IWSMR 2021

3rd International Workshop on Information Security Methodology and Replication Studies (IWSMR 2021)

to be held in conjunction with the 16th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2021 – http://www.ares-conference.eu)

August 17 – August 20, 2021

In recent years, research started to focus on the scientific fundamentals of information security. These fundamentals include several important aspects such as the unified description of attacks and countermeasures, the reproducibility of experiments and means to achieve reproducibility, the sharing of research data and code, the discussion of quality criteria for experiments and the design and implementation of testbeds.

The related academic publications contributed to the advancement of information security research, e.g. by making research contributions easier to compare. Moreover, work on terminology and taxonomy addressed redundancies and unified the understanding between different sub-domains of information security.

This workshop desires to foster the progress in research on the scientific methodology of information security, to improve the links between sub-domains of information security research and to advance the discussion on the scientific methodology in information security. Moreover does this workshop welcome submissions that evaluate existing research results by reproducing experiments.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

Fundamentals for a `science of security’.
Discussion of links/similarities between scientific fundamentals of information security and other research domains, such as Economics, Psychology, Biology, Physics or Chemistry (but no papers specific to non-security domains).
Evaluation and extension of existing taxonomies and proposals for new taxonomies in cyber security.
Data collection and measurement.
Work that unifies terminological inconsistencies in cyber security.
Work that reproduces existing experiments, i.e. that confirms/disproves experimental results or that shows how replication platforms can be realized in information security.
Work that discusses the underlying criteria for the design and evaluation for cyber security research testbeds.

Evaluation of the novelty of research contributions and handling of scientific re-inventions.
Methodology in network security, cryptography, information hiding, IoT security, system security, digital forensics, and other sub-disciplines of information security.
Methodology for privacy, information sharing and collaborative work in the context of information security.
“Open science” for cyber security.
History of information security.
Scientometric analyses, e.g. citation behavior, in information security.
Policy issues that influence cyber security research.
Surveys of scientific methodology in information security.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline May 09, 2021
New deadline May 23, 2021
Author Notification June 7, 2021
Proceedings Version June 13, 2021
ARES EU Symposium August 17, 2021
All-Digital Conference August 17 – August 20, 2021
Workshop Chairs

Steffen Wendzel, Worms University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Luca Caviglione, Inst. Appl. Math. & Inf. Techn. (IMATI), National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Alessandro Checco, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Aleksandra Mileva, University Goce Delcev, Macedonia
Jean-Francois Lalande, CentraleSupélec, France
Wojciech Mazurczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

TPC Members 2020

Zdravko Bozakov, University of Applied Sciences Worms, Germany
Krzysztof Cabaj, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Bjorn De Sutter, Ghent University, Belgium
Nils Gruschka, University of Oslo, Norway
Julio Hernandez, University of Canterbury, United Kingdom
Christian Hummert, ZITiS, Germany
Jörg Keller, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
Hanno Langweg, HTWG Konstanz, Germany
Caroline Moeckel, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom
Sebastian Pape, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Aleksandar Velinov, University Goce Delcev, Macedonia
Simon Vrhovec, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found at https://www.ares-conference.eu/conference/submission/.

Accepted submissions will receive an invitation to submit their extended versions to a journal special issue (more information will follow).