ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society
in conjunction with ACM CCS 2008


Hilton Mark Center, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Monday, October 27th, 2008

The need to consider privacy has been widely recognized in society at
large, with resulting impact on government, commerce, education,
health care, entertainment, and other sectors. This workshop discusses
the problems related to privacy in the global interconnected society
and their possible solutions. The 2008 Workshop, held in conjunction
with the ACM CCS conference, is the seventh in a yearly forum for
papers on all the different aspects of privacy in today's electronic

The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting
novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of electronic
privacy, as well as experimental studies of fielded systems. We
encourage submissions from other communities such as law and business
that present these communities' perspectives on technological issues.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- anonymity, pseudonymity, and unlinkability
- privacy and confidentiality management
- business models with privacy requirements
- privacy in electronic records
- protection from correlation, inference, and linking attacks
- privacy in health care and public administration
- electronic communication privacy
- public records and personal privacy
- information dissemination control
- privacy and virtual identity
- privacy-aware access control
- personally identifiable information
- privacy in the digital business
- privacy policy enforcement
- privacy enhancing technologies
- privacy and data mining
- privacy policies and their enforcement
- relationships between privacy and security
- privacy and anonymity in Web transactions
- user profiling
- privacy in social networks
- wireless privacy
- privacy threats
- economics of privacy
- privacy and human rights
- RFIDs and privacy
- privacy in mobile computing
- privacy in outsourced computing
- privacy in electronic voting

Paper Submissions

Papers must be submitted electronically at . Submitted papers
must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that
are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with
proceedings. Submissions should be at most 15 pages excluding the
bibliography and well-marked appendices (using single-column, 11-point
font and reasonable margins on letter-size paper), and at most 20
pages total. Committee members are not required to read the
appendices, and so the paper should be intelligible without them.
Submissions are not required to be anonymized. Authors of submitted
papers will indicate at the time of submission whether they would like
their paper to also be considered for publication as an abstract (4
proceedings pages).

Papers are to be submitted electronically via the online submission
system. Through this form, you will be requested to upload the file of
your paper (in PDF or portable postscript format). Do NOT upload files
formatted for word processing packages (e.g., Microsoft Word or
WordPerfect files). Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk
rejection without consideration of their merits. Authors of accepted
full papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the
workshop. Accepted papers will be published by the ACM in a conference

Important Dates

- Abstract submission due: May 5, 2008
- Paper submission due: May 12, 2008
- Acceptance notification: July 13, 2008
- Final papers due: August 10, 2008 (hard)

Program Committee

Program Chair
Marianne Winslett , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

winslett at

Web & Proceedings Chair
Ragib Hasan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

PC members
Alessandro Acquisti     Carnegie Mellon University
Alastair Beresford      University of Cambridge
Marina Blanton          University of Notre Dame
Nikita Borisov          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Roger Dingledine        FreeHaven
Keith Frikken           Miami University
J. Alex Halderman       Princeton University
Apu Kapadia             Dartmouth College
Adam J. Lee             University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kristin LeFevre         University of Michigan
Ninghui Li              Purdue University
Kun Liu                 IBM Almaden Research Center
Fabio Massacci          Universit&agrav; di Trento
Pierangela Samarati     Universit&aagrav; degli Studi di Milano
Radu Sion               Stony Brook University
Jaideep S. Vaidya       Rutgers University
Sabrina de Capitani di Vimercati        Universit&agrav; degli Studi di Milano
XiaoFeng Wang           Indiana University
William H. Winsborough  University of Texas at San Antonio
Ting Yu                 North Carolina State University

Ragib Hasan
Web and Proceedings Chair,
WPES 2008