[PET] CFP: Personal Data Markets - Track on ECIS 2013, Utrecht, NL, 5-8 June 2013
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ECIS 2013 hosts a new track on Personal Data Markets addressing the interdisciplinary privacy community.
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CALL FOR PAPERS
21st European Conference on Information Systems
Track 22: Personal Data Markets
Submission deadline: December 7, 2012
Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2013
Conference: June 5-8
Description "Personal data is the new oil of the Internet and the new currency of the digital world." With these words,
Meglena Kuneva, Europe's Consumer Commissioner, described an economic development increasingly manifest on a global
scale. Personal data is a new asset class. Every day, individuals around the world send about 47 billion (non-spam)
e-mails, submit 95 million tweets on Twitter, and share 30 billion pieces of content on Facebook (World Economic Forum
2011). Much of this user-created information does not go unused by third parties: firms collect and use personal
information to enhance consumer experience as well as for their own profit. Search engines such as Google and Bing, or
social networks such as Facebook, grow equity mainly by using individuals' information to personalize advertisements.
Data aggregators such as Acxiom, Rapleaf, Acurint, Choicepoint, or Spokeo sell access to personal and household
information. Not only is personal data used for advertising - it can also help companies to understand market
opportunities, insurance risks, credit worthiness, employability, and so forth. And technological innovation seems to
create ever-new opportunities to tap the data resource, accompanied by novel business models trying to exploit and
monetize its wealth.
Economists have for long debated the economic implications of abundant consumer information and the trade-offs between
privacy and disclosure. Designing markets where personal data is openly traded between data subjects and data holders,
and assigning individuals ownership rights over their data, emerged in the last two decades as apparent solutions to the
privacy debate alternative to both pure regulation and pure self-regulation. Over these years, the debate over the
technical, legal, economics, and behavioral feasibility, efficiency, and ethicality of such markets for personal data
(or related concepts such as personal information warehouses, personal data vaults, and propertization of personal
data), has continued - with dedicated firms providing related services emerging in the past few years. Many aspects of
this debate remain unsolved: How do we properly price personal data? Can individuals whose data is traded and used
become active participants in this market and demand fair price for their data? What technologies can help them to
manage their personal data and enable them to actively participate in trading this asset class if they want to, while
protecting their privacy if they need to? Would they actually want to at all?
Topics of Interest Potential topics for theoretical or empirical research papers include, but are not limited, to:
Markets for personal data
* Valuation of personal data
* Mechanisms for personal data markets
* Market structure and organization (including competition, multi-sided markets, secondary markets)
* Hidden action, hidden information, and (negative) inference in personal data markets
* Evolution of personal data markets
* Business models involving personal data markets
* Contracts and derivatives on personal data markets
* Barriers and market frictions
* Decision and game theory for personal data markets
* Market stability, safety, and security mechanism
* Modeling principles, analytical tools, and measurement methodology
* Sector-specific studies (e.g., credit or labor markets)
Drivers and impediments of personal data markets
* Compatibility with data protection and privacy laws (in various jurisdictions)
* Property rights management and other legal approaches to personal data markets
* Privacy-enhancing technologies relating to personal data markets
* Contract enforcement mechanisms
* Protocols supporting personal data markets
* Formal tools (e.g., data handling policy languages)
* Privacy metrics for personal data markets
* Trust in market makers and market participants
* Behavioral studies of trade-offs in personal data disclosure
* Policy analysis and market regulation
* International harmonization of personal data markets
* Macroscopic consequences: productivity, growth, equality, and freedom
Please go to the conference website www.ecis2013.nl for detailed author guidelines. There is a Word document template
is available that will simplify the layout of your submission. Submissions must be original and must NOT be published
in or under submission to a journal or conference with proceedings. Accepted papers will be published in the ECIS
conference proceedings and made available in the AIS eLibrary.
Copyright for all papers resides with the authors. Authors are actively encouraged to develop their papers for journal
publication after the conference. A fast-track submission to "Electronic Markets" has been arranged (see below).
Journal Special Issue
Authors of accepted papers are also encouraged to publish a journal version of their research in an upcoming
Electronic Markets special issue on Personal Data Markets.
* Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA (Track Co-Chair)
* Rainer Boehme, University of Muenster, Germany (Track Co-Chair)
* Ian Brown, Oxford Internet Institute, UK
* Jonathan Cave, RAND Europe, Cambridge, UK
* Vasant Dhar, NYU Stern School of Business, USA
* Marit Hansen, Independent Center for Privacy Protection, Germany
* Kai-Lung Hui, HKUST Business School, Hong Kong
* Leslie John, Harvard Business School, USA
* Nadezhda Purtova, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
* Catherine Tucker, MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
We are looking forward to welcome you at ECIS 2013 in Utrecht in 2013!
If you find this topic interesting and relevant, please help us to spread the word, e.g., by printing the attached PDF
and distributing it to your colleagues or putting it up on bulletin boards within your institution. Thank you.
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