[PET] CFP -- Amsterdam Privacy Conference, Oct 23-26 2015, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Guido van 't Noordende
g.j.vantNoordende at uva.nl
Wed Mar 11 20:53:09 GMT 2015
FYI -- call for papers. Abstracts due March 15
Apologies for cross-posting.
Amsterdam Privacy Conference, Oct 23-26 2015, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The 2015 Amsterdam Privacy Conference (APC 2015) brings together researchers,
practitioners, policy makers and professionals in the field of privacy to share
insights, exchange ideas and formulate, discuss and answer the challenging
privacy questions that lie ahead of us. APC 2015 intends to be a lively forum
to discuss privacy issues, held in the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam.
APC 2015 is organised by the Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research (APPR), a
network of researchers of the University of Amsterdam, with active participants
from diverse fields including philosophy, law, economics, computer science,
medicine, media and communication studies and social sciences. APC 2015 is the
follow-up of the highly successful conference APC 2012.
The conference will take place on 23 to 26 October 2015 at the intimate venue
of the Oudemanhuispoort in the heart of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We will
include plenary sessions, parallel sessions, and panel discussions with invited
speakers, as well as presentations from respondents to this call for papers.
The goal of the conference is to bring together people from academia, policy
makers, journalists, and practitioners to promote active discussion on timely
topics, to foster an active debate on privacy issues between participants from
various backgrounds and perspectives.
Topics of interest
The scope of the conference includes, but is not restricted to the following
- The value and ethics of privacy
The value and ethics of privacy is subject to continuous debate and concerns
aspects including the universality, subjectivity and contextuality of privacy.
Philosophical, psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives on
this topic are welcome, as are those from other disciplines.
- Privacy and security Privacy is challenged by a continuous stream of security
and public safety measures. Electronic interceptions, data retention,
wire-tapping, online surveillance, border control, and the privatisation of
security are among the many topics of relevance.
- Privacy and the information society In modern democratic societies, people
often want, or are obliged to, disclose information to others. This process has
undergone significant changes as a result of the Internet, resulting in various
challenges for privacy. Amongst the topics we hope to see addressed are privacy
challenges in the areas of: the media; a right to be forgotten; government
transparency; e-government; open data policy; social networks and their
monetisation; online tracking; digital identities; profiling; big data; and
- Privacy and healthcare In the field of medicine and healthcare, the subject?s
right to privacy is of fundamental importance. Some of the relevant privacy
issues in this field are the security of health information, electronic health
information exchange, personal health records, biobanking, and total genome
- Privacy and technology Privacy may be protected in different ways and by
different means. Privacy enhancing methods and technologies, privacy by design
and privacy impact assessments, stakeholder and public interest analyses and
privacy governance, assessments of current legal and regulatory schemes, as
well as interoperability of international legal frameworks, aspects of trust
and system security, are only a few of the many topics that are relevant.
- Commercial value of privacy Personal data have become essential drivers
behind business models serving the interests and needs of industry and
consumers. Consumers are followed from their first orientation of a new
product, to their buying act and follow up behaviour. This track focuses on the
exploitation of personal data which has become a business in itself and on the
attribution of contact moments that have led to buying behaviour becoming a
- Transformation of the public space and personalized communication News media
track consumers to offer more ?personally relevant? content; Google and
Facebook ?personalize? search results; politicians adjust their messages to the
preferences of individual voters; governments explore the possibilities of
algorithmic decision making through smart health, smart cities or consumer
applications. This track focuses on the transformation of public space. It
explores how well-known social platforms, like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter,
Wikipedia, and Flickr, co-evolve with larger social and cultural trends and
simultaneously empower and disempower citizens.
Call for papers We invite you to submit your research paper to APC 2015. The
conference aims to be a multidisciplinary conference and is particularly
interested in papers that illustrate a multidisciplinary approach, but it is
also open to more specialised papers on a relevant topic from any scientific
discipline. Accepted papers will be included in the electronic conference
proceedings. In addition, selected papers will be put forward for publication
in refereed journals after a double review.
General call for symposia, panels and workshops APC reserves space for
symposia, panels and workshops on specific topics. If you have a specific topic
you would like to see represented or discussed at the conference, please submit
- 15 March 2015:
Symposium, panel and workshop proposals
- 15 March 2015:
Submission of paper abstract
- 15 April 2015 Notification of acceptance
- 15 July 2015 Submission of full paper
More information, including submission guidelines, can be found on the
conference website www.apc2015.net. Some topics or workshops may have a
specific call for papers or author guidelines that will be announced
separately. For further information and questions, please contact Bart van der
Sloot at info at apc2015.net.
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