CFP: Third International Workshop on Privacy Engineering (IWPE'17) 

co-located to IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy -

25 May 2017 - The Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA 

Deadline of abstract submission:   3 February, 2017
Deadline of paper submission:      10 February, 2017
Notification of acceptance:        23 February, 2017 
Accepted Paper camera ready:       8 March, 2017  


We are pleased to invite you to participate in the premier annual
event of the International Workshop on Privacy Engineering (IWPE'17).

Ongoing news reports regarding global surveillance programs, massive
personal data breaches in corporate databases, and notorious examples
of personal tragedies due to privacy violations have intensified
societal demands for privacy-friendly systems. In response, current
legislative and standardization processes worldwide aim to strengthen
individual's privacy by introducing legal, organizational and
technical frameworks that personal data collectors and processors must

However, in practice, these initiatives alone are not enough to
guarantee that organizations and software developers will be able to
identify and adopt appropriate privacy engineering techniques in their
daily practices. Even if so, it is difficult to systematically
evaluate whether the systems they develop using such techniques comply
with legal frameworks, provide necessary technical assurances, and
fulfill users' privacy requirements. It is evident that research is
needed in developing techniques and tools that can aid the translation
of legal and normative concepts, as well as user expectations into
systems requirements. Furthermore, methods that can support
organizations and engineers in developing (socio-)technical systems
that address these requirements is of increasing value to respond to
the existing societal challenges associated with privacy.

In this context, privacy engineering research is emerging as an
important topic. Engineers are increasingly expected to build and
maintain privacy-preserving and data-protection compliant systems in
different ICT domains such as health, energy, transportation, social
computing, law enforcement, public services; based on different
infrastructures such as cloud, grid, or mobile computing and
architectures. While there is a consensus on the benefits of an
engineering approach to privacy, concrete proposals for models,
methods, techniques and tools that support engineers and organizations
in this endeavor are few and in need of immediate attention.

To cover this gap, the topics of the International Workshop on Privacy
Engineering (IWPE'17) focus on all the aspects surrounding privacy
engineering, ranging from its theoretical foundations, engineering
approaches, and support infrastructures, to its practical application
in projects of different scale. Specifically, we are seeking the
following kinds of papers: (1) technical papers that illustrate the
engineering or application of a novel formalism, method or other
research finding (e.g., a privacy enhancing protocol) with preliminary
evaluation; (2) experience and practice papers that describe a case
study, challenge or lessons learned from in a specific domain; (3)
early evaluations of tools and other infrastructure that support
engineering tasks in privacy requirements, design, implementation,
testing, etc.; (4) interdisciplinary studies or critical reviews of
existing privacy engineering concepts, methods, tools and frameworks;
or (5) vision papers that take a clear position informed by evidence
based on a thorough literature review.

IWPE'17 welcomes papers that focus on novel solutions on the recent
developments in the general area of privacy engineering. Topics of
interests include, but are not limited to:

-Integrating law and policy compliance into the development process
-Privacy impact assessment during software development
-Privacy risk management models
-Privacy breach recovery Methods
-Technical standards, heuristics and best practices for privacy engineering
-Privacy engineering in technical standards
-Privacy requirements elicitation and analysis methods
-User privacy and data protection requirements
-Management of privacy requirements with other system requirements
-Privacy requirements elicitation and analysis techniques
-Privacy engineering strategies and design patterns
-Privacy-preserving architectures
-Privacy engineering and databases, services, and the cloud
-Privacy engineering in networks
-Engineering techniques for fairness, transparency, and privacy in databases
-Privacy engineering in the context of interaction design and usability
-Privacy testing and evaluation methods
-Validation and verification of privacy requirements
-Privacy Engineering and design
-Engineering Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs)
-Integration of PETs into systems
-Models and approaches for the verification of privacy properties
-Tools and formal languages supporting privacy engineering
-Teaching and training privacy engineering
-Adaptations of privacy engineering into specific software development processes
-Pilots and real-world applications
-Evaluation of privacy engineering methods, technologies and tools
-Privacy engineering and accountability
-Privacy engineering and business processes
-Privacy engineering and manageability of data in (large) enterprises
-Organizational, legal, political and economic aspects of privacy engineering

This topic list is not meant to be exhaustive; since IWPE'17 is
interested in all aspects of privacy engineering. However, to screen
out off-topic papers early in the review process, we request authors
to submit an abstract prior to their paper submission. Abstracts of
papers without a clear application to privacy engineering will be
considered outside the scope of this workshop and may be rejected.



We solicit unpublished short position papers (up to 4 pages) and long
papers reporting technical, research or industry experience (up to 8
pages) on all dimensions of the privacy engineering domain. Each
paper, written in English, must follow IEEE Proceedings format.

Authors must submit an extended abstract prior to the paper
submission. This abstract is aimed at 1) helping organizers understand
whether the paper is on-topic early in the review process; and, 2)
allowing reviewers to choose their preferred manuscripts in advance of
the paper submission.

Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that,
should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will attend
the workshop to present the paper. All papers must be submitted via
EasyChair at

If you have any questions regarding IWPE'17, please contact

IWPE'17 Organizing Committee
  Jose M. del Alamo
  Anupam Datta
  Seda Gürses
  Deirdre K. Mulligan
  Saikat Guha
  Jaap-Henk Hoepman
  Arunesh Sinha