Privacy and protection in web-based social networks in ICAIL 2009
Workshop on Privacy and Protection in Web-based Social Networks

Call for papers

"Web 2.0" is the umbrella term which gathers concepts around the Social Web like online communities, social networks, wikis, blogs and folksonomies. It has often been described as "the Web as platform", where users interact around content more dynamically than ever. But with the advent of these Web-Based Social Networks, information publicly available about a person grows and can eventually be out of control. In this situation, privacy plays each time a more relevant role and protection is the tool to avoid compromising sensitive data.

In this context, both communities of Artificial Intelligence researchers and Law professionals must meet to specify how the Law grants the privacy rights in the Web Social Networks and which technical protection measures can help enacting the rights without sacrifying the freedom of expression.


This Workshop makes a call for papers with topics including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Security and integrity issues in Social Networks
  • Users' privacy protection in Social Networks
  • Use of DRM techniques for the governance of users' data in Social Networks
  • Trust in the Semantic Web
  • Protection from attacks to users' privacy in Social Networks
  • Social Networking technologies and privacy
  • Protection of user context metadata in Social Networks
  • Sharing information in Social Networks respecting users' privacy
  • Data search and retrieval respecting users' privacy in Social Networks
  • Consequences of social tagging to users' privacy
  • Use of Semantic Web techniques to help privacy protection
  • Privacy and Protection in popular (Flickr, Facebook etc.) or emerging Social Networks
  • Privacy policies expression
  • Account of legal frameworks in different jurisdictions
  • Programme Committee:

  • Jaime Delgado (UPC, Spain), Chair
  • Eva Rodríguez (UPC, Spain)
  • Silvia Llorente (UPC, Spain)
  • Víctor Rodríguez (UPC, Spain)
  • Safak Dogan (University of Surrey, UK)
  • Francisco Jordán (Safelayer, Spain)
  • Carlos Serrao (ISCTE, Portugal)
  • Rubén Tous (UPC, Spain)
  • Anna Carreras (UPC, Spain)