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PSD 2014 : Privacy in Statistical Databases


Conference Series : Privacy in Statistical Databases
When Sep 17, 2014 - Sep 19, 2014
Where Eivissa, Balearic Islands
Submission Deadline May 18, 2014
Notification Due Jun 20, 2014
Final Version Due Jul 3, 2014
Categories    database   privacy

Call For Papers

Eivissa, Balearic Islands, Sep. 17-19, 2014



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 (

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)

Llorenç 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 José Salazar (University of La Laguna, Spain)

Pierangela Samarati (University of Milan, Italy)

David Sánchez (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)


Josep Domingo-Ferrer (UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy,

Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)


Joaquín Garcia-Alfaro (Télécom SudParis, France)

Sara Hajian (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)

Jesús Manjón (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)

Tamar Molina (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)

Marilina Tur (Universitat de les Illes Balears, Balearic Islands)



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

contact author.

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 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 already

for their 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*.



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



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 Comandà ncia Militar

Carrer del Calvari, 1

E-07800 Eivissa

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


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