Call for Papers

The 2009 Workshop on the Economics of Information Security invites original research papers focused on any aspect of the economics of information security, including the economics of privacy. We encourage economists, computer scientists, psychologists, business and management 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:

- Models and optimality of investment strategies in information security
- Privacy, confidentiality, and anonymity
- Cyber-trust and reputation systems
- Interdependent supply-chain security
- Intellectual property protection
- Information access and provisioning
- Risk management and cyber-insurance
- Security standards and regulation
- Behavioral security and privacy
- Cyber-terrorism policy
- Organizational security and metrics
- Psychological, social, and systemic aspects of risk and security
- Phishing, spam, and cybercrime
- Vulnerability discovery, disclosure, and patching

This year we should particularly like to encourage papers taking a whole-systems view of information security, encompassing people, technology, and economics.

Important dates

Submissions due 7 March, 2009
Notification of acceptance 10 April, 2009
Workshop 24-25 June, 2009

Papers should be submitted online by 23:59 GMT on Saturday, 7 March, 2009, preferably in PDF format.

Submitted manuscripts should represent significant and novel research contributions. Please note that 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. Advisable rules of thumb include: using past WEIS accepted papers as templates and adhering to your community's publication standards.