21st International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium

IDEAS '17 would be hosted by University of the West of England, Bristol, England
In co-operation with ACM, ACM SIGKDD and ACM SIGMOD


July 12-14, 2017



Data Sharing, Security and Privacy(Thematic Track)





Scope and topics for the track


The success of data analytics relies on the availability of high quality data and effective information sharing. Yet, collected data often contain sensitive information about individuals, and sharing such data could potentially violate individual privacy. The current privacy protection practice primarily relies on policies and guidelines to restrict the types of publishable data, and agreements on the use and storage of sensitive data. The limitation of this approach is that it can be overly restrictive, and contracts and agreements cannot guarantee that sensitive information will not be carelessly misplaced and end up in the wrong hands. The goal of this research track is to provide a platform for knowledge exchange between theoreticians and practitioners in the areas of privacy protection, information security, and cloud computing.



Topics of interest include, but not limited to:


Privacy-preserving data publishing, Privacy-preserving data/text mining, Privacy-aware location based services, Privacy-preserving data collection, Privacy-aware record linkage, Privacy-preserving distributed systems, Privacy challenges in healthcare systems, Privacy in social networks, Privacy attacks on de-identified/anonymized data, Secure data outsourcing, Differential privacy, Economics of privacy, Privacy in spatio-temporal databases, Privacy in crowdsourcing, Privacy in recommender systems, Privacy policy development, Privacy-enhanced access control, Privacy-enhanced query authentication, Private information retrieval, Statistical disclosure control, Real-life privacy solutions, Cloud computing Risks and Auditing, Secure cloud computing.


Track co-chairs


Jianhua Shao, Cardiff University, UK
Grigorios Loukides, King's College London, UK



Important Dates


Please see the deadlines in IDEAS17 main page. Papers should be submitted on ConfSys and choosing the IDEAS 2017 site: select the track "Data Sharing, Security and Privacy" while completing the paper information page.



Conference Publication


The conference proceedings, including accepted thematic track papers, will be published by ACM in their digital library; the ISBN assigned by ACM to IDEAS17 is: 978-1-4503-5220-8
A version of the proceedings to be distributed to the conference attendees would be prepared by BytePress.


Organized by

University of the West of England, Bristol, England;
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada;
with the cooperation of ACM, ACM SIGMOD and ACM SIGKDD, and

General Chair: Bipin C. Desai, Concordia University, Montreal

Program Chair: Dr Jun Hong, Queen's University Belfast

Local Chair: Richard McClatchey, University of the West of England, Bristol

Publicity Chair: Kamran Munir, University of the West of England, Bristol


IDEAS17 Program Committee





IDEAS Steering Committee


Desai, Bipin C. (Chair)  Concordia University
Ng, Wilfred  Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Pokorny, Jaroslav  Charles University
Toyoma, Motomichi  Keio University
Ullman, Jeffrey  Stanford University

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