Call for Papers (2021)

Hosted by AIS SIGSEC, Bright Internet Global Summit (BIGS), and IFIP TC 11.1

Austin, TX & Virtually, Sunday, December 12, 2021



The AIS Special Interest Group on Information Security and Privacy (SIGSEC) is pleased to announce its sixteenth annual Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP) to be held pre-ICIS on December 12, 2021 in Austin, Texas & Virtually. This workshop is a premiere research forum for the leading researchers, practitioners, and doctoral students interested in information security, privacy and trust to exchange ideas and collaborate with the members of the SIGSEC community and others. 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 security and privacy 
  • Cultural issues in information security and privacy   
  • IT risk analysis and management 
  • Insider threat  
  • Digital forensics and security analytics
  • Strategies for decreasing risky habits and behaviors
  • Penetration analysis of vulnerabilities and risk exposure
  • Security and privacy policy compliance 
  • Behavioral issues in information security 
  • Security and privacy protection metrics 
  • Impact of cybersecurity on citizens and national security 
  • 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  
  • Detecting and mitigating insider threats 
  • Cybersecurity education and skill development
  • Cybersecurity threat intelligence, detection and mitigation
  • Cybersecurity incident response
  • NeuroIS

All submitted papers undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Please submit your papers using our conference submission system accessible from All submissions 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 WISP2021 style for your paper and references. All authors should be prepared to review 1-2 other papers. Completed research and case study papers should be limited to 15 pages excluding appendices. Research-in-progress papers should be limited to eight pages excluding appendices. Panel proposals should be limited to three pages. Final camera-ready manuscripts of accepted submissions should include author names, email and affiliation.

Questions about submissions should be emailed to workshop co-chairs or with WISP2021 in the subject line. WISP is a supportive and collegial workshop and encourages doctoral students to submit their research. Notable papers authored (or co-authored) by PhD students may be nominated for awards. High quality review feedback is one of the hallmarks of this workshop and top reviews are also recognized.

Submission Deadline: September 30 (Extended to October 15, 2021)
Notification of Acceptance: October 26, 2021
Revised, Camera ready Document: November 30, 2021
Workshop Date: December 12, 2021

Shuyuan Mary Ho, Florida State University
Obi Ogbanufe, University of North Texas

Michael Curry (President), Oregon State University
Kane Smith (past-President), University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Gregg Bott (Secretary) University of Alabama
Hwee-Joo Kam (Treasurer) – University of Tampa
Shuyuan Mary Ho (Officer at large) – Florida State University

Miranda Kajtazi, Lund University
Byron Marshall, Oregon State University College of Business
Christina Wagner, University of Augsburg
Hwee-Joo Kam, University of Tampa
Herbert J. Mattord, Kennesaw State University
Christian Olt, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Gregory Bott, University of Alabama
Matthew Jensen, University of Oklahoma
Merrill Warkentin, Mississippi State University
Leslie Land, University of New South Wales-Business School, UNSW Australia
Dapeng Liu, University of New South Wales-Business School, UNSW Australia
David Biros, Oklahoma State University
Alexandra Durcikova, University of Oklahoma
Chuan Annie Tian, University of Alabama
Dan J. Kim, University of North Texas
Philip Menard, University of Texas at San Antonio
Jason Thatcher, Temple University
Daniel Pienta, Baylor University