13th IFIP Summer School in Vienna
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Call for Papers

Welcome to the IFIP Summers school

The 13th International IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management – Fairness, accountability and transparency in the age of big data will take place on 20-24 August 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The summer school is hosted by AIT Austrian Institute of Technology.

Holistic approach and interdisciplinarity

The IFIP Summer Schools take a holistic approach to society and technology and support interdisciplinary exchange through keynote and plenary lectures, tutorials, workshops, and research paper presentations. In particular, participants’ contributions that combine technical, legal, regulatory, socio-economic, social or societal, political, ethical, anthropological, philosophical, or psychological perspectives are welcome. The interdisciplinary character of the work is fundamental to the School.

Workshops and scientific papers

The research paper presentations and the workshops have a particular focus on involving students, and on encouraging the publication of high-quality, thorough research papers by students/young researchers.

Best paper award and Springer

To this end, the School has a three-phase review process for submitted papers. In the first phase submitted papers are reviewed and selected for presentation at the School. After the School, these papers are revised to benefit from the discussion that occurred at the School, and are then reviewed again for inclusion in the School’s proceedings which will be published by Springer. Every year an award is given for the Best Student Paper. Submissions by senior researchers and participants in European, national, or regional/community research projects are also very welcome, and are generally published in a separate section of the book volume.


Extended abstracts (2-4 pages) should be submitted via the Easychair System.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


  • Anonymity, pseudonymity, identity, (informed) consent, digital rights, net neutrality, trust, reputation

Technologies and applications

  • Privacy aspects of big data analytics, machine learning, biometrics, cloud computing, social networks, blockchain based applications, social computing, crowdsourcing and social movements
  • Health informatics (mHealth, eHealth), social care, community care, integrated care, social robotics, opportunities as well as threats to individual and community privacy, personal autonomy and dignity
  • Profiling and tracking technologies, online anonymity, surveillance, video surveillance
  • Sensor networks, Internet of Things, mobile devices
  • Privacy and identity management (services, technologies, infrastructures, usability aspects, legal and socio-economic aspects), eIDs
  • Privacy and security in digital citizen communications, e-mail and instant messaging
  • Privacy protection and in particular confidentiality of communications by both traditional players/incumbents and OTTs
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) and transparency-enhancing technologies (TETs)


  • Digital participation, participatory design, ethically-informed design, co-creation and co-collaboration, ecosystems, social actors’ engagement in design, stakeholder involvement
  • Privacy-by-design, privacy-by-default, value-sensitive design, privacy impact assessment
  • Usable privacy

Enforcement and regulation

  • Social accountability
  • Data protection principles and rights (incl. the right to an explanation)
  • Privacy standards and seals
  • Security of network and information systems
  • Cybercrime and cybersecurity
  • Data breaches, data retention and law enforcement
  • Regulatory regimes and instruments


  • Effects of legislative or regulatory initiatives on privacy or identity
  • Effects of technology on discrimination, social profiling, social exclusion, digital divides, communities, societies and cultures

Attitudes and capabilities

  • Public attitudes to international, national, local or organisational security, privacy, and identity
  • Corporate and organisational views on privacy and data protection measures
  • Challenges facing large corporations, small- and medium-sized enterprises, micro-enterprises and entrepreneurs, and a wide range of categories of professions and occupations
  • How people or organisations use new technologies and help to shape them.
  • Digital literacy and data literacy


Times indicated are Central European Summer Time - CEST (Vienna, Austria)

Monday, August 20, 2018

Time Track I
Room number: E0.24TB
Track II
Room number: GG2_F3_M1
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Opening  
9:15-10:15 Invited Talk I
Session Chair: Simone Fischer-Hübner

Sonja Buchegger (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency: The Other Side of the Coin
10:15-10:45 Coffee Break  
10:45 -12:45 Paper Session I
Session Chair: Stephan Krenn

Niko Tsakalakis, Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon and Kieron O’Hara
Data Protection by Design for cross-border electronic identification: Does the eIDAS Interoperability Framework need to be modernised?

Dominik Koehle
Implementing Attribute-Based Credentials over OAuth2.0

Georg Wagner
Delegations in the LIGHTest Project

Gianclaudio Malgieri
How Transparency (GDPR) and Fairness (UCPD) can be a solution against neuromarketing
Workshop I

Samuel Fricker
Workshop on Data-Driven Engineering
12:45-13:45 Lunch Break  
13:45-15:45 Paper Session II
Session Chair: Christoph Striecks

David Derler, Daniel Kales, Olamide Omolola and Sebastian Ramacher
Revisiting User Privacy for Certificate Transparency

Alexander Gabel and Ina Schiering
Privacy Patterns for Pseudonymity

Matthias Marx, Anne Kunstmann and Hannes Federrath
Stream-oriented MIXing for low-latency anonymous communication networks

Md Sakib Nizam Khan, Samuel Marchal, Sonja Buchegger and N. Asokan
chownIoT: Enhancing IoT Privacy by Automated Handling of Ownership Change
Workshop II

Eva Schlehahn, Rigo Wenning and Harald Zwingelberg
Interactive Workshop on GDPR transparency requirements and data privacy vocabularies
15:45-16:15 Coffee break  
16:15-17:15 Invited Talk II
Session Chair: tba

Alessandro Mantelero (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Risk assessment in personal data processing: from DPIA to a broader perspective
17:15-18:15 Invited Talk III
Session Chair: Christoph Striecks

Morten Dahl (OpenMined.org, France)
Privacy Technologies for Machine Learning
18:30-20:00 Welcome reception  

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Time Track I
Room number: E0.24TB
Track II
Room number: GG2_F3_M1
9:00-10:00 Invited Talk III
Session Chair: Stephan Krenn

Silvia Chiappa (DeepMind, United Kingdom)
Challenges to Fairness in Machine Learning
10:00-10:30 Coffee break  
10:30-11:30 Paper Session III
Session Chair: Jo Pierson

Iris van Ooijen and Bernadette Kamleitner
May we Collect your Digital Self? How Framing User Data as part of the Digital Self affects Perceived Ownership and Data Disclosure Behaviors

Tanja Heuer, Ina Schiering and Reinhard Gerndt
Is it assisting or watching me? - User Attitudes towards Socal Robots in their Home Environment
Workshop III

Kovila P.L. Coopamootoo
Towards Empowering the Human for Privacy Online
11:30-12:30 Tutorial I

Vadym Fedyukovych
Private verification from ancient caves to sigma protocols to SNARKs
12:30-13:30 Lunch break  
13:30-14:30 Invited Talk V
Session Chair: Jo Pierson

Rob Heyman (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
An exploitation of transparency in data driven innovation, what is needed when by whom?
14:30-15:00 Coffee break  
15:00-16:00 Tutorial II

Rob Heyman
Exploiring transparency through a data flow mapping of existing innovations (group exercise)
Tutorial III

Stefan Rass, Andreas Schorn and Florian Skopik
Trust and Distrust: On Sense and Nonsense in Big Data
16:00-17:00 Invited Talk VI
Session Chair: tba

Charles Raab (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Information Privacy, Accountability and Ethics
19:00 Social dinner at Kolariks Luftburg  

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Time Track I
Room number: E0.24TB
Track II
Room number: GG2_F3_M1
9:00-10:00 Invited Talk VII
Session Chair: Maria Leitner

Joachim Meyer (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Quantitative Models of Behavior for Privacy and Security
10:00-10:30 Coffee break  
10:30-12:30 Paper Session IV
Session Chair: tba
Room numbeR: E0.24TB

Luiza Jarovsky
Improving Consent in Information Privacy Through Autonomy Preserving Protective Measures (APPMs)

Anette Siebenkäls and Dirk Stelzer
Assessing Theories for Research on Personal Data Transparency

Jane Henriksen-Bulmer, Shamal Faily and Sheridan Jeary
DPIAs for Charities: a Charity Sector Specific DPIA Framework

Yefim Shulman and Joachim Meyer
Is Privacy Controllable?
Workshop IV

Roberto Carbone, Silvio Ranise and Giada Sciarretta
Secure and Usable Mobile Identitty Management Solutions: a Methodology for their Design and Assessment
12:30-13:30 Lunch break  
13:30-15:30 Paper Session V
Session Chair: Alessandro Mantelero

Katerina Demetzou
Contextualizing the Notion of (High) Risk in Data Protection

Jacob-Oliver Carey and Kovila P.L. Coopamootoo
An Investigation on the Impact of Integral Fear on Privacy Intention

Mariam Kauser
The ‘You’ in YouTube: Colonial entanglements in promotional habits

Fortune Nwaiwu, Ladislav Burita and Felicita Chromjaková
Assessing the Impact of Security and Trust as Factors that Influence the Adoption and Usage of Digital Technologies that Generate, Collect and Transmit User Data
Workshop V

Felix Bieker and Susan Gonscherowski
Interactive Workshop on Data Breachees: Who you gonna Call when there’s Something Wrong in your Processing?
15:30-16:00 Coffee break  
16:00-17:00 Invited Talk VIII
Session Chair: Daniel Slamanig

Matteo Maffei (TU Wien, Austria)
Security and Privacy Foundations of Blockchain Technologies
17:00-18:00 Tutorial IV

Miha Stopar, Tilen Marc and Jolanda Modic
Functional encryption - decrypting statistical functions over encrypted messages

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Venue: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Schwarzenbergplatz 11, 1040 Vienna

Time Track I
9:00-10:00 Invited Talk IX
Session Chair: tba

Mario Oetheimer (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Austria)
Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU
10:00-10:45 Invited Talk X
Session Chair: tba

David Reichel (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Austria)
Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Human Rights - discrimination and other potential challenges
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:15 Paper Session VI
Session Chair: Simone Fischer-Hübner

Laurens Naudts
Towards Accountability: The Articulation and Formalization of Fairness in Machine Learning

Sascha van Schendel
Risk profiling by law enforcement agencies in the Big Data era: Why we need transparency and where we could find it
12:15-13:00 Panel Discussion
Session Chair: Eleni Kosta

Maja Brkan, Bernhard Haslhofer, Jo Pierson, Charles Raab, David Reichel
Challenges for Fairness & Transparency in the Age of Big Data
13:00 Take-away lunch
17:00 Guided tour at the Spanish Riding School
19:00 Social dinner at the Zeiler am Hauerweg, a typical Viennese Heuriger

Friday, August 24, 2018

Time Track I
Room number: E0.24TB
Track II
Room number: GG2_F3_M1
9:00-10:00 Invited Talk XI
Session Chair: tba

Maja Brkan (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
Privacy Challenges of Artificial Intelligence
10:00-10:30 Coffee break  
10:30-11:30 Paper Session VII
Session Chair: Daniel Slamanig

Ruben De Smet, Ann Dooms and Jo Pierson
An extensible, peet-to-peet, private online social network

Navoda Senavirathne and Vincenc Torra
Membership inference in machine learning: An empirical study and some mitigation strategies
Workshop VI

Adrianna Schuler Scott, Michael Goldsmight and Harriet Teare
An exploiration of attitudes to dynamic consent in research
11:30-12:30 Rump Session
Session Chair: tba
12:30-12:35 Track-switch break  
12:3513:35 Invited Talk XII
Session Chair: tba

Katharine Sarikakis (University of Vienna, Austria)
Legal consciousness: conceptualising the privacy paradox
13:35-13:45 Closing  
13:45-14:15 Lunch  


Programme Chairs

Eleni Kosta (Tilburg University)
Jo Pierson (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Daniel Slamanig (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria)

General Chairs

Stephan Krenn (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria)
Simone Fischer-Hübner (Karlstad University, Sweden)

Steering Committee

Jan Camenisch (IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland)
Simone Fischer-Hübner (Karlstad University, Sweden)
Marit Hansen (ULD, Germany)
Anja Lehmann (IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland)
Igor Nai Fovino (JRC, Italy)
Charles Raab (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Kai Rannenberg (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Diane Whitehouse (EHTEL, United Kingdom)


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