Web 2.0 Security & Privacy 2013

Friday, May 24
The Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco

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 to establish new collaborations in these areas.

More information regarding workshops co-located with the 2013 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy can be found on the conference website.

Previous W2SP Workshops:  2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007


8:00–9:00 Breakfast
9:00–9:10 Opening Remarks
9:10–10:10 Keynote: Open Problems in Web and Mobile Privacy

In this talk, I'll survey a few web and mobile-based privacy challenges and how they have evolved over time. I'll also pose some research problems and questions to identify potential areas for collaboration.

Speaker: Neil Daswani is a member of the information security group at Twitter. He was formerly the CTO of Dasient, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Twitter. Before co-founding Dasient, Neil had served in a variety of research, development, teaching, and managerial roles at Google, Stanford University, DoCoMo USA Labs, Yodlee, and Bellcore (now Telcordia Technologies). While at Stanford, Neil co-founded the Stanford Center for Professional Development Software Security Certification Program.

His areas of expertise include security, wireless data technology, and peer-to-peer systems. He has published extensively in these areas, frequently gives talks at industry and academic conferences, and has been granted several U.S. patents. He received a Ph.D. and a master's in computer science from Stanford University, and earned a bachelor's in computer science with honors with distinction from Columbia University.

10:10–10:40 Break
10:40–12:15 Session 1: Identity in the Web (Session Chair: Danesh Irani, Google Inc.)

Apurva Kumar (IBM Research - India)

Monica Chew and Sid Stamm (Mozilla)

Joseph Bonneau (Google Inc.)


12:15–1:30 Lunch
1:30–3:15 Session 2: Web Tracking (Session Chair: Larry Koved, IBM Research)

Martin Mulazzani (SBA Research), Philipp Reschl (FH Campus Wien), Markus Huber (SBA Research), Manuel Leithner (SBA Research), Sebastian Schrittwieser (SBA Research) and Edgar Weippl (SBA Research)

Christian Eubank, Marcela Melara, Diego Perez-Botero and Arvind Narayanan (Princeton University)

Jason Bau, Jonathan Mayer, Hristo Paskov and John C. Mitchell (Stanford University)


3:15–3:45 Break
3:45–4:45 Session 3: Privacy and Attacks (Session Chair: Matt Fredrikson, University of Wisconsin)

Yuqing Zhang, Xiali Wang, Qihan Luo and Qixu Liu (University of Chinese Academy of Science)

Aseem Rastogi, Jun Yuan and Rob Johnson (Stony Brook University)


4:45–... Schmoozing

Workshop Co-Chairs

Larry Koved (IBM Research)
Matt Fredrikson (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

Program Chair

Kapil Singh (IBM Research)

Program Committee

Ben Adida (Mozilla)
Adam Barth (Google)
Suresh Chari (IBM Research)
Hao Chen (University of California, Davis)
Mihai Christodorescu (Qualcomm)
David Evans (University of Virginia)
Matt Fredrikson (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Vinod Ganapathy (Rutgers University)
Collin Jackson (Carnegie Mellon University)
Rob Johnson (Stony Brook)
Ben Livshits (Microsoft Research)
Alexander Moshchuk (Microsoft Research)
Charlie Reis (Google)
V.N. Venkatakrishnan (University of Illinois at Chicago)