wpes 2013: 12th Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society 2013

November 4, 2013 in Berlin, Germany

Call for Papers

*** Deadline extended to July 29, 2013 ***


Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES 2013) Berlin, Germany - November 4, 2013 http://wpes2013.di.unimi.it ******************************************************************************

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 2013 Workshop, held in conjunction with the ACM CCS conference, is the twelfth 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:

  • anonymity, pseudonymity, and unlinkability
  • crowdsourcing for privacy and security
  • data correlation and leakage attacks
  • data security and privacy
  • electronic communication privacy
  • economics of privacy
  • information dissemination control
  • models, languages, and techniques for big data protection
  • personally identifiable information
  • privacy-aware access control
  • privacy and anonymity on the Web
  • privacy in cloud and grid systems
  • privacy and confidentiality management
  • privacy and data mining
  • privacy in the digital business
  • privacy in the electronic records
  • privacy enhancing technologies
  • privacy in health care and public administration
  • privacy and human rights
  • privacy metrics
  • privacy in mobile systems
  • privacy in outsourced scenarios
  • privacy policies
  • privacy vs. security
  • privacy in social networks
  • privacy threats
  • privacy and virtual identity
  • public records and personal privacy
  • user profiling
  • 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 http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wpes2013. 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 July 29, 2013 to be considered. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors by August 23, 2013. The camera ready must be prepared by August 30, 2013 (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.


  • Paper Submission due: July 29, 2013 (11:59 PM American Samoa time) [extended]
  • Notification to authors: August 23, 2013
  • Camera ready due: August 30, 2013 (firm)

GENERAL CHAIR (ACM CCS 2013 General Chair)

  • Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt, Germany


  • Sara Foresti, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy


  • Giovanni Livraga, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy


  • Rafael Accorsi, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Marina Blanton, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Carlo Blundo, Universita` degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
  • Graham Cormode, University of Warwick, UK
  • Anupam Datta, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Roberto Di Pietro, Roma Tre University of Rome, Italy
  • Keith Frikken, Miami University, USA
  • Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Telecom SudParis, France
  • Tyrone Grandison, Proficiency Labs, USA
  • Dimitris Gritzalis, AUEB, Greece
  • Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA
  • Murat Kantarcioglu, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Apu Kapadia, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
  • Florian Kerschbaum, SAP, Germany
  • Markulf Kohlweiss, Microsoft Research, UK
  • Adam J. Lee, University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Giovanni Livraga, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Ashwin Machanavajjha, Duke University, USA
  • Stefano Paraboschi, Universita` degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
  • Kui Ren, University at Buffalo, USA
  • Pierangela Samarati, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Paul Syverson, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
  • Carmela Troncoso, Gradiant, Spain
  • Ting Yu, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Zhenjie Zhang, ADSC, USA
  • Jianying Zhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore


  • Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA
  • Pierangela Samarati, Universita` degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Paul Syverson, Naval Research Laboratory, USA

If you have any question, please contact the organizers at wpes2013@unimi.it