VISM - International Workshop on Visualization and Information Security Management



First International Workshop on
Visualization and Information Security Management

To be held in conjunction with the 22st DEXA conference (

Toulouse, FranceIRIT, Paul Sabatier University

August 29th - September 2nd, 2011

In today's global economy, where conditions change often and rapidly, the efficient, effective as well as continuous management of information security has become a central issue. Exercising for instance strong computer security is a company’s crucial task in order to strengthen the resilience of IT systems against arising threats. However, the most sophisticated technical security techniques will fail, if there is no adequate management attention enabling proper planning, design and implementation of these techniques. At this point, visualization plays a fundamental role in mining, aggregating and presenting relevant information.
The purpose of this conference is to act as an interdisciplinary platform for decision-makers, academics, and professionals interested in the development and application of concepts as well as technology in ensuring the sustainable use and management of information. Several orientations of research can be imagined, and we welcome submissions coming from various disciplinary or methodological horizons. We are keen to encourage practitioners to contribute as well as academics and we would like to encourage proposals dealing in particular with one of the following aspects.

Topics of interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Business Continuity
Cost/Benefit Analysis
Data Hiding Techniques
Data Recovery
Digital Evidence
Digital Evidence Extraction Techniques
Digital Evidence Search Techniques
Digital Forensic Information Visualization
Digital Forensics
Disaster Recovery
Identity Management    
Information Assurance
Information Security Management
Information Security Metrics and Measurement
Insider Threats
IT Governance and Compliance
IT Service Continuity
Management and Virtualization Tools
Risk Management
Security Awareness and Education
Security Culture
Security Requirements Engineering
Standards, Best Practices and Certification




Submission Deadline: March 20th, 2011 April 1st, 2011 (extended)
Author Notification: April 20th, 2011
Author Registration: May 20th, 2011
Proceedings Version: May 20th, 2011
Conference/Workshop: August 29th – September 02nd, 2011

Workshop Organizers

Stefan Jakoubi, Secure Business Austria, Austria
Simon Tjoa, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research and application papers that are not being considered in another forum. Manuscripts will be limited to 5 two-column pages (IEEE Proceeding style) including figures and references. Please follow the  IEEE Computer Society's Conference Publishing Services Author Guidelines to prepare your papers. Authors of accepted papers are requested to sign the IEEE copyright form. The author guidelines can be found at

Papers have to be electronically (PDF, DOC) submitted via the DEXA submission system (  

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to attend the conference and present the paper. Papers accepted for presentation will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press as proceedings of the DEXA 2011 workshops.


Stefan Jakoubi
Secure Business Austria

Simon Tjoa
St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences