WECS6 Call for Papers
Current events have instilled an atmosphere of fear and trepidation regarding the protection of personal and business information stored and manipulated in computer systems. User concerns include unauthorized disclosure and corruption of information, but also extend to pervasive problems such as spam and epidemic network attacks. Without significant advances in information assurance, it is possible that the disadvantages of insecure and, consequently, unstable systems will outweigh the advantages of automation.
Information professionals are faced with a myriad of challenges, not the least of which is education of a new generation of professionals to build, use, and manage information systems. These individuals will need to have the education and skill needed to distinguish good security solutions from "snake oil." The goal of the Sixth Workshop on Education in Computer Security (WECS-6) is to bring together members of the information assurance education community to promote an exchange of ideas related to shared educational objectives.
The Center for Information Systems Security Studies and Research and the Workshop on Education in Computer Security invite you to contribute to their activities by submitting papers for presentation at the workshop to be held at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. The workshop aims to address interested researchers and educators from universities, schools, industry, and government.
Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt: teaching about solutions that actually improve system security
Topics of Interest:
Authors are requested to submit original work, not previously published, limited to 7 pages (using the WECS6.dot template). Each paper must have an abstract. Papers must be written and presented in English. All submissions will be reviewed double blind and should be submitted in a form suitable for anonymous review. Each submission should be in the form of two documents: (1) a cover page listing the title, authors and contact information, and (2) the blinded paper with the title and no author information.
- New Programs in Information Security and Privacy Education
- Training the Cyberwarrior
- Information Security Education in Non-Academic Contexts
- Computer Security and Infrastructure Protection
- Education of Citizens in Information Security
- Information Security Education in Schools
- Teaching Cyber Ethics
- Education in Computer Forensics and the Law
- Education in Electronic Commerce Security
- Education of Information Security Professionals
- Teaching Information Systems Auditing
- International Standards of Security Education
- Evaluation of Security Education
- Programs to Raise Information Security Awareness
- Holistic Approaches in Information Security Education
- Practical and Experimental approaches to Information Security Education
- Information Security Distance Learning and Web-based teaching
Panel proposals of no more than 4 pages are welcome. These should include a statement of the panel topic, the name of the moderator, and a list of potential panelists with a brief description of their qualifications.
In order to explore new ideas in security education, the conference will include two workshop sessions approximately 90 minutes in duration.
Papers can be submitted electronically (MS-Word Format) to:
Prof. Cynthia E. Irvine
Computer Science Department
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, California 93943
Tel: +1 831 656 2461
Fax: +1 831 656 2814
Selection for presentation at the workshop and publication in the proceedings will be based upon originality, contribution to the field, and relevance to the workshop. The workshop proceedings will be pre-published and distributed at the workshop. Accepted papers will only be published in the proceedings if one of the authors presents the paper at the workshop.
Deadline for submission of full papers (7 pages or 5,000 words) 16 May 2004, midnight local time
Notification of authors and Program Published 01 June 2004
Delivery of Camera-ready papers by authors 15 June 2004