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The 2020 Dewald Roode Workshop on Information Systems Security Research

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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 (Click here for past DRW papers which have been published in journals). High quality papers will be fast tracked to AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction. 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 (in alphabetic order)

Mala Kaul, University of Nevada, Reno
Mark J Keith, Brigham Young University
Yuan Li, University of Tennessee



Arun Rai, Editor-in-Chief, MIS Quarterly. Regents’ Professor, College of Business, Georgia State University
Meg Anderson, VP – Chief Information Security Officer, Principal Financial Group, “Rethinking the Boundaries of Trust”


Submission deadline: August 1, 2020
Notification to authors: September 8, 2020
Attending participants must register by September 25, 2020
Deadline for final papers: September 23, 2020 (to be distributed to workshop attendees in advance)

Click here to submit your article
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. No requirement on paper length or formatting style. Authors should designate below the title whether the manuscript is being submitted 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), Mark J Keith (mark.keith@gmail.com), or Yuan Li (yli213@utk.edu)


The workshop registration fee is $35.

Up to five student participants will receive registration fee waiver, thanks to the sponsorship of the Ivy College of Business. Please contact Rui Chen (ruichen@iastate.edu) after final acceptance of the papers.

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Due to the impact of the Covid19 pandemic, the workshop will take place on October 2-3, 2019 as a virtual conference. Authors will present their papers through WebEx and conference attendees will participate during the live presentations.


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.

For the Iowa State University academic calendar, visit this link.

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