[hpc-announce] Workshop on Adaptive and Personalized Privacy and Security (APPS 2019) at ACM UMAP 2019 - Extended Call for Papers

Marios Belk belk at cs.ucy.ac.cy
Thu Mar 21 18:02:13 CDT 2019

ACM UMAP Workshop - Adaptive and Personalized Privacy and Security (APPS 

The International Workshop on Adaptive and Personalized Privacy and 
Security, in conjunction with the 27th ACM Conference on User Modeling, 
Adaptation and Personalization (ACM UMAP 2019), Larnaca, Cyprus, June 
09-12, 2019

Workshop Website: http://appsworkshop.cs.ucy.ac.cy
Paper Submissions: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=apps2019


Extended submission deadline: March 24, 2019 (23:59 AoE time)
Notification: April 01, 2019
Camera-ready papers: April 08, 2019


Millions of users across different continents and countries are daily 
engaged with privacy and security tasks which are indispensable in 
modern information systems and services. Such tasks are commonly related 
to user authentication, human interaction proofs (e.g., captcha), 
privacy and security pop-up dialogs, setting privacy and security 
features within online user profiles, etc. Recent privacy and security 
incidents of famous online services have once more underpinned the 
necessity towards further investigating and improving current approaches 
and practices related to the design of efficient and effective privacy 
and security. In order to achieve this objective, one possible direction 
is related to providing adaptive and personalized characteristics to 
privacy- and security-related user tasks, given the diversity of the 
user characteristics (like cultural, cognitive, age, habits), the 
technology (like standalone, mobile, mixed-virtual-augmented reality, 
wearables) and interaction contexts of use (like being on the move, 
social settings, spatial limitations). Hence, adaptive and personalized 
privacy and security implies the ability of an interactive system or 
service to support its end-users, who are engaged in privacy- and/or 
security-related tasks, based on user models which describe in a 
holistic way what constitutes the user’s physical, technological and 
interaction context in which computation takes place.

APPS 2019 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working 
on diverse topics related to understanding and improving the usability 
of privacy and security software and systems, by applying user modeling, 
adaptation and personalization principles. The workshop will address the 
following objectives:

- increase our understanding and knowledge on supporting usable privacy 
and security interaction design through novel user modeling mechanisms 
and adaptive user interfaces;
- discuss methods and techniques for understanding user attitudes and 
perceptions towards privacy and security issues in various application 
- identify human-centered models for the design, development and 
evaluation of adaptive and personalized privacy and security systems;
- discuss methods for evaluating the impact and added value of 
adaptation and personalization in privacy and security systems.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Adaptation and personalization approaches in usable privacy and 
- Effects of human factors (e.g., cognition, personality, etc.) in 
privacy and security systems
- Novel user interaction concepts and user interfaces for achieving 
usable security
- Cultural diversity in usable privacy and security
- Context-aware privacy and security
- Adaptive usable security in various domains such as healthcare, IoT, 
- Trust perceived in patient-centric healthcare systems
- Perceived security and usability in patient-centric healthcare systems
- Adaptive user authentication policies
- Novel approaches to the design and evaluation of usable security 
- Lessons learned from the deployment and use of usable privacy and 
security features
- Ethical considerations in adaptive and personalized privacy and 


All workshop papers must contain original, previously unpublished, 
research work adhering the two publication types:

- Full research papers (6 pages, incl. references), proposing new 
approaches, innovative methods and research findings.
- Short research papers (4 pages, incl. references), presenting works in 
progress, lessons learned, emerging or future research issues and 
directions on topics related to APPS.

Manuscripts should be formatted using the ACM Standard (SIGCONF) 
templates (http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template).

Please submit your paper through the EasyChair submission system:

At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop and 
present the paper.

Accepted papers will be published by ACM and will be available via the 
ACM Digital Library.


Marios Belk, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus Campus, CY
Christos Fidas, University of Patras, GR
Elias Athanasopoulos, University of Cyprus, CY
Andreas Pitsillides, University of Cyprus, CY

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