CFP: First International Workshop on Privacy Engineering (IWPE'15)

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This workshop was brought to my attention as being of potential interest to PING.

Details below.



CFP: First International Workshop on Privacy Engineering (IWPE'15)

21 May 2015 - The Fairmont, San Jose, CA 

Deadline of paper submission:  23 January, 2015
Notification of acceptance:    16 February, 2015 
Accepted Paper camera ready:   3 March, 2015  

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the premier annual event 
of the International Workshop on Privacy Engineering (IWPE'15). 

Ongoing news reports regarding global surveillance programs, massive 
personal data breaches in corporate databases, and notorious examples of 
personal tragedies due to privacy violations have intensified societal 
demands for privacy-friendly systems. In response, current legislative 
and standardization processes worldwide aim to strengthen individual’s 
privacy by introducing legal and organizational frameworks that personal 
data collectors and processors must follow.

However, in practice, these initiatives alone are not enough to 
guarantee that organizations and software developers will be able to 
identify and adopt appropriate privacy engineering techniques in their 
daily practices. Even if so, it is difficult to systematically evaluate 
whether the systems they develop using such techniques comply with legal 
frameworks, provide necessary technical assurances, and fulfill users’ 
privacy requirements. It is evident that research is needed in 
developing techniques that can aid the translation of legal and 
normative concepts, as well as user expectations into systems 
requirements. Furthermore, methods that can support organizations and 
engineers in developing (socio-)technical systems that address these 
requirements is of increasing value to respond to the existing societal 
challenges associated with privacy.

In this context, privacy engineering research is emerging as an 
important topic. Engineers are increasingly expected to build and 
maintain privacy-preserving and data-protection compliant systems in 
different ICT domains such as health, energy, transportation, social 
computing, law enforcement, public services; based on different 
infrastructures such as cloud, grid, or mobile computing and 
architectures. While there is a consensus on the benefits of an 
engineering approach to privacy, concrete proposals for processes, 
models, methodologies, techniques and tools that support engineers and 
organizations in this endeavor are few and in need of immediate 

To cover this gap, the topics of the International Workshop on Privacy 
Engineering (IWPE'15) focus on all the aspects surrounding privacy 
engineering, ranging from its theoretical foundations, engineering 
approaches, and support infrastructures, to its practical application in 
projects of different scale. Specifically, we are seeking the following 
kinds of papers: (1) technical solution papers that illustrate a novel 
formalism, method or other research finding with preliminary evaluation; 
(2) experience and practice papers that describe a case study, challenge 
or lessons learned from in a specific domain; (3) early evaluations of 
tools and other infrastructure that support engineering tasks in privacy 
requirements, design, implementation, testing, etc.; (4) 
interdisciplinary studies or critical reviews of existing privacy 
engineering concepts, methods and frameworks; or (5) vision papers that 
take a clear position informed by evidence based on a thorough 
literature review.

IWPE’15 welcomes papers that focus on novel solutions on the recent 
developments in the general area of privacy engineering. Topics of 
interests include, but are not limited to:
-Integration of law and policy compliance into the development process
-Privacy impact assessment
-Privacy risk management models
-Privacy breach recovery Methods
-Technical standards, heuristics and best practices for privacy 
-Privacy engineering in technical standards
-Privacy requirements elicitation and analysis methods
-User privacy and data protection requirements
-Management of privacy requirements with other system requirements
-Privacy requirements operationalization
-Privacy engineering strategies and design patterns
-Privacy architectures
-Privacy engineering and databases
-Privacy engineering in the context of interaction design and usability
-Privacy testing and evaluation methods
-Validation and verification of privacy requirements
-Engineering Privacy Enhancing Technologies
-Models and approaches for the verification of privacy properties
-Tools supporting privacy engineering
-Teaching and training privacy engineering
-Adaptations of privacy engineering into specific software development 
-Pilots and real-world applications
-Privacy engineering and accountability
-Organizational, legal, political and economic aspects of privacy 

This topic list is not meant to be exhaustive; since IWPE'15 is 
interested in all aspects of privacy engineering. However, papers 
without a clear application to privacy engineering will be considered 
out of scope and may be rejected without full review.

We solicit unpublished short position papers (up to 4 pages) and long 
papers reporting technical, research or industry experience (up to 8 
pages) on all dimensions of the privacy engineering domain. Each paper, 
written in English, must follow IEEE Proceedings format. Submission of a 
paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be 
accepted, at least one of the authors will attend the workshop to 
present the paper. All papers must be submitted via EasyChair at

All IWPE'15 Papers will be published in IEEE eXplore, which is indexed 
by EI Engineering Index, ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index 
(CPCI-S), Scopus etc. 

If you have any questions regarding IWPE'15, please contact:

Jose M. del Alamo (
Norman Sadeh (
Seda Gurses (
Dawn Jutla (


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