Call for Papers

Eighth International Summer School
organised jointly
by the IFIP Working Groups 9.2, 9.5, 9.6/11.7, 11.4, 11.6

Privacy and Identity Management for
Emerging Services and Technologies
(IFIP Summer School 2013)

Hosted by PI.lab / Radboud University Nijmegen,
Nijmegen, the Netherlands

17-21 June, 2013

in cooperation with A4Cloud, ABC4Trust, PRISMS, DigiDeas, FutureID


Current trends such as Web 2.0, mobile applications, cloud computing, big data analysis and sensor technologies mean processing more and more personal information. In this situation, the privacy of individuals is at stake. In 2012, several legislative initiatives that may foster better privacy protection were proposed, among others the US Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, Australia's Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Bill and the European Data Protection Regulation that promotes "data protection by design" as well as "data protection by default". In addition, the European Commission has proclaimed 2013 Year of the Citizens.

Yet how can the individuals' privacy rights be effectively achieved considering the rapid changes and massive challenges stemming from emerging information and communication technologies and services? What frameworks and tools do we need to gain, regain and maintain informational self-determination and lifelong privacy?

These questions will be addressed by the IFIP Summer School 2013 on Privacy and Identity Management for Emerging Services and Technologies. The Summer School organisation will be a joint effort of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing, Working Groups 9.2, 9.5, 9.6/11.7, 11.4, 11.6) and several European and national projects. The IFIP Summer School 2013 will bring together junior and senior researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines to discuss important questions concerning privacy and identity management and related issues.

We are especially inviting contributions from students who are at the stage of preparing either a master's or a doctoral thesis. The school is interactive in character, and is composed of keynote lectures and workshops with master/PhD student presentations. The principle is to encourage young academic and industry entrants to the privacy and identity management world to share their own ideas, build up a collegial relationship with others, gain experience in making presentations, and potentially publish a paper through the resulting book proceedings. Students that actively participate, in particular those who present a paper, can receive a course certificate which awards 3 ECTS at the PhD level. The certificate can certify the topic of the contributed paper so as to demonstrate its relation or non-relation to the student's master's/PhD thesis.

Basic elements of the Summer School

The Summer School takes a holistic approach to society and technology and supports interdisciplinary exchange in the keynote lectures, tutorials and workshops. In particular, participants' contributions that combine technical, legal, regulatory, socio-economic, social or societal, ethical, anthropological, philosophical, or psychological perspectives are welcome. The interdisciplinary character of the work is fundamental to the school.

Confirmed keynote speakers at this moment are David Lyon (Queen's University), Jan Camenisch (IBM Zürich), Simone Fischer-Hübner (Karlstad University), Yannis Stamatiou (University of Patras), Rodica Tirtea (ENISA), Eleni Kosta (TILT), Siani Pearson (HP Labs), Alessandro Acquisti (CMU), Bart Jacobs (RU Nijmegen), Luciano Floridi (University of Hertfordshire), and Colin Bennett (University of Victoria).

Workshops held during the Summer School week are targeted at optimising student involvement. They are aimed at giving the most effective feedback possible to students on their work. They are not intended for submissions by established researchers or industrialists.

Related European, national, or regional/community research projects as well as other senior researchers are also very welcome to present papers or to organise workshops as part of the Summer School.

An award for the best student paper submitted and presented will be organised, which will be handed out during the Summer School week. The paper should be written by the master/PhD student herself or himself. Any contribution to the paper by other researchers should be made clear.


We welcome: research papers from all disciplines (e.g., computer science, economics, law, psychology, sociology and other social sciences); contributions on application scenarios, use cases, and good practices; research with an empirical focus; and interdisciplinary work. Contributions will be selected by the Summer School Programme Committee based on an extended abstract review. See Important dates and details (below) for the length of the abstract.

The contributions should contain a concise problem statement, an outline, and clear messages (they should not be about work "to be done"). Accepted short versions of papers will be made available to all participants in the Summer School Pre-Proceedings. After the Summer School, authors will have the opportunity to submit their final full papers which will be extended to 8 pages in length (and will address questions and aspects raised during the Summer School) for publication in the Summer School Proceedings published by the official IFIP publisher (Springer). The papers to be included in the Final Proceedings will again be reviewed and selected by the Summer School Programme Committee. Students are expected to try to publish their work through this volume.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Submission information

For instructions on how to submit, and submission and notification deadlines, see .