CFP: Cyber-Threats and Emerging Risks - HICSS 40

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Cyber-Threats and Emerging Risks


Fortieth Annual Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences

January 3 - 6, 2007 (Wednesday-Saturday)

Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort and Spa on the Big Island
425 Waikoloa Beach Drive

Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738

Tel: 1-808-886-1234    Fax: 1-808-886-2900

HICSS conferences are devoted to advances in the information, computer, and
system sciences, and encompass developments in both theory and practice.
Papers may be theoretical, conceptual, tutorial or descriptive in nature.
Submissions undergo a double-blind peer referee process and those selected
for presentation will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

Additional detail may be found on HICSS primary web site:
Mirror site: /

This mini-track addresses issues related to anticipating, detecting,
mitigating and preventing computer-based threats and attacks.  The
pervasiveness of computer networks in our economic system has increased our
vulnerability.  In response, organizations have increased the attention paid
to computer-based threats to their information, systems, and processes.
Governments have also recognized information security as a critical
component of our national and international infrastructures, as well as its
integral role for financial reporting and regulation. These constituencies
are combining technical, managerial, forensics, regulation, law enforcement,
and social engineering to combat a difficult and growing problem. In
addition, there has been increasing concern about emergent risks that occur
because of computer-enabled automation.  These risks represent changes to
the likelihood of operational failure from intentional changes in
operations, and may result in malicious attack or inadvertent disruption. An
additional perspective is the trend toward eRemote and eOperations, implying
that compromises of information security might threaten Health, Safety and

There is a need to develop and share research about this work:  What are
organizations doing, what are they not doing, what are the results, and why
these outcomes occur.  This mini-track follows a successful mini-track
program at HICSS-39, and it provides IS/IT researchers a collaborative forum
to share their research and insights. We hope to attract scholars from a
wide set of disciplines to build theory, exchange insights, and improve
research techniques.

Papers that address improving the security, reliability or survivability of
computer-reliant organizations from these threats through technical or
behavioral change are encouraged.  Applications of simulation studies,
case-based research, and other quantitative and qualitative methods are

Some possible topics include, but are not limited to:

        Attack prevention, detection and response

        Analysis of vulnerabilities

        Compliance with security measures

        Identifying modes of misuse

        Applications of access policies

        Managerial and financial aspects of cyber-attacks

        Analysis of known and unknown modes of attack

        Separating anomalous from routine behavior

        Adapting outsider-based threat prevention to insider risks

        Modeling risks and approaches to mitigation, reliability,
survivability and business continuity

        Teaching and training security and business managers about the
risks of cyber-threats to their organization

        Threats to Health, Safety and Environment in eRemote/eOperations

Mini-Track Chairs

Jose J. Gonzalez, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Agder University

Eliot Rich, School of Business, University of Albany,

Guido Schryen, Institute of Business Information Systems, RWTH Aachen

Contact Chair:

Eliot Rich, School of Business, University of Albany,

Abstracts                                  Authors are encouraged to contact
Minitrack Chairs for guidance and indication of appropriate content.
Manuscripts are not accepted based on abstracts.  Full manuscripts must be
submitted by June 15.

June 15                                     Authors submit full manuscripts
to the Peer Review System, following Author Instructions found on the HICSS
web site ( All manuscripts will be submitted in double
column publication format and limited to 10 pages including diagrams and
references. Since manuscripts will undergo a double-blind review, author
names and affiliations must not be included on the original manuscript. This
information will be collected later through the system.

August 15                                 Acceptance notices are sent to
Authors via the Peer Review System.

September 15                           Authors submit Final Version of
accepted papers following submission instructions on the Peer Review System
web site.  At least one author of each paper must register by this date with
specific plans to attend the conference to present the paper.  Early
Registration fee applies.  (General Registration fee applies Sept 16-Dec

December 1                              Deadline to guarantee your hotel
room reservation at conference rate.

December 15                             Deadline to receive conference
registration refund.  Late registration fee applies.

. HICSS manuscripts must contain original material not previously published,
nor currently submitted elsewhere.

. HICSS will conduct double-blind reviews of each submitted manuscript.

. Consult the conference website ( for the listing and
description of Minitracks for HICSS-40.
. Contact the Minitrack Chair(s) by email for guidance and verification of
appropriate content. (Optional but strongly encouraged)
. Manuscripts may not be submitted to more than one Minitrack Chair.  (One
will be summarily rejected.)   If unsure which Minitrack is appropriate,
submit abstract to the Track Chair for guidance.

. Submit full manuscript according to detailed instructions found on the
Peer Review System website.

Collaboration Systems
Co-chairs: Robert O. Briggs  Jay Nunamaker
Decision Technologies and Service Sciences
Chair: Dan Dolk
Digital Media: Content and Communication
Chair: Michael Shepherd

Chair: H. Jochen Scholl

Electric Power Systems

Chair: Robert Thomas

Information Technology in Health Care
Chair: William Chismar
Internet & the Digital Economy
Co-chairs: David King    Alan Dennis

Knowledge Management Systems
Co-chairs: Murray Jennex    Dave Croasdell

Organizational Systems & Technology
Chair: Hugh Watson

Software Technology

Co-chairs:  Chair: Gul Agha   Rick Kazman


Ralph Sprague, Conference Chair      

Sandra Laney, Conference Administrator  

Eileen Robichaud, Track Administrator  

Eliot Rich
Assistant Professor
Department of Information Technology Management
University At Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
BA 310
Albany, NY 12222
518 442 4944 (o)

Eliot Rich
Assistant Professor
Department of Information Technology Management
University At Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
BA 310
Albany, NY 12222
518 442 4944 (o)

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