Privacy and Usability Methods Pow-wow (PUMP) 2010

in conjunction with the British Conference on Human Computer
Interaction (British HCI)

Dundee, UK - 6 September 2010


PUMP is a workshop on evaluating methodologies and models for studying
privacy in computing systems. It will be held in conjunction with the
British Conference on Human Computer Interaction (British HCI) 2010.
PUMP builds upon the Privacy Methodologies Workshop held in London in
2009 and continues research into new methodologies for studying and
evaluating privacy attitudes and concerns.

Existing methodologies for studying privacy are limited in several
respects, including the inclusion of leading questions, a reliance on
attitude-based questions rather than behaviour-based queries, and a
tendency to confuse privacy with related issues (e.g., spam, credit
card fraud). Privacy research also suffers from a "measurement
problem," in that asking people about their privacy-related attitudes
tends to lead to more privacy-enhancing responses. Worse, the very
people most concerned about their privacy are those likely to refuse a
request to complete surveys on the topic, leading to sample-based
biases. More recently, new methodologies have been proposed for
studying privacy, such as the Experience Sampling Method, or the use
of experimental economics. These new methodologies can potentially
lead to more accurate or representative measurement, but the benefits,
and conversely the pitfalls and limitations, of these methodologies
needs to be understood before a study commences.

We solicit both long papers (8 pages max) and short paper abstracts (2
pages max). All submissions should be formatted to the ACM standard.
In conjunction with the British HCI conference, a (third) volume of
proceedings will be produced containing the accepted papers from the

Long papers should document new studies, models, or methodologies,
while shorter papers should highlight new problems for which
researchers might require new methodologies, or identify persistent
challenges that remain unsolved with current methodologies.



* Submissions due: 23:59 GMT, 1 July 2010
* Acceptance notification: 4 August 2010
* Camera ready due: 18 August 2010
* Workshop date: Monday, 6 September 2010



* Ian Brown, Oxford Internet Institute
* Ishbel Duncan, University of St Andrews
* Tristan Henderson, University of St Andrews (co-chair)
* Adam Joinson, University of Bath
* Mike Just, University of Edinburgh (co-chair)
* Linda Little, University of Northumbria
* Vaclav Matyas, Masaryk University
* Andrew Patrick, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
* Karen Renaud, University of Glasgow
* Angela Sasse, University College London



* The PVNets project
* The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance