Call For Papers

Annual Privacy Forum 2016 
bringing research & policy together, 
7-8 September 2016, 
Frankfurt am Main

Nowadays electronic communication networks and digital services are an
essential part of an increasing number of everyday commodities. In the
era of automated profiling and electronic surveillance, citizens face
a serious threat against their right to privacy and informational
self-determination, especially when using the internet and mobile
services. The lack of transparency regarding the functionality and
interconnection of such services increases the risk of uncontrollable
processing of personal data. In this regard, the upcoming Data
Protection Regulation will be a useful instrument to protect the
privacy of individuals. However, for its successful implementation,
this new framework needs to be enforced by proper technologies and
encompassed with sustainable business models along with mechanisms to
promote privacy awareness and help users to understand the value of
their data.

ENISA is organizing the 2016 edition of the annual privacy forum, in
the light of the upcoming data protection regulation and the European
digital agenda. We invite papers covering original work on the
technological, economic, legal and societal aspects of the challenges
that will come up with the implementation of the new framework. We
particularly invite multidisciplinary papers that make it explicit how
the presented work can contribute to bridging the gap between research
and policy.

Moreover, in order to also encourage contributions from policy makers,
representatives of competent authorities (such as Data Protection
Authorities), industry experts, NGOs and civil society associations,
we invite opinion papers from all stakeholders on the above mentioned
topics. Opinion papers will reflect the opinion/position of the
author(s) on the selected privacy-related topic.

 o Implementation aspects of 'by design' and 'by default' paradigms
 o Implementation and adoption of PETs in today's digital services
 o Modelling of data protection and privacy requirements, such as:
   machine readable representations and automatic evaluation of policies
 o Enabling transparency: technological and organizational challenges.
 o Technical solutions for the enforcement and the implications of the
   subject's right, e.g. right to erasure, access and correction.
 o Aspects of privacy impact and risk assessment
 o Technical solutions for data portability
 o Sustainable business models for privacy friendly online services
 o Information and consent in online environments: practical solutions
   and implementations
 o Privacy awareness, reliability and usability of PETs
 o Trust services for the protection of personal data - privacy aware
   trust services (i.e. electronic certificates, signatures, etc.)
 o Security measures for the protection of personal data
 o Economics of privacy and personal data

Review and Publication

All submissions will be thoroughly reviewed by our PC members. We aim
at minimal 3 average 4 reviews per Paper. Furthermore, papers will be
published in the proceedings of the conference with a publishing house
soon to be selected and announced.

Important dates

Submission of full papers: March 15, 2016 23:59 AoE 
Notification to author: May 10, 2016 
Camera-ready copies: May 31, 2016 
APF 2016 taking place on: September 7-8, 2016