The First Trust Economics Workshop in Vietnam

The First Trust Economics Workshop

The First Trust Economics Workshop

University College London, England -23 June 2009-(in conjunction with WEIS 2009)


Directions to the venue of The First Trust Economics Workshop can be found here.


Details of the workshop programme can be found here. Proceedings of the workshop are available here.


To register for the workshop, please email Philip Inglesant at Registration is free, but attendance will be limited to 40 to maintain the informal nature of the workshop. Registrants will receive proceedings with extended abstracts and a copy of Invited Speaker Dr. Ann Cavoukian’s recent book ‘Privacy by Design … Take the Challenge’.

The first Trust Economics workshop discusses techniques, methods and tools for security decision making, taking into account economic, business and organizational concerns, human factors and information security technology (a ‘whole-system’ view).


As a motivating example, enterprises and government face increasingly difficult and important security decisions related to privacy and confidentiality of data of customers and citizens.  How can we improve the decision making in such situations: what weaknesses exist in the state of the art, what information do we need, what (mathematical) tools can we use and what software tools can make a difference?

The purpose of the workshop is to initiate discussions about fundamentally new methods for security decision making based on sound mathematical tools utilizing deep understanding of business, human and technological aspects. We therefore invite contributions from all three areas (economics & business, human factors and technology), to discuss its potential for and relation to information security decision making.

We solicit extended abstracts of 2 to 4 pages, including position and work-in-progress papers.  The areas of interest are, among others:

– probabilistic, stochastic, economic and formal models
– human factors in security and human behavioural modelling
– state-of-the-art enterprise software for security decision making
– software tools to support decision making
– security models and ontologies
– case studies in security decision-making
– measurement and monitoring of security solutions
– legal and regulatory issues
– risk and perception of risk

– business and organisational perspectives

Other subjects are most welcome—please address in your contribution how it (potentially) contributes to a whole-system view to information security decision making.  Next to quality, the main selection criterion for acceptance is the potential and relevance to the topic of information security decision making.

Important dates

Submissions due
Notification of acceptance
Workshop 23 June, 2009 at UCL, London, UK

Papers should be submitted to the workshop co-chairs on Friday, 22 May, 2009, preferably in PDF format.  The workshop will publish a technical report collecting all accepted abstracts.

Workshop Co-chairs:

Aad van Moorsel (Newcastle University School of Computing Science, UK,
Julian Williams (University of Aberdeen Business School, UK,

 Organisation Chair:

Philip Inglesant (University College London, UK,

Publicity Chairs:

Simon Parkin (Newcastle University, UK,
Maciej Machulak (Newcastle University, UK,

Programme Committee:

Robert Coles (Merrill-Lynch)
Christos Ioannidis (U. Bath)
Hilary Johnson (U. Bath)
David Pym (HP Labs)
Angela Sasse (UCL)
Simon Shiu (HP Labs)


Details of accommodation for both the Trust Economics workshop and the WEIS conference can be found here.

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