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CFP Semantic Web Journal - Special Issue on the Semantic Web and Linked Data: Security, Privacy and Policy

From: Sabrina Kirrane <sabrina.kirrane@insight-centre.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 16:51:20 +0100
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To: semantic-web@w3.org, public-lod@w3.org
Cc: "Mathieu d'Aquin" <m.daquin@open.ac.uk>, Serena Villata <serena.villata@inria.fr>, Sabrina Kirrane <sabrina.kirrane@insight-centre.org>, pascal.hitzler@wright.edu
*Semantic Web Journal *Special Issue on the Semantic Web and Linked Data:
Security, Privacy and Policy

*Although the technology underpinning the Semantic Web and Linked Data has
been in existence for a number of years, initially data publishers focused
on exposing and linking static, public and open data. Indeed, much like
e-Business on the Web was only made possible once security and privacy
issues were adequately addressed, linked data and the semantic web might
only evolve to a dynamic read/write distributed data source supporting the
full spectrum of data and knowledge - from open to private and confidential
- if we first provide solutions for challenges with respect to data
security, privacy, policies, rights and licensing.   Although several
existing network security and web service security mechanisms can be used
in conjunction with the Web of Data, there are a number of new security
challenges that need to be addressed. To date, much of the research efforts
have focused on the specification of access policies that restrict who can
access the data, however there are many open research questions with
respect to the enforcement, administration, usability and scalability of
the proposed security mechanisms. Here the term “access control” has a much
broader connotation than simply controlling who can access the data and
what operations they can perform, including for example aspects of digital
rights management.    When it comes to interlinked web data there are also
a number of new privacy challenges. From a legal perspective, there is a
requirement to uphold existing legislation, which restricts the use of
personal data beyond the scope with respect to which it was captured. From
a societal perspective, web users today expect a certain level of control
over their personal data, for example who can access their data and what
the data consumers can do with the data once they have been granted access.
This special issue aims to explore issues with respect to the security,
privacy and policy mechanisms, processes and methodologies that are now
critically needed to support the next generation of electronic business
applications over interlinked and semantic web data.            Topics of
InterestWe welcome original high quality submissions on (but are not
restricted to) the following topics: - Publishing data on the Web in the
presence of confidential information- Privacy and security: enforcement,
correctness and scalability- Methods for information flow control and
accountability- Access policies, usability and understandability- Methods
for policy governance- Access negotiation and explanations - Provenance,
trust and metadata for authoritative sources - Data authenticity and
integrity - Techniques for anonymity, pseudonymity and unlinkability in
linked and semantic data- Dealing with inference in private, sensitive or
confidential data- Protecting against pattern/behaviour discovery and
community mining- Protecting against identity theft and data falsification-
Encryption and digital signatures together with linked and semantic data-
Data transparency and user consent on the Web of Data- Machine processing
of and reasoning upon data licences and policies - Data licensing and
policy propagation in linked data- Privacy legislation compliance and
synchronisation of policies from different legal domains- User-friendly
applications and interface design to interact with legal semantic
information - Law, Intellectual property and legal issues for data and
schemas- Law and governance in deliberative e-democracy and democratic
e-participation- Semantic Web techniques and e-discovery in large legal
document collectionsSubmissionsDecember 4, 2015 - Paper submission
deadlineSubmissions shall be made through the Semantic Web journal website
at http://www.semantic-web-journal.net
<http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/>. Prospective authors must take
notice of the submission guidelines posted at
<http://www.semantic-web-journal.net/authors>. Note that you need to
request an account on the website for submitting a paper. Please indicate
in the cover letter that it is for the Special Issue on the Semantic Web
and Linked Data: Security, Privacy and Policy.Submissions are possible in
the following categories: full research papers, surveys, application
reports and case studies. While there is no upper limit, paper length must
be justified by content. Guest editorsMathieu d'Aquin, Knowledge Media
Institute of the Open University, United Kingdom Sabrina Kirrane, Insight
Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia
Antipolis, FranceThe editors can be reached using the following email:
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