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Submission deadline:
May 20, 2012
Acceptance notification:
June 29, 2012
Proceedings version due:
July 14, 2012
Sep. 26-28, 2012
CD-only submission deadline:
July 14, 2012
CD-only acceptance notification:
July 31, 2012
CD-only proceedings version due:
Aug 10, 2012


Wednesday, 26 September

  • 8:30 - Registration
  • 9:30 - Opening Session

Differential Privacy

  • 10:00 - Security of Random Output Perturbation for Statistical Databases. Daniel Z. Zanger
  • 10:25 - Empirical Evaluation of Statistical Inference from Differentially Private Contingency Tables. Anne-Sophie Charest
  • 10:50 - Differentially Private Graphical Degree Sequences and Synthetic Graphs. Vishesh Karwa and Aleksandra Slavkovic
11:15 - Coffee Break

Tabular Data Protection I

  • 11:35 - p% Should Dominate. Peter-Paul de Wolf and Anco Hundepool
  • 12:00 - A Computational Evaluation of Optimization Solvers for CTA. Jordi Castro
  • 12:25 - Flexible Rounding Based on Consistent Post-tabular Stochastic Noise. Sarah Giessing
12:50 - Lunch

Tabular Data Protection II

  • 14:50 - Comparing L1 and L2 Distances for CTA. Jordi Castro
  • 15:15 - An Investigation of Model-Based Microdata Masking for Magnitude Tabular Data Release. Mario Trottini, Krish Muralidhar and Rathindra Sarathy
  • 15:40 - A Mixed Micro-Macro Approach to Statistical Disclosure Control for Macrodata. Cristina Matias and Pedro Campos (*)

Spatial Data Protection

  • 15:55 - Confidentialising Maps of Mixed Point and Diffuse Spatial Data. Christine M. O'Keefe
16:20 - Coffee Break

Privacy-Preserving Protocols

  • 16:40 - Document Sanitization: Measuring Search Engine Information Loss and Risk of Disclosure for the Wikileaks Cables. David F. Nettleton and Daniel Abril
  • 17:05 - Enhancing the Eficiency in Privacy Preserving Learning of Decision Trees in Partitioned Databases. Peter Lory
  • 17:30 - On Computational Anonymity Klara Stokes
  • 17:55 - "Better than Nothing" Privacy with Bloom Filters: To What Extent? Giuseppe Bianchi, Lorenzo Bracciale and Pierpaolo Loreti

Thursday, 27 September

Microdata Protection: Case Studies I

  • 9:00 - n-Cycle Swapping for the American Community Survey. Michael DePersio, Marlow Lemons, Kaleli A. Ramanayake, Julie Tsay and Laura Zayatz
  • 9:25 - Generating Useful Test Data for Complex Linked Employer-Employee Datasets. Matthias Dorner, Jörg Drechsler and Peter Jacobebbinghaus
  • 9:50 - When Excessive Perturbation Goes Wrong and Why IPUMS-International Relies Instead on Sampling, Suppression, Swapping, and Other Minimally Harmful Methods to Protect Privacy of Census Microdata. Lara Cleveland, Robert McCaa, Steven Ruggles and Matt Sobek
  • 10:15 - Achieving Comparability of Earnings. Luisa Franconi and Daniela Ichim
  • 10:40 - The Potential of Data Swapping as a Disclosure Limitation Method for Official Microdata in Japan: An Empirical Study to Assess Data Utility and Disclosure Risk for Census Microdata. Shinsuke Ito and Naomi Hoshino (*)
10:55 - Coffee Break

Microdata Protection: Case Studies II

  • 11:15 - Designing Multiple Releases from the Small and Medium Enterprises Survey. Flavio Foschi, Maria Cristina Casciano, Luisa Franconi and Daniela Ichim
  • 11:40 - A Proposed Solution to the Archiving and Curation of Confidential Scientific Inputs. John M. Abowd, Lars Vilhuber and William Block
  • 12:05 - How to Record Design Information in EU-SILC for Measuring Accuracy while Respecting Confidentiality. Fabienne Montaigne, Mihaela Agafitei and Emilio Di Meglio (*)

Microdata Protection: Disclousure Risk Assessment

  • 12:20 - Valid Statistical Inference on Automatically Matched Files. Rob Hall and Stephen Fienberg
  • 12:45 - Semi parametric log-linear models for Bayesian re-identification risk assessment. Cinzia Carota, Maurizio Filippone, Roberto Leombruni and Silvia Polettini (*)
13:00 - Lunch

On-Line Databases and Remote Access

  • 15:00 - European Data Access Comes True - Decentralised and Remote Access to Confidential Data in the ESS (ESSnet DARA). Maurice Brandt
  • 15:25 - A Bayesian Approach for On-line Sum/Count/Max/Mix Auditing on Boolean Data. Bice Cavallo and Gerardo Canfora

Friday, 28 September

Legal Issues

  • 09:00 - Legal Framework Affecting Disclosure Control Practices at Statistics Finland. Annu Nissinen (*)

Microdata Protection: Methods I

  • 09:15 - Testing of IHSN C++ Code and Inclusion of New Methods into sdcMicro. Alexander Kowarik, Bernhard Meindl, Matthias Templ and François Fonteneau
  • 09:40 -Clustering-based Categorical Data Protection. Jordi Marés and Vicenç Torra
  • 10:05 -Anonymization Methods for Taxonomic Microdata. Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Krish Muralidhar and Guillem Rufian-Torrell
10:30 - Coffee Break

Microdata Protection: Methods II

  • 10:50 -Hybrid Microdata via Model-based Clustering. Anna Oganian and Josep Domingo-Ferrer
  • 11:15 -Logistic Regression with Variables Subject to Post Randomization Method. Yong Ming Jeffrey Woo and Aleksandra B. Slavkovic
  • 11:40 - Closing remarks

(*) - Short paper in CD proceedings