Call for Papers

Information security and privacy continue to grow in importance, as threats proliferate, privacy erodes, and attackers find new sources of value. Yet the security of information systems and the privacy offered by them depends on more than just technology. Each requires an understanding of the incentives and trade-offs inherent to the behavior of people and organizations. As society's dependence on information technology has deepened, policy-makers have taken notice. Now more than ever, careful research is needed to characterize accurately threats and countermeasures, in both the public and private sectors.

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:

  • Optimal investment in information security
  • Models and analysis of online crime (including botnets, phishing, and spam)
  • Risk management and cyber-insurance
  • Security standards and regulation
  • Cyber-security and privacy policy
  • Security and privacy models and metrics
  • Economics of privacy and anonymity
  • Behavioral security and privacy
  • Vulnerability discovery, disclosure, and patching
  • Cyber-defense strategy and game theory
  • Incentives for information sharing and cooperation
  • Incentives for and against pervasive monitoring threats


  • Submission deadline: 6 March 2015 (extended)
  • Acceptance notification: 17 April 2015
  • Final papers (revisions): 15 May 2015
  • Conference dates: 22-23 June 2015


Manuscripts should represent significant and novel research contributions. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, WEIS has no formal formatting guidelines.

Online paper submission is via Easy Chair.

Journal of Cybersecurity

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.

Travel Grants

We are happy to report that thanks to our sponsors, we have travel grants available for students. Deadline is May 11, 2015.

For further information please email [email protected].