Serge Egelman egelman at cs.berkeley.edu
Thu Dec 3 14:21:49 GMT 2015



The 15th Annual Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS
University of California, Berkeley, June 13-14, 2016

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, examined human behavior surrounding security decision-making,
identified market failures surrounding Internet security, quantified risks
of personal data disclosure, and assessed investments in
cyber-defense. WEIS 2016
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
-    Risk management and cyber-insurance
-    Security standards and regulation
-    Cyber-security and privacy policy
-    Security and privacy 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
-    Incentives for and against pervasive monitoring threats

Manuscripts should represent significant and novel research contributions.
Due to its interdisciplinary nature, 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.

Selected papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of the
Journal of Cybersecurity, a new, interdisciplinary, open access journal
published by Oxford University Press.

Thanks to our sponsors, a number of student travel grants are also

For further information please email weis2016 at easychair.org or visit:



    Submission deadline         26 February  2016
    Acceptance notification     11 April 2016
    Final papers                9 May 2016
    Conference dates            13-14 June 2016



Serge Egelman, University of California, Berkeley / ICSI


Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
Ross Anderson, Cambridge University
Terrence August, University of California, San Diego
Rainer Böhme, University of Innsbruck
Huseyin Cavusoglu, University of Texas at Dallas
Nicolas Christin, Carnegie Mellon University
John Chuang, University of California, Berkeley
Richard Clayton, University of Cambridge
Michael Collins, RedJack
George Danezis, University College London
Benjamin Edelman, Harvard University
Benjamin Edwards, University of New Mexico
Michel van Eeten, Delft University of Technology
Stephanie Forrest, University of New Mexico
Allan Friedman
Neil Gandal, Tel Aviv University
Nathan Good, Good Research
Jens Grossklags, Pennsylvania State University
Marian Harbach, ICSI
Cormac Herley, Microsoft Research
M. Eric Johnson, Vanderbilt University
Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University
Pedro Leon, Stanford University
Nektarios Leontiadis, Facebook
Martin Loeb, University of Maryland
Jonathan Mayer, Stanford University
Damon McCoy, New York University
Sarah Meiklejohn, University College London
Tyler Moore, University of Tulsa
Milton Mueller, Georgia Tech
Arvind Narayanan, Princeton University
Vern Paxson, University of California, Berkeley / ICSI
Wolter Pieters, Delft University of Technology
David Pym, University College London
Brent Rowe, RTI International
Stuart Schechter, Microsoft Research
Bruce Schneier, Resilient Systems
Richard Sullivan, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon University
Kurt Thomas, Google
Catherine Tucker, MIT

Serge Egelman, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

International Computer Science Institute (ICSI)
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)
University of California, Berkeley

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