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PAIS 2013 : 6th International Workshop on Privacy and Anonymity in the Information Society


When Mar 22, 2013 - Mar 22, 2013
Where Genoa, Italy
Submission Deadline Dec 24, 2012
Notification Due Jan 14, 2013
Final Version Due Jan 20, 2013
Categories    privacy   databases

Call For Papers

6th International Workshop on Privacy and Anonymity in the Information Society (PAIS’13)

In conjunction with EDBT/ICDT 2013

March 22, 2013, Genoa(Italy)

* Paper submission: Monday, December 24, 2012
* Notification to authors: Monday, January 14, 2013
* Camera-ready copy due: Sunday, January 20, 2013
* Workshop date: Friday, March 22, 2013

Organizations collect vast amounts of information on individuals, and at the same time they have access to ever-increasing levels of computational power. Although this conjunction of information and power provides great benefits to society, it also threatens individual privacy. As a result legislators for many countries try to regulate the use and the disclosure of confidential information. Various privacy regulations (such as USA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Canadian Standard Association’s Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information, Australian Privacy Amendment Act, etc.) have been enacted in many countries all over the world. Data privacy and protecting individuals’ anonymity have become a mainstream avenue for research. While privacy is a topic discussed everywhere, data anonymity recently established itself as an emerging area of computer science. Its goal is to produce useful computational solutions for releasing data, while providing !
scientific guarantees that the identities and other sensitive information of the individuals who are the subjects of the data are protected.

The PAIS’13 Workshop will provide an open yet focused platform for researchers and practitioners from computer science and other fields that are interacting with computer science in the privacy area such as statistics, healthcare informatics, and law to discuss and present current research challenges and advances in data privacy and anonymity research. We welcome original research papers that present novel research ideas, position papers that discuss new technology trends and provide new insights into this area, integrative papers that present interdisciplinary research in the privacy area, as well as industry papers that share practical experiences.

* Attacks against De-identified Data
* Data Anonymity
* Differential Privacy
* Disclosure Control Techniques
* Disclosure Risk and Information Loss Assessment
* Emerging Privacy Threats
* Financial Privacy
* Genetic Privacy
* Implementing Privacy Regulations
* Integration of Security and Privacy
* Location Anonymity Techniques
* Privacy and Security for Healthcare Data
* Privacy in Social Networks
* Privacy and Security on the Web
* Privacy Implications for National Security
* Privacy Implications of Biometric Technology
* Privacy in Geographic Information Systems
* Privacy in Spatio-Temporal Databases
* Privacy in Statistical Databases
* Privacy Models
* Privacy Ontologies
* Privacy Preserving Data Mining
* Privacy Technologies
* Private Information Retrieval
* Query Execution over Sensitive Data
* Real-life Privacy Solutions
* Statistical Disclosure Control
* Wireless Privacy

* Traian Marius Truta, Northern Kentucky University, USA
* Li Xiong, Emory University, USA
* Farshad Fotouhi, Wayne State University, USA

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be extended)
* Osman Abul, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
* Maurizio Atzori, University of Cagliari, Italy
* Daniel Barth-Jones, Columbia University, USA
* Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
* Alina Campan, Northern Kentucky University, USA
* Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria, Italy
* Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR-CNR and University of Calabria, Italy
* Rinku Devri, University of Denver, USA
* Roberto Di Pietro, Università di Roma Tre, Italy
* Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili , Catalonia
* Khaled El Emam, University of Ottawa, Canada
* Gabriel Ghinita, University of Massachusetts at Boston, USA
* William Grosky, University of Michigan – Dearborn, USA
* Wei Jiang, Missouri University, USA
* Panos Kalnis, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
* Murat Kantarcioglu, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
* Jiuyong Li, University of South Australia, Australia
* Jun-Lin Lin, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
* Ashwin Machanavajjhala, Duke University, USA
* Bradley Malin, Vanderbilt University, USA
* Melek Onen, EURECOM, France
* Salvatore Ruggieri, Università di Pisa, Italy
* Pierangela Samarati, University of Milano, Italy
* Yucel Saygin, Sabanci University, Turkey
* Jianhua Shao, Cardiff University, UK
* Anna Squicciarini, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
* Divesh Srivastava, AT&T Labs-Research, USA
* Daniela Stan-Raicu, DePaul University, USA
* Dan Suciu, University of Washington, USA
* Vicenç Torra, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
* Raymond Chi-Wing Wong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
* Xiaokui Xiao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
* Philip Yu, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

We welcome original research papers that present novel research ideas, position papers that discuss new technology trends and provide new insights into this area, integrative papers that present interdisciplinary research in the privacy area, as well as industry papers that share practical experiences.

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not exceed 10 pages following ACM guidelines. Papers may be accepted for full presentation at the workshop and publication as regular papers (10 pages), or for a short/poster presentation and publication as short papers (5 pages).

Authors shall submit their papers electronically via EasyChair ( before the due date in PDF format. All accepted papers will be published in the online workshop proceedings. The proceedings of all EDBT workshops will also be published in ACM Digital Library.

Following the PAIS 2013 workshop, the authors of selected workshop papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in the Transactions on Data Privacy Journal.

At least one author of each paper is expected to participate in the PAIS’13 workshop and present his/her work.

The UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy ( is offering travel support to participants coming from "transition countries", which are nations other such as USA, Canada, Western Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Korea, etc. (other countries may also be excluded at the discretion of the UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy). For more information see:

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