[PET] [Deadline Approaching, May 27] PRIVACY IN STATISTICAL DATABASES 2018 (PSD 2018), Springer LNCS, Valencia, Spain, Sep. 2018

Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro joaquin.garcia_alfaro at telecom-sudparis.eu
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PRIVACY IN STATISTICAL DATABASES 2018 (PSD 2018)
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** CALL FOR PAPERS: SUBMISSION DEADLINE MAY 27, 2018 **

Valencia, Spain, Sep. 26-28, 2018

http://unescoprivacychair.urv.cat/psd2018

1. AIMS AND GOALS
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Privacy in statistical databases is about finding tradeoffs to
the tension between the increasing societal and economical demand
for accurate information and the legal and ethical obligation to
protect the privacy of individuals and enterprises which are the
respondents providing the statistical data. In the case of
statistical databases, the motivation for respondent privacy is
one of survival: statistical agencies or survey institutes cannot
expect to collect accurate information from individual or
corporate respondents unless these feel the privacy of their
responses is guaranteed.

Beyond respondent privacy, there are two additional privacy
dimensions to be considered: privacy for the data owners
(organizations owning or gathering the data, who would not like
to share the data they have collected at great expense) and
privacy for the users (those who submit queries to the database
and would like their analyses to stay private). Co-utility has
shown to provide sustainable solutions to user privacy.

"Privacy in Statistical Databases 2018" (PSD 2018) is a
conference sponsored and organized by the UNESCO Chair in Data
Privacy (http://unescoprivacychair.urv.cat) with proceedings
published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer
Science. The purpose of PSD 2018 is to attract world-wide,
high-level research in statistical database privacy.

PSD 2018 is a successor to PSD 2016 (Dubrovnik, Sep. 14-16, 2016
https://unescoprivacychair.urv.cat/psd2016/), PSD 2014 (Eivissa,
Sep. 17-19, 2014, http://unescoprivacychair.urv.cat/psd2014/),
PSD 2012 (Palermo, Sep. 26-28, 2012,
http://unescoprivacychair.urv.cat/psd2012), PSD 2010 (Corfu, Sep.
22-24, 2010, http://unescoprivacychair.urv.cat/psd2010), PSD
2008 (Istanbul, Sep. 24-26, 2008,
http://unescoprivacychair.urv.cat/psd2008), PSD 2006 (Rome, Dec.
13-15, 2006, http://crises-deim.urv.cat/psd2006) and PSD
2004 (Barcelona, June 9-11, 2004,
http://crises-deim.urv.cat/psd2004), all with proceedings
published by Springer in LNCS 9867, LNCS 8744, LNCS 7556, LNCS
6344, LNCS 5262, LNCS 4302 and LNCS 3050, respectively. Those
eight PSD conferences follow a tradition of high-quality
technical conferences on SDC which started with "Statistical Data
Protection-SDP'98", held in Lisbon in 1998 and with proceedings
published by OPOCE, and continued with the AMRADS project SDC
Workshop, held in Luxemburg in 2001 and with proceedings
published in Springer LNCS 2316.

Like the aforementioned preceding conferences, PSD 2018
originates in Europe, but wishes to stay a worldwide event in
database privacy and SDC. Thus, contributions and attendees from
overseas are welcome.

2. ORGANIZATION
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PROGRAM COMMITTEE (TO BE CONFIRMED AND POSSIBLY WITH ADDITIONAL NAMES)

Jane Bambauer (University of Arizona, USA)
Bettina Berendt (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Elisa Bertino (CERIAS, Purdue University, USA)
Aleksandra Bujnowska (EUROSTAT, European Union)
Jordi Castro (Polytechnical University of Catalonia)
Anne-Sophie Charest (Université Laval, Québec, Canada)
Josep Domingo-Ferrer (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
Joerg Drechsler (IAB, Germany)
Khaled El Emam (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Mark Elliot (Manchester University, UK)
Sarah Giessing (Destatis, Germany)
Sara Hajian (Eurecat Technology Center, Catalonia)
Alan Karr (CoDA, RTI, USA)
Julia Lane (New York University, USA)
Bradley Malin (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Laura McKenna (Census Bureau, USA)
Gerome Miklau (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA)
Krish Muralidhar (The University of Oklahoma, USA)
Anna Oganyan (National Center for Health Statistics, USA)
Christine O'Keefe (CSIRO, Australia)
Jerry Reiter (Duke University, USA)
Yosef Rinott (Hebrew University, Israel)
Pierangela Samarati (University of Milan, Italy)
David Sánchez (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
Eric Schulte Nordholt (Statistics Netherlands)
Natalie Shlomo (University of Manchester, UK)
Aleksandra Slavkovic (Penn State University, USA)
Jordi Soria-Comas (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
Tamir Tassa (The Open University, Israel)
Vicenc Torra (Skövde University, Sweden)
Vassilios Verykios (Hellenic Open University, Greece)
William E. Winkler (Census Bureau, USA)
Peter-Paul de Wolf (Statistics Netherlands)

PROGRAM CHAIR

Josep Domingo-Ferrer (UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy, Universitat Rovira i 
Virgili, Catalonia)

GENERAL CHAIR

Francisco Montes Suay (Universitat de València, Spain)

ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE

Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro (Télécom SudParis, France)
Jesus Manjón (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
Romina Russo (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)

3. TOPICS OF INTEREST
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Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- New anonymization methods for tabular data
- New anonymization methods for microdata (including non-conventional 
microdata
types such as trajectories, graphs, etc.)
- Best anonymization practices for tabular data
- Best anonymization practices for microdata
- Co-utility for privacy preservation
- Big data anonymization
- Streaming data anonymization
- Decentralized anonymization
- Balancing data quality and data confidentiality in SDC
- Differential privacy and other privacy models
- SDC transparency issues
- Onsite access centers - Remote access facilities - SDC software
- Estimating disclosure risk in SDC
- Record linkage methods
- Real-life disclosure scenarios in EU-member states and abroad
- Privacy preserving data mining (both cryptographic and non-cryptographic)
- Private information retrieval
- Privacy in web-based e-commerce
- Privacy in healthcare
- Privacy in official and corporate statistics
- Other data anonymization issues

4. SUBMISSIONS
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Full papers containing either original technical contributions or
high-quality surveys on the above topics or on related topics are
sought.

Camera-ready versions of accepted papers should be prepared using the
LaTeX2e style or the Word template of Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in
Computer Science. For LaTeX2e, a macro package llncs.zip and an
example file typeinst.zip can be downloaded from
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0 For
Microsoft Word, a template word.zip can be downloaded from the same
page above.

We encourage authors to use the above formats already for their
submissions.

The submission Web page for PSD 2018 is:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=psd2018

LENGTH OF SUBMISSIONS
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Using the above format with 11 point font, the paper should be at most
12 pages excluding bibliography and appendices, and at most 16 pages
total. Committee members are not required to read appendices; the
paper should be intelligible without them. Submissions not meeting
these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

5. PROCEEDINGS
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Among PSD 2018 accepted papers, a selection will be made based on
quality and coverage and the selected papers will be published in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series by Springer. This
follows the tradition of the previous PSD conferences.

The remaining accepted papers will be published in a CD with an ISBN.
It is possible to submit a paper directly for the CD, which benefits
from a later submission deadline (see CD-only dates below).

The form of publication of an accepted paper will be clearly specified
in the acceptance message. Both the LNCS volume and the CD will be
*available at the conference*.

6. IMPORTANT DATES
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Submission deadline: **MAY 27, 2018**
Acceptance notification: June 29, 2018
Proceedings version due: July 9, 2018
Conference: Sep. 26-28, 2018

CD-only submission deadline: July 9, 2018 CD-only acceptance
notification: July 30, 2018 CD-only proceedings version due: Aug. 10,
2018

7. VENUE AND TRAVEL
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The conference will take place at the Botanical Garden of the
Universitat de València, located in the old city of Valencia.
http://www.jardibotanic.org/index.php?apid=presentacio-226

Further venue, travel and accomodation information will be posted in
due course at http://unescoprivacychair.urv.cat/psd2018

A number of travel grants are made available by the UNESCO Chair in
Data Privacy, especially for authors and delegates from transition
countries. Information on grants is posted in the conference web site.

8. REGISTRATION
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Registration information will be posted no later than June 2018 at
http://unescoprivacychair.urv.cat/psd2018



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