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WPES 2016 : 15th Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society


Conference Series : Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society
When Oct 24, 2016 - Oct 24, 2016
Where Vienna, Austria
Submission Deadline Jul 27, 2016
Notification Due Sep 5, 2016
Final Version Due Sep 13, 2016

Call For Papers

15th Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2016)
Vienna, Austria - October 24, 2016

The need for privacy-aware policies, regulations, and techniques has
been widely recognized. This workshop discusses the problems of
privacy in the global interconnected societies and possible
solutions. The 2016 Workshop, held in conjunction with the ACM CCS
conference, is the fifteenth in a yearly forum for papers on all the
different aspects of privacy in today's electronic society.

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:

* anonymization and transparency
* crowdsourcing for privacy and security
* data correlation and leakage attacks
* data security and privacy
* data and computations integrity in emerging scenarios
* electronic communication privacy
* economics of privacy
* information dissemination control
* insider-threat protection
* models, languages, and techniques for big data protection
* personally identifiable information
* privacy-aware access control
* privacy and anonymity on the Web
* privacy in biometric systems
* privacy in cloud and grid systems
* privacy and data mining
* privacy in the digital business
* privacy in the Internet of Things
* 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 of provenance data
* privacy in social networks
* privacy threats
* privacy and virtual identity
* user profiling
* wireless privacy

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a
conference with proceedings. Regular submissions should be at most 10
pages in the ACM double-column format including bibliography, but
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 at
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 July 27, 2016 to be considered. Notification of acceptance or
rejection will be sent to authors by September 05, 2016. The camera
ready must be prepared by September 13, 2016 (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.

Paper Submission due: July 27, 2016 - 11:59 PM American Samoa time
Notification to authors: September 05, 2016
Camera ready due: September 13, 2016

Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Giovanni Livraga
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Vijay Atluri, Rutgers University, USA
Yazan Boshmaf, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Sherman S. M. Chow, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Sara Foresti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA
Florian Kerschbaum, SAP, Germany
Adam J. Lee, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Peng Liu, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Catherine Meadows, NRL, USA
Naveed Muhammad, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Guevara Noubir, Northeastern University, USA
Gerardo Pelosi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Roberto Perdisci, University of Georgia, USA
Pierangela Samarati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Andreas Schaad, Huawei European Research Center, Germany
Paul Syverson, NRL, USA
Willy Susilo, University of Wollongong, Australia
Vicenc Torra, U. Skovd, Sweden
Jaideep Vaidya, Rutgers University, USA
Meng Yu, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Ting Yu, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Sencun Zhu, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
To Be Completed

If you have any question, please contact the program chair at

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