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

Important Dates

Paper Submission due: July 22, 2013 July 29, 2013 - 11:59 PM American Samoa time (firm)
Notification to authors: August 23, 2013
Camera ready due: August 30, 2013 September 5, 2013 (firm)

General Chair (ACM CCS 2013 General Chair)

Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi
TU Darmstadt, Germany

Program Chair

Sara Foresti
Dipartimento di Informatica
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Publicity Chair

Giovanni Livraga
Dipartimento di Informatica
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Program Committee

Rafael Accorsi University of Freiburg, Germany
Kevin Bauer Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Marina Blanton University of Notre Dame, USA
Carlo Blundo UniversitÓ degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Graham Cormode University of Warwick, UK
Marco Cova University of Birmingham, UK
Anupam Datta Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati UniversitÓ 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
Dimitris Gritzalis AUEB, Greece
Sushil Jajodia George Mason University, USA
Rob Jansen U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, 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 UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Javier Lopez University of Malaga, Spain
Ashwin Machanavajjha Duke University, USA
Stefano Paraboschi UniversitÓ degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Kui Ren University at Buffalo, USA
Pierangela Samarati UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Abhinav Srivastava AT&T Labs - Research, USA
Paul Syverson Naval Research Laboratory, USA
Marianthi Theoharidou AUEB, Greece
Carmela Troncoso Gradiant, Spain
Cong Wang City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Meng Yu Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Ting Yu North Carolina State University, USA
Zhenjie Zhang ADSC, USA
Jianying Zhou Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

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