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WPES 2015 : Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society


When Oct 12, 2015 - Oct 16, 2015
Where Denver, Colorado, USA
Submission Deadline Jun 17, 2015
Notification Due Jul 19, 2015
Final Version Due Jul 29, 2015
Categories    privacy   security   computer privacy   computer security

Call For Papers

Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2015)
Denver, Colorado, USA - October 12, 2015
Abstracts Due: June 12th, 2015; Submissions Due: June 17th, 2015

The increased power and interconnectivity of computer systems available today create the ability to store and process large amounts of data, resulting in networked information accessible from anywhere at any time. It is becoming easier to collect, exchange, access, process, and link information. This global scenario has inevitably resulted in an increasing degree of awareness with respect to privacy. Privacy issues have been the subject of public debates, and the need for privacy-aware policies, regulations, and techniques has been widely recognized. The goal of this workshop is to discuss the problems of privacy in the global interconnected societies and possible solutions to them.

The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of electronic privacy, as well as experimental studies of fielded systems. We encourage submissions from other communities such as law and business that present these communities' perspectives on technological issues. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

anonymity, pseudonymity, and unlinkability
crowdsourcing for privacy and security
data correlation and leakage attacks
data security and privacy
electronic communication privacy
economics of privacy
information dissemination control
models, languages, and techniques for big data protection
personally identifiable information
privacy-aware access control
privacy and anonymity on the Web
privacy in cloud and grid systems
privacy and confidentiality management
privacy and data mining
privacy in the digital business
privacy in the electronic records
privacy enhancing technologies
privacy in health care and public administration
privacy and human rights
privacy metrics
privacy in mobile systems
privacy in outsourced scenarios
privacy policies
privacy vs. security
privacy in social networks
privacy threats
privacy and virtual identity
privacy through accountability
public records and personal privacy
user profiling
wireless privacy
privacy in online education

Paper Submissions

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal, conference, or workshop with proceedings. Regular submissions should be at most 10 pages in the ACM double-column format (templates available here), excluding well-marked appendices, and at most 12 pages total. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, and so the paper should be intelligible without them. Submissions should not be anonymized. The workshop will also consider short submissions of up to 4 pages for results that are preliminary or that simply require few pages to describe. Authors of regular submitted papers will indicate at the time of submission whether they would like their paper to also be considered for publication as a short paper (4 proceedings pages).

Submissions are to be made to the submission web site:

You will be requested to upload the file of your paper (in PDF format only). Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Papers must be received by the deadline of June 10, 2015 June 17, 2015 to be considered. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors by July 19, 2015. The camera ready must be prepared by July 29, 2015 (firm). Proceedings of the workshop will be published by ACM on a CD, available to the workshop attendees. Papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library, with a specific ISBN. Each accepted paper must be presented by an author, who will have to be registered by the early-bird registration deadline.

Important dates

Abstract registration due: June 12 11:59pm UTC -11
Paper submission due: June 10 11:59pm UTC -11 June 17 11:59pm UTC -11
Notification to authors: July 19, 2015
Camera ready due: July 29, 2015


General Chair (ACM CCS 2015 General Chair)

Indrajit Ray - Colorado State University, US

Program Chairs

Nicholas Hopper - University of Minnesota, US
Rob Jansen - Naval Research Laboratory, US

Publicity Chairs

Dieudonne Mulamba - Colorado State University, US
Dongwan Shin - New Mexico Tech, US

Program Committee

Mashael AlSabah - Qatar University, QA
Kevin Bauer - MIT Lincoln Laboratory, US
Roksana Boreli - National ICT, AU
Aylin Caliskan-Islam - Drexel University, US
Nicolas Christin - Carnegie Mellon University, US
George Danezis - University College London, UK
Anupam Datta - Carnegie Mellon University, US
Emiliano De Cristofaro - University College London, UK
Serge Egelman - ICSI, US
Julien Freudiger - Palo Alto Research Center, US
Urs Hengartner - University of Waterloo, CA
Ryan Henry - Indiana University, US
Amir Houmansadr - University of Massachusetts Amherst, US
Aaron Johnson - Naval Research Laboratory, US
Rob Johnson - Stony Brook University, US
Murat Kantarcioglu - University of Texas at Dallas, US
Aniket Kate - Saarland University, DE
Florian Kerschbaum - SAP, DE
Janne Lindqvist - Rutgers University, US
Damon McCoy - George Mason University, US
Aleecia McDonald - Stanford University, US
Prateek Mittal - Princeton University, US
Olga Ohrimenko - Microsoft Research, UK
Catuscia Palamidessi - INRIA, FR
Karen Renaud - University of Glasgow, UK
Max Schuchard - University of Minnesota, US
Reza Shokri - University of Texas at Austin, US
Carmela Troncoso - Gradiant, ES
David Wolinsky - Yale University, US
Ting Yu - North Carolina State University, US

Steering Committee

Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati - Università degli Studi di Milano, IT
Sushil Jajodia - George Mason University, US
Pierangela Samarati - Università degli Studi di Milano, IT
Paul Syverson - Naval Research Laboratory, US

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