[ecoop-info] C4P - STAST2014, Socio-Technical Aspects of Security and Trust

Gabriele LENZINI Gabriele.Lenzini at uni.lu
Sat Apr 19 21:18:13 CEST 2014

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*                   4th Int. Workshop on                     *
*      Socio-Technical Aspects of Security and Trust         * 
*           (STAST) - http://www.stast2014.uni.lu            * 
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*                    Co-located with                         *
*         Computer Security Foundation Symposium (CSF)       *
*                     Vienna, Austria                        *
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Papers (extended): 30 April 
Notification:  31 May 
Pre-proceeding: 6 July 
Final version: 27 July (after the workshop)

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 

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

Bishop, Matt (Univ. of California Davis, USA)
Garg, Vaibhav (Drexel Univ., USA)
Herley, Cormac (Microsoft Research, USA)
Kammueller, Florian (Middlesex Univ., UK)
Martina, Jean Everson (Univ. Federal de Santa Catarina, BR)
Montoya, Lorena (Univ. of Twente, NL)
Moore, Andrew P. (CERT/SEI, USA)
Moore, Tyler (Souther Methodist Univ., USA)
Morgan, H. Llewellyn (specularX, USA)
Nadjm-Tehrani, Simin (Linkoping Univ., SE)
Pellegrino, Giancarlo (Eurecom, FR)
Ortlieb, Martin (Google, CH)
Pieters, Wolters (Univ. of Twente and TU Delft, NL)
Ryan, Peter Y. A. (Univ. of Luxembourg, LU)
van Deursen, Nicole (Edinburgh Napier University, UK)
Volkamer, Melanie (TU Darmstadt, DE)
Wash, Rick (Michigan State University, USA)
Woodruff, Alison (Google, USA)
Yan, Jeff (Newcastle Univ., 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
Bella, Giampaolo (Univ. of Catania, IT)
Lenzini, Gabriele (Univ. of Luxembourg, L)

** Programme Chairs and Co-Chairs
Probst, Christian W. (DTU, DK)
Ashenden, Debi M. (Cranfield Uni., UK)

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