Workshop on Privacy by Transparency in Data-Centric-Services (PTDCS) 

Workshop webpage: http://bis.kie.ue.poznan.pl/bis2015/workshops/ptdcs-2015/
In conjunction with BIS'15: http://bis.kie.ue.poznan.pl/bis2015/
24-26 June 2015, Poznań, Poland


Big Data has developed into a key factor of the economy that benefits
users and providers of data-centric services. However, the analysis of
growing volumes of users data in data-centric services also presents
significant privacy challenges. The objective of this workshop is to
bring researchers and practitioners together to explore
transparency-based mechanisms, such as dashboards, economic
explanations of the use of privacy and value of data, as well as user
behavior. In particular, the goal of this workshop is to set thematic
milestones for the technical development of transparency mechanisms on
the one hand, and on the other, trace ways in which technical
progress, users and industry could profit from transparency. A major
focus will be set on Transparency-Enhancing Technologies (TET) and, in
particular, Privacy Dashboards. Topics of interest include, but are
not limited to:

Accountability in Data-Centric Services
Economics of TET
Privacy Dashboards
Privacy Economics
Privacy Policy Specification and Negotiation
Privacy in Socio-Technical Systems
Privacy-Enabled Business Models
Requirements for TET
Transparent Behavioral Targeting
Transparent Usage Control

Paper Submission

Submitted papers must be original, unpublished, and not submitted to
another conference or journal for consideration. Authors must follow
the LNBIP formatting guidelines. Deadline for submission is March 22,
2015. Papers approved for presentation will be published in BIS 2015
workshop post-conference proceedings, as a volume in Lecture Notes in
Business Information Processing series by Springer after a second
review round. Submissions need to be anonymized and will receive at
least three reviews. Submissions have to be at most 12 pages
(including figures, tables, appendices and references). Registration
for the BIS’15 conference entitles to participate in the conference,
as well as in all workshops and tutorials held in conjunction with
it. At least one author of each paper needs to register for the
conference for the paper to be included in proceedings.

Important Dates

Deadline for Submission:     Mar 22, 2015
Notification of acceptance:  May 15, 2015
Submission of final papers:  May 31, 2015


Günter Müller (University of Freiburg)
Rafael Accorsi (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
Christian Zimmermann (University of Freiburg)
Sven Wohlgemuth (CASED Darmstadt)
Isao Echizen (NII, Tokyo)
Hiroshi Yoshiura (UEC, Tokyo)

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