[ecoop-info] Deadline Extended, May 18 (2014), PRIVACY IN STATISTICAL DATABASES (PSD) 2014, LNCS proceedings, Eivissa, Balearic Islands, September 2014

Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro joaquin.garcia_alfaro at telecom-sudparis.eu
Fri May 9 11:26:44 CEST 2014

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Eivissa, Balearic Islands, Sep. 17-19, 2014



Privacy in statistical databases is about finding tradeoffs to the
tension between the increasing societal and economical demand for
accurate information and the legal and ethical obligation to protect
the privacy of individuals and enterprises which are the respondents
providing the statistical data. In the case of statistical databases,
the motivation for respondent privacy is one of survival: statistical
agencies or survey institutes cannot expect to collect accurate
information from individual or corporate respondents unless these feel
the privacy of their responses is guaranteed.

Beyond respondent privacy, there are two additional privacy dimensions
to be considered: privacy for the data owners (organizations owning or
gathering the data, who would not like to share the data they have
collected at great expense) and privacy for the users (those who
submit queries to the database and would like their analyses to stay

"Privacy in Statistical Databases 2014" (PSD 2014) is a conference
sponsored and organized by the UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy
(http://unescoprivacychair.urv.cat) with proceedings published by
Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Its purpose is
to attract world-wide, high-level research in statistical database

PSD 2014 is a successor to PSD 2012 (Palermo, Sep. 26-28, 2012,
http://unescoprivacychair.urv.cat/psd2012), PSD 2010 (Corfu, Sep.
22-24, 2010, http://unescoprivacychair.urv.cat/psd2010), PSD 2008
(Istanbul, Sep. 24-26, 2008,
http://unescoprivacychair.urv.cat/psd2008), PSD 2006 (Rome, Dec.
13-15, 2006, http://crises-deim.urv.cat/psd2006) and PSD 2004
(Barcelona, June 9-11, 2004, http://crises-deim.urv.cat/psd2004), all
with proceedings published by Springer in LNCS 7556, LNCS 6344, LNCS
5262, LNCS 4302 and LNCS 3050, respectively. Those six PSD conferences
follow a tradition of high-quality technical conferences on SDC which
started with "Statistical Data Protection-SDP'98", held in Lisbon in
1998 and with proceedings published by OPOCE, and continued with the
AMRADS project SDC Workshop, held in Luxemburg in 2001 and with
proceedings published in Springer LNCS 2316.

Like the aforementioned preceding conferences, PSD 2014 originates in
Europe, but wishes to stay a worldwide event in database privacy and
SDC. Thus, contributions and attendees from overseas are welcome.



John Abowd (Cornell University, USA)
Elisa Bertino (CERIAS, Purdue University, USA)
Aleksandra Bujnowska (EUROSTAT, European Union)
Jordi Castro (Polytechnical University of Catalonia)
Lawrence Cox (NISS, USA)
Josep Domingo-Ferrer (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
Joerg Drechsler (IAB, Germany)
Khaled El Emam (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Mark Elliot (Manchester University, UK)
Stephen Fienberg (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Luisa Franconi (ISTAT, Italy)
Sarah Giessing (Destatis, Germany)
Julia Hoeninger (Statistik Berlin, Germany)
Llorenç Huguet (Universitat de les Illes Balears, Balearic Islands)
Anco Hundepool (The Netherlands) Alan Karr (NISS, USA)
Julia Lane (American Institutes for Research, USA)
Bradley Malin (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Josep M. Mateo-Sanz (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
Gerome Miklau (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA)
Krish Muralidhar (University of Kentucky, USA)
Anna Oganian (National Center for Health Statistics, USA)
Christine O'Keefe (CSIRO, Australia)
Yosef Rinott (Hebrew University, Israel)
Gerd Ronning (University of Tuebingen, Germany)
Juan Jose Salazar (University of La Laguna, Spain)
Pierangela Samarati (University of Milan, Italy)
David Sanchez (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
Eric Schulte-Nordholt (Statistics Netherlands)
Natalie Shlomo (University of Manchester, UK)
Michelle Simard (Statistics Canada)
Aleksandra Slavkovic (Penn State University, USA)
Jordi Soria-Comas (TSS, Catalonia)
Tamir Tassa (The Open University, Israel)
Vicenc Torra (IIIA-CSIC, Catalonia)
Vassilios Verykios (Hellenic Open University, Greece)
William E. Winkler (Census Bureau, USA)
Peter-Paul de Wolf (Statistics Netherlands)
Laura Zayatz (Census Bureau, USA)


Josep Domingo-Ferrer (UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy,
Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)


Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro (Telecom SudParis, France)
Sara Hajian (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
Jesus Manjon (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
Tamar Molina (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
Marilina Tur (Universitat de les Illes Balears, Balearic Islands)


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- New SDC methods for tabular data
- New SDC methods for microdata (including non-conventional microdata
types such as trajectories, graphics, etc.)
- Best SDC practices for tabular data
- Best SDC practices for microdata
- Balancing data quality and data confidentiality in SDC
- Differential privacy
- SDC transparency issues
- Onsite access centers - Remote access facilities - SDC software
- Estimating disclosure risk in SDC
- Record linkage methods
- Real-life disclosure scenarios in EU-member states and abroad
- Privacy preserving data mining (both cryptographic and non-cryptographic)
- Private information retrieval
- Privacy in web-based e-commerce
- Privacy in healthcare
- Privacy in official and corporate statistics
- Other data anonymization issues


Full papers containing either original technical contributions or
high-quality surveys on the above topics or on related topics are

A submission should be clearly marked either as an original
paper or a survey. Submissions should contain a cover letter

1) whether the submission is a survey or an original
2) the title of the submission;
3) keywords classifying the paper topic;
4) the names and affiliations of authors;
5) the e-mail, telephone and facsimile numbers of the
contact author.

Easychair submission link of PSD 2014:

Camera-ready versions of accepted papers should be prepared using the
LaTeX2e style or the Word template of Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in
Computer Science. For LaTeX2e, a macro package llncs.zip and an
example file typeinst.zip can be downloaded from
http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0 For
Microsoft Word, a template word.zip can be downloaded from the same
page above.

We encourage authors to use the above formats already for their


Using the above format with 11 point font, the paper should be at most
12 pages excluding bibliography and appendices, and at most 16 pages
total. Committee members are not required to read appendices; the
paper should be intelligible without them. Submissions not meeting
these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.


Among PSD 2014 accepted papers, a selection will be made based on
quality and coverage and the selected papers will be published in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series by Springer. This
follows the tradition of PSD 2012 (LNCS 7556), PSD 2010 (LNCS 6344),
PSD 2008 (LNCS 5262), PSD 2006 (LNCS 4302), PSD 2004 (LNCS 3050) and
the AMRADS Workshop on SDC (LNCS 2316).

The remaining accepted papers will be published in a CD with an ISBN.
It is possible to submit a paper directly for the CD, which benefits
from a later submission deadline (see CD-only dates below).

The form of publication of an accepted paper will be clearly specified
in the acceptance message. Both the LNCS volume and the CD will be
*available at the conference*.


Submission deadline extended to: **MAY 18, 2014**
Acceptance notification: June 20, 2014
Proceedings version due: July 3, 2014
Conference: Sep. 17-19, 2014

CD-only submission deadline: July 5, 2014
CD-only acceptance notification: July 24, 2014
CD-only proceedings version due: Aug. 3, 2014


The conference will take place in downtown Eivissa-city, in the
Balearic island of Eivissa. The venue will be the building owned by
the Universitat de les Illes Balears in Eivissa-city. Address:

Antic edifici de la Comandancia Militar
Carrer del Calvari, 1
E-07800 Eivissa


Further venue, travel and accommodation information will be posted in
due course at http://unescoprivacychair.urv.cat/psd2014

A number of travel grants are made available by the UNESCO Chair in
Data Privacy, especially for authors and delegates from transition
countries. Information on grants is posted in the conference web site.


Registration information will be posted no later than June 2014 at

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