The Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) is the leading forum for interdisciplinary scholarship on information security and privacy, combining expertise from the fields of economics, social science, business, law, policy, and computer science. Prior workshops have explored the role of incentives between attackers and defenders of information systems, examined human behavior surrounding security decision-making, identified market failures surrounding Internet security, quantified risks of personal data
disclosure, and assessed investments in cyber-defense. WEIS 2016 will build on past efforts using empirical and analytic tools not only to understand threats, but also to strengthen security and privacy through novel evaluations of available solutions.
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. Previous contributors spanned fields from economics and psychology to computer science and law, each with different norms and expectations about manuscript length and formatting.
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.
Thanks to our sponsors, a number of student travel grants are also available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Online paper submission is via Easy Chair.