GameSec 2021

Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security

October 25 - 27, 2021, Prague, Czech Republic* (Online Conference)

Call for Papers

Modern societies are becoming dependent on information, automation, and communication technologies more than ever. Managing the security of the emerging systems, many of them safety critical, poses significant challenges. The 12th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security will take place from October 25-27, 2021 as an online event, jointly organized by the Czech Technical University in Prague and Carnegie Mellon University. It focuses on protection of heterogeneous, large-scale and dynamic cyber-physical systems as well as managing security risks faced by critical infrastructures through rigorous and practically relevant analytical methods. GameSec 2021 invites novel, high-quality theoretical and practically relevant contributions, which apply decision and game theory to security problems. The goal of the conference is to bring together academic, government, and industrial researchers in an effort to identify and discuss the major challenges and recent results that highlight the connections between game theory, control, distributed optimization, machine learning, economic incentives, real-world security, reputation, trust and privacy problems. This year, GameSec 2021 provides a special track to researchers involved in the behavioral aspects of decision and game theory in security problems.

Special Track on "Behavioral Decision and Game Theory"
Game theory traditionally presumes a utility maximization paradigm in the prediction of behavior, yet empirical research shows that humans follow more complex patterns of behavior. Comprehensive security needs to address the human factor, since security highly depends on human-machine teaming and human understanding, adherence and trust on security mechanisms. This track invites research that addresses behavioral aspects of decision and game theory relevant to security models, including models of human behavior, and experimental approaches to security. For submissions, please use the topic "Behavioral Decision and Game Theory."

Call for Demos
This year's conference will introduce a special session for work in progress that may not yet have reached a level of maturity to submit a full research paper, but nonetheless may show some nice algorithms or implementation to discuss with fellows from the community. We explicitly invite people to show their ongoing work at the conference, such as new or updated algorithms, implementations, etc. in a live session or pre-recorded video of at most 10min. Topics are as for the main conference, with the focus here being on practical matters of computation in game theory. The goal is to generate interest and get informed about practical solutions and computational methods in game theory, seeing them at work in addition to reading about them in research papers.

For the submission, please fill out this form with basic information about the planned demonstration. The abstracts will be reviewed by the TPC and Conference chairs, but will not appear in the proceedings. Instead, they will be put on the conference website, with an optional link to your demonstration video.

Demo Submission Link: here

The call for papers is available for download in [PDF] and [TXT] formats.

Best Paper Awards

We thank our sponsor Springer for sponsoring a best paper award with a prize of 1000 EUR.

Important Dates

Date Description
July 26th, 2021
August 9th, 2021
Abstract submission (optional)
August 2nd, 2021
August 16th, 2021
Paper submission
September 5th, 2021
September 12th, 2021
September 15th, 2021
Decision notification
September 12th, 2021
September 19th, 2021
September 22th, 2021
Camera-ready submission

Technical Program Committee

Below is a current and incomplete list of TPC members.

TPC Members:

Conference Sponsors and Supporters

We thank all our sponsors for their kind support.

GameSec 2021 Proceedings

GameSec 2021 proceedings will be published by Springer as part of the LNCS series. The proceedings are available here.