Important Dates

Workshop: Sunday, August 12, 2018


WAY 2018 will be co-located with SOUPS 2018 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, MD, USA.

WAY will be held in Dover C Room.


The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to share experiences, concerns, and ideas about known and new authentication techniques. We are interested in discussing methods of evaluating the impact and usability of various authentication techniques, and ideas about novel authentication techniques that are secure, robust and usable.

Authentication, or the act of proving that someone is who they claim to be, is a cornerstone of security. The importance of authentication continues to grow as users must prove their identity to maintain a continuous presence with a wide variety of computing devices and services.

The goal of this workshop is to explore these and related topics across the broad range of contexts, including enterprise systems, personal systems, and especially mobile and embedded systems (such as healthcare, smart home, IoT, and wearable systems). This workshop provides an informal and interdisciplinary setting at the intersection of security, psychological, and behavioral science.

Workshop papers will be made available on the conference webpage but are considered non-archival. WAY fosters a supportive and constructive environment for sharing ideas and giving feedback. We welcome submissions about new and ongoing work, as well as completed projects.


Workshop General Chairs

Larry Koved, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Elizabeth Stobert, Concordia University

Program Co-Chairs

Heather Crawford, Florida Institute of Technology
Elizabeth Stobert, Concordia University

Program Committee

Adam Aviv, U.S. Naval Academy
Zinaida Benenson, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Maximilian Golla, Ruhr-University Bochum
Ghassen Kilani, Florida Institute of Technology
Vijay Kothari, Dartmouth College
Lydia Kraus, Masaryk University
Nathan Malkin, University of California, Berkeley
Kopo Marvin Ramokapane, Lancaster University
Elham Vaziripour, Brigham Young University
Jonathan Voris, New York Institute of Technology