9th International Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in SecuriTy

26th September 2019, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Affiliated with the European Symposium on Research in Computer Security
(ESORICS 2019)


The workshop intends to stimulate an exchange of ideas and experiences
on how to design systems that are secure in the real world where they
interact with non-expert users. It aims at bringing together experts
in various areas of computer security and in social and behavioral

Workshop Topics

Contributions should focus on the interplay of technical,
organizational and human factors in breaking and in achieving computer
security, for example:

   Usability and user experience in security
   Requirements for socio-technical systems
   Feasibility of policies from the socio-technical perspective
   Threat models that combine technical and human-centered strategies
   Socio-technical factors in decision making in security and privacy
   Balance between technical measures and social strategies
   Studies of real-world security incidents socio-technical perspective
   Social factors in organizations security policies and processes
   Lessons from design and deployment of security mechanisms and policies
   Models of user behaviour and user interactions with technology
   Perceptions of security, risk, and their influence on humans
   Interplay of law, ethics and politics with security and privacy measures
   Social engineering, persuasion, and other deception techniques
   Socio-technical analysis of security incidents
   Strategies, methodology and guidelines cyber-security intelligence analysis

Type of contributions

   Full Papers, discussing original research, answering well-defined
   research questions, and presenting full and stable results;

   Position Papers, original contributions discussing existing
   challenges and introducing and motivating new research problems;

   Case Studies, describing lessons learned from design and deployment
   of security mechanisms and policies in research and in industry.

   Work in Progress, describing original but unfinished research,
   which is nevertheless based on solid research questions or
   hypothesis soundly argued be innovative compared with the state of
   the art.


Accepted papers will be published as post-proceedings with Springer in
their Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (pending).


   Full Paper Submission:    June 30, 2019    (Anywhere on Earth)
   Notification:    July 30, 2019
   Camera Ready:    August 6, 2019

Workshop Organizers

   Giampaolo Bella (University of Catania)
   Gabriele Lenzini (University of Luxembourg)

Programme Chairs

 Theo Tryfonas (University of Bristol)
 Thomas Gross (Newcastle University)