iPAT 2018

1st Interdisciplinary Workshop on Privacy and Trust

to be held in conjunction with the 13t h International Conference on Availability, Reliability
and Security
(ARES 2018 – http://www.ares-conference.eu)
August 27 – August 30, 2018, Hamburg, Germany

Mobile information and communication technology has become virtually ubiquitous due to the proliferation of smartphones and tablet computers; large sections of the society use it to their advantage. However, this convenience comes along with an increasing collection and assessment of the users’ personal data. For example, personal data are provided voluntarily to the smartphone or application developers when users actively enter it to customize or simply use a service (e.g., navigation). Yet beyond that, most smartphones and applications are able to gather data even without the user’s help by using built-in sensors, interpreting phone usage behavior or reading stored data.

Research has shown that most users are often unaware of this increasing infringement of their privacy. Yet there is a group of users that expresses concerns about the collection of their personal data. These users might be highly motivated to protect their data, but lack the ability and technical expertise to do so. In order to support both user groups in protecting their private data, an interdisciplinary approach is needed to develop privacy enhancing technologies that address not only technical aspect, but also aspects related to usability, psychology, economy, sociology, philosophy, and law.

This interdisciplinary workshop thus seeks submissions from a wide range of disciplines (computer science, usability, law, economics, psychology, sociology, philosophy, ethics, …) that cover the various aspects of privacy and trust.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • (Mobile) Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Legal and Economic Aspects of Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Data Protection Law in Theory and Practice
  • Societal Aspects of Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Digital Rights and Net Neutrality
  • Philosophical and Ethical Dimensions of Privacy and Trust
  • Usable & Transparency-Enhancing Security and Privacy
  • Data Processing and Transparency
  • Mental Models of Security, Privacy, and Trust
  • Mass Surveillance
  • Legal, Economic and Societal aspects of “Dark Patterns”
Important Dates
Submission Deadline May 13, 2018
Author Notification June 15, 2018
Proceedings Version June 29, 2018
ARES EU Symposium August 27, 2018
Conference August 27 – August 30, 2018
Program Chair/ Workshop Chair

Max Mühlhäuser
TU Darmstadt, Germany

Stephen Marsh
University of Ontario, Canada

organizing committee

Spyros Boukoros, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Jacqueline Brendel, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Nina Gerber, KIT, Germany
Tim Grube, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Program Committee

Igor Bilogrevic, Google, Switzerland
Gareth T. Davies, NTNU, Norway
Dominik Herrmann, University of Bamberg, Germany
Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University, Sweden
Paul Gerber, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Mathias Humbert, EPFL, Switzerland
Christian Janson, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Oksana Kulyk, KIT, Germany
Karen Renaud, Abertay University, Scotland, University of South Africa, South Africa
Melanie Volkamer, KIT, Germany

Thomas Widjaja, University of Passau, Germany

Junior program committee

Anne Laubach, Universität Kassel, Germany
Max Maaß, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Benjamin Reinheimer, KIT, Germany
Tim Schürmann, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Kris Shrishak , TU Darmstadt, Germany
Markus Uhlmann, Universität Kassel, Germany
Aidmar Wainakh, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Michael Weiler, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Nora Wessels, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. It is necessary that all papers submitted to EasyChair are anonymized (no names or affiliations of authors should be visible in the paper) . They can be found at https://www.ares-conference.eu/conference/submission/ .