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Rami SELLAMI <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 08:22:50 +0100
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Dubrovnik, Croatia, Sep. 14-16, 2016


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
private). Co-utility has shown to provide sustainable solutions to
user privacy.

"Privacy in Statistical Databases 2016" (PSD 2016) is a conference
sponsored and organized by the UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy
( with proceedings published by
Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Generous support
by the Templeton World Charity Foundation is acknowledged. The purpose
of PSD 2016 is to attract world-wide, high-level research in
statistical database privacy.

PSD 2016 is a successor to PSD 2014 (Eivissa, Sep. 17-19, 2014,, PSD 2012 (Palermo, Sep.
26-28, 2012,, PSD 2010
(Corfu, Sep. 22-24, 2010,,
PSD 2008 (Istanbul, Sep. 24-26, 2008,, PSD 2006 (Rome, Dec.
13-15, 2006, and PSD 2004
(Barcelona, June 9-11, 2004,, all
with proceedings published by Springer in LNCS 8744, LNCS 7556, LNCS
6344, LNCS 5262, LNCS 4302 and LNCS 3050, respectively. Those seven
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 2016 originates in
Europe, but wishes to stay a worldwide event in database privacy and
SDC. Thus, contributions and attendees from overseas are welcome.



Jane Bambauer (University of Arizona, USA)
Bettina Berendt (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Elisa Bertino (CERIAS, Purdue University, USA)
Aleksandra Bujnowska (EUROSTAT, European Union)
Jordi Castro (Polytechnical University of Catalonia)
Ann Cavoukian (Ryerson University, Canada)
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)
Sarah Giessing (Destatis, Germany)
Sara Hajian (Eurecat Technology Center, Catalonia)
Alan Karr (CoDA, RTI, USA)
Julia Lane (New York University, USA)
Bradley Malin (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Oliver Mason (National University of Ireland-Maynooth, Ireland)
Laura McKenna (Census Bureau, USA)
Gerome Miklau (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA)
Krish Muralidhar (The University of Oklahoma, USA)
Anna Oganyan (National Center for Health Statistics, USA)
Christine O'Keefe (CSIRO, Australia)
Jerry Reiter (Duke University, USA)
Yosef Rinott (Hebrew University, Israel)
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)
Aleksandra Slavkovic (Penn State University, USA)
Jordi Soria-Comas (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
Tamir Tassa (The Open University, Israel)
Vicenc Torra (Skovde University, Sweden)
Vassilios Verykios (Hellenic Open University, Greece)
William E. Winkler (Census Bureau, USA)
Peter-Paul de Wolf (Statistics Netherlands)


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


Mirjana Pejic-Bach (Faculty of Business & Economics, University of
Zagreb, Croatia)


Ksenija Dumicic (Faculty of Business & Economics, University of Zagreb, 
Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro (Telecom SudParis, France)
Goran Lesaja (Georgia Southern University, USA)
Jesus Manjon (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
Tamar Molina (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- New anonymization methods for tabular data
- New anonymization methods for microdata (including non-conventional 
types such as trajectories, graphs, etc.)
- Best anonymization practices for tabular data
- Best anonymization practices for microdata
- Co-utility for privacy preservation
- Big data anonymization
- Streaming data anonymization
- Decentralized anonymization
- Balancing data quality and data confidentiality in SDC
- Differential privacy and other privacy models
- 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 sought.

A submission should be clearly
marked either as an original paper or a survey. Submissions
should contain a cover letter indicating:
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.
The submission itself should be sent as an attached
PDF file. Submission and their cover letters should
be sent to

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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 and an
example file can be downloaded from For
Microsoft Word, a template can be downloaded from the same
page above.

We encourage authors to use the above formats already
for their submissions.

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 2016 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 the previous PSD conferences.

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: **MAY 1, 2016**
Acceptance notification: June 16, 2016
Proceedings version due: June 26, 2016
Conference: Sep. 14-16, 2016

CD-only submission deadline: June 26, 2016 CD-only acceptance
notification: July 15, 2016 CD-only proceedings version due: July 28,


The conference will take place at the Centre for Advanced Academic
Studies of the University of Zagreb Don Frana Bulica 4 20000
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Further venue, travel and accomodation information will be posted in
due course at

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 2016 at

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