Call for Papers

Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2014)
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - November 3, 2014

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 privacy in cloud and grid systems privacy in outsourced scenarios
crowdsourcing for privacy and security privacy and confidentiality management privacy policies
data correlation and leakage attacks privacy and data mining privacy vs. security
data security and privacy privacy in the digital business privacy in social networks
electronic communication privacy privacy in the electronic records privacy threats
economics of privacy privacy enhancing technologies privacy and virtual identity
information dissemination control privacy in health care and public administration privacy through accountability
models, languages, and techniques for big data protection privacy and human rights public records and personal privacy
personally identifiable information privacy metrics user profiling
privacy-aware access control privacy in mobile systems wireless privacy
privacy and anonymity on the Web 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, 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 30, 2014 to be considered. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors by August 25, 2014. The camera ready must be prepared by September 7, 2014 (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

Paper submission due: July 30 11:59pm UTC -11 (extended firm deadline)
Notification to authors: August 25, 2014
Camera ready due: September 7, 2014


General Chair (ACM CCS 2014 General Chair)

Gail-Joon Ahn Arizona State University, USA

Program Chair

Anupam Datta Carnegie Mellon University

Publicity Chair

Giovanni Livraga UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano

Program Committee

Rafael Accorsi University of Freiburg, Germany
Devdatta Akhawe UC Berkeley, USA
Michael Backes Saarland University, Germany
Jeremiah Blocki Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Kelly Caine Clemson University, USA
Emiliano De Cristofaro University College London, UK
Anupam Datta Carnegie Mellon University, USA
George Danezis University College London, UK
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Nadia Fawaz Technicolor, USA
Sara Foresti Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro Telecom SudParis, France
Vaibhav Garg Drexel University, USA
Rachel Greenstadt Drexel University, USA
Jens Grossklags Pennsylvania State University, USA
Urs Hengartner University of Waterloo, Canada
Nicholas Hopper University of Minnesota, USA
Sushil Jajodia George Mason University, USA
Suman Jana University of Texas at Austin, USA
Limin Jia Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Lalana Kagal MIT, USA
Murat Kantarcioglu University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Patrick Gage Kelley University of New Mexico, USA
Florian Kerschbaum SAP, Germany
Aleksandra Korolova Google, USA
Adam J. Lee University of Pittsburgh, USA
Javier Lopez University of Malaga, Spain
Ashwin Machanavajjhala Duke University, USA
Bradley Malin Vanderbilt University, USA
Jonathan Mayer Stanford University, USA
Prateek Mittal Princeton University, USA
Olga Ohrimenko Microsoft Research, UK
Charalampos Papamanthou University of Maryland College Park, USA
Franziska Roesner University of Washington, USA
Mark Ryan University of Birmingham, UK
Pierangela Samarati Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Paul Syverson Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Michael Tschantz UC Berkeley, USA

Steering Committee

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


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