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PAIS 2016 : 9th International Workshop on Privacy and Anonymity in the Information Society


When Mar 15, 2016 - Mar 15, 2016
Where Bordeaux (France)
Submission Deadline Dec 11, 2015
Notification Due Jan 8, 2016
Final Version Due Jan 18, 2016
Categories    database   privacy

Call For Papers

9th International Workshop on Privacy and Anonymity in the Information Society (PAIS’16)

In conjunction with EDBT/ICDT 2016

March 15, 2016, Bordeaux (France)

* Paper submission: Tuesday, December 11, 2015
* Notification to authors: Friday, January 8, 2016
* Camera-ready copy due: Monday, January 18, 2016
* Workshop date: Tuesday, March 15, 2015

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’16 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 in Big Data
* Privacy and Security in Cloud Computing
* Privacy and Security for Healthcare Data
* Privacy and Security in Social Networks
* Privacy and Security in Vehicle to Vehicle Connectivity
* Privacy and Security on the Web
* Privacy and Security in Geographic Information Systems
* Privacy and Security in Spatio-Temporal Databases
* Privacy and Security in Statistical Databases
* Privacy Implications for National Security
* Privacy Implications of Biometric Technology
* 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
* Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Trieste, Italy

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
* Alina Campan, Northern Kentucky University, USA
* Barbara Carminati, University of Insubria, Italy
* Rinku Dewri, University of Denver, USA
* Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili , Catalonia
* Kambiz Ghazinour, Algonquin College, Canada
* Farshad Fotouhi, Wayne State University, USA
* Gabriel Ghinita, University of Massachusetts at Boston, USA
* Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, IBM Research – Zurich, Switzerland
* Xiaoqian Jiang, University of California – San Diego, USA
* Wei Jiang, Missouri University, USA
* Murat Kantarcioglu, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
* Panagiotis Karras, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia
* Jiuyong Li, University of South Australia, Australia
* Jun-Lin Lin, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan
* Grigorios Loukides, Cardiff University, United Kingdom
* Bradley Malin, Vanderbilt University, USA
* Amirreza Masoumzadeh, University at Albany – SUNY, USA
* Salvatore Ruggieri, Università di Pisa, Italy
* Pierangela Samarati, University of Milano, Italy
* Jianhua Shao, Cardiff University, UK
* Anna Squicciarini, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
* Daniela Stan-Raicu, DePaul University, USA
* Dan Suciu, University of Washington, USA
* Yuzhe Tang, Syracuse University, 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
* Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, 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 8 pages following ACM guidelines ( Papers may be accepted for full presentation at the workshop and publication as regular papers (8 pages), or for a short/poster presentation and publication as short papers (4 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 be published by Open Proceedings and will be included in the ACM Digital Library.

Following the PAIS 2016 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 (

The presentation of any paper accepted in the PAIS 2016 workshop requires that at least one of the authors must be registered to the EDBT/ICDT conference at the regular registration rate.

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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