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.
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:
Manuscripts should represent significant and novel research contributions. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, WEIS has no formal formatting guidelines.
Online paper submission is via Easy Chair.
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.
We are happy to report that thanks to our sponsors, we have travel grants available for students. Deadline is May 11, 2015.
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