GameSec 2012

Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security

November 5-6, 2012, Budapest, Hungary

2012 Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security

Photo: Budapest GameSec 2012, the third Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security will take place in Budapest, Hungary on November 5-6, 2012


  • [Updated] Online registration is available HERE
  • [Updated 25/10/2012] List of posters is available now
  • [Updated 10/10/2012] Hotel reservation deadline has been extended to October 15
  • [Updated 09/10/2012] Early registration end has been extended to October 18
  • Registration is open !!!
  • Technical program is available !!!


Securing complex and networked systems and managing associated risks become increasingly important as they play an indispensible role in modern life at the turn of the information age. Concurrently, security of ubiquitous communication, data, and computing pose novel research challenges. Security is a multi-faceted problem due to the complexity of underlying hardware, software, and network interdependencies as well as human and social factors. It involves decision making in multiple levels and multiple time scales, given the limited resources available to both malicious attackers and administrators defending networked systems. For example, the resources vary from bandwidth, computing, and energy at the machine level to manpower and scheduling at the organizational level.

The GameSec conference aims to bring together researchers who aim to establish a theoretical foundation for making resource allocation decisions that balance available capabilities and perceived security risks in a principled manner. The conference focuses on analytical models based on game, information, communication, optimization, decision, and control theories that are applied to diverse security topics. At the same time, the connection between theoretical models and real world security problems are emphasized to establish the important feedback loop between theory and practice. Observing the scarcity of venues for researchers who try to develop a deeper theoretical understanding of the underlying incentive and resource allocation issues in security, we believe that GameSec will fill an important void and serve as a distinguished forum of highest standards for years to come.

Conference Topics

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Security games
  • Security and risk management
  • Mechanism design and incentives in security
  • Decentralized security algorithms
  • Security of networked systems
  • Security of Web-based services and social networks
  • Intrusion and anomaly detection
  • Resource allocation for security
  • Optimized response to malware
  • Identity management
  • Privacy and security
  • Reputation and trust
  • Infrastructure security
  • Security and trust in safety critical systems
  • Supply chain security management
  • Evolution, biology, security and trust
  • Virtualization and security
  • Composite trust in man-machine systems
  • Security in control and inference systems
  • Security and trust in the future Internet
  • Information security and watermarking
  • Physical layer security in wireless networks
  • Information theoretic aspects of security
  • Adversarial machine learning
  • Distributed learning for security
  • Cross-layer security
  • Usability and security
  • Human behavior, security and trust
  • Dynamic control of security systems
  • Organizational aspects of risk management
  • Cooperation and competition in security
  • Composable security
  • Security economics
  • Health care IT security and privacy
  • Statistical mechanics games and security
  • Hardware-software co-design for security
  • Multimedia security
  • Security and trust metrics, measurements and standards
  • and more...

Financial Support

We are grateful to our main supporter, the Office of Naval Research Global (ONR Global) to support the conference through the "Collaborative Science Program (CSP)".

  • Office of Naval Research Global (ONR Global)

    Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Naval Research Global.

    The conference is supported by Office of Naval Research Global, and that the content of the information does not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the United States Government and no official endorsement should be inferred.

Conference Sponsors

We thank all our sponsors for their kind support.

  • Springer
  • IEEE CSS Technical Co-sponsorship
  • In cooperation with ACM SIGSAC