Workshop hosted at HCI 2011 | Newcastle UK

Tuesday 5th July 2011

The field of human-computer interaction (HCI) is increasingly taking interest in the field of computer security and privacy due to the still recent recognition that designing secure systems requires a truly mixed discipline approach that incorporates experts ranging from: computer science, design, psychology, to sociology, economics and law.

The increased involvement of HCI researchers had led to the increased awareness within the security and privacy community of design strategies such as user-centred design (and particular instantiations such as participatory design), and research methods such as human subjects experiments. The theme of HCI 2011 is “Health, Wealth and Happiness“, with a specific emphasis on supporting wellbeing. As many aspects of our lives move online, wellbeing in our modern society requires the ability to conduct oneself online in a manner that doesn’t result in financial theft, breaches of privacy nor falling victim to any other seemingly invisible online threat.

Building upon the success of last year’s PUMP 2010, this workshop is intended to be an interactive day of discussions and presentations open to attendees with all levels of familiarity with the area. We seek to bring together researchers in the fast-moving field of usable privacy and security to a European venue to discuss current and future directions, and promote community cohesion, in an interactive one-day workshop.

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