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PrivIno 2024 : Privacy Symposium 2024


When Jun 10, 2024 - Jun 14, 2024
Where Venice, Italy
Submission Deadline Jan 31, 2024
Notification Due Mar 31, 2024
Final Version Due May 1, 2024
Categories    privacy   security   data protection   law

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
Scientific Track of the Privacy Symposium 2024
(June 10-14, 2024, Venice, Italy)

Submissions due: *January 31, 2024 (extended!)*
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2024
Final/camera ready paper due: May 1, 2024
Conference dates: June 10–14, 2024.

The Privacy Symposium is an international conference that aims to promote international dialogue, cooperation and knowledge sharing on data protection, compliance, and innovative technologies. It brings legal and technology experts together with researchers, authorities, business representatives and professionals. The conference is attended (either as presenter, panellist, or participant) by leading experts and high-ranked representatives from policy and business from all over the world.
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This call for papers concerns the scientific track of the symposium.

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) had its 5th anniversary in full force in May 2023. Undebatable, it triggered a chain reaction with many other jurisdictions adapting their own regulations, which is often told as a success story. However, is it though? The original proposition was to improve compliance with data protection law in the EU by harmonization. In particular with other emerging regulations in mind (regulating data flows, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity), was this overall goal achieved? Did other jurisdictions improve compliance to their privacy legislation? How did technology support or inhibit the uptake of good privacy practices?

The conference at large, but also the scientific track, therefore studies the following questions: what can we learn from more than 5 years of living the GDPR, what have other jurisdictions learned from the EU, and what can the EU learn from them? What can technology contribute?

We solicit papers that present original research addressing challenges related to data protection compliance with innovative technologies. In particular, we welcome multidisciplinary work that combines legal, technical, and societal expertise. We accept research and academic papers, as well as industry and practitioner papers with a solid scientific foundation.

Submitted papers will undergo a thorough peer review. All submissions will receive at least 3 reviews by our multidisciplinary programme committee. Top quality papers will be invited for presentation. Accepted papers will be published in the Springer conference proceedings and the Springer-Link Digital Library. They will also be indexed by leading Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases like Scopus, DBLP, ISI, Google Scholar, etc. Papers of particular merit will be recommended for a potential special issue in an international journal. There will also be a best paper award.

Authors presenting their accepted papers will receive a reduction on their registration fee. Moreover, participating as an academic offers a unique opportunity to engage with leading experts and high-ranked representatives from policy and business from all over the world that also attend the symposium.

We particularly encourage submissions that fall under one of the following thematic areas:
• Track 1: Law and Data Protection
– multidisciplinary approaches, arbitration, and balance in data protection,
– international law and comparative law in data protection and compliance,
– competition law and data protection,
– cross-border data transfer approaches and solutions,
– international evolution of data protection regulations,
– interaction between regulations, standards, and soft law in data protection,
– data subject rights and data portability.
• Track 2: Technology and Compliance
– emerging technologies compliance with data protection regulation,
– privacy in blockchain and distributed ledger technology,
– data protection compliance in Internet of Things, edge, and cloud computing,
– privacy-preserving mobility and connected vehicles,
– smart cities and data protection,
– privacy enhancing technologies (PET), anonymization and pseudonymization,
– privacy by design and by default,
– privacy engineering,
– data sovereignty.
• Track 3: Cybersecurity and Data Protection
– privacy-aware threat monitoring,
– security by design for data protection,
– privacy-aware and compliant authentication and authorization,
– identity theft and identity usurpation.
• Track 4: Data Protection in Practice
– audit and certification methodologies,
– domain-specific data protection best practices (e.g. in health),
– privacy engineering in practice,
– innovation management and data protection,
– economic models and impact of data protection and compliance management.
• Track 5: AI for Data Protection and Data Protection for AI
– AI for data protection: machine learning and privacy policies, AI-supported privacy decisions, smart assistants and privacy
– data protection for AI: privacy-preserving federated learning, data altruism and consent in training models, data protection and AI risk assessments

Papers shall be in English and up to 20 pages, shorter papers are encouraged. Authors are invited to use preferably the LNCS’s Latex template or the MS Word Template, available through this link:

Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process. All submissions must be done through EasyChair online submission system at:
Submitted papers must not be currently under review in any other conference or journal and must not have been published previously. Final papers accepted for publication must conform to the LNCS Formatting Guidelines. The Privacy Symposium conference series takes the protection of intellectual property seriously. Accordingly, all submissions will be screened for plagiarism using a plagiarism tool. By submitting your work, you agree to allow Springer to screen your work.

Different patronage packages are available to organizations that would be interested to get visibility at the conference and can be requested via mail to
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For specific questions on the call for papers, you can contact

Programme Chairs
• Stefan Schiffner, BHH Hamburg, Germany
• Meiko Jensen, Karlstad University, Sweden
• Jaap-Henk Hoepman, Radboud University and University of Groningen, The Netherlands
• Maria Grazia Porcedda, Trinity College Dublin

Programme Committee
• Florian Adamsky, Hof University of Applied Sciences
• Bettina Berendt, TU Berlin
• Alessandro Bernes, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
• Wilhelmina Maria Botes, SnT, University of Luxembourg
• Athena Bourka, ENISA
• Sebastien Canard, Orange Labs
• Roberto Cascella, ECSO Secretariat
• Afonso Ferreira, CNRS, IRIT
• Michael Friedewald, Fraunhofer ISI
• Meiko Jensen, Karlstad University
• Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
• Stephan Krenn, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
• Christiane Kuhn, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
• Gabriele Lenzini, SnT, University of Luxembourg
• Elwira Macierzynska, Kozminski University
• Joachim Meyer, Tel Aviv University
• Sebastian Pape, Goethe University Frankfurt
• Davy Preuveneers, KU Leuven
• Delphine Reinhardt, University of G ̈ottingen
• Arnold Roosendaal, Privacy Company
• Arianna Rossi, SnT, University of Luxembourg
• Steve Taylor, University of Southampton
• Marıa Cristina Timon Lopez, Universidad de Murcia
• Julian Valero-Torrijos, University of Murcia

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