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WEIS 2008 Call for papers

The call for papers for the 2008 Workshop on Economics and Information Security, to be held at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business in late June, has just been issued.

The 2008 Workshop on the Economics of Information Security invites original research papers focused on the economics of information security and the economics of privacy. We encourage economists, computer scientists, business school researchers, law scholars, security and privacy specialists, as well as industry experts to submit their research and attend the Workshop. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) empirical and theoretical economic studies of:
– Optimal investment in information security
– Privacy, confidentiality and anonymity
– Cybertrust and reputation systems
– Intellectual property protection
– Information access and provisioning
– Risk management and cyberinsurance
– Security standards and regulation
– Behavioral security and privacy
– Cyberterrorism policy
– Organizational security and metrics
– Psychology of risk and security
– Phishing, spam, and cybercrime
– Vulnerability discovery, disclosure, and patching
Important dates
Submissions due: March 1, 2008
Notification of acceptance: April 10, 2008
Workshop: June 25-27, 2008
Papers should be submitted online by 11:59 EST on Saturday, March 1, 2008, preferably in PDF format.

This is a great event. Mark your calendars. And by the way, there are worse places to be than New Hampshire in June.