Computers, Privacy and Data Protection

This CFP came through from Rocco Bellanova who’s been doing some fascinating work on socio-technical assemblages in the context of data security and international borders. 
Computers, Privacy and Data Protection CPDP 2013 – Reloading Data Protection
CPDP is an annual three-day conference devoted to privacy and data protection discussions. The 6th edition of CPDP will be held on 23-25 January 2013 in Brussels. Whilst a number of speakers are specifically invited by the conference, several slots remain open to application through an annual call for papers
The CPDP 2013 Call for Papers is addressed to all researchers who wish to present their papers at the next Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference.
The call is split into two different tracks. The first is dedicated to experienced researchers, while the second welcomes PhD students and junior researchers. The double-track structure of the CPDP 2013 Call for Papers aims to meet the increasing interest of researchers and their expectations in terms of academic feedback and exchange.
Relevant fields and topics
In the framework of CPDP 2013, the CPDP Scientific Committee invites papers in the fields of law, social sciences, philosophy and computer sciences. In particular, this call aims to reach researchers whose works relate to technologies, privacy, data protection, non-discrimination and surveillance. Selected researchers will have the valuable opportunity to present their papers in the conference open panels.
Suggested topics for CPDP 2013 open panels include, but are not restricted to:
– Review of the Data Protection Directive and the proposed Data Protection Regulation;
– Review of the Data Retention Directive;
– The right to be forgotten;
– Privacy, data protection and healthcare;
– Privacy Enhancing Technologies and Privacy by Design;
– Geolocalization and location based services;
– eGovernment and eCommerce;
– Cybersecurity;
– Social media and privacy;
– Wikileaks, Openleaks and other similar initiatives;
– Profiling and ‘Do Not Track’ systems;
– Privacy attitudes;
– The balancing of privacy against other rights;
– Privacy and identity;
– Private firms’ privacy strategies;
– Surveillance and strategies of counter-surveillance;
– Data protection and surveillance in the cooperation on judicial matters;
– Privacy advocacy;
– Privacy as societal practice;
– Role of Data Protection Authorities;
– Data protection self-regulation;
– Data Security Technologies;
– Data protection and law enforcement;
– Data protection, neural science and lie detection;
– Online intellectual property rights enforcement;
– Data Protection in Latin America
– etc.
Important dates
Deadline for submissions: Friday 19 October 2012
Notification to authors: Friday 7 December
Camera ready version for pre-proceedings due: Friday 11 January 2013
Final Camera-Ready version for publication: 17 May 2013
Submission instructions
Authors responding to this Call are asked to submit a full paper via a dedicated webpage on the Easychair system, together with a short abstract and up to 5 keywords. Authors should clearly mention at the top of their paper the track for which they are applying: either CPDP 2013 Experienced Researchers or CPDP 2013 Junior Researchers.
Papers should have a maximum length of 14 pages, and follow the CPDP layout rules based on the Springer template (available on the conference website).
The text of the paper should not include the name of the author(s) and all self-references should be deleted. Submissions must be in PDF format. Submissions not meeting these criteria risk rejection without consideration of quality.
Contributions and identifying information should be submitted through the Easychair conference system:
Papers will be selected on the basis of their quality. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed by members of the CPDP 2013 Scientific Committee (and other independent reviewers where necessary). Authors whose papers are selected will be invited to present them during the CPDP 2013 open panels. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the conference: at least one author of each accepted paper is required to register with the main conference and present the paper. The accepted papers will be accommodated in the conference pre-proceedings and will also be considered for publication in the conference book published by Springer. The financial needs of authors of selected papers will be taken into account and stipends will be made available when relevant.
For further details on the conference structure and its main topic areas, interested researchers are invited to visit the CPDP website or contact

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