, University of Tokyo
Tyler Moore, Wellesley College
Andrew Odlyzko, University of Minnesota
David Pym, University of Aberdeen
Brent Rowe, RTI International
Stuart Schechter, Microsoft Research
Bruce Schneier, BT Counterpane
Richard Sullivan, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon University
Catherine Tucker, MIT
Liad Wagman, Illinois Institute of Technology
Rick Wash, Michigan State University

Rainer Böhme


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