GameSec 2016

Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security

November 2-4, 2016, New York, NY, USA

Submission instructions
Prospective authors are encouraged to register their paper by uploading title, authors, and a short abstract (a few hundred words, not an extended abstract) by June 3, 2016. Then, authors can update the title, authors, abstract and submit a PDF file with the full paper by the full paper submission deadline. Submitting an abstract is not mandatory. Authors can still submit a full paper by the final deadline without having previously submitted an abstract.

Paper Preparation
All submissions must adhere to the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) format. Note that this is a single column format. For a detailed description, please consult the Author Guidelines for the Preparation of Contributions to Springer Computer Science Proceedings (version of 26-FEB-2015 in PDF). The LaTex2e template which supports hyperlinks for the online versions can be downloaded (in zip format). As a sample, the source files of the Author Instructions are also made available by Springer. Although discouraged to use, template files for Office 2007 Word and Office 2003 Word are also provided. The authors are advised to carefully read the explanatory typing instruction documents contained within the corresponding archive file. Please note that the wide empty margins are to be expected. The LNCS series will be published in a smaller than A4 cut, and hence the margins will be rectified by the publisher.

Further instructions
Each submission should be previously unpublished work that is not currently under submission to another conference. Submissions can be (but do not have to be) anonymized. Full paper submissions are not to exceed 20 pages including references and well-formatted appendices. Full papers should make a strong technical contribution and adequately highlight the novel aspects of the work in relation to related research. Posters may present recent results or work in progress relevant to GameSec topics. Poster session submissions should be in the form of an abstract of up to one page. Abstracts must be submitted by email to the TPC Chairs Tansu Alpcan (tansu.alpcan(at) and Manos Panaousis (e.panaousis(at)

Special Track on "Validating Models"
The real world use of game- and decision-theoretic models in cyber and physical security applications requires validating them. Gathering and providing empirical evidence for or against such models is a crucial step in our field's progress. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to find a home for such pain-staking validation and empirical evidence gathering in conferences that are more focused on novelty of theoretical models and algorithms. To remedy this shortcoming, GameSec will include this year a special track on "validating models." Papers submitted to this special track will undergo the same rigorous evaluation as the normal GameSec submissions, but the emphasis will be on validation, data gathering and empirical evaluation, possibly of existing models.

GameSec 2016 Proceedings

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer as part of the LNCS series.