Call for Papers (2020)

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

Saturday, December 12, 2020



The AIS Special Interest Group on Information Security and Privacy (SIGSEC) is pleased to announce its fifteenth annual Workshop on Information Security and Privacy (WISP) to be held pre-ICIS on December 12, 2020 in the virtual Conference. This workshop is intended to be a forum for scholars, practitioners, and doctoral students interested in information security, privacy and bright ICT & 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   
  • Economics of information security and privacy 
  • Strategies for decreasing risky habits and behaviors   
  • Analysis of vulnerabilities, risk exposure and breaches 
  • Security and privacy policy compliance 
  • Behavioral issues in information security 
  • Security and privacy protection metrics 
  • Impact of cybersecurity on citizens and national security 
  • 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.  
  • Cybersecurity education and skill development  
  • Detecting and mitigating insider threats 
  • Cybersecurity Incident Response 
  • Security and privacy in NeuroIS 
  • Deterring anonymous sources of threat 

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 WISP2020 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 authors name, email and affiliation. Questions about submissions should be emailed to or with WISP2020 in the subject line.


Submission Deadline: September 30, 2020 (Extended to October 15, 2020)
Notification of Acceptance: October 30, 2020
Revised, Camera ready Document: November 30, 2020
Workshop Date: December 12, 2020


Sean Maynard, University of Melboure <>
Shuyuan Mary Ho, Florida State University <>
Hwee-Joo Kam, University of Tampa <>
Michael Curry, Oregon State University <>