[Soups-announce] C4P - STAST2014, Socio-Technical Aspects of Security and Trust

Gabriele LENZINI Gabriele.Lenzini at uni.lu
Fri Feb 14 04:58:23 EST 2014

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*                   4th Int. Workshop on                     *
*      Socio-Technical Aspects of Security and Trust         * 
*                     18 July 2014                           *
*           (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 due:    20 April 2014
Notification:  31 May 2014
Pre-proceeding: 6 July 2014
Final version: 27 July 2014 (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 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

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 (Linköping 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)

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
4, rue Alphonse Weicker 
L-2721 Luxembourg

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