[IRP] FW: [AISWorld] CFP: Special Issue on Privacy-Aware Electronic Society

michael gurstein gurstein
Wed May 23 00:46:15 EEST 2012

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Call For Paper
Annals of Telecommunications: Special Issue on Privacy-aware electronic

Our electronic society is making fast progress for offering users greater
comfort in their daily activities. Users can benefit from fast access to
services, better reactivity of their physical, computing and networking
environments to their own needs and habits, and preselection of information
flows and relationships they have interest in. Our digital society is eager
to collect information for serving users as best as possible, but also to
make profits by potentially selling the collected information. Profiling
users is one usual marketing activity, but new lucrative applications based
on the huge amount of available information are emerging, with total
disregard to the privacy of the users.

There are a number of sources for collecting information like social
networks, cloud computing, electronic transactions, RFID/NFC systems,
biometrical applications... For users to keep confidence in computing
systems and communication networks, and for making their basic privacy
rights observed, there is a strong need to identify a framework covering the
legal, economical, ethical, social and technical disciplines. Regulation is
essential for authorities to approve that framework and give support for
worldwide observability. Economy is also a key issue for users and providers
negotiating the delivery of personal information vs the provision of a
service at an acceptable price. Ethical and social aspects are also
important, at least to identify how confidence can be best provided back to
users. Finally, methods are fundamental for enforcing this framework through
privacy-by-design, and in-depth knowledge of privacy threats.

Given the recent events reported by the media, the growing requirements of
users for privacy, and the lack of privacy-aware framework, Annals of
Telecommunications is organizing a Special Issue on these topics. The
objectives of this Special Issue are twofold: first, research and
implementation experiences, and experiments; second, novel research
contributions addressing privacy issues under the technical viewpoint and
one among the legal, economical, ethical or social viewpoint.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Economics of privacy;
- Human factors in privacy;
- Legal and ethical issues;
- Privacy by design;
- Privacy enhancing technologies;
- Privacy in networks and services;
- Privacy in smart grids and cloud computing;
- Privacy in social applications and networks;
- Privacy models;
- Privacy threats.

Guest Editors:
- Maryline Laurent, Telecom SudParis, France (Maryline . Laurent at
telecom-sudparis . eu)
- Sara Foresti, Universit? degli Studi di Milano, Italy
- Heng Xu, Pennsylvania State University, USA

The manuscript must be in English and comprise between 5,000 and 8,500 words
(30,000 to 50,000 characters including spaces). They must describe original
research not published or currently under review by other journals or
conferences. Submissions should be sent according to the editorial procedure
described in the instructions available at:

- Manuscript submission: October 31st, 2012
- Expected publication: September-December 2013

CFP available at:



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