GameSec 2022

Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security

October 26-28, 2022, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Call for Papers

The 13th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec-22) will take place from October 26-28, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. With the rapid development of information, automation, and communication technology, the security of these emerging systems is more important now than ever. GameSec 2022 focuses on the 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 2022 invites novel, high-quality theoretical and empirical contributions, which leverage decision theory and game theory to address security problems and related problems such as privacy, trust, or bias in emerging systems. 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 interdisciplinary connections between game theory, control, distributed optimization, adversarial reasoning, machine learning, mechanism design, behavioral analysis, risk assessments, and security, reputation, trust and privacy problems.

GameSec-22 is planned to be a physical event. Requests of remote attendance, e.g., due to visa issues or travel restrictions, may be accommodated if necessary. For details on up-to-date Covid regulations click here.

Main Topics

  • Game theory, control, and mechanism design for security and privacy
  • Decision making and decision theory for cybersecurity and security requirements engineering
  • Security and privacy for the Internet-of-Things, cyber-physical systems, cloud computing, resilient control systems, and critical infrastructure
  • Pricing, economic incentives, security investments, and cyber insurance for dependable and secure systems
  • Risk assessment and security risk management
  • Security and privacy of wireless and mobile communications, including user location privacy
  • Socio-technological and behavioral approaches to security
  • Empirical and experimental studies with game, control, or optimization theory-based analysis for security and privacy
  • Behavioral science, decision making, heuristics, and biases
  • Modeling and analysis of deception for security within a game-theoretic framework
  • Adversarial or strategic machine learning and the role of AI in system security
  • Learning in games for security (new topic this year)
  • Game-theoretic or decision-theoretic analysis for the control of epidemics/virus propagation (new topic this year)
  • Decision and game theory for blockchain security (new topic this year)

Important Dates

Date Description
July 6, 2022 Abstract submission (optional)
July 27, 2022 (extended) Paper submission
Aug 31, 2022 Decision notification
September 14, 2022 Camera-ready submission
October 26 – October 28, 2022 Conference

Submission Guideline for Papers


GameSec-22 proceedings will be published in Springer Lecture Notes of Computer Science.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to Haifeng Xu or Yezekael Hayel.