[PET] Deadline extension: ACM TOIT Special issue on the economics of security and privacy

Patrick Loiseau patrick.loiseau at eurecom.fr
Fri Oct 28 15:17:49 BST 2016

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Note: the deadline has been extended to November 14. 


	ACM Transactions on Internet Technology
	Special issue on the economics of security and privacy <http://www.eurecom.fr/~loiseau/Call%20for%20papers%20-%20ACM%20TOIT%20SI%20ESP%20-%20extended.pdf>


The global adoption of the Internet has transformed economies as well as societies. Internet technologies, however, also resulted in heightened societal concerns about information security and privacy. Its insufficiency ? actual or perceived ? has become a barrier to certain economic activities, and a source of downside risk to growth and sustainability, with possible systemic impact. 

Scholars have realized for long that choices pertaining to security and privacy affect the world outside the narrow modeling of the engineering systems. In essence, these choices are economic. Thus, the analysis should incorporate the models and methods developed in economics and in the behavioral sciences. This special issue will highlight major achievements and latest advances in this interdisciplinary research field. We aim to gather the cutting-edge contributions from academia and industry.

We invite high quality submissions of original work not under review elsewhere. Submissions should adhere to the standards of the authors? disciplines and contain novel elements such as mathematical and statistical modeling, and analysis of reproducible experiments. The use of non-traditional novel technical tools is especially encouraged.  Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Nature and causes of security and privacy risks
- Models and analysis of attacker behavior
- Definition and quantification of cyber and/or privacy risks
- Valuation of personal data, privacy, and anonymity
- Game theoretic analysis of incentives for security and privacy
- Vulnerabilities and breaches (discovery and disclosure)

Effects of security and privacy risks
- Cyber crime (modeling and mitigation) 
- R&D and technology adoption (security and privacy enhancement)
- Economic analysis of protocols: incentives and adoption
- Producers and consumers: behaviors and interactions (incl. platform markets, large scale cyber physical systems, and critical infrastructures)

Intervention approaches
- Information sharing and cooperation, social cohesion
- Regulations and policies (analysis and evaluation)
- Cyber risk management (incl. cyber insurance)
- Privacy-preserving mechanisms and incentives


Initial submissions are limited to 20 pages and should comply with the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology policies. Authors can add a clearly marked appendix (no space limit) not counting towards the 20-pages limit. For accepted papers, the appendices will be available on the ACM digital library. Please refer to http://toit.acm.org/authors.cfm for complete formatting and submission instructions.


Rainer Böhme, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Richard Clayton, University of Cambridge, UK
Jens Grossklags, Penn State University, USA
Katrina Ligett, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and Caltech, USA
Patrick Loiseau, EURECOM, France
Galina Schwartz, UC Berkeley, USA


Submission deadline (extended): November 14, 2016
First notification: February 28, 2017
Revised version due: April 14, 2017
Final notification: June 12, 2017
Final version due: July 14, 2017
Publication: TBD

For further information, please contact the guest editors at: ge.acmtoit.esp at gmail.com.

Patrick Loiseau
Assistant Professor, Data Science
EURECOM, Sophia-Antipolis, France

Web: http://www.eurecom.fr/~loiseau/ <http://www.eurecom.fr/~loiseau/>

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