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IWPE 2023 : Ninth International Workshop on Privacy Engineering (IWPE'23)


When Jul 3, 2023 - Jul 3, 2023
Where Delft, Netherlands
Submission Deadline Mar 30, 2023
Notification Due Apr 28, 2023
Final Version Due May 8, 2023
Categories    privacy   security   data protection

Call For Papers

CFP: Ninth International Workshop on Privacy Engineering (IWPE'23)
co-located with the IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy
July 3rd, 2023 - Delft (Netherlands)

Deadline of paper submission: March 30, 2023 (extended!)
Notification of acceptance: April 28, 2023
Accepted Paper camera ready: May 8, 2023
(non-archival option available)
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 9th International Workshop on Privacy Engineering (IWPE'23).

Ongoing news reports regarding global surveillance programs, massive personal data breaches in corporate databases, and notorious examples of personal tragedies due to privacy violations have intensified societal demands for privacy-friendly systems. In response, current legislative and standardization processes worldwide aim to strengthen individual’s privacy by introducing legal, organizational and technical frameworks that personal data collectors and processors must follow.

However, in practice, these initiatives alone are not enough to guarantee that organizations and software developers will be able to identify and adopt appropriate privacy engineering techniques in their daily practices. It is also difficult to systematically evaluate whether the systems developed comply with legal frameworks, provide necessary technical assurances, and fulfill users’ privacy requirements. It is evident that research is needed in developing techniques and tools that can aid the translation of legal and normative concepts, as well as user expectations into systems requirements. Furthermore, methods that can support organizations and engineers in developing systems that address these requirements are of increasing value.

In this context, privacy engineering research is emerging as an important topic. Engineers are increasingly expected to build and maintain privacy-preserving and data-protection compliant systems in domains such as health, energy, transportation, social computing, law enforcement, public services; based on different infrastructures such as cloud, grid, or mobile. While there is a consensus on the benefits of an engineering approach to privacy, concrete proposals for models, methods, techniques and tools that support engineers and organizations in this endeavor are few and in need of immediate attention.

To cover this gap, the topics of the International Workshop on Privacy Engineering (IWPE) focus on all the aspects of privacy engineering, ranging from its theoretical foundations, engineering approaches, and support infrastructures, to its practical application in projects of different scale. Specifically, we are seeking the following kinds of papers:
technical papers that illustrate the engineering or application of a novel formalism, method or other research finding (e.g., a privacy enhancing protocol) with preliminary evaluation;
experience and practice papers that describe a case study, challenges or lessons learned in a specific domain;
early evaluations of tools and other infrastructure that support privacy-related tasks;
interdisciplinary studies or critical reviews of existing privacy engineering concepts, methods, tools and frameworks;
vision papers that take a clear position informed by evidence based on a thorough literature review.

IWPE’23 welcomes papers that focus on novel solutions on the recent developments in the general area of privacy engineering. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Integrating law and policy compliance into the development process
Privacy or data protection impact assessments in the engineering context
Privacy engineering and data-driven software development
Privacy engineering in machine learning and AI
Privacy engineering and data subject access rights and data portability
Privacy risk management models
Technical standards, heuristics and best practices for privacy engineering
User privacy and data protection requirements
Management of privacy requirements with other system requirements
Privacy-preserving architectures for databases, networks, and the cloud
Privacy engineering in the context of interaction design and usability
Validation and verification of privacy properties and requirements
Engineering Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs)
Integration of PETs into systems or the development ecosystem
Tools and formal languages supporting privacy engineering
Teaching and training privacy engineering
Pilots and real-world applications
Evaluation of privacy engineering methods, technologies and tools
Organizational, legal, political and economic aspects of privacy engineering
This topic list is not meant to be exhaustive, as IWPE is interested in all aspects of privacy engineering.
We solicit short position papers (up to 4 pages) and long papers reporting technical, research or industry experience (up to 8 pages) on all dimensions of the privacy engineering domain. IWPE offers the choice of archival and non-archival paper submissions. Each paper, written in English, must follow IEEE Proceedings format.
Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will attend the workshop to present the paper. All papers must be submitted via EasyChair at
IWPE offers the choice of archival and non-archival paper submissions. The non-archival option is offered to avoid precluding future submissions to area-specific venues. Accepted archival submissions will be published in IEEE eXplore, which is indexed by EI Engineering Index, ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI-S), Scopus, etc.

If you have any questions regarding IWPE'23, please contact

IWPE’23 Organizing Committee
Jose M. del Alamo
Isabel Wagner
Kim Wuyts
Meiko Jensen
Isabel Barberá

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