Workshop Call for Papers

W2SP 2010: Web 2.0 Security and Privacy 2010

Thursday, May 20
The Claremont Resort, Oakland, California

Previous W2SP Workshops: 2009, 2008, 2007

The goal of this one day workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to focus on understanding Web 2.0 security and privacy issues, and establishing new collaborations in these areas.

Web 2.0 is about connecting people and amplifying the power of working together. An ongoing explosion of new technology is powering increasingly complex social and business interactions as well as enabling an unprecedented level of unmediated information exchange and horizontal organization. These interactions rely on composition of content and services from multiple sources, commonly called mash-ups, leading to systems with complex trust boundaries. This trend is likely to continue because individuals, businesses, and other organizations desire the simplicity, efficiency, and utility these technologies offer.

Though these technologies have had many positive effects, they raise issues about management of identities, personal safety, reputation, privacy, anonymity, transient and long-term relationships, and composition of function and content, both on the server and on the client side (web browsers and mobile platforms). Although many of the underlying security and privacy issues are not new, the use of these technologies by very large and disparate populations raises new questions. This workshop is intended to discuss the limitations of current technologies and explore alternatives.

The scope of W2SP 2010 includes, but is not limited to:

Potential workshop participants should submit a paper on topics relevant to Web 2.0 security and privacy issues. We are seeking both short position papers (2–4 pages) and refereed papers (a maximum of 8 pages, including references and appendices). Papers longer than 8 pages may be automatically rejected by the chair or workshop committee. From the submissions, the program committee will strive to balance participation between academia and industry and across topics. Selected papers will appear on the workshop web site; W2SP has no formal published proceedings.

Workshop Co-Chairs

Program Chair

Program Committee

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 (11:59pm US-Eastern)
Workshop acceptance notification date: April 11, 2010
Workshop date: Thursday, May 20, 2010

Workshop paper submission web site:

Registration: Workshop registration is available on-site.