Studies in Computational Intelligence: Volume 567 / 2015 "Advanced Research in Data Privacy" available
NEW! Online proceedings (Springer LNCS 8744) available


Submission deadline:
May 11, 2014
Acceptance notification:
June 20, 2014
Proceedings version due:
July 3, 2014
Sep. 17-19, 2014
CD-only submission deadline:
July 5, 2014
CD-only acceptance notification:
July 24, 2014
CD-only proceedings version due:
Aug 3, 2014


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

Synthetic Data I

Session Chair: Jörg Drechsler
  • 9:45 - Disclosure Risk Evaluation for Fully Synthetic Categorical Data. Jingchen Hu, Jerome Reiter and Quanli Wang
  • 10:10 - v-Dispersed Synthetic Data Based on a Mixture Model with Constraints. Anna Oganian
  • 10:35 - Nonparametric Generation of Synthetic Data for Small Geographic Areas. Joseph W. Sakshaug and Trivellore E. Raghunathan
  • 11:00 - Using Partially Synthetic Data to Replace Suppression in the Business Dynamics Statistics: Early Results. Javier Miranda and Lars Vilhuber
11:25 - Coffee Break

Synthetic Data II

Session Chair: Jordi Castro
  • 11:50 - Synthetic Longitudinal Business Databases for International Comparisons. Jörg Drechsler and Lars Vilhuber
  • 12:15 - Simple methods for providing synthetic data for the UK longitudinal studies. Gillian M. Raab, Beata Nowok and Chris Dibben (*)
  • 12:30 - Methods and Tools for the Generation of Synthetic Populations. A Brief Review. Matthias Templ and Bernhard Meindl (*)
12:45 - Lunch

Microdata Masking

Session Chair: Aleksandra Slavkovic
  • 14:40 - Density Approximant Based on Noise Multiplied Data. Yan-Xia Lin
  • 15:05 - Reverse Mapping to Preserve the Marginal Distributions of Attributes in Masked Microdata. Krishnamurty Muralidhar, Rathindra Sarathy and Josep Domingo-Ferrer
  • 15:30 - JPEG-based Microdata Protection. Javier Jiménez, Guillermo Navarro-Arribas and Vicenç Torra
  • 15:45 - Ontology-Based Quality Evaluation of Value Generalization Hierarchies for Data Anonymization. Vanessa Ayala-Rivera, Patrick McDonagh, Thomas Cerqueus and Liam Murphy (*)
  • 16:00 - Data Swapping as a More Efficient Tool to Create Anonymized Census Microdata in Japan. Shinsuke Ito (*)
16:15 - Coffee Break

Record Linkage

Session Chair: Vicenç Torra
  • 16:35 - A Comparison of Blocking Methods for Record Linkage. Rebecca C. Steorts, Samuel L. Ventura, Mauricio Sadinle and Stephen E. Fienberg
  • 17:00 - Probabilistic Record Linkage for Disclosure Risk Assessment. Natalie Shlomo
  • 17:25 - Hierarchical Linkage Clustering with Distributions of Distances for Large-Scale Record Linkage. Samuel L. Ventura, Rebecca Nugent and Erica R.H. Fuchs
  • 17:50 - Disclosure risks in longitudinally linked data and potential approaches for protection. Robin Mitra, Stephanie Blanchard, Caroline Tudor and Keith Spicer (*)


Protection Using Privacy Models

Session Chair: Kris Muralidhar
  • 9:00 - Improving the Utility of Differential Privacy via Univariate Microaggregation. David Sánchez, Josep Domingo-Ferrer and Sergio Martínez
  • 9:25 - Differentially Private Exponential Random Graphs. Vishesh Karwa, Aleksandra Slavkovic and Pavel Krivitsky
  • 9:50 - km-Anonymity for Continuous Data Using Dynamic Hierarchies. Olga Gkountouna, Sotiris Angeli, Athanasios Zigomitros, Manolis Terrovitis and Yannis Vassiliou
  • 10:15 - Differentially-Private Logistic Regression for Detecting Multiple-SNP Association in GWAS Databases. Fei Yu, Michal Rybar, Caroline Uhler and Stephen E. Fienberg
10:40 - Coffee Break

Privacy-Preserving Protocols

Session Chair: Juan José Salazar
  • 11:00 - Towards Secure and Practical Location Privacy through Private Equality Testing. Emmanouil Magkos, Panayiotis Kotzanikolaou, Marios Magioladitis, Spyros Sioutas and Vassilios S. Verykios

Remote Access

Session Chair: Peter Paul de Wolf
  • 11:25 - Comparison of Two Remote Access Systems Recently Developed and Implemented in Australia. Christine O'Keefe, Phillip Gould and Tim Churches

Case Studies and Software I

Session Chair: Christine O’Keefe
  • 11:50 - Controlled Shuffing, Statistical Confidentiality and Microdata Utility: a Successful Experiment with a 10% Household Sample of the 2011 Population Census of Ireland for the IPUMS-International Database. Robert McCaa, Krish Muralidhar, Rathindra Sarathy, Michael Comerford and Albert Esteve-Palos
  • 12:15 - Balancing Confidentiality and Usability: Protecting Sensitive Data in the Caseof Inward Foreign AffiliaTes Statistics (FATS). Katri Soininvaara, Teemu Oinonen, Annu Nissinen
  • 12:40 - Scenario Analysis of Privacy Attacks either on or using Genomic Data. Sahel Shariati Samani, Mark Elliot and Andrew Brass (*)
12:55 - Lunch

Case Studies and Software II

Session Chair: Natalie Shlomo
  • 15:00 - Applicability of Confidentiality Methods to Personal and Business Data. Christine O'Keefe and Natalie Shlomo
  • 15:25 - A French Anonymization Experiment with Health Data. Maxime Bergeat, Nora Cuppens-Boulahia, Frédéric Cuppens, Noémie Jess, Saïd Oulmakhzoune, Françoise Dupont, Gaël de Peretti (*)
  • 15:40 - EUL to OGD: A Simulated Attack on Two Social Survey Datasets. Mark Elliot, Elaine Mackey, Susan O’Shea, Caroline Tudor, Keith Spicer (*)
  • 15:55 - DDI Data Description Statistics Protection Software. Sebastian Kocar (*)
  • 16:10 - Announcement: "Co-Utility" project.
16:15 - Coffee Break
16:45 - Guided visit to Eivissa (Meeting Point)
20:00 - Gala Dinner (Restaurant Location)


Tabular Data Protection I

Session Chair: Sarah Giessing
  • 9:00 - Enabling Statistical Analysis of Suppressed Tabular Data. Lawrence H. Cox
  • 9:25 - Assessing the Information Loss of Controlled Adjustment Methods in Two-Way Tables. Jordi Castro and José A. González
  • 9:50 - Further Developments with Perturbation Techniques to Protect Tabular Data. María Salomé Hernández-García and Juan José Salazar-González
  • 10:15 - Comparison of Different Sensitivity Rules for Tabular Data and Presenting a New Rule -- the Interval Rule. Johan Bring and Qun Wang
10:40 - Coffee Break

Tabular Data Protection II

Session Chair: Larry Cox
  • 11:00 - Pre-tabular Perturbation with Controlled Tabular Adjustment: Some Considerations. Sarah Giessing
  • 11:25 - Measuring Disclosure Risk with Entropy in Population Based Frequency Tables. Laszlo Antal, Natalie Shlomo and Mark Elliot
  • 11:50 - A CTA Model Based on the Huber Function. Jordi Castro
  • 12:15 - Closing remarks

(*) - Short paper in USB proceedings