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Special Session
Special Session on
Information Security Intelligence for Business Decision Makers
 - ISI–BDM 2013

19 - 22 September, 2013 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Within the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - KMIS 2013


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 IT resources. Speed and flexible operations promoted by information and communication technologies leads organizations to become heavily dependent on the performance of their information systems to enhance business operations, facilitate management decision-­-making, and deploy business strategies. However, all these benefits come with the cost of increasing threats, even with the ability to shut down the organization. Caring about information security is no more an option, but a management objective. The use of new technologies, the increase use of the Internet and the emergence of the Internet-­-enabled services has promoted a growing interest in the continuously deployment of information security management, in order to ensure the reliability of the organizational information systems.
Currently Security Managers are mainly focused on the management and interpretative techniques to help decision-­-makers, governments, security consultants and researchers to correctly evaluate the massive amounts of data generated by security controls. The analysis of these massive and complex data is extremely difficult, but essential to achieve new discoveries and make efficient business decisions. This special session provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the scope of Information Security Intelligence and all related issues.

Main topics:
- Information Security;
- Information Security Management;
- Small-to-medium Size Enterprises Security Management;
- Collaborative Decision Making;
- Data Loss;
- Information Security Risk Management;
- Information Security Analysis;
- Information Security Monitoring and Auditing;
- Ontologies to Information Security Domain;
- Information Operations;
- Perception Management;
- Information Security Education;
- Information Security Governance;
- Standards and Good Practices;
- Information Security Controls;
- Risk Assessment;
- Risk Evaluation;
- Domain Specific Security Management Issues (Healthcare, Financial and e-Government);
- Case Studies;
- Frameworks for Risk Management.


Paper Submission: July 3, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 16, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 30, 2013 (expired)


Mário Antunes, DEI, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Luís Barreto, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal
João Barroso, ECT, INESC TEC and Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Ralf Braga, Strategic Business & Founder at ShadowSEC & Director, International Communications at Syndicus Information Security LLP, Portugal
Paulo Coelho, KPMG, Portugal
Paulo Cortez, Departamento De Sistemas De Informação, University of Minho, Portugal
António Cunha, Engineering, UTAD - Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Rui Gomes, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal
M. C. J. C. S. Reis, Engineering (IEETA), Department of Engineering, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Filipe Pinto, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Jorge Ribeiro, Computer Sciences, Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Manuel F. Santos, Information Systems Department, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Portugal
Carlos Serodio, Departamento De Engenharias, Unicersidade De Trás-os-montes E Alto-douro, Portugal
Carlos Serrão, ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Rui Shantilal, INTEGRITY, Portugal


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 and Templates.
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system at:


All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.
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All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


KMIS Special Sessions - ISI–BDM 2013