Workshop on Usable Security
2013 CFP AVAILABLE
Many aspects of data security combine technical and human factors. If
a highly secure system is unusable, users will move their data to less
secure but more usable systems. Problems with usability are a major
contributor to many high-profile security failures today.
However, usable security is not well-aligned with traditional
usability for three reasons. First, security is rarely the desired
goal of the individual. In fact, security is usually orthogonal and
often in opposition to the actual goal. Second, security information
is about risk and threats. Such communication is most often
unwelcome. Increasing unwelcome interaction is not a goal of usable
design. Third, since individuals must trust their machines to
implement their desired tasks, risk communication itself may undermine
the value of the networked interaction. For the individual, discrete
technical problems are all understood under the rubric of online
security (e.g., privacy from third parties use of personally
identifiable information, malware). A broader conception of both
security and usability is therefore needed for usable security.
The workshop on Usable Security invites submissions on all aspects of
human factors and usability in the context of security. USEC'12 aims
to bring together researchers already engaged in this
interdisciplinary effort with other researchers in areas such as
economics, intelligent interactions, artificial intelligence,
theoretical computer science, and modeling. We encourage AI, HCI,
security, psychologists, risk analysts, computer scientists, security
specialists, business school faculty, and industry experts to submit
original research. We particularly encourage collaborative research
from authors in multiple fields.
Chairs: L Jean Camp
and Jim Blythe.
- Sadia Afroz, Drexel University
- Ross Anderson, University of Cambridge
- Matt Bishop, UC Davis
- Pamela Briggs, Northumbria University
- Tamzen Cannoy, PGP
- Rachna Dhamija, Usable Security Systems
- Chris Demchak, US Naval War College
- Neil Gandal, Tel Aviv University
- Seymour Goodman, Georgia Tech
- Peter Gutmann, University of Auckland
- Raquel Hill, Indiana University
- Tiffany Hyun-Jin Kim, Carnegie Mellon
- Brian LaMacchia, Microsoft
- William Lehr, MIT
- Andrew Patrick, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
- Angela Sasse, University College London
- Daniel Schutzer, Financial Services Roundtable
- Mark Seiden, MSB Associates
- Hovav Shacham, UC San Diego
- Sara Sinclair, Google
- Sean Smith, Dartmouth College
- Gene Spafford, Purdue University
- Frank Stajano, University of Cambridge
- Sid Stamm, Mozilla
- Douglas Stebila, Queensland University of Technology
- Nicholas Weaver, ICSI Berkeley
- Tara Whalen, Carleton University
Submissions and Important Dates
We invite research papers of at most 12 pages in
that are not previously published or currently in submission at other
conferences or workshops.
We also invite short papers of up to 6 pages covering work in
progress, novel or provocative ideas. These will be selected based on
their potential to spark interesting discussions at the workshop.
Papers must be submitted through the
workshop submission site.
Submissions must be received at the site by
November 16th November 21st.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by December 16th.
A final version for the workshop should be received by January 16th.