November 22, 2006

CFP: 6W on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS 2007)

The Sixth Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS 2007)

The Heinz School, Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh (PA), USA
June 7-8, 2007


Submissions due: March 1, 2007

How much should we spend on security? What incentives really drive privacy decisions? What are the trade-offs that individuals, firms, and governments face when allocating resources to protect data assets? Are there good ways to distribute risks and align goals when securing information systems?

The 2007 Workshop on the Economics of Information Security builds on the success of the previous five Workshops and invites original research papers on topics related to the economics of information security and the economics of privacy. Security and privacy threats rarely have purely technical causes. Economic, behavioral, and legal factors often contribute as much as technology to the dependability of information and information systems. Until recently, research in security and dependability focused almost exclusively on technical factors, rather than incentives. The application of economic analysis to these problems has now become an exciting and fruitful area of research.

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 security investment
- Software and system dependability
- Privacy, confidentiality, and anonymity
- Vulnerabilities, patching, and disclosure
- DRM and trusted computing
- Trust and reputation systems
- Security models and metrics
- Behavioral security and privacy
- Information systems liability and insurance
- Information threat modeling and risk management
- Phishing and spam

**Important dates**

- Submissions due: March 1, 2007
- Notification of acceptance: April 10, 2007
- Workshop: June 7-8, 2007

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