[PET] Final Call for Participation - 12th IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management, Ispra/JRC, Italy, 3-8 September 2017 (Registratorn by 21st August)

Simone Fischer-Hübner simone.fischer-huebner at kau.se
Mon Aug 14 15:24:30 BST 2017

IFIP Summer School 2017-- Final Call for Participation


(Please register by 21st August 2017)

12th IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management - the Smart World Revolution, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy, 3-8 September 2017


organised jointly by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Groups 9.2, 9.6/11.7, 11.6, and Special Interest Group 9.2.2 in co-operation with the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the EU H2020 projects Privacy&Us, PRISMACLOUD, CEDENTIAL, and the German project Forum Privatheit.

Invited Speakers:


·         Aggelos Kiayias (University of Edinburgh, Informatics Forum) -- Blockchain and Privacy

·         Anja Lehmann (IBM Research Zurich) -- Cryptographic Approaches to Data Pseudonymization, Tokenization & Transparency

·         Kjetil Rommetveit (University of Bergen, Centre for the study of the sciences and humanities) --  Privacy by Design in the Smart Grid

·         José M. del Álamo (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Privacy Engineering) -- Towards a Multi-Disciplinary Research Field

·         Elena Ferrari (Università degli Studi dell'Insubria) --  Identification services for online social networks (OSNs)

·         Hannes Federrath (University of Hamburg) --  Anonymity Online - Current Solutions and Challenges

·         Maria Chiara Tallacchini (Faculty of Economics and Law of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Piacenza) --  Data Protection in Europe - a new era

·         Bart van der Sloot (Tilburg University, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) Identifying Drug Labs by Analysing Sewage Systems

·         Delphine Reinhardt (University of Bonn/Fraunhofer FKIE) --  Privacy in IoT - Current Challenges and Future Directions

·         Eran Toch (Tel Aviv University, Department of Industrial Engineering) --  Usable Privacy

·         Thomas Groß (University of Newcastle upon Tyne / Centre for Cybercrime and Computer Security) --  Exploring the Human Nature of Online Privacy

·         Kami Vaniea (University of Edinburgh, Informatics Forum) --  Tools for Privacy and Data Protection

·         Marie-Hélene Boulanger (European Commission) --  General Data Protection Regulation



The IFIP Summer School is interactive in character, and is composed of plenary lectures and workshops based around Master/PhD students' 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.

The Summer School takes a holistic approach to society and technology and supports interdisciplinary exchange through keynote, invited 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, historical, or psychological perspectives are welcome. The interdisciplinary character of the work is fundamental to the School.



The world is in the throes of a 'smart' revolution, affecting many technologies. Digital data is an essential resource for economic growth, competitiveness, innovation, job creation and societal progress in general. To be exploited, data needs to flow across borders and sectors, should be smartly aggregated, and should be accessible and reusable by most stakeholders. The explosion of the phenomenon of the Internet of Things and the increasing diffusion of smart living technologies in all the layers of our society - from houses to hospitals, from cities to critical infrastructures such as energy grids - clearly demonstrate the viability and the advantages of a fully interconnected vision of a smart world. However, the same vision poses concrete concerns related to the potential antagonism between the "trend to share everything", on the one hand, and the "citizen's right to privacy and security", on the other. Dilemmas concerning opportunities for discrimination, social profiling, and social exclusion also arise.

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), adopted in April 2016, provides an overarching legislative framework that answers to the concerns regarding data protection. Simultaneously, a new Directive was adopted to protect personal data processed for the purpose of criminal law enforcement. Eight months later, the European Commission proposal for revision of the e-Privacy Directive, published in January 2017, may eventually provide an instrument to enforce not only the privacy, but also, to some extent, the security of the upper layers of the telecommunication services relevant for implementing a smartly interconnected world. One of the novelties of the proposed e-Privacy Regulation is the extension of its scope to include new functionally equivalent electronic communications services offered by Over The Top (OTT) players i.e., with no involvement of multi-system operators.

However, while these legislative instruments define the "principles to be respected and enforced", not a lot is said about the way in which these principles should be deployed technically in different industrial and societal sectors. Technological advances such as the use of open data, big data, blockchain and sensor development in the Internet of Everything are rapidly changing the societal landscape. Questions arise about who holds what data, and where and how that data may be used.  These advances challenge the way privacy and data protection should be provided, because current national regulatory mechanisms were not devised with these new technologies and possibilities in mind. What is also clear, from discussions in the general press, media and social media, there are also huge societal, social, and ethical concerns with regard to the implications of these emerging technologies both in theory and in their practical deployment.

Here, indeed, there lies a major scientific and social challenge: how to guarantee, in a homogeneous way, the preservation of privacy and other human rights in a completely heterogeneous and cross-sectoral world, without impairing the potentialities of the raising new smart technologies (IoT, big data etc.)

These questions, as well as many other current and general research issues surrounding privacy and identity management, will all be addressed by the 2017 IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management.

The School covers all aspects of privacy and identity and seeks for contributions from a broad range of disciplines (e.g., computer science, informatics, economics, ethics, law, psychology, sociology, history, political and other social sciences, surveillance studies, business and public management).



Please register via http://www.ifip-summerschool.org/registration/

Registation fee: 370 Euro (including lunches, coffees, social events, local transports, Springer proceedings)



General Co-Chairs:

Simone Fischer-Hübner (Karlstad University) Jean Pierre Nordvik (JRC)

Programme Committee Co-Chairs:

Marit Hansen (ULD)

Eleni Kosta (Tilburg University)

Igor Nai Fovino (JRC)

IFIP Summer School Steering Committee:

Jan Camenisch (IBM Research - Zürich), Marit Hansen (ULD), Ronald Leenes (Tilburg University), Simone Fischer-Hübner (Karlstad University), Diane Whitehouse (The Castlegate Consultancy), Charles Raab (University of Edinburgh), Anja Lehmann (IBM Research - Zürich), Ignacio Sanchez (JRC).

Local Event Chair:

Francesca Varano (JRC)


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<mailto:simone.fischer-huebner at kau.se>

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