[Air-L] CPDP 2014 Multidisciplinary Privacy & Data Protection Award

Charles Ess charles.ess at gmail.com
Sat Sep 14 00:05:05 PDT 2013

Dear AoIRists,

I'm pleased to call your attention to the following: please forward and
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- charles ess
CPDP is one of the world¹s leading conferences in the domain of data
protection and privacy. Every year over 500 scholars and policy makers from
all over the world meet in Brussels to discuss data protection and privacy
issues. The mix of diverse stakeholders ­ regulators, lawyers, service
operators, technologists, sociologists and philosophers meeting at the
conference create a unique sphere for reforming data protection and for
advancing research in the domain.
Against the background of this diverse audience, each year the conference
awards the ³CPDP multi-disciplinary privacy research award² to one paper
that has been written by an interdisciplinary team of researchers.. The
spirit of the award is to promote the need for and reward the results of
multidisciplinary work, which advances new ideas in the field by embracing
the competence of diverse constituencies.
The award, to be presented at the annual Computers, Data Protection and
Privacy (CPDP) conference held in Brussels on 22-24 January, will be given
to the authors of the best paper that describes new ideas in privacy and
data protection in a multidisciplinary setting. Eligible papers will need to
be authored by representatives of at least two different scientific
disciplines, one technical, one non-technical (e.g., a lawyer and a computer
scientist, a cryptographer and a policy researcher, an economist and a
technologist). Preference is given to papers where authors combine their
expertise to address both technical and societal issues. The topics of the
eligible papers are broad and include the list of subjects below:
€  Anonymity
€  Data minimization
€  Legal assessment of digital rights
€  User and device authentication
€  User controlled security and privacy
€  Innovative use of cryptography
€  Standardization of privacy and data protection technologies
€  Data protection legislation
€  Privacy enhancing technology
€  Trust in the digital economy
€  Economics of privacy and data protection
€  Other adjacent topics
Eligibility and Rules
Participation is open to researchers affiliated with universities and
non-profit institutions. Eligible papers have been published or accepted for
publication between November 1st 2012 and October 31st 2013 Authors should
state their disciplinary background in the application. Review papers are
not accepted. 
The award will be selected by a jury composed by a multidisciplinary team of
prominent European researchers and representatives from the US and Asia. The
jury includes experts in the following:
1.   Law
2.   Policy and government
3.   Sociology
4.   Technology
5.   Economics and business
6.   Philosophy
The committee is chaired by Prof. Sarah Spiekermann (Vienna University of
Economics and Business, Austria).
The committee members are:
·       Alessandro Acquisti (Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University,
Pittsburg, USA)

·       Ronald Leenes (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

·       Charles Raab (University of Edinburgh, UK)

·       Luciano Floridi (Oxford University, UK)

·       Charles Ess (University of Oslo, Norway)

·      Simone Fischer-Hübner (Karlstad University, Sweden)

·      Bettina Berendt (KU Leuven, Belgium)

·       Marc Langheinrich (University of Lugano, Switzerland)

·       Claudia Diaz (KU Leuven)

·      Kai-Lung Hui (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,

·       Yuko Murayama (Iwate Prefectural University, Japan)

Submissions are due on the 1st of November 2013 through
The jury will make a preliminary assessment by December 20th 2013.
The winner will be selected in a panel discussion (telco or online) at the
beginning of January 2014.
The award will be presented during the CPDP 2014 conference 22-24 January
2014, in Brussels

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