Workshop on Privacy by Transparency in Data-Centric Services

Topics of interest | Submission guidelines | Important dates | Organizers and Chairs | Program Committee

Big Data has developed into a key factor of the economy that benefits users and providers of data-centric services. However, the analysis of growing volumes of users data in data-centric services also presents significant privacy challenges. The objective of this workshop is to bring researchers and practitioners together to explore transparency-based mechanisms, such as dashboards, economic explanations of the use of privacy and value of data, as well as user behavior. In particular, the goal of this workshop is to set thematic milestones for the technical development of transparency mechanisms on the one hand, and on the other, trace ways in which technical progress, users and industry could profit from transparency. A major focus will be set on Transparency-Enhancing Technologies (TET) and, in particular, Privacy Dashboards.

Topics of interest

  • Accountability in Data-Centric Services
  • Economics of TET
  • Privacy Dashboards
  • Privacy Economics
  • Privacy Policy Specification and Negotiation
  • Privacy in Socio-Technical Systems
  • Privacy-Enabled Business Models
  • Requirements for TET
  • Transparent Behavioral Targeting
  • Transparent Usage Control

Submission guidelines

Submitted papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted to another conference or journal for consideration. Authors must follow the LNBIP formatting guidelines. Deadline for submission is March 22nd, 2015. Papers approved for presentation will be published in BIS 2015 workshop post-conference proceedings, as a volume in Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing series by Springer after a second review round. Submissions need to be anonymized and will receive at least three reviews. Submissions have to be at most 12 pages (including figures, tables, appendices and references). Registration for the BIS’15 conference entitles to participate in the conference, as well as in all workshops and tutorials held in conjunction with it. At least one author of each paper needs to register for the conference for the paper to be included in proceedings.

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Important dates

  • Submission deadline: Apr 12, 2015 (DEADLINE EXTENDED)
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 15, 2015
  • Submission of final papers: May 31, 2015

Organizers and Chairs

  • Main Organizer and General Chair: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Günter Müller, University of Freiburg
  • Technical Chair: Dr. Rafael Accorsi, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Technical Chair: Christian Zimmermann, University of Freiburg
  • Organizational Chair: Dr. Sven Wohlgemuth
  • International Chair: Prof. Dr. Isao Echizen, National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo
  • International Chair: Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Yoshiura, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo

Program Committee

  • Günter Müller, University of Freiburg
  • Rafael Accorsi, University of Freiburg
  • Christian Zimmermann, University of Freiburg
  • Wieland Holfelder, Google
  • Isao Echizen, NII Tokyo
  • Hiroshi Yoshiura, UEC Tokyo
  • Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg
  • Kai Rannenberg, University of Frankfurt
  • Florian Kerschbaum, SAP Research
  • Edgar Weippl, Vienna University of Technology
  • Michael Waidner, CASED / TU Darmstadt
  • Sven Wohlgemuth
  • Stefan Sackmann, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg