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Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society
Chicago, IL, USA
Monday, October 17th, 2011



Call for Papers      |    Important Dates    |    Submission    |    Program Committee    |    Accepted Papers   |    Program   |   

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 2011 Workshop, held in conjunction with the ACM CCS conference, is the tenth 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

data correlation and leakage attacks

data security and privacy         

electronic communication privacy

economics of privacy     

information dissemination control

personally identifiable information

privacy-aware access control

privacy and anonymity in 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, 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=wpes11. 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 2, 2011 to be considered. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors by August 14, 2011. The camera ready must be prepared by August 21, 2011 (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

Deadline for submission of all papers:  July 2, 2011 July 16, 2011, 11:59 PM Samoa Time (FIRM)

Acceptance notification:  August 10, 2011 August 14, 2011

Final papers due: August 21, 2011 


Organization Committee

PC Chair
Jaideep Vaidya   
Rutgers University
email: jsvaidya AT business DOT rutgers DOT edu   

Program Committee
Rafael Accorsi University of Freiburg, Germany
Alessandro Acquisti Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Claudio Ardagna Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Mikhail Atallah Purdue University, USA
Vijayalakshmi Atluri Rutgers University, USA
Kevin Bauer University of Waterloo, Canada
Marina Blanton University of Notre Dame, USA
Nikita Borisov University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Roger Dingledine The Tor Project, USA
Sara Foresti Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Keith Frikken Miami University of Ohio, USA
Dimitris Gritzalis Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Nicholas J. Hopper University of Minnesota, USA
Keith Irwin Winston-Salem State University, USA
Wei Jiang Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Murat Kantarcioglu University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Florian Kerschbaum SAP Research, Germany
Hiroaki Kikuchi Tokai University, Japan
Adam Lee University of Pittsburgh, USA
Yingjiu Li Singapore Management University, Singapore
Bradley Malin Vanderbilt University, USA
Nayantara Mallesh University of Minnesota, USA
Stefano Paraboschi    Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy
Indrajit Ray Colorado State University, USA
Indrakshi Ray Colorado State University, USA
Kui Ren Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Pierangela Samarati Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Basit Shafiq Lahore University of Management Science, Pakistan
Heechang Shin Iona College, USA
Lingyu Wang Concordia University, Canada
Danfeng Yao Virginia Tech, USA
Ting Yu North Carolina State University, USA

General Chair (ACM CCS '11 General Chair)
Yan Chen
Northwestern University, Illinois, USA

WPES '11 Publicity Chair
Sara Foresti
UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Accepted Papers

Regular Papers Short Papers


7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 - 8:35 Welcome
Jaideep Vaidya (Rutgers University, USA)

8:35 - 10:30 Session 1: Privacy in New Applications --- Chair: George Danezis (Microsoft Research, UK)

Loose Tweets: An Analysis of Privacy Leaks on Twitter
Huina Mao, Xin Shuai and Apu Kapadia

Who clicks there! : anonymizing the photographer in a camera saturated world
Djamila Aouada, Peter Schaffer and Shishir Nagaraja

Protecting Against Physical Resource Wiretapping
Gergely Acs, Claude Castelluccia and William Lecat

On the limits of privacy in reputation systems
Stefan Schiffner, Andreas Pashalidis and Elmar Tischhauser

Pythia: A Privacy Aware, Peer-to-Peer Network for Social Search
Shirin Nilizadeh, Naveed Alam, Nathaniel Husted and Apu Kapadia

10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break

10:50-12:30 Session 2: Cryptographic Solutions for Privacy --- Chair: Roger Dingledine (The Tor Project, USA)

Privacy-Preserving Smart Metering
Alfredo Rial and George Danezis

SPEcTRe: Spot-checked Private Ecash Tolling at Roadside
Jeremy Day, Yizhou Huang, Edward Knapp and Ian Goldberg

Private Data Indexes for Selective Access to Outsourced Data
Sabrina De Capitani Di Vimercati, Sara Foresti, Sushil Jajodia, Stefano Paraboschi and Pierangela Samarati

Non-interactive Distributed Encryption: A New Primitive for Revocable Privacy
Jaap-Henk Hoepman and David Galindo

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 Session 3: Network and System Privacy --- Chair: Apu Kapadia (Indiana University, USA)

BridgeSPA: Improving Tor Bridges with Single Packet Authorization
Rob Smits, Divam Jain, Sarah Pidcock, Ian Goldberg and Urs Hengartner

Website Fingerprinting in Onion Routing Based Anonymization Networks
Andriy Panchenko, Lukas Niessen, Andreas Zinnen and Thomas Engel

SPARC: A Security and Privacy Aware Virtual Machine Checkpointing Mechanism
Mikhail I. Gofman, Ruiqi Luo, Ping Yang and Kartik Gopalan

FAUST: Efficient, TTP-Free Abuse Prevention by Anonymous Whitelisting
Peter Lofgren and Nicholas Hopper

Privacy-Preserving Traffic Padding in Web-Based Applications
Wen Ming Liu, Lingyu Wang, Pengsu Cheng and Mourad Debbabi

Adapt-lite: Privacy-aware, Secure, and Efficient mHealth Sensing
Shrirang Mare, Jacob Sorber, Minho Shin, Cory Cornelius and David Kotz

16:00 - 16:20 Coffee Break

16:20 - 18:00 Session 4: Data Privacy --- Chair: Keith Frikken (Miami University of Ohio, USA)

Cover Locations: Availing Location-Based Services Without Revealing the Location
Sai Teja Peddinti, Avis Dsouza and Nitesh Saxena

Private Searching for Single and Conjunctive Keywords on Streaming Data
Xun Yi and Elisa Bertino

Data Mining Without Data: A Novel Approach to Privacy-Preserving Collaborative Distributed Data Mining
Vikas Ashok and Ravi Mukkamala

I Know Where You Live: Analyzing Privacy Protection in Public Databases
Manya Sleeper, Divya Sharma and Lorrie Cranor

Privacy of Data Outsourced to a Cloud for Selected Readers through Client-Side Encryption
Witold Litwin, Sushil Jajodia and Thomas Schwarz

Compressive Mechanism: Utilizing Sparse Representation in Differential Privacy
Yang Li, Zhenjie Zhang, Marianne Winslett and Yin Yang