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CFP: 9th Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS)

June 7-8, 2010 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.   Full call for papers and submission information is here

Important dates:

  • Submissions due: February 22, 2010
  • Notification of acceptance: April 2, 2010
  • Workshop: June 7-8, 2010

“The Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) is the leading forum for interdisciplinary scholarship on information security, combining expertise from the fields of economics, social science, business, law, policy and computer science. […] This workshop will build on past efforts using empirical and analytic tools to not only understand threats, but also strengthen security through novel evaluations of available solutions.[…]

“We encourage economists, computer scientists, business school researchers, legal 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 studies of:

  • Optimal investment in information security
  • Online crime (including botnets, phishing and spam)
  • Models and analysis of online crime
  • Risk management and cyberinsurance
  • Security standards and regulation
  • Cybersecurity policy
  • Privacy, confidentiality and anonymity
  • Behavioral security and privacy
  • Security models and metrics
  • Psychology of risk and security
  • Vulnerability discovery, disclosure, and patching
  • Cyberwar strategy and game theory
  • Incentives for information sharing and cooperation

“We highlight two key areas of particular focus for this year’s workshop. First, we encourage submissions that consider the design and evaluation of policy solutions for improving information security.  Second, given the importance of data-driven decision making, we encourage submissions with empirical components. A selection of papers accepted to this workshop will appear in an edited volume designed to help policy makers, managers, researchers and practitioners better understand the information security landscape.”

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