PSD 2014 : Privacy in Statistical Databases
Conference Series : Privacy in Statistical Databases
Call For Papers
PRIVACY IN STATISTICAL DATABASES 2014 (PSD 2014)
***PRELIMINARY CALL FOR PAPERS: SUBMISSION DEADLINE MAY 11, 2014***
Eivissa, Balearic Islands, Sep. 17-19, 2014
1. AIMS AND GOALS
Privacy in statistical databases is about finding
tradeoffs to the tension between the increasing
societal and economical 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:
statistical agencies or survey institutes 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 2014" (PSD 2014) is
a conference sponsored and organized by
the UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy (http://unescoprivacychair.urv.cat)
with proceedings published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture
Notes in Computer Science. It purpose is to attract
world-wide, high-level research in statistical database privacy.
PSD 2014 is a successor to
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 7556,
LNCS 6344, LNCS 5262, LNCS 4302 and LNCS 3050, respectively.
Those six 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 2014 originates
in Europe, but wishes to stay a worldwide event in database
privacy and SDC. Thus,
contributions and attendees from overseas are welcome.
John Abowd (Cornell University, USA)
Elisa Bertino (CERIAS, Purdue University, USA)
Aleksandra Bujnowska (EUROSTAT, European Union)
Jordi Castro (Polytechnical University of Catalonia)
Lawrence Cox (NISS, USA)
Josep Domingo-Ferrer (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
Joerg Drechsler (IAB, Germany)
Khaled El Emam (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Mark Elliot (Manchester University, UK)
Stephen Fienberg (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Luisa Franconi (ISTAT, Italy)
Sarah Giessing (Destatis, Germany)
Julia Hoeninger (Statistik Berlin, Germany)
LlorenÃ§ Huguet (Universitat de les Illes Balears, Balearic Islands)
Anco Hundepool (The Netherlands)
Alan Karr (NISS, USA)
Julia Lane (American Institutes for Research, USA)
Bradley Malin (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Josep M. Mateo-Sanz (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
Gerome Miklau (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA)
Krish Muralidhar (University of Kentucky, USA)
Christine O'Keefe (CSIRO, Australia)
Yosef Rinott (Hebrew University, Israel)
Gerd Ronning (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
Juan JosÃ© Salazar (University of La Laguna, Spain)
Pierangela Samarati (University of Milan, Italy)
David SÃ¡nchez (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
Eric Schulte-Nordholt (Statistics Netherlands)
Natalie Shlomo (University of Southampton, UK)
Michelle Simard (Statistics Canada)
Aleksandra Slavkovic (Penn State University, USA)
Jordi Soria-Comas (TSS, Catalonia)
Tamir Tassa (The Open University, Israel)
Vicenc Torra (IIIA-CSIC, Catalonia)
Vassilios Verykios (Hellenic Open University, Greece)
William E. Winkler (Census Bureau, USA)
Peter-Paul de Wolf (Statistics Netherlands)
Laura Zayatz (Census Bureau, USA)
PROGRAM AND GENERAL CHAIR
Josep Domingo-Ferrer (UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy,
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
JoaquÃn Garcia-Alfaro (TÃ©lÃ©com SudParis, France)
Sara Hajian (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
JesÃºs ManjÃ³n (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
Tamar Molina (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
Marilina Tur (Universitat de les Illes Balears, Balearic Islands)
3. TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- New SDC methods for tabular data
- New SDC methods for microdata (including non-conventional microdata
types such as trajectories, graphics, etc.)
- Best SDC practices for tabular data
- Best SDC practices for microdata
- Balancing data quality and data confidentiality in SDC
- Differential privacy
- 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.
A submission should be clearly
marked either as an original paper or a survey. Submissions
should contain a cover letter indicating:
1) whether the submission is a survey or an original
2) the title of the submission;
3) keywords classifying the paper topic;
4) the names and affiliations of authors;
5) the e-mail, telephone and facsimile numbers of the
The submission itself should be sent as an attached
PDF file. Submission and their cover letters should
be sent to
Camera-ready versions of
accepted papers should be prepared using the LaTeX2e
style or the Word template
of Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer
Science. For LaTeX2e,
a macro package llncs.zip and an example
file typeinst.zip can be downloaded from
For Microsoft Word, a template word.zip can be
downloaded from the same page above.
We encourage authors to use the above formats already
for their submissions.
LENGTH OF SUBMISSIONS.
Using the above format with 11 point font, the paper
should be at most 12 pages excluding 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 2014 accepted papers, a selection will be made based on quality
and coverage and the selected papers will be published in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series by Springer.
This follows the tradition of PSD 2012 (LNCS 7556),
PSD 2010 (LNCS 6344), PSD 2008 (LNCS 5262),
PSD 2006 (LNCS 4302), PSD 2004 (LNCS 3050) and the
AMRADS Workshop on SDC (LNCS 2316).
The remaining accepted papers will be published in a CD with an ISBN.
It is possible to submit a paper directly for the CD, which
benefits from a later submission deadline (see CD-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 CD will be *available at the conference*.
5. IMPORTANT DATES
Submission deadline: **MAY 18, 2014** (extended)
Acceptance notification: June 20, 2014
Proceedings version due: July 3, 2014
Conference: Sep. 17-19, 2014
CD-only submission deadline: July 5, 2014
CD-only acceptance notification: July 24, 2014
CD-only proceedings version due: Aug. 3, 2014
6. VENUE AND TRAVEL
The conference will take place in downtown Eivissa-city,
in the Balearic island of Eivissa. The venue will be the building
owned by the Universitat de les Illes Balears in Eivissa-city.
Antic edifici de la ComandÃ ncia Militar
Carrer del Calvari, 1
Further venue, travel and accomodation information will
be posted in due course
A number of travel grants are made available
by the UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy, especially
for authors and delegates from transition countries.
Information on grants is posted in the conference web site.
Registration information will be posted no later
than June 2014