Workshop on Adaptive and Personalized Privacy and Security (APPS 2022)
- ACM UMAP Workshop


The Fourth International Workshop on Adaptive and Personalized Privacy
and Security, in conjunction with the 30th ACM Conference on User
Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (ACM UMAP 2022), held both
virtually and physically from Barcelona, Spain, July 04-07, 2022

Workshop Website:

Paper Submissions in EasyChair by selecting the track "Workshop-APPS":


Paper submission: April 15, 2022 (23:59 AoE time)
Notification to authors: May 11, 2022
Camera-ready version of accepted papers: May 18, 2022


Millions of users across different continents and countries are daily
engaged with privacy and security tasks which are indispensable in
modern information systems and services. Such tasks are commonly
related to user authentication, human interaction proofs (e.g.,
captcha), privacy and security pop-up dialogs, setting privacy and
security features within online user profiles, etc. Recent privacy and
security incidents of famous online services have once more
underpinned the necessity towards further investigating and improving
current approaches and practices related to the design of efficient
and effective privacy and security. In order to achieve this
objective, one possible direction is related to providing adaptive and
personalized characteristics to privacy- and security-related user
tasks, given the diversity of the user characteristics (like cultural,
cognitive, age, habits), the technology (like standalone, mobile,
mixed-virtual-augmented reality, wearables) and interaction contexts
of use (like being on the move, social settings, spatial
limitations). Hence, adaptive and personalized privacy and security
implies the ability of an interactive system or service to support its
end-users, who are engaged in privacy- and/or security-related tasks,
based on user models which describe in a holistic way what constitutes
the user's physical, technological and interaction context in
which computation takes place.

APPS 2022 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working
on diverse topics related to understanding and improving the usability
of privacy and security software and systems, by applying user
modeling, adaptation and personalization principles.

Our special focus in 2022 will be on challenges and opportunities
related to the security and privacy of remote activities (e.g., remote
work environments, distance learning).

The workshop will address the following objectives:

- increase our understanding and knowledge on supporting usable
  privacy and security interaction design through novel user modeling
  mechanisms and adaptive user interfaces;

- discuss methods and techniques for understanding user attitudes and
  perceptions towards privacy and security issues in various
  application areas;

- identify human-centered models for the design, development and
  evaluation of adaptive and personalized privacy and security

- discuss methods for evaluating the impact and added value of
  adaptation and personalization in privacy and security systems.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Adaptation and personalization approaches in usable privacy and security
- Effects of human factors (e.g., cognition, personality, etc.) in
  privacy and security systems
- Novel user interaction concepts and user interfaces for achieving
  usable security
- Cultural diversity in usable privacy and security
- Context-aware privacy and security
- Adaptive usable security in various domains (e.g., e-Learning,
  e-Government, IoT, healthcare, etc.)
- Adaptive user authentication policies
- Novel approaches to the design and evaluation of usable security systems
- Privacy and security in smart patient-centric healthcare systems
- Novel approaches to the design and evaluation of usable security systems
- Lessons learned from the deployment and use of usable privacy and
  security features
- Ethical considerations in adaptive and personalized privacy and security


All workshop papers must contain original, previously unpublished,
research work adhering the two publication types:

- Full research papers (8-14 pages, excl. references), proposing new
  approaches, innovative methods and research findings.
- Short research papers (up to 7 pages, excl. references), presenting
  works in progress, lessons learned, emerging or future research
  issues and directions on topics related to APPS.

Manuscripts should be formatted according to the new workflow and
template for ACM publications

Please submit your paper through the EasyChair submission system by
selecting the track "Workshop-APPS":

Accepted papers will be published by the ACM and will be available via
the ACM Digital Library.


Argyris Constantinides, Cognitive UX LTD, CY & University of Cyprus, CY
Marios Belk, Cognitive UX GmbH, DE & University of Cyprus, CY
Christos Fidas, University of Patras, GR
Juliana Bowles, University of St. Andrews, UK
Andreas Pitsillides, University of Cyprus, CY