[ecoop-info] 2nd C4P - STAST2013, Socio-Technical Aspects of Security and Trust

Gabriele LENZINI Gabriele.Lenzini at uni.lu
Thu Mar 21 13:11:26 CET 2013

Apologies for multiple copies.
                 ---  CALL FOR PAPERS ---
 		    3rd Int. Workshop on                            
 	Socio-Technical Aspects of Security and Trust         
 			29 June 2013                             
 	  (STAST) - http://www.stast2013.uni.lu            
 			Co-located with                         
 	Computer Security Foundation Symposium (CSF)       
	   Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA          

Paper submission: 14 April 2013
Notification: 15 May  2013
Pre-proceeding version: 10 June 2013
Post-workshop camera ready: 14 July 2013

Today, security threats are hardly sheer technical. They are rather socio-technical threats and come from adversaries who combine social engineering practices with technical skills to circumvent the defenses of information systems. Socio-technical attacks often succeed by exploiting the users' ill-understanding of security mechanisms or loopholes in poorly designed user interfaces and unclear security policies. In securing systems against these threats, humans obviously cannot be treated as machines. 

Humans have peculiar decision making processes. But they actions and behavioural patterns, despite apparently irrational, are perfectly justifiable from a cognitive and a social perspective.
Computer security hence appears to acquire more and more the facets of an interdisciplinary science with roots in both interpretive and positivist research traditions.

The workshop intends to foster an interdisciplinary discussion on how to model and analyse the socio-technical aspects of modern security systems and on how to protect such systems from socio-technical threats and attacks.

We welcome experts from all involved and interested communities, including but by no means limited to social and behavioral sciences, philosophy and psychology and computer science.

Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

* Usability Analysis
* System-User Interfaces
* Psychology of Deception
* Socio-Technical Attacks and Defenses
* User Perception of Security and Trust
* Cognitive Aspect in Human Computer Interaction
* Human Practice and Behavioural Models
* Design and Analysis of Socio-Technical Secure Systems
* Social Engineering
* Ceremonies and Workflows
* Game Theoretical Approaches to Security
* Cyber Crime Science
* Threat and Adversary Models
* Social Informatics and Networks
* Security Ethics
* Effects of Technology on Trust Building Behaviour
* Socio-Technical Experiences and Test Cases

- Matt Bishop (University California, CA, USA) 
- Lizzie Coles-Kemp (Royal Holloway, UK) 
- Vaibhav Garg (University Indiana, USA) 
- Pieter Hartel (University Twente, NL) 
- Cormac Herley (Microsoft Research, USA) 
- Markus Jakobsson (PayPal, USA) 
- Florian Kammueller (Middlesex University, UK) 
- Vincent Koenig (University Luxembourg, L) 
- Jean  Martina (Univ. Fed. de Santa Catarina, BR) 
- Sjouke Mauw (University Luxembourg, L) 
- Andrew Moore (CERT/SEI, USA) 
- Tyler Moore (Southern Methodist University, USA) 
- Martin Ortlieb (Google, CH) 
- Wolter Pieters (University Twente & TU Delft, NL) 
- Peter Y. A. Ryan (University Luxembourg, L) 
- Jessica Staddon (Google, CA, USA) 
- Luca Vigano (University Verona, IT) 
-  Melanie Volkamer (TU Darmstadt, D) 
- Jeff Yan (University Newcastle, UK)

Contributions should be at most 8 pages, including the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and should follow the IEEE 8.5" x 11" Two-Columns Format. Both theoretical and applied research papers are welcome.

Please visit our web site for more submission guidelines.

Pre-proceedings will be made available at the venue.
Authors will be given the opportunity to review their manuscripts, 
for the final post-proceedings, which will be published IEEE in 
the IEEE digital library after the workshop.


*** Workshop Chairs

Giampaolo Bella (Univ. of Catania, IT)
Gabriele Lenzini (Univ. of Luxembourg, L)

*** Programme Chairs

Christian W. Probst (Technical University of Denmark, DK) 
Trish Williams (Edith Cowan University, AU)

Dr. G. Lenzini - Associate Researcher
Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust
University of Luxembourg
T.: +352 466 644 5778   -  F.: +352 466644 5669
Gabriele.Lenzini at Uni.Lu
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