Call for Papers

The 2015 Amsterdam Privacy Conference (APC 2015) brings together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and professionals in the field of privacy to share insights, exchange ideas and formulate, discuss and answer the challenging privacy questions that lie ahead of us. APC 2015 intends to be a lively forum to discuss privacy issues, held in the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam. APC 2015 is organised by the Amsterdam Platform for Privacy Research (APPR), a network of researchers of the University of Amsterdam, with active participants from diverse fields including philosophy, law, economics, computer science, medicine, media and communication studies and social sciences. APC 2015 is the follow-up of the highly successful conference APC 2012. The conference will take place on 23 to 26 October 2015 at the intimate venue of the Oudemanhuispoort in the heart of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We will include plenary sessions, parallel sessions, and panel discussions with invited speakers, as well as presentations from respondents to this call for papers. The goal of the conference is to bring together people from academia, policy makers, journalists, and practitioners to promote active discussion on timely topics, to foster an active debate on privacy issues between participants from various backgrounds and perspectives.

The value and ethics of privacy

The value and ethics of privacy is subject to continuous debate and concerns aspects including the universality, subjectivity and contextuality of privacy. Philosophical, psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives on this topic are welcome, as are those from other disciplines.

Privacy and security

Privacy is challenged by a continuous stream of security and public safety measures. Electronic interceptions, data retention, wire-tapping, online surveillance, border control, and the privatisation of security are among the many topics of relevance.

Privacy and the information society

In modern democratic societies, people often want, or are obliged to, disclose information to others. This process has undergone significant changes as a result of the Internet, resulting in various challenges for privacy. Amongst the topics we hope to see addressed are privacy challenges in the areas of: the media; a right to beforgotten; government transparency;  e-government; open data policy; social networks and their monetisation; online tracking; digital identities; profiling; big data; and discrimination.

Privacy and healthcare

In the field of medicine and healthcare, the subject’s right to privacy is of fundamental importance. Some of the relevant privacy issues in this field are the security of health information, electronic health information exchange, personal health records, biobanking, and total genome analysis.

Privacy and technology

Privacy may be protected in different ways and by different means. Privacy enhancing methods and technologies, privacy by design and privacy impact assessments, stakeholder and public interest analyses and privacy governance, assessments of current legal and regulatory schemes, as well as interoperability of international legal frameworks, aspects of trust and system security, are only a few of the many topics that are relevant. 

Commercial value of privacy

Personal data have become essential drivers behind business models serving the interests and needs of industry and consumers. Consumers are followed from their first orientation of a new product, to their buying act and follow up behaviour. This track focuses on the exploitation of personal data which has become a business in itself and on the attribution of contact moments that have led to buying behaviour becoming a science.

Transformation of the public space and personalized communication

News media track consumers to offer more “personally relevant” content; Google and Facebook “personalize” search results; politicians adjust their messages to the preferences of individual voters; governments explore the possibilities of algorithmic decision making through smart health, smart cities or consumer applications. This track focuses on the transformation of public space. It explores how well-known social platforms, like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Wikipedia, and Flickr, co-evolve with larger social and cultural trends and simultaneously empower and disempower citizens.

 

Call for papers

We invite you to submit your research paper to APC 2015. The conference aims to be a multidisciplinary conference and is particularly interested in papers that illustrate a multidisciplinary approach, but it is also open to more specialised papers on a relevant topic from any scientific discipline. Accepted papers will be included in the electronic conference proceedings. In addition, selected papers will be put forward for publication in refereed journals after a double review.

 

General call for symposia, panels and workshops

APC reserves space for symposia, panels and workshops on specific topics. If you have a specific topic you would like to see represented or discussed at the conference, please submit a proposal.

 

Important dates

15 March 2015

Symposium, panel and workshop proposals

15 March 2015

Submission of paper abstract

15 April 2015

Notification of acceptance

15 July 2015

Submission of full paper

 

More information

 

Preferred style: Times New Roman, size 12, line spacing 1,0 and no spaces before or after paragraph, margins normal.

Preferred document type: Word or PDF

 

An abstract for the call for papers should contain:

Name(s): (e.g. Bart van der Sloot & Beate Roessler)

Affiliation: (e.g. University of Amsterdam or Federal Trade Commission)

Position: (e.g. Professor or Phd)

Track: Choose one of the following tracks to which you want to submit your proposal:

  • The value and ethics of privacy
  • Privacy and security
  • Privacy and the information society
  • Privacy and healthcare
  • Privacy and technology
  • Commercial value of privacy
  • Transformation of the public space and personalized communication

And of course the abstract for the paper itself. Please use between 500-1000 words

Send your abstract to: [email protected]

Please note that all participants (except keynotes) have to register and pay the conference fee.

 

An abstract for the call for panels should contain:

Name of the panel coordinator: (e.g. Bart van der Sloot)

Affiliation: (e.g. University of Amsterdam or Federal Trade Commission)

Position: (e.g. Professor or Phd)

Track: Choose one of the following tracks to which you want to submit your proposal:

  • The value and ethics of privacy
  • Privacy and security
  • Privacy and the information society
  • Privacy and healthcare
  • Privacy and technology
  • Commercial value of privacy
  • Transformation of the public space and personalized communication

And of course the abstract for the panel itself. This should include (1) a discription of the topic, (2) bio of all speakers and (3) an abstract of the papers/presentations being presented. Please use between 1000-2000 words

Send your abstract to: [email protected]

Please note that all participants (except keynotes) have to register and pay the conference fee.

For further information and questions, please contact Bart van der Sloot at [email protected].