[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

Conference overview

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 
a proposal.

Important dates

- 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

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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