Workshop 'Future privacy and security research challenges in online social networks'

This workshop is organized by the COSIC Privacy and Identity Management Group (ESAT, K.U. Leuven) in collaboration with the groups HMDB, DISTRINET and ICRI at K.U. Leuven and Netlog, Belgium. It is also supported by LICT and BCRYPT.

Keynote speaker Ronald Leenes will open the day, followed by interactive sessions together with Anders Albrechtslund, Bettina Berendt, Joseph Bonneau, Dave Clarke, Claudia Diaz, Gloria González Fuster, Koen Gorissen, Eva Lievens, Giuseppe Lugano, Frank Piessens and Cedric De Vleeschauwer.

Online Social Networks have become an important part of daily digital interactions for more than half a billion users around the world. The various personal information sharing practices that online social network providers promote have led to their success as innovative social interaction platforms. At the same time, these practices have raised much critique and concerns with respect to privacy and security from different stakeholders.

Addressing these privacy and security concerns in online social networks results in research challenges, but:
- What exactly are those challenges?
- What problems exist?
- Which existing security and privacy tools can be applied to address existing concerns?
- Which tools need to be developed in the future?
- Are existing legal frameworks able to address raised concerns?
- Where do they fail to meet the needs of the social networking communities and those who do not participate in them?
- What social practices lead to some of the existing problems and which ones exist or can be promoted to develop community privacy and security practices?
- How can we develop holistic perspectives and endeavor multi-disciplinary studies on privacy and security in social networks that can transcend techno, legal or human centric approaches?

The objective of this one day workshop is:
to bring together representatives from the industry as well as researchers and practitioners from law, computer science, social sciences working in the field of social networks together with an interested audience.
We will discuss what current privacy and security concerns are, envision future social networks in which these concerns can be addressed, and explore what research challenges exist or may arise from those visions.

- 09h30: Coffee and Registration
- 10:00: Welcome

- 10:10: Keynote Talk: 'Where the rubber meets the road: Privacy and Sociability in Social Network Sites', Ronald Leenes (Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society, Tilburg University, Netherlands)

- 11:00: Coffee Break

- 11:10: 'Prospectives for Privacy and Security Research in Online Social Networks': Presentations and Small Group Q&A (Eva Lievens, ICRI, K.U. Leuven; Dave Clarke, DISTRINET, K.U. Leuven; Bettina Berendt, HMDB, K.U. Leuven; Claudia Diaz, COSIC/ESAT, K.U. Leuven

- 12:10: Lunch Break

- 13:00: 'Privacy and Security in Online Social Networks: Problems, Visions and Research Challenges'
Panelist Fishbowl (Anders Albrechtslund, Aalborg University, Denmark; Frank Piessens, K.U. Leuven, Belgium; Joseph Bonneau, Cambridge University, U.K.; Gloria Gonzalez Fuster, Vrije Universitaet, Belgium; Giuseppe Lugano, University of Jyväskylä, Finnland; Koen Gorissen, Belgian Privacy Commission, Belgium; Cedric De Vleeschauwer, Netlog, Belgium
Moderator: Seda Gürses, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Minutes: Filipe Beato, K.U. Leuven, Belgium

Practical issues:
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2009, 10.00 - 15.30
Location: ESAT/SCD, Kasteelpark Arenberg 10, bus 2446, room 00.62, 3001 Leuven-Heverlee

For more information and program:
Please visit K.U.Leuven ESAT

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