[PET] 2nd CfP - 10th IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management, Edinburgh, 16-21 August 2015

Simone Fischer-Hübner simone.fischer-huebner at kau.se
Wed Mar 11 21:04:53 GMT 2015

Call for Papers


Tenth IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management – Time for a


Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 16-21 August 2015


Organised jointly by the IFIP Working Groups 9.2, 9.5, 9.6/11.7, 11.4, 11.6,
Special Interest Group 9.2.2 in co-operation with CRISP (Centre for Research
into Information, Surveillance and Privacy), the University of Edinburgh
School of Informatics, The EU projects A4Cloud, FutureID , PRISMACLOUD,
PRISMS, the Privacy-Forum project.




Invited Speakers include:

• Caspar Bowden (Privacy advocate, UK)

• Ian Brown (Cyber Security Centre, Oxford Internet Institute, UK)

• Ronald Leenes (University of Tilburg, The Netherlands)

• Marc van Lieshout (TNO, The Netherlands)

• Melek Önen (Eurecom, France)

• Angela Sasse (UCL, UK)

• Michael Waidner (CASED, Germany).

(Further speakers will be announced soon).





Over the last decade privacy has been recognised as being increasingly
eroded, and many efforts have been made to protect it: New and better
privacy laws and regulations have been made and are still being proposed,
such as the European General Data Protection Regulation. Industry
initiatives such as “Do Not Track” have been launched. The research
community on privacy and data protection has grown in size and covers a
wider range of disciplines (such as technical, legal, and social
disciplines). An increasing number of privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs)
– among others for user-controlled identity management and eIDs – are
available and have gained in maturity, and the public at large is responding
to privacy-related challenges.


Despite these positive developments, privacy is less protected than before:

Rapid technology development and increasing interest in identities and other
personal data from commercial or government beneficiaries provide strong
incentives for increasing data collection to the detriment of data privacy.

There seems to be no, or much less, financial advantage than previously in
protecting privacy. At the same time, laws and regulation seem not to have
the effect wanted for various reasons: They have not been implemented, take
time to be made operational, are not protecting privacy effectively, or are
simply circumvented. Many of them aim at checkbox compliance rather than
promoting actual protection of human rights. Finally, the technology and
processes behind the scene have become so complex that not even experts –
let alone end-users – can tell whether or not privacy is being protected,
and hence they have little or no basis on which to take protective measures.

On this basis, user-controlled identity management that has been seen as a
panacea for empowering users in their informational self-determination
cannot really work.


The 2013 Snowden affair made it very clear that the current electronic
infrastructures are very vulnerable, and known protection mechanisms such as
encryption are rarely used. Identity information of all Internet or phone
users is being collected and analysed by powerful intelligence services in
the pursuit of national security. Clearly this lack of protection is
problematic not only for maintaining privacy and managing one’s identities,
but for the organisation and structure of societies and economies in
general. One would hope that this message would be sufficiently clear so
that actions are taken to secure infrastructures. Instead, the “crypto
debate” is arising again, based on the issue of whether users should be
allowed to use proper encryption or not.


This raises questions about what is needed to increase the protection of
privacy. Do we need a technological, social, or political revolution? Or are
we seeing a number of evolutionary advances of various sorts? Are the
available legal, technical, organisational, economic, social, ethical, or
psychological instruments for privacy and identity management suitable to
improve the protection of privacy? Do we need a revolution in our thinking,
a broad movement based on personal initiative – not only for citizens to
voice their opinions, but also to implement and maintain solutions as
alternatives to those technical infrastructures that have been compromised?

How to emphasise the powerful role that technology offers to members of the
public (in terms of awareness, citizen-interaction, community engagement)?

What does this also mean in terms of technology development, social
movements, and ethically informed design?


There are many opportunities that may help to achieve better and safer
infrastructures for people to communicate freely and without being observed
either by commercial or by governmental bodies (user empowerment); to
improve the balance between individuals and institutions (especially
concerning the privacy protection goals transparency and participation); and
to set up democratic processes in which effective oversight over the
consequences of new technologies can be exercised.


These questions, as well as current research on privacy and identity
management in general, will be addressed by the 2015 IFIP Summer School on
Privacy and Identity Management. The Summer School organisation will be a
joint effort among IFIP (International Federation for Information
Processing, Working Groups 9.2, 9.5, 9.6/11.7, 11.4, 11.6, and Special
Interest Group 9.2.2), CRISP (Centre for Research into Information,
Surveillance and Privacy), the University of Edinburgh School of
Informatics, and several European and national projects. The 2015 IFIP
Summer School will bring together junior and senior researchers and
practitioners from multiple disciplines to discuss important questions
concerning privacy and identity management and related issues in a global
environment subject to considerable change.


We are especially inviting contributions from students who are at the stage
of preparing either a master’s or a PhD thesis. The school is interactive in
character, and is composed of plenary lectures and workshops with master/PhD
student presentations. The principle is to encourage young academic and
industry entrants to the privacy and identity management world to share
their own ideas, build up a collegial relationship with others, gain
experience in making presentations, and potentially publish a paper through
the resulting book proceedings. Students that actively participate, in
particular those who present a paper, can receive a course certificate which
awards 3 ECTS at the PhD level. Student attendees who do not present a paper
will receive a course certificate which awards 1.5 ECTS at the PhD level.

The certificate can certify the topic of the contributed paper so as to
demonstrate its relation (or non-relation) to the student’s master’s or PhD



Basic elements of the Summer School


The Summer School takes a holistic approach to society and technology and
supports interdisciplinary exchange through keynote and plenary lectures,
tutorials, workshops, and research paper presentations. In particular,
participants’ contributions that combine technical, legal, regulatory,
socio-economic, social or societal, political, ethical, anthropological,
philosophical, or psychological perspectives are welcome. The
interdisciplinary character of the work is fundamental to the school. The
research paper presentations and the workshops have a particular focus on
involving students, and on encouraging the publication of high-quality,
thorough research papers by students/young researchers. To this end, the
school has a two-phase review process for submitted papers. In the first
phase submitted papers (short versions) are reviewed and selected for
presentation at the school. After the school, these papers can be revised
(so that they can benefit from the discussion that occurred at the school)
and are then reviewed again for inclusion in the school’s proceedings which
will be published by Springer. Of course, submissions by senior researchers
and European, national, or regional/community research projects are also
very welcome.





The school seeks contributions in the form of research papers, tutorials,
and workshop proposals from all disciplines (e.g., computer science,
informatics, economics, ethics, law, psychology, sociology, political and
other social sciences, surveillance studies, business and public


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


        • big data analysis, biometrics, cloud computing, virtuality, data
and visual analytics,

        • concepts of anonymity, pseudonymity, identity in different
disciplines or cultures,

        • cybercrime and cybersecurity,

        • data breaches, data retention and law enforcement,

        • digital rights and net neutrality,

        • digital participation, participatory design, ethically-informed
design, co-creation and co-collaboration, ecosystems, and social actors’
engagement in design,

        • health informatics, informed consent, and data-sharing,

        • impact of legislative or regulatory initiatives on privacy,

        • impact of technology on social exclusion/digital divide/social and
cultural aspects,

        • privacy and identity management (services, technologies,
infrastructures, usability aspects, legal and socio-economic aspects),

        • privacy-by-design, privacy-by-default, and privacy impact

        • privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs), privacy standardisation,
and privacy issues relating to eIDs,

        • profiling and tracking technologies,

        • public attitudes to (national) security and privacy,

        • roadmap towards increased privacy protection, use of PETs and
privacy by design as a standard procedure,

        • semantics, web security, and privacy,

        • social accountability, social, legal and ethical aspects of
technology and the Internet specifically,

        • social care, community care, integrated care and opportunities for
as well as threats to individual and community privacy,

        • social networks, social computing, crowdsourcing and social

        • surveillance, video surveillance, sensor networks, and the
Internet of Things,

        • transparency-enhancing technologies (TETs),

        • trust management and reputation systems,

        • ubiquitous and usable privacy and identity management.


Research papers are expected to contribute towards application scenarios,
use cases, and good practices; research with an empirical focus; and
interdisciplinary work. They will be selected by the Summer School Programme
Committee based on the review of an extended abstract. Submissions should
contain a concise problem statement, an outline, and clear messages (they
should not be about work “to be done”). Accepted short versions of papers
will be made available to all participants in the Summer School
Pre-Proceedings. After the Summer School, authors will have the opportunity
to submit their final full papers (in Springer LNCS format) of 8-16 pages in
length (which will address those questions and aspects raised during the
Summer School) for publication in the Summer School Proceedings to be
published by the official IFIP publisher (Springer). The papers to be
included in the Final Proceedings will again be reviewed and selected by the
Summer School Programme Committee. Students are expected to try to publish
their work through this volume.


Tutorials are expected to last one or two hours. Proposals should contain a
short summary and state the level and background required for attendees to
follow the tutorial.


Workshops are expected to last one or two hours and must produce short
papers recapitulating the outcome for inclusion in the proceedings.

Proposals should contain a short statement summarising the topic(s) to be
discussed and the expected contributions of the audience.



Best Student Paper Award


At the IFIP Summer School, a Best Paper Student Award will be awarded.

Papers written solely or primarily by students and presented by a student at
the Summer School are eligible for the award. If the paper is co-authored
with senior researchers, the authors have to state that the main work and
contributions can be clearly attributed to the student author(s). The award
will be selected based on the quality of the paper and of the oral





All submissions must be made in PDF format using the Easychair system



Important dates and other information


Extended abstracts or short papers (2-4 pages)
1 April 2015

Notification of acceptance for presentation at the school               1
May 2015

Draft papers for pre-proceedings (page limit is 16 pages)               15
July 2015

Presentation at Summer School, feedback from participants       16-21 August

Final paper for Springer proceedings                    28 November 2015

Notification of acceptance of the final paper           29 January 2016

Camera ready copy for proceedings                       26 February 2016





General Co-Chairs:

Simone Fischer-Hübner (Karlstad University), Charles Raab (University of


Programme Committee Co-Chairs:

David Aspinall (University of Edinburgh), Jan Camenisch (IBM Research
Zürich), Marit Hansen (ULD).



More information will be soon available at http://ifip-summerschool.org



Prof. Dr. Simone Fischer- Hübner

Department of Computer Science

Karlstad University

Universitetsgatan 2

S-65188 Karlstad 

Tel. +46 (0)54 7001723

simone.fischer-huebner at kau.se


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