Call for Papers

The need for privacy-aware policies, regulations, and techniques has been widely recognized. This workshop discusses the problems of privacy in the global interconnected societies and possible solutions. The 2016 Workshop, held in conjunction with the ACM CCS conference, is the fifteenth in a yearly forum for papers on all the different aspects of privacy in today's electronic society.

The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of electronic privacy, as well as experimental studies of fielded systems. We encourage submissions from other communities such as law and business that present these communities' perspectives on technological issues. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

anonymization and trasparency privacy and anonymity on the Web privacy metrics
crowdsourcing for privacy and security privacy in biometric systems privacy in mobile systems
data correlation and leakage attacks privacy in cloud and grid systems privacy in outsourced scenarios
data security and privacy privacy and confidentiality management privacy policies
data and computations integrity in emerging scenarios privacy and data mining privacy vs. security
electronic communication privacy privacy in the Internet of Things privacy of provenance data
economics of privacy privacy in the digital business privacy in social networks
information dissemination control privacy in the electronic records privacy threats
models, languages, and techniques for big data protection privacy enhancing technologies privacy and virtual identity
personally identifiable information privacy and human rights user profiling
privacy-aware access control privacy in health care and public administration wireless privacy

Paper Submissions

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Regular submissions should be at most 10 pages in the ACM double-column format including bibliography, but excluding well-marked appendices, and at most 12 pages total. Committee members are not required to read the appendices, and so the paper should be intelligible without them. Submissions should not be anonymized. The workshop will also consider short submissions of up to 4 pages for results that are preliminary or that simply require few pages to describe. Authors of regular submitted papers will indicate at the time of submission whether they would like their paper to also be considered for publication as a short paper (4 proceedings pages).

Submissions are to be made to the submission web site at You will be requested to upload the file of your paper (in PDF format only). Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Papers must be received by the deadline of August 6, 2016 to be considered. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors by September 05, 2016. The camera ready must be prepared by September 13, 2016 (firm). Proceedings of the workshop will be published by ACM on a CD, available to the workshop attendees. Papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library, with a specific ISBN. Each accepted paper must be presented by an author, who will have to be registered by the early-bird registration deadline.

Important Dates

Paper Submission due: August 6, 2016 - 11:59 PM American Samoa time (extended deadline)
Notification to authors: September 05, 2016 (11:59PM American Samoa Time)
Camera ready due: September 13, 2016

Program Chair

Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Publicity Chair

Giovanni Livraga
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Program Committee

Vijay AtluriRutgers University, USA
Carlo BlundoUniversità degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Andrey BogdanovTechnical University of Denmark, Denmark
Yazan BoshmafQatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Sherman S. M. ChowChinese University of Hong Kong
Josep Domingo-FerrerUniversitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Sara ForestiUniversità degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Sushil JajodiaGeorge Mason University, USA
Florian KerschbaumSAP, Germany
Adam J. LeeUniversity of Pittsburgh, USA
Yingjiu LiSingapore Management University, Singapore
Peng LiuThe Pennsylvania State University, USA
Catherine MeadowsNRL, USA
Muhammad NaveedUniversity of Southern California, USA
Guevara NoubirNortheastern University, USA
Panos PapadimitratosKTH, Sweden
Gerardo PelosiPolitecnico di Milano, Italy
Roberto PerdisciUniversity of Georgia, USA
Indrakshi RayColorado State University, USA
Pierangela SamaratiUniversità degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Nitesh SaxenaUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Andreas SchaadHuawei European Research Center, Germany
Jessica StaddonNC State University, USA
Willy SusiloUniversity of Wollongong, Australia
Paul SyversonNRL, USA
Vicenc TorraU. Skovd, Sweden
Jaideep VaidyaRutgers University, USA
Meng YuUniversity of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Ting YuQatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Moti YungSnapchat and Columbia University, USA
Jianying ZhouInstitute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Sencun ZhuThe Pennsylvania State University, USA

Steering Committee

Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Sushil Jajodia George Mason University, USA
Pierangela Samarati (Chair) UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Paul Syverson Naval Research Laboratory, USA