[CFP] PrivOn2017 @ ISWC2017 - 5th International Workshop on Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology

5th International Workshop on Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web
Policy and Technology (PrivOn 2017)
at the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2017
October 21st-25th, 2017, Vienna, Austria

Twitter: @privonws #privon2017


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”. Later, Snowden revealed
that the NSA was tracking online communication, followed by revelations
that other countries were running similar covert operations.

Autumn 2015 saw the collapse of the EU-US Safe Harbor Agreement, which
resulted in legal uncertainty regarding transatlantic data exchange,
while April 2016 saw the ratification of the the new EU Data Protection
Regulation, which will come into being in May 2018, after years of
discussion involving parliamentarians, lobbyists and activists. On the
28th anniversary of the Web, Tim Berners-Lee sent a widely spread open
letter warning of the devastating effect of losing control over personal
data and the spread of misinformation, especially on the political scene.

This workshop aims to raise awareness that the technologies our
community are working on have global societal consequences and, vice
versa, our research can be guided by social, economic and legal privacy
requirements. This year’s workshop will build on previous workshops by
investigating the privacy implications of semantic technology and also
exploring how the technology can be used to support privacy preservation.

Topics Of Interest

This workshop aims to capture the intersection between society, policy
and technology, by examining the privacy implications and opportunities
of semantic technologies. We welcome submissions on (but not restricted
to) the following topics:

-Surveillance, tracking and semantic technologies
-What should a “Magna Carta for Data” look like?
-What societal conventions are necessary to protect privacy and how can
they be supported by semantic technologies?
-What are the economic incentives for privacy preserving semantic tools?
-What impact does privacy legislation have on Linked Data and Semantic
-Synchronisation of policies from different legal domains
-Semantic tools for monitoring and enforcing privacy and data protection
-Managing personal information disclosure in semantic environments
-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 together with linked and semantic data
-Digital signatures together with linked and semantic data
-Data transparency and user consent on the Web of Data
-Data provenance and trustworthiness of knowledge sources
-Semantic technology and privacy by design
-Semantic technology and privacy impact assessments
-Privacy challenges arising from Linked Open Data
-Case Studies: Impact of semantic technologies on privacy in specific

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 16 pages) and
position papers (up to 8 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=privon2017. Papers will be
reviewed by the program committee and a limited number will be selected
for presentation at the workshop. We aim to publish the proceedings of
the workshop online at CEUR-WS.

Important Dates

July 21, 2107 - Paper submission deadline
August 24, 2017 - Author notifications
September 7, 2017 - Camera ready due
October 21 & 22, 2017 - PrivOn 2017 Workshop

Organising Committee

Christopher Brewster, TNO, Amsterdam
Email: Christopher.Brewster@tno.nl
Web: http://www.cbrewster.com

Michelle Cheatham, Wright State University, USA
Web: http://www.michellecheatham.com/

Mathieu d'Aquin, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Ireland
Web: https://www.insight-centre.org/users/mathieu-daquin

Stefan Decker, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Email: stefan@stefandecker.org
Web: http://www.stefandecker.org

Sabrina Kirrane, Vienna University of Business and Economics
Web: http://www.sabrinakirrane.com/

Program Committee
-Piero Bonatti, Universita di Napoli Federico II, Italy
-Pompeu Casanovas, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, ​​Spain
-David Corsar, University of Aberdeen, UK
-Luca Costabello, Fujitsu, Ireland
-Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
-Tim Finin, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
-Kristine Gloria, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), USA
-RV Guha, Google, USA
-Harry Halpin, W3C/INRIA, France
-Benjamin Heitmann, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, Germany
-Pascal Hitzler, Wright State University, USA
-Shinsaku Kiyomoto, Information Security Laboratory, KDDI Research Inc.,
-Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, USA
-Alessandra Mileo, Insight Center for Data Analytics, Ireland
-Ian Niles, Microsoft, USA
-Inah Omoronyia, University of Glasgow, UK
-Axel Polleres, Institute for Information Business of WU, Austria
-Harald Sack, University of Potsdam, Germany
-Ravi Sandhu, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
-Stefan Schlobach, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
-Simon Steyskal, Institute for Information Business of WU, Austria
-Jetzabel Serna, Deutsche Telekom Chair of Mobile Business and
Multilateral Security, Germany
-Nigel Shadbolt, University of Southampton Highfield, UK
-Keerthi Thomas, The Open University, UK
-Bert Van Nuffelen, Tenforce, Belgium
-Evelyne Viegas, Microsoft, USA
-Serena Villata, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
-Rigo Wenning, W3C, France


For questions regarding the workshop, please contact

Postdoctoral researcher,
Institute for Information Business and
Institute for Management Information Systems,
Vienna University of Economics and Business
Tel: +43-1-31336-4494
E-mail: sabrina.kirrane [at] wu.ac.at

Received on Thursday, 11 May 2017 20:22:46 UTC