IFIP WG8.11/WG11.13 Friday October 2 – Saturday October 3, 2020
Ames, Iowa


The 12th Dewald Roode Workshop on Information Systems Security Research will continue the efforts to advance the discipline of information systems security through the creation, dissemination, and preservation of well-formed research, following the success of the first eleven Information Systems Security Research Workshops (University of Cape Town, 2009; Bentley University, 2010;

Virginia Tech, 2011; Brigham Young University, 2012; University at Buffalo, 2013; Newcastle University, 2014; University of Delaware, 2015; University of New Mexico, 2016; University of South Florida, 2017; University of Cape Town, 2018; Louisiana Tech University, 2019).

The active discussions in the workshop are intended to provide participants specific and actionable feedback on their research. We anticipate that this process will facilitate the successful development of workshop papers for further consideration at important journals (See https://ifip.byu.edu for past DRW papers which have been published in journals). Selection for the workshop is competitive, and only authors of the accepted papers and the active working group members will be invited to participate.

Anchoring the workshop to information systems means that the research will attend to and extend the social, organizational, and managerial literature in the focal area. Note that this is not an appropriate venue for papers with a purely technical, design-science, or econometric approach. While we assume an effective foundation in information security technology, we regard information systems risk broadly, for example, computer crime, employee misconduct, cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, human error and/or accident, natural events, etc. We also address information systems security broadly, for example, policies and policy compliance, diverse security behaviors, privacy, awareness, strategy, audit, planning and control. These and related research topics will be the focus of this workshop.


The 2020 Dewald Roode Workshop on Information Systems Security Research Topics may include (but are not limited to):

• Theoretical and empirical analyses of information security behavior

• Adoption, use, and continuance of information security technologies and policies

• Compliance with information security and privacy policies, procedures, and regulations

• Investigations of computer crime and security violations

• Motivators and inhibitors of employee computer crime

• Forensic analysis of security breaches and computer crimes

• Individual, organizational, and group information privacy concerns and behaviors

• Legal, societal, and ethical issues in information security

• Neurosecurity (NeuroIS) investigations of information security behavior

• Behavioral analyses of design science treatments enhancing or balancing security and privacy tradeoffs


Honorary Chair

Joey George, Iowa State University

General Chair

Rui (Ray) Chen, Iowa State University

Program Co-Chairs (alphabetically)

Mala Kaul, University of Nevada, Reno

Mark J Keith, Brigham Young University

Yuan Li, University of Tennessee


Submission deadline: June 1, 2020

Notification to authors: August 1, 2020

Attending participants must register by August 15, 2020

Deadline for final papers: September 5, 2020 (to be distributed to workshop attendees in advance)

Submission Link (TBA)

Manuscripts will be prescreened by the program chairs to ensure that all papers sent to reviewers are reasonably complete, well-formed, and appropriate to the scope and mission of the workshop. Double blind reviews will follow for prescreened papers. Authors can submit the manuscripts as “early stage” or “completed papers.” Manuscripts must be anonymous for the review process.

In recognition that the review process greatly relies upon a scarce resource of the services of reviewers, authors, by the act of submission, are implicitly promising to serve as a reviewer on one to two conference papers, if requested.

For general questions about the workshop, please contact Rui (Ray) Chen at ruichen@iastate.edu

For questions about the program, please contact Mala Kaul (mkaul@unr.edu<mailto:mkaul@unr.edu>), Mark J Keith (mark.keith@gmail.com<mailto:mark.keith@gmail.com>), or Yuan Li (yli213@utk.edu<mailto:yli213@utk.edu>)


The workshop, hosted by the Iowa State University will take place on October 2-3, 2019 at the Ivy College of Business (ivybusiness.iastate.edu) and the Reiman Garden (reimangardens.com). The nearest airport is the Des Moines International Airport, which is 45 minutes away from the conference location.


The Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University sponsors this event.

The IFIP Working Group 8.11/11.13 holds The Dewald Roode Workshop on Information Systems Security Research annually. WG 8.11/11.13 (Allen Johnston, Chair; Manish Agrawal, Vice Chair) is the IFIP Working Group on Information Systems Security Research. Please visit http://ifip.byu.edu for more information on the IFIP Working Group 8.11/11.13 and for past workshop proceedings.