[PET] CALL FOR PAPERS - 5th Int. Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects of Security and Trust; Co-located with CSF

Melanie Volkamer melanie.volkamer at secuso.org
Fri Mar 20 14:27:20 GMT 2015

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*                   5th Int. Workshop on                              
*      Socio-Technical Aspects of Security and Trust                  
*           (STAST) - http://www.stast2015.uni.lu                   
*                    Co-located with                                    
*         Computer Security Foundation Symposium (CSF)                  *
*                     Verona, Italy            
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Papers: 1st May
Notification:  1st June
Pre-proceeding: 15th June
Final version:(after the workshop)

** Programme Chairs
Gollmann, Dieter (TUHH)
Volkamer, Melanie (TU Darmstadt)

** Workshop Organizers
Bella, Giampaolo (Univ. of Catania)
Lenzini, Gabriele (Univ. of Luxembourg)

Today, security threats are hardly sheer technical. They are
rather socio-technical threats and come from adversaries who
combine social engineering practices with technical skills to
circumvent the defenses of information systems. Socio-technical
attacks often succeed by exploiting the users' ill-understanding
of security mechanisms or loopholes in poorly designed user
interfaces and unclear security policies. In securing systems
against these threats, humans obviously cannot be treated as

Humans have peculiar decision making processes. But they actions
and behavioural patterns, despite apparently irrational, are
perfectly justifiable from a cognitive and a social perspective.
Computer security hence appears to acquire more and more the
facets of an interdisciplinary science with roots in both
interpretive and positivist research traditions.

The workshop intends to foster an interdisciplinary discussion
on how to model and analyse the socio-technical aspects
of modern security systems and on how to protect such
systems from socio-technical threats and attacks.

We welcome experts from all involved and interested communities,
including but by no means limited to social and behavioral
sciences, philosophy and psychology and computer science.

Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

* Usability Analysis
* System-User Interfaces
* Psychology of Deception
* Socio-Technical Attacks and Defenses
* User Perception of Security and Trust
* Cognitive Aspect in Human Computer Interaction
* Human Practice and Behavioural Models
* Design and Analysis of Socio-Technical Secure Systems
* Social Engineering
* Ceremonies and Workflows
* Game Theoretical Approaches to Security
* Cyber Crime Science
* Threat and Adversary Models
* Social Informatics and Networks
* Security Ethics
* Effects of Technology on Trust Building Behaviour
* Socio-Technical Experiences and Test Cases

Benenson, Zinaida (Erlangen Univ.)
Bishop, Matt (Univ. of California at Davis)
Boyd, Colin (NTNU)
Christin, Delphine (Univ. of Bonn)
Gross, Thomas, (Newcastle Univ.)
Harbach, Marian (Leibniz Univ. Hannover)
Hartel, Pieter (Univ. of Twente)
Herley, Cormac (Microsoft Research,)
Jakobsson, Markus (Qualcomm)
Kammueller, Florian (MDX London & TU Berlin)
Koenig, Vincent (Univ. Luxembourg,)
Mauw, Sjouke (Univ. Luxembourg)
Moore, Andrew P. (Carnegie Mellon University)
Oliveira, Daniela (University of Florida)
Ortlieb, Martin (Google)
Pieters, Wolter (Univ. of Twente & TU Delft)
Renaud, Karen (University of Glasgow)
Vigano', Luca (King's College London)
Yan, Jeff (Newcastle Univ.)

including bibliography and well-marked appendices.
Papers should be formatted in the two-column proceedings style of
Conference Publishing Services (CPS).

Pre-proceedings will be made available at the venue.
Authors will be given the opportunity to review
their manuscripts, for the post-proceedings, which will be
submitted to Xplore and CSDL, of
the Conference Publishing Services (CPS).

Prof. Dr. Melanie Volkamer
Assistant Professor
SecUSo - Security, Usability and Society

TU Darmstadt, Department of Computer Science
Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
Building S2|02, Room B208

Phone (NEW):   +49(0) 6151 16 20810
Web:     https://www.secuso.org

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