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CFP PrivOn2014 : 2nd International Workshop on Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology at ISWC 2014

From: Kirrane, Sabrina <sabrina.kirrane@deri.org>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 15:17:25 +0000
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2nd International Workshop on Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology (PrivOn 2014)

at the 13th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC)

October 19th-23rd, 2014, Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy


Twitter: @privonws #privon2014




Last year Bruce Schneier’s article “The Internet is a surveillance state” summarised the state of Internet privacy as “Welcome to an Internet without privacy, and we've ended up here with hardly a fight”. A couple of months later, Snowden shocked the world when he revealed that the US National Security Agency (NSA) were tracking online communication in a large scale surveillance programme known as PRISM. This was quickly followed by revelations that other countries were running similar covert operations. One year on and the story is still making headline news. Just this month, Tim Berners-Lee called on the world to take a stand against surveillance on the web. His suggestion is a global digital "bill of rights" similar to the Magna Carta.

The stage is set for a thrilling debate on the right to privacy and what actions should be taken to protect this right online. This year’s workshop aims to build on last years event by growing the community of individuals actively working on the topic and by promoting discussion beyond the technical aspects, building on aforementioned current events. It aims to capture the intersection between society, policy and technology, for example by debating the need and foundation for a global digital "bill of rights" similar to the Magna Carta as suggested by Tim Berners-Lee.


Topics Of Interest


The topics of this workshop are different from previous workshops and events which were usually focused on technology and inspired by current societal events and trends. This workshop aims to capture the intersection between society, policy and technology, for example by debating the need and foundation for a global digital "bill of rights" similar to the Magna Carta as suggested by Tim Berners-Lee. Therefore we have structured the topics in three main areas as follows.

Society and privacy

- Case studies: what are the societal privacy implications of semantic technologies?

- What is the impact of semantic technologies on privacy in specific domain?

- What are appropriate societal conventions to protect privacy?

- What are desirable privacy situations?

- When do we want to control information flow?

- Privacy awareness in social communities

Legal and policy perspective of privacy

- Managing personal information disclosure

- What laws support privacy management and enforcement?

- What new legislation might be necessary?

- Privacy legislation compliance

- How to influence policy making?

- How to synchronise policies of different legal domains?

- Personal data and the role of the data controller/processor

Technology perspective

- How can societal conventions be supported by technologies?

- Anonymity and identity discovery

- Techniques for anonymity, pseudonymity and unlinkability

- Privacy implications of data integration and data linking

- Protecting against pattern/behaviour discovery and community mining

- Protecting against data falsification

- Non-repudiation and digital signatures

- Usage control and accountability

- Data provenance and trustworthiness of knowledge sources


Format and Submission Procedure


Contributions to the workshop can be made in terms of papers and reports as well as position papers addressing different issues of the stated topics of interest. Research papers and reports (up to 12 pages) and position papers (up to 6 pages), must adhere to the LNCS Style. Papers must be submitted in PDF format through the workshop submission site at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=privon2014. Papers will be reviewed by the program committee and a limited number will be selected for presentation at the workshop. The proceedings of the workshop will be published online at CEUR-WS.


Important Dates


July 7, 2014 : Paper Submission Deadline

July 30, 2014 : Author Notifications

August 20, 2014 : Camera Ready Due

October 19th or 20th, 2014 : PrivOn 2014 Workshop


Organising Committee


Stefan Decker, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
Web: http://www.stefandecker.org<http://www.stefandecker.org/>

Mathieu d'Aquin, Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University, United Kingdom
Web: http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/member/mathieu-daquin

Christopher Brewster, Aston University, United Kingdom
Web: <http://www.cbrewster.com/> http://www.cbrewster.com

Sabrina Kirrane, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland
Web: http://www.sabrinakirrane.com/


Program Committee


Piero Bonatti, Universita di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy

Tim Finin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States

RV Guha, Google

Vinay Gupta, ISRS, University College London, UK

Harry Halpin, W3C

Lalana Kagal, CSAIL, MIT, Cambridge, United States

Alessandra Mileo, DERI, NUI Galway, Ireland

Wolfgang Nejdl, L3S Research Center, Hannover, Germany

Ian Niles, Microsoft

Inah Omoronyia, University of Glasgow, UK

Alexandre Passant, Seevl, Ireland

Axel Polleres, Institute for Information Business, WU Wien, Austria

Ravi Sandhu, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States

Daniel Schwabe, PUC Rio, Brazil

Henry Story, Apache

John Taysom, 2012 Senior Fellow ALI, Harvard University, UK

Keerthi Thomas,The Open University, UK

Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft

Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France


For questions regarding the workshop, please contact Sabrina.Kirrane@deri.org or use the discussion facilities at the PrivOn Google Community.
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