[PET] CFP: Workshop on the Economics of Information Security, 3-4 June 2019, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Sam Ransbotham sam.ransbotham at bc.edu
Sun Jan 6 20:42:16 GMT 2019

The 18th Annual Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS 
2019) https://weis2019.econinfosec.org

Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, June 3-4, 2019

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 2019 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, ransomware, and 
underground markets)
Cyber-risk quantification and cyber-insurance
Security standards and regulation
Vulnerability discovery, disclosure, and patching
Incentives for information sharing and cooperation
Cyber-security policy
Economics of privacy and anonymity
Behavioral security and privacy
Incentives for and against pervasive monitoring threats
Cyber-defense strategy


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. This year, authors have the option to 
submit their manuscripts in anonymized form for double-blind review. 
Advisable rules of thumb include: using past WEIS accepted papers as 
templates and adhering to your community’s publication standards.

Please submit your papers via EasyChair 

Authors whose papers appear at the workshop may be invited to submit a 
revised version to a special issue of the Journal of Cybersecurity, an 
interdisciplinary open access journal published by Oxford University 
Press.  Revised papers will undergo an additional round of peer review 
after the workshop, and accepted papers will appear in the special 
issue. Please note that publication charges must be paid to facilitate 
open access, but a publishing fund is available to authors whose 
institutions cannot pay. For more information please 
see http://cybersecurity.oxfordjournals.org/for_authors/index.html.


     Submission deadline: February 15, 2019 (by midnight EST)
     Notification of acceptance: April 7, 2019
     Final papers due (revisions): May 10, 2019
     Workshop dates: June 3-4, 2019


     Bruce Schneier, IBM Resilient
     Sam Ransbotham, Boston College


     Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
     Idris Adjerid, Virginia Tech
     Ross Anderson, Cambridge University
     Daniel Arce, UT Dallas
     Terrence August, UC San Diego
     Johannes Bauer, Michigan State University
     Jesse Bockstedt, Emory University
     Rainer Böhme, University of Innsbruck
     Laura Brandimarte, University of Arizona
     Jean Camp, Indiana University
     Jonathan Cave, RAND Europe
     Huseyin Cavusoglu, University of Texas at Dallas
     Nicolas Christin, Carnegie Mellon University
     Richard Clayton, University of Cambridge
     Ben Edelman, Harvard Business School
     Ben Edwards, IBM Research
     Serge Egelman, ICSI & UC Berkeley
     Neil Gandal, Tel Aviv University
     Dan Geer, In-Q-Tel
     Lawrence Gordon, University of Maryland
     Sol Greenspan, National Science Foundation
     Jens Grossklags, TU Munich
     Chad Heitzenrater, Air Force Research Laboratory
     Kai-Lung Hui, HKUST
     M. Eric Johnson, Vanderbilt University
     Kartik Kannnan, Purdue University
     Aron Laszka, Vanderbilt University
     Martin Loeb, University of Maryland
     Thomas Maillart, University of Geneva
     Fabio Massacci, University of Trento
     Kanta Matsuura, University of Tokyo
     Damon McCoy, New York University
     Sabyasachi Mitra, Georgia Tech
     Tyler Moore, University of Tulsa
     Frank Nagle, Harvard Business School
     Andrew Odlyzko, University of Minnesota
     Min-Seok Pang, Temple University
     Wolter Pieters, TU Delft
     Lorenzo Pupillo, CEPS
     David Pym, University College London
     Sasha Romanosky, RAND
     Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon University
     Catherine Tucker, MIT
     Marie Vasek, University of New Mexico
     Liad Wagman, Illinois Institute of Technology
     Julian Williams, Durham University
     Dmitry Zhdanov, Georgia State University

Sam Ransbotham
     Boston College
        Associate Professor of Information Systems
        sam.ransbotham at bc.edu

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