The 2013 Dewald Roode Workshop
on Information Systems Security Research

IFIP WG8.11/WG11.13

October 4-5, 2013
Niagara Falls, New York, USA

Program Schedule





Following the success of the first four  Information Systems Security Research Workshops (University of Cape Town, May 2009; Bentley University, October 2010; Virginia Tech, September, 2011; and Brigham Young University, September, 2012), the fifth workshop will continue the efforts to advance the discipline of information systems security through the creation, dissemination, and preservation of well-formed research. Through the active discussion in the workshop, participants will receive specific feedback on their research and provide feedback to others.

The workshop values research with highly reliable and validated theories, empirical data, and quantitative/qualitative social scientific methodologies. The workshop is also intended to nurture individual papers for submission to a wide variety of top quality research journals. Selection for the workshop is highly 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 and extend the social, organizational, and managerial literature in focal areas. Note that this is not an appropriate venue for papers with a purely technical, design-science, or economic 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, privacy, awareness, policies, strategy, audit, planning and control. These and related research topics will be the focus of this workshop. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

General Chair:

H. Raghav Rao, University at Buffalo (SUNY), USA


Program Chairs:

Tejaswini Herath, Brock University, Canada

Qing Hu, Iowa State University, USA

Clay Posey, University of Alabama, USA


Local Events Chair:

Raj Sharman, University at Buffalo, USA


Continuity Chairs:

John D'Arcy, University of Delaware, USA

Robert E. Crossler, Mississippi State University, USA


Web Master:

Rajarshi Chakraborty, University at Buffalo, US


Submission Information:

Submission deadline: July 1, 2013

Notification to authors: August 6, 2013

Attending participants must register by August 12, 2013

Deadline for final papers: September 5, 2013

Papers should be submitted on a conference review site at  

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 questions about the program, please contact Teju Herath at

For general questions about the workshop, please contact H. R. Rao at

Workshop Date and Location: The workshop will take place on October 4-5, 2013 at the Niagara Falls, NY hosted by the University at Buffalo, NY (

Please visit for more information about hotel and registration.


Program Committee:

Manish Agrawal, University of South Florida, US

Jordan Barlow, Indiana University, US

Richard Baskerville, Georgia State University, US

France Bélanger, Virginia Tech, US

Scott Boss, Bentley University, USA , US

Irwin Brown, University of Cape Town, ZA

Burcu Bulgurcu, University of British Columbia, CA

Mary Burns, Augusta State University, US

Lemuria Carter, North Carolina A & T, US

Rajarshi Chakraborty, University at Buffalo, US

Stephane Collignon, Virginia Tech, US

Robert Crossler, Mississippi State University, US

John D'Arcy, University of Delaware, US

Marc Dupuis, University of Washington, US

Alexandra Durcikova, University of Oklahoma, US

David Eargle, Brigham Young University, US

Kathy Enget, Virginia Tech, US

Steven Furnell, University of Plymouth, GB

Justin Giboney, University of Arizona, US

Chen Guo, James Madison University, US

Teju Herath, Brock University, CA

Shuyuan Mary Ho, Florida State University, US

Qing Hu, Iowa State University, US

Jeff Jenkins, University of Arizona, US

Allen Johnston, University of Alabama Birmingham, US

Mari Karjalainen, Oulu University, FI

George Kasper, Virginia Commonwealth University, US

Mark Keith, Brigham Young University, US

Jong Woo Kim, Univ. of Massachusetts Boston, US


Allen Lee, Virginia Commonwealth University, US

Jim Lee, Mississippi State University, US

Paul Lowry, City University of Hong Kong, HK

Robert Luo, University of New Mexico, US

Kal Malimage, Mississippi State University, US

Nirmalee Malimage, Mississippi State University, US

Maranda McBride, North Carolina A & T, US

Phil Menard, Mississippi State University, US

Braden Molyneux, Brigham Young University, US

Eric Negangard, Virginia Tech, US

Kennedy Njenga, University of Johannesburg, ZA

Jacques Ophoff, University of Cape Town, ZA

Dustin Ormond, Mississippi State University, US

Robert Otondo, Mississippi State University, US

Rachida Parks, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, US

Clay Posey, The University of Alabama, US

Sam Ransbotham, Boston College, US

Raghav Rao, University at Buffalo, US

Tom Roberts, Louisiana Tech University, US

Jordan Shropshire, Georgia Southern University, US

Mikko Siponen, University of Jyväskylä, FI

Detmar Straub, Georgia State University, US

Gurvirender Tejay, Nova Southeastern University, US

Samuel Thompson, The University of Alabama, US

Anthony Vance, Brigham Young University, US

Merrill Warkentin, Mississippi State University, US

Robert Willison, Newcastle University Business School, UK

Heng Xu, Pennsylvania State University, US

Chul Woo Yoo, University at Buffalo, US

Wei Zhang, Univ. of Massachusetts Boston, US


The IFIP Working Group 8.11/11.13 holds The Dewald Roode Workshop on Information Security Research annually. WG 8.11/11.13 (Merrill Warkentin, Chair; H. Raghav Rao, Vice Chair) is the IFIP working group on Information Systems Security Research.