The Fifth Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS 2006)

Robinson College, University of Cambridge, England

26-28 June 2006

WEIS 2007 will be held June 7-8 at
Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Do we spend enough on hunting down bad guys on the Internet? Do we not spend enough? Or do we spend too much?

Participation is sought for the Fifth Workshop on the Economics of Information Security. Topics to be presented include the dependability of open source and free software, the interaction of networks with crime and conflict, the economics of digital rights management and trusted computing, liability and insurance, reputation, privacy, risk perception, the economics of trust, the return on security investment, and economic perspectives on spam. For more information, please see the preliminary programme.

Important dates

Submissions due March 20, 2006
Notification of acceptance April 24, 2006
Early registration deadline May 12, 2006
Workshop June 26-28, 2006

WEIS is co-located with the Sixth Workshop on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, June 28-30.

For background and more links, see also Ross Anderson's Economics and Security Resource Page, and Alessandro Acquisti's page on the Economics of Privacy.

WEIS 2006 is sponsored by the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P), Microsoft Research and the Foundation for Information Policy Research.

For more information, please contact [email protected]. Website maintained by Tyler.Moore at