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Call for Papers: The 2013 Workshop on Usable Security

Associated with Financial Crypto and Data Security 2013

Bankoku Shinryokan, Busena Terrace Beach Resort, Okinawa, Japan
1st April 2013

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 various reasons. Security is rarely the primary desired goal of the individual. In fact, security is often orthogonal and sometimes in opposition to the actual goal. Security information is about risk and threats: such communication is often unwelcome. Increasing unwelcome interaction is not a goal of usable design. 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 and privacy. USEC '13 aims to bring together researchers already engaged in this interdisciplinary effort with other researchers in relevant areas, so we encourage economics, HCI, AI, theoretical computer science, cryptography, psychology and business studies etc. researchers and practitioners to submit original research in this area. We particularly encourage collaborative research from authors in multiple fields.

All accepted papers will be published in an LNCS volume together with the other workshops attached to the FC '13 conference. Submissions are limited to 15 pages including references for the main paper and a maximum of 18 pages (i.e., 3 pages of appendices). Authors are expected to submit anonymous versions of their papers for initial review, except where this would necessitate unduly undermining the paper (such as by omitting references to underlying work by the same author(s)). I anonymous submission is not feasible, please email the chair with your reasons. Referees will do their best to avoid identification of authors of anonymous papers during the review process.


Submission will be via the EasyChair system: USEC 13 Submission Site

Organising Committee

Andrew A. Adams, Centre for Business Information Ethics, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan (Programme Chair)

Centre for Business Information Ethics

Kiyoshi Murata, Centre for Business Information Ethics, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan

Steering Committee

Jean Camp, Indiana University

Jim Blythe, University of Southern California

Angela Sasse, UCL

Programme Committee

Sadia Afroz, Drexel University

Rainer Böhme, University of Münster

Pam Briggs, Northumbria University

Lorrie Cranor, CMU

Neil Gandal, University of Tel Aviv

Seda Gürses, K.U. Leuven

Peter Gutmann, University of Auckland

Raquel Hill, Indiana University

Tiffany Hyun-Jin Kim, CMU

Markus Jakobsson, PayPal

Timothy Kelley, Indiana University

Brian LaMacchia, Microsoft Research

William Lehr, MIT

Hui Kai Lung, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hitoshi Okada, National Institute of Informatics

Andrew Patrick, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Frank Stajano, University of Cambridge

Hovav Schacham, University of California, San Diego

Bruce Schneier, BT

Dan Schutzer, BITS

Sean Smith, Dartmouth College

Douglas Stebila, Queensland University of Technology

David Wagner, University of California, Berkeley

Nicholas Weaver, University of California, Berkeley

Tara Whalen, Carleton University

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