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 2017 Workshop, held in conjunction with the ACM CCS conference, is the sixteenth 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 4, 2016 to be considered. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors by September 8, 2017. The camera ready must be prepared by September 17, 2017 (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 4, 2017 (11:59 PM American Samoa Time)
Notification to authors: September 8, 2017 (11:59PM American Samoa Time)
Camera ready due: September 17, 2017

Program Chair

Adam J. Lee
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Publicity Chair

William C. Garrison III
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Program Committee


Steering Committee

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