[click for picture] Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society
(in association with the 10th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security)
Washington, DC, USA - October 30, 2003 - Sponsored by ACM SIGSAC

Call for Papers

   Call for papers [pdf]


   Instructions for authors

   CCS 2003 home page
  Due to several requests the deadline is extended to June 17, 2003 (firm)

Privacy issues have been the subject of public debates and the need for privacy-aware policies, regulations, and techniques has been widely recognized. Goal of this workshop is to discuss the problems of privacy in the global interconnected societies and possible solutions to it.
The 2003 Workshop is the second in what we hope will be a yearly forum for papers on all the different aspects of privacy in today's electronic society. The first workshop in the series was held in Washington, on 21 November 2002, in conjunction with the 9th ACM CCS conference. The success of this first workshop and the increased interest of the community in privacy issues, is the main reason for repeating the event.
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 and confidentiality management
business model with privacy requirements privacy in the electronic records
data protection from correlation and leakage attacks privacy in health care and public administration
electronic communication privacy public records and personal privacy
information dissemination control privacy and virtual identity
privacy-aware access control personally identifiable information
privacy in the digital business privacy policy enforcement
privacy enhancing technologies privacy and data mining
privacy policies and human rights relationships between privacy and security
privacy and anonymity in Web transactions user profiling
privacy threats wireless 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. Papers should be at most 15 pages excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices (using 11-point font and reasonable margins on letter-size paper), and at most 20 pages total. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, and so the paper should be intelligible without them. Papers should have a cover page with the title, authors, abstract and contact information.
To submit a paper, send to wpes@dti.unimi.it a plain ASCII text email containing the title and abstract of your paper, the authors' names, email and postal addresses, phone and fax numbers, and identification of the contact author. To the same message, attach your submission (as a MIME attachment) in PDF or portable postscript format. Do NOT send files formatted for word processing packages (e.g., Microsoft Word or WordPerfect files).
Papers must be received by the deadline of June 17, 2003 (NEW). Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and published by the ACM in a conference proceedings.

Panel proposals Proposals should be no longer than 5 pages in length, should include possible panelists and an indication of which panelists have confirmed participation.
Send to wpes@dti.unimi.it a plain ASCII text email containing the title of your panel and contact information. To the same message, attach your proposal (as a MIME attachment) in ASCII, PDF, or portable postscript format. Do NOT send files formatted for word processing packages (e.g., Microsoft Word or WordPerfect files). Panel proposals must be received by the deadline of June 17, 2003 (NEW).

Program ChairsGeneral Chair Panel Chair
Pierangela Samarati Sushil Jajodia Michael Waidner
University of Milan George Mason University IBM Zurich, Switzerland
email: samarati@dti.unimi.it email: jajodia@ise.gmu.edu email: wmi@zurich.ibm.com
Paul Syverson Publicity Chair  
Naval Research Laboratory Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati  
url: www.syverson.org University of Milan  
  email: decapita@dti.unimi.it  

Important dates 
Paper Submission due: June 17, 2003 firm (NEW)
Panel Submission due: June 17, 2003 firm (NEW)
Acceptance notification: August 1, 2003
Final papers due: September 1, 2003

Program Committee
Diana Alonso Blas, European Commission
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
George Danezis, University of Cambridge, UK
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, University of Milan, Italy
Roger Dingledine, The Free Haven Project, USA
Philippe Golle, Stanford University, USA
Marit Hansen, Independent Centre for Privacy Protection Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
David Martin, University of Massachusetts, USA
Birgit Pfitzmann, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
Marc Rennhard, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Avi Rubin, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Adam Shostack, Canada
Michael Waidner, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
Chenxi Wang, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Marc Wilikens, Joint Research Center, Italy
Marianne Winslett, U. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
Rebecca Wright, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA