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WPES 2017 : 2017 Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society


Conference Series : Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society
When Oct 30, 2017 - Oct 30, 2017
Where Dallas, Texas, United States
Submission Deadline Aug 10, 2017
Notification Due Sep 10, 2017
Final Version Due Sep 17, 2017
Categories    privacy   security   anonymization   PETS

Call For Papers


2017 Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society
(WPES 2017)
Dallas, Texas, USA - October 30, 2017

** Deadline extended to August 10, 2017 **

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 2017 Workshop, held in conjunction with the ACM CCS conference, is
the sixteenth 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 trasparency
- 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
- 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 confidentiality management
- privacy and data mining
- privacy in the Internet of Things
- privacy in the digital business
- privacy in the electronic records
- privacy enhancing technologies
- privacy and human rights
- privacy in health care and public administration
- privacy metrics
- privacy in mobile systems
- privacy in outsourced scenarios
- privacy policies
- privacy vs. security
- 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 **August 10, 2017** to be considered. Notification of acceptance or
rejection will be sent to authors by September 10, 2017. The camera
ready must be prepared by September 17, 2017 (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: August 10, 2017 (11:59 PM American Samoa Time)

Notification to authors: September 10, 2017 (11:59 PM American Samoa Time)

Camera ready due: September 17, 2017


Adam J. Lee
University of Pittsburgh, USA


William C. Garrison III
University of Pittsburgh, USA


Vijay Atluri, Rutgers University, USA
Carlo Blundo, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Nikita Borisov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Sherman S. M. Chow, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Omar Chowdhury, University of Iowa
Daniel Cullina, Princeton University, USA
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Sara Foresti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Roberto Hoyle, Oberlin College
Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA
Limin Jia, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Aaron Johnson, NRL, USA
Apu Kapadia, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Aniket Kate, Purdue University, USA
Florian Kerschbaum, University of Waterloo, Canada
Changchang Liu, Princeton University, USA
Giovanni Livraga, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Catherine Meadows, NRL, USA
Pradeep Kumar Murukannaiah, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Mohamed Nabeel, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Sameer Patil, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Gerardo Pelosi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Indrakshi Ray, Colorado State University, USA
Pierangela Samarati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Nitesh Saxena, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Paul Syverson, NRL, USA
Vicenc Torra, U. Skovd, Sweden
Blase Ur, University of Chicago, USA
Kami Vaniea, University of Edinburgh, UK
Eugene Vasserman, Kansas state University, USA
Meng Yu, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Ting Yu, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Moti Yung, Snapchat and Columbia University, USA
Nan Zhang, The George Washington University, USA


Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA
Pierangela Samarati (Chair), Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Paul Syverson, Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Submissions are to be made at:

This call for papers and additional information about the conference
can be found at

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