Call for Papers

The Information Revolution has thoroughly transformed society. One of the major implications of this technological shift has been a massive increase in the collection, sharing, and analysis of personal data. The goal of this workshop is to discuss the privacy problems that result as well as their solutions. This will be the 17th occurrence of this annual forum, which is held in conjunction with the ACM CCS conference.

The workshop seeks submissions from academia, government, 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:

attacks on data privacy location privacy
bias and fairness in machine learning machine-learning privacy
biometrics privacy medical privacy
blockchain and cryptocurrency privacy mobile-device privacy
communication privacy privacy and digital identity
data anonymization private data analysis
data-protection schemes privacy-enhancing technologies
data security privacy policies
deanonymization privacy threats
definitions of privacy private data publishing
economics of privacy social-network privacy
hardware side channels usable privacy technologies
human rights and privacy user profiling
Internet of Things privacy Web privacy

Paper Submissions

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 12 pages in the ACM double-column format (specifically, the sigconf format) excluding bibliography and well-marked appendices. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, and so the paper should be intelligible without them. Submissions should be anonymized. The workshop will also consider short submissions of up to 4 pages (excluding bibliography) 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 pages).

Submissions are to be made on EasyChair. 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 25, 2018 to be considered. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors by August 17, 2018. The camera ready must be prepared by August 22, 2018. 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 25, 2018 (11:59 PM Anywhere on Earth (UTC-12)), firm deadline
Notification to authors: August 15, 2018 August 17, 2018
Camera ready due: August 19, 2018 August 22, 2018

Program Chair

Aaron JohnsonU.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Backup Chair (handling conflicts)

Ryan HenryUniversity of Calgary, Canada

Program Committee

Sadia AfrozInternational Computer Science Institute, USA
Aylin CaliskanGeorge Washington University, USA
Eric Chan-TinLoyola University, USA
George DanezisUniversity College London, United Kingdom
Anupam DasCarnegie Mellon University, USA
Sabrina De Capitani di VimercatiUniversità degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Simson GarfinkelU.S. Census Bureau, USA
Cesar GhaliGoogle, USA
Xi HeDuke University, USA & University of Waterloo, Canada
Ryan HenryUniversity of Calgary, Canada
Nicholas HopperUniversity of Minnesota, USA
Suman JanaColumbia University, USA
Limin JiaCarnegie Mellon University, USA
Marc JuarezKU Leuven, Belgium
Murat KantarciogluUniversity of Texas at Dallas, USA
Apu KapadiaIndiana University Bloomington, USA
Aniket KatePurdue University, USA
Stefan KatzenbeisserTechnische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Florian KerschbaumUniversity of Waterloo, Canada
Albert KwonMIT, USA
Peeter LaudCybernetica, Estonia
Ada LernerWellesley College, USA
Yifang LiClemson University, USA
Changchang LiuIBM Research & Princeton University, USA
Wouter LueksEPFL, Switzerland
Piotr MardzielCarnegie Mellon University, USA
Travis MayberryU.S. Naval Academy, USA
Jonathan MayerPrinceton University, USA
Sebastian MeiserUniversity College London, United Kingdom
Ian MiersCornell Tech, USA
Aziz MohaisenUniversity of Central Florida, USA
Pedro Moreno-SanchezPurdue University, USA
Shirin NilizadehCarnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, USA
Rishab NithyanandUniversity of Iowa, USA
Andriy PanchenkoBrandenburg Technical University, Germany
Indrakshi RayColorado State University, USA
Joel ReardonUniversity of Calgary, Canada
Kui RenState University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Alfredo RialUniversity of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Max SchuchardUniversity of Tennessee , USA
Aaron SegalGoogle, USA
Zubair ShafiqUniversity of Iowa, USA
Mahmood SharifCarnegie Mellon University, USA
Paul SyversonU.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Wajih Ul HassanUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Eugene VassermanKansas State University, USA
Tao WangHong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Susanne WetzelStevens Institute of Technology, USA
Christo WilsonNortheastern University, USA
Arkady YerukhimovichMIT Lincoln Laboratory & George Washington University, USA
Nan ZhangPenn State University, USA

Steering Committee

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 U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA