PSD: Privacy in Statistical Databases



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Event When Where Deadline
PSD 2024 Privacy in Statistical Databases 2024
Sep 25, 2023 - Sep 27, 2023 Nice, France May 24, 2024
Sep 21, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022 Paris May 22, 2022
Sep 23, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020 Tarragona, Catalonia Jun 1, 2020
PSD 2014 Privacy in Statistical Databases
Sep 17, 2014 - Sep 19, 2014 Eivissa, Balearic Islands May 18, 2014
PSD 2008 Privacy in Statistical Databases
Sep 24, 2008 - Sep 26, 2008 Istanbul, Turkey May 25, 2008

Present CFP : 2024


Nice, France, Sep. 25-27, 2024

Submission deadline: MAY 19, 2024


Privacy in statistical databases is about finding tradeoffs to the tension between the increasing societal and economic demand for accurate information and the legal and ethical obligation to protect the privacy of individuals and enterprises which are the respondents providing the statistical data. In the case of statistical databases, the motivation for respondent privacy is one of survival: data collectors cannot expect to collect accurate information from individual or corporate respondents unless these feel the privacy of their responses is guaranteed.

Beyond respondent privacy, there are two additional privacy dimensions to be considered: privacy for the data owners (organizations owning or gathering the data, who would not like to share the data they have collected at great expense) and privacy for the users (those who submit queries to the database and would like their analyses to stay private).

"Privacy in Statistical Databases 2024" (PSD 2024) is a conference sponsored and organized by the UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy ( with proceedings published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science. The purpose of PSD 2022 is to attract world-wide, high-level research in statistical database privacy.

PSD 2024 is a successor to PSD 2022 (Paris, Sep. 21-23, 2022), PSD 2020 (Tarragona, Sep. 23-25, 2020), PSD 2018 (València, Sep. 26-28, 2018), PSD 2016 (Dubrovnik, Sep. 14-16, 2016), PSD 2014 (Eivissa, Sep. 17-19, 2014), PSD 2012 (Palermo, Sep. 26-28, 2012), PSD 2010 (Corfu, Sep. 22-24, 2010), PSD 2008 (Istanbul, Sep. 24-26, 2008), PSD 2006 (Rome, Dec. 13-15, 2006) and PSD 2004 (Barcelona, June 9-11, 2004), all with proceedings published by Springer in LNCS 13463, LNCS 12276, LNCS 11126, LNCS 9867, LNCS 8744, LNCS 7556, LNCS 6344, LNCS 5262, LNCS 4302 and LNCS 3050, respectively. Those nine PSD conferences follow a tradition of high-quality technical conferences on SDC which started with "Statistical Data Protection-SDP'98", held in Lisbon in 1998 and with proceedings published by OPOCE, and continued with the AMRADS project SDC Workshop, held in Luxemburg in 2001 and with proceedings published in Springer LNCS 2316

Like the aforementioned preceding conferences, PSD 2024 originates in Europe, but wishes to stay a worldwide event in database privacy and SDC. Thus, contributions and attendees from overseas are welcome.



To be announced


Josep Domingo-Ferrer (UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)


Melek Onen (Eurecom, France)


Joaquín Garcia-Alfaro (Télécom SudParis, France)
Jesús A. Manjón (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

New anonymization methods for tabular data
New anonymization methods for microdata (including non-conventional microdata types such as trajectories, graphs, etc.)
Best anonymization practices for tabular data
Best anonymization practices for microdata
Co-utility for privacy preservation
Big data anonymization
Mobility data anonymization
Streaming data anonymization
Decentralized anonymization
Balancing data quality and data confidentiality in SDC
Differential privacy and other privacy models
Synthetic data
SDC transparency issues
Onsite access centers
Remote access facilities
SDC software
Estimating disclosure risk in SDC
Record linkage methods
Real-life disclosure scenarios in EU-member states and abroad
Privacy-preserving data mining (both cryptographic and non-cryptographic)
Private information retrieval
Privacy in web-based e-commerce
Privacy in healthcare
Privacy in official and corporate statistics
Other data anonymization issues


Full papers containing either original technical contributions or high-quality surveys on the above topics or on related topics are sought.

Camera-ready versions of accepted papers should be prepared using the LaTeX2estyle or the Word template of Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science. For LaTeX2e, a macro package and an example file can be downloaded from For Microsoft Word, a template can be downloaded from the same page above.

We encourage authors to use the above formats for their submissions.

Easychair submission link of PSD 2024:


Using the above format with 11-point font, the paper should be at most 12 pages excluding the bibliography and appendices, and at most 16 pages total. Committee members are not required to read appendices; the paper should be intelligible without them. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.


Among PSD 2024 accepted papers, a selection will be made based on quality and coverage. The selected papers will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series by Springer. This follows the tradition of the previous PSD conferences.

The remaining accepted papers will be published in a USB with an ISBN. It is possible to submit a paper directly for the USB, which benefits from a later submission deadline (see USB-only dates below).

The form of publication of an accepted paper will be clearly specified in the acceptance message. Both, the LNCS volume and the USB papers will be available at the conference.


Submission deadline: May 19, 2024
Acceptance notification: June 21, 2024
Proceedings version due: June 30, 2024
USB-only submission deadline: June 30, 2024
USB-only acceptance notification: July 11, 2024
USB-only proceedings version due: July 17, 2024
Conference: Sep. 25-27, 2022


To be announced.

The information will be posted in due course at


Registration information will be posted no later than May 2024 at

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