[FM-India] CFP - Annals of Telecommunications - Special Issue on Privacy-aware electronic society (deadline October 31, 2012)

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Thu Aug 23 13:43:28 IST 2012

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** deadline for paper submission: October 31st, 2012 **


Annals of Telecommunications: 
Special Issue on: Privacy-aware electronic society

Our electronic society is making fast progress for offering users 
greater comfort in their daily activities. Users can benefit from
fast access to services, better reactivity of their physical, 
computing and networking environments to their own needs and habits,
and preselection of information flows and relationships they have
interest in. Our digital society is eager to collect information for
serving users as best as possible, but also to make profits by
potentially selling the collected information. Profiling users is
one usual marketing activity, but new lucrative applications based
on the huge amount of available information are emerging, with total
disregard to the privacy of the users.

There are a number of sources for collecting information like
social networks, cloud computing, electronic transactions,
RFID/NFC systems, biometrical applications...
For users to keep confidence in computing systems and communication
networks, and for making their basic privacy rights observed,
there is a strong need to identify a framework covering the legal,
economical, ethical, social and technical disciplines. Regulation
is essential for authorities to approve that framework and give
support for worldwide observability. Economy is also a key issue for
users and providers negotiating the delivery of personal information
vs the provision of a service at an acceptable price. Ethical and
social aspects are also important, at least to identify how confidence
can be best provided back to users. Finally, methods are fundamental
for enforcing this framework through privacy-by-design, and in-depth
knowledge of privacy threats.

Given the recent events reported by the media, the growing 
requirements of users for privacy, and the lack of privacy-aware
framework, Annals of Telecommunications is organizing a Special
Issue on these topics. The objectives of this Special Issue
are twofold: first, research and implementation experiences,
and experiments; second, novel research contributions addressing
privacy issues under the technical viewpoint and one among the legal,
economical, ethical or social viewpoint.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Economics of privacy;
- Human factors in privacy;
- Legal and ethical issues;
- Privacy by design;
- Privacy enhancing technologies;
- Privacy in networks, and services;
- Privacy in smart grids, and cloud computing;
- Privacy in social applications and networks;
- Privacy models;
- Privacy threats.

Guest Editors:
- Maryline Laurent, Telecom SudParis, France 
  (Maryline . Laurent at telecom-sudparis . eu)
- Sara Foresti, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
- Heng Xu, Pennsylvania State University, USA

The manuscript must be in English and comprise between 30 000 and 
50 000 characters. They must describe original research not published
or currently under review by other journals or conferences. 
Submissions should be sent according to the editorial procedure
described in the instructions available at:

- Manuscript submission: October 31st, 2012
- Expected publication: 2nd semester 2013

CFP available at:

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