The AIS Special Interest Group on Information Security and Privacy (SIGSEC) is pleased to announce its thirteenth annual Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP) to be held pre-ICIS on December 13, 2018 in San Francisco, California. This workshop is intended to be a forum for scholars, practitioners, and doctoral students interested in information security and privacy to exchange ideas and encourage collaboration among the members of the SIGSEC community and others.

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Important Dates

Draft paper submission deadline:2018-09-30

Author guidelines

All submitted papers undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Please submit your papers using our conference submission system located at All submission should be in Microsoft Word using the workshop template only, with no author names or other identification in the manuscript file, including document properties, and tracked changes (blind the submission, please). Please use the WISP2018 template for your paper and references. Completed research and case study papers should be limited to 15 pages. Research-in-progress papers should be limited to eight pages. Panel proposals should be limited to three pages. Final camera ready manuscripts of accepted submissions should include authors name, email and affiliation.


  • Submission Deadline: September 30, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: October 26, 2018
  • Revised, Camera ready Document: November 30, 2018
  • Workshop Date: December 13, 2018

Topics of submission

We invite individuals to submit research articles, case studies, position papers, research-in-progress, and panel discussion proposals that address all interesting aspects of information security, assurance and privacy, including but not limited to:

  • Socio-technical analysis of information security 
  • Socio-technical analysis of information privacy  
  • Cultural issues in information security and privacy  
  • IT risk analysis and management  
  • Economics of information security and privacy
  • Strategies for decreasing risky habits and behaviors  
  • Analysis of system vulnerabilities and risk exposure  
  • Analysis of security vulnerabilities and breaches
  • Security and privacy policy compliance
  • Behavioral issues in information security
  • Security and privacy metrics    Digital Forensics and Security Analytics 
  • Electronic espionage and hi-tech crime
  • Information security/privacy in e-government 
  • Information security/privacy in social networks 
  • Legal, societal, and ethical issues in high tech. crime
  • Cybersecurity education and skill development 
  • Information security and privacy issues in e-learning 
  • Detecting and mitigating insider threats
  • Cybersecurity and diplomacy 
  • Cybersecurity Incident Response
  • NeuroIS


Workshop Co-Chairs
Michael Curry ─ Washington State Univ., USA
Sanjay Goel ─ Univ. at Albany, SUNY, USA
Anat Zeelim-Hovav – Korea University Business School

Herb Mattord (President) - Kennesaw State University 
Christie Fuller (Secretary) ─ Louisiana Tech University 
Robert E. Crossler, ─ Washington State Univ. (Treasurer)


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