First International Workshop on Privacy by Design

To be held in conjunction with the Sixth International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security ARES 2011 - http://www.ares-conference.eu

August 22nd - 26th, 2011
Vienna University of Technology
Vienna, Austria

While data privacy was in the past mainly assured through procedures, laws or static access control policies, these protection mechanisms tend to be ineffective once data is ubiquitously available, outsourced to partially untrusted servers or processed by third parties. In addition, most current approaches towards achieving privacy - such as anonymisation and aggregation - are either incompatible with the increasing complexity of data usage or easy to compromise due to advances in statistical analysis and availability of side-information. Recent research tries to provide technical solutions in order to minimize the exposure of sensitive data while still allowing data-driven business models. For example, cryptographic schemes such as Secure Multiparty Computation, data-centric protection schemes such as Enterprise Rights Management or trusted virtualization technologies may be used to make IT systems intrinsically privacy friendly, finally contributing to the vision of "privacy by design". The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers, systems engineers and privacy professionals in order to drive the concept of Privacy by Design and discuss implementation aspects as well as the surrounding legal and economic issues.

The main topics of interest comprise but are not limited to:

  • design issues of privacy-enhanced systems
  • cryptographic approaches for privacy
  • practical aspects of Secure Multiparty Computation
  • data centric security
  • Information/Enterprise Rights Management
  • privacy-enhanced system architectures
  • privacy and biometrics
  • privacy in the cloud
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • censorship resistance
  • economic and legal aspects of privacy
  • usability of Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Important dates

Submission deadline:     April 24, 2011 - extended to April 31, 2011
Author notification:     May 16, 2011
Author registration:     June 1, 2011
Proceedings version:     June 1, 2011
Workshop:                August 22-26, 2011

Workshop Co-Chairs

Stefan Katzenbeisser (CASED & Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
Klaus Kursawe (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Programm Committee

Seda Guerses (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Klaus Kursawe (University of Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Stefan Katzenbeisser (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Markulf Kohlweiss (Microsoft Research, UK)
Zhendong Ma (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria)
Leonardo Martucci (CASED, Germany)

Markulf Kohlweiss (Microsoft Research, UK)