1st Workshop on Privacy in Geographic
Information Collection and Analysis
In conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014
November 4, 2014, Dallas, Texas, USA
- November 10, 2014: Proceedings are now online.
- October 13, 2014: Program now online (scroll down)
- August 28, 2014: +++ Extended deadline for submissions: Friday, September 5 +++
- July 24, 2014: Keynote by John Krumm (principal researcher, Microsoft) confirmed.
Developments in mobile and surveying technologies over the past decade have enabled the collection of Individuallevel geographic information at unprecedented scale. While this large pool of information is extremely valuable to answer scientific questions about human behavior and interaction, privacy intrusion is an imminent risk when detailed individual travel patterns are used for commercial purposes such as customer profiling, or even for political persecution. The GeoPrivacy workshop will hence focus on discussing methods to protect individual’s privacy in geographic information collection and analysis.
The ACM proceedings for the workshop are available at http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2675682
Topics of Interest
Topics of interest for the workshop include, but are not limited to:
- Perception of privacy
- Methods of privacypreserving anonymization
- Geocredibility, trust and expertise
- The role of geoprivacy in policy decisions
- Location Based Services
- Online Geosocial Networks
- Privacy implications of Big Data
- Sample, training and test datasets
- Privacy in nearfield communication
- Abstraction of geo data for privacy preservation
- Analysis of anonymized datasets
- Privacy implications of public displays and signage
- Gamification and geogames
The workshop will be kicked off with an invited keynote (to be announced), followed by presentations of full papers (30 minutes) and extended abstracts (20 minutes). Each session will include plenty of time for questions and discussions to enable an interactive workshop. The afternoon will be dedicated to small breakout groups to work on focused topics that emerge from the presentations in the morning sessions. Such a highly interactive workshop format has great potential to spark a significant number of new ideas for research and future collaborations in the realm of GeoPrivacy.
Keynote SpeakerJohn Krumm : Where Do You Want to Go Today? Challenges in Understanding Location
Location is important to the survival of every mobile creature for finding food, shelter, companions, and entertainment. The rise of mobile computing gives us opportunities to help people satisfy these needs using algorithms and data. Researchers have found a rich vein of questions and prospects around location, including how to sense location without exhausting a phone’s battery and how to use this location data to infer the mobile user’s context. They have used location data to predict destinations and paths, to create personalized driving routes, and to make road maps. Commercialization of these ideas leads to concerns about location privacy, which researchers have also addressed, producing some surprising results. This talk will describe new research on these topics in location and also suggest some promising new directions.
Bio: John Krumm graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993 with a PhD in robotics and a thesis on texture analysis in images. He worked at the Robotics Center of Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the next four years. His main projects there were computer vision for object recognition for use in robots and vehicles. He has been at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington, USA since 1997, and is currently a principal researcher. He concentrates on location tracking of people and devices and on methods to use location data to benefit the user. He holds 50 U.S. patents. He was a PC chair for UbiComp 2007, ACM SIGSPATIAL 2013, and is a PC chair for the ACM SIGSPATIAL conference in 2014. He served on the editorial board of IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine, and is currently a coeditor in chief for the Journal of Location Based Services.
- 8:00-9:00 Breakfast
- 9:00-9:30 Welcome & introductions
- 9:30-10:30 Keynote: John Krumm
- 10:30-11:00 Coffee break
- 11:00-12:40 Session I: Privacy in LBS
- Full Paper: Venue Attacks in Location-Based Social Networks
Lei Jin and Hassan Takabi
- Short Paper: A Grid-based Location Privacy-Preserving Method for LBS Users
Lei Mou and Ahmed Lbath
- Full Paper: A Spatial Entropy-based Approach to Improve Mobile Risk-Based Authentication
Jeffrey Xiong, John Xiong and Christophe Claramunt
- Short Paper: SUDO: A Secure Database Outsourcing Solution for Location-based Systems
Ling-Jyh Chen, Cheng-Ruei Hong, Dongpo Deng, Hu-Cheng Lee and Hsin-Hung Hsieh
- 12:40-14:00 Lunch break
- 14:00-15:30 Session II: Privacy protection
- Full Paper: A Civilized Cyberspace for Geoprivacy
Paul Weiser and Simon Scheider
- Full Paper: Protecting Patient Geo-Privacy Via A Triangular Displacement Geo-Masking Method
Abdullah Murad, Brian Hilton, Thomas Horan and John Tangenberg
- Full Paper: Quantity Based Aggregation for Cadastral Databases
Firas Al Khalil, Alban Gabillon and Patrick Capolsini
- Full Paper: A Civilized Cyberspace for Geoprivacy
- 15:30-16:00 Coffee break
- 16:00-17:00 Lightning talks & breakout groups
- 17:00-17:15 Reports from the breakout groups and closing remarks
We call for full papers (up to 8 pages) and short papers presenting work in progress and raising discussion points for the workshop (up to 4 pages). Submissions must be original and must not be under review elsewhere. Papers must be formatted using the ACM camera-ready templates available at http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html. All papers must be submitted in PDF format via the online system at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=geoprivacy2014.
Acceptance will be based on relevance to the workshop, technical quality, originality, and potential impact, as well as clarity of presentation. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least 3 referees.
The proceedings of the workshop will appear in the ACM Digital Library. One author per accepted paper is required to register for the workshop and the conference, as well as present the accepted submission to ensure inclusion in the workshop proceedings.
- Paper submission deadline:
August 29, 2014September 5, 2014
- Author notification:
September 19, 2014September 30, 2014
- Cameraready papers due: October 6, 2014
- Workshop date: November 4, 2014
- Carsten Kessler, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA
- Grant D. McKenzie, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
- Lars Kulik, University of Melbourne, Australia
- Benjamin Adams, Center for eResearch, University of Auckland, New Zealand
- Sen Xu, Twitter, San Francisco, USA
- Matt Duckham, University of Melbourne, Australia
- Carson Farmer, Hunter College, City University of New York
- Gabriel Ghinita, University of Massachusetts at Boston, USA
- Tanzima Hashem, BUET University, Bangladesh
- Peter Kiefer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- Marc Olivier Killijian, LAAS, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France
- Edzer Pebesma, Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Münster, Germany
- Albert Remke, 52°North, Germany
- Colin Robertson, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada
- Erik Wilde, UC Berkeley, USA
- John Wilson, University of Southern California, USA
Please contact Carsten Kessler for any inquiries related to the workshop.