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Special Session
Decision Making in Information Security Management - DMISM 2014

21 - 24 October, 2014 - Rome, Italy

Within the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - KMIS 2014



Henrique Santos
Information System Department, University of Minho
Brief Bio
Henrique M. Dinis Santos received his first degree in Electric and Electronic Engineering, from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 1984. In 1996 he received the PhD degree in Computer Engineering, from the University of the Minho, Portugal and the habilitation degree in 2013, by the same institution. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Information Systems Department, University of Minho, being responsible for several graduate and postgraduate courses, as well as the supervision of several postgraduate students and coordination of several R&D projects, mainly in the Information Security area – emphasis on Intrusion Detection, biometrical technologies and Information Secuirty Management – and Computer Architecture area – emphasis on Computer Vision and Cloud Computing. He authored and co-authored several scientific publications in journals, conferences and books within his field of interests and co-authored a patent with an industrial partner, in 2012, in the biometric area. He is also the president of a national Technical Committee (CT 136) for information system security standards, and integrates frequently advice and scientific committees supporting civil, governmental and military organizations in the Information Security subject. During the second semester of 1990, under an ERASMUS program, he was teaching at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom, where he was recognized as University Academic staff.
Teresa Pereira
Computer Sciences, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo
Brief Bio
Teresa Pereira is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Superior School of Business Studies of Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal lecturing ICT and information security. Additionally, is the school Erasmus+ coordinator, since 2014. The research activity is developed at the ALGORITMI Research Centre of University of Minho, that focus on Information Security, Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense education. Since May of 2017, is a member of the joint task group of Information Systems of the Computing Curricular 2020 (CC2020) project and is also a member of the Multinational Cyber Defence Education and Training Project (MN CD E&T) NATO Smart Defence Project. Teresa research interests include Information Security Management; Information Security Risk Management; Cybersecurity; Cyberdefense; Information Management; Ontologies and Semantic Web.


Information Security Management is an issue that managers and decision makers have to deal with, especially when the organization's activity deeply depends on ITC resources. Caring about information security is no more an option, but a management objective that needs to be managed as any other organizational resource. The use of new technologies, the increase use of the Internet, the emergence of the Internet-enabled services (BYOD and IoT), software logs and mobile applications, have altogether promoted the collection of massive amounts of data, contributing to the emergence of the concept of Big Data. A growing portion of that data is directly or indirectly related to security events, creating a true nightmare to security managers. In this context, it is fundamental de adopt decision support systems in the information security domain, to support management decisions. Currently, the rapid response to the security events and the establishment of preventive actions to manage security are starting to become a competitive strategy to organizations.
This special session provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to discus practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the scope of Information Security Intelligence and all related issues.

Main topics:
- Information Security (InfoSec);
- Information Security Management (ISM);
- Decision Support System for ISM;
- Big Data within InfoSec;
- Small-to-medium Size Enterprises Security Management;
- Collaborative decision making in Security Management;
- Data Loss;
- InfoSec Risk Management;
- InfoSec Analysis;
- InfoSec monitoring and auditing;
- Ontologies to InfoSec domain;
- Security of critical information operations;
- Perception within Security Management;
- InfoSec awareness;
- InfoSec governance;
- InfoSec standards and good practices;
- InfoSec Controls;
- Risk assessment;
- Risk evaluation;
- Domain specific security management issues (Healthcare, Financial and e-Government);
- InfoSec and ISM case studies;
- Frameworks for risk management


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, DBLP, EI and SCOPUS.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


KMIS Special Sessions - DMISM 2014