NEW! Online proceedings (Springer LNCS 9867) available


Submission deadline:
May 8, 2016
May 1, 2016
Acceptance notification:
June 16, 2016
Proceedings version due:
June 26, 2016
Sep. 14-16, 2016
CD-only submission deadline:
June 26, 2016
CD-only acceptance notification:
July 15, 2016
CD-only proceedings version due:
July 28, 2016


PDF Version


  • 9:00 – Registration
  • 10:00 – Opening Session

Disclosure Risk Assessment

Session Chair: Anna Oganian
  • 10:15 - Rank-based record linkage for re-identification risk assessment. Krish Muralidhar and Josep Domingo-Ferrer
  • 10:45 - Computational issues in the design of transition probabilities and disclosure risk estimation for additive noise. Sarah Giessing
  • 11:15 - Potential of Disclosure Limitation Methods for Census Microdata in Japan. Shinsuke Ito, Naomi Hoshino and Fumika Akutsu (*)
11:35 – Coffee Break

Remote and Cloud Access

Session Chair: Sarah Giessing
  • 12:00 - Accurate estimation of structural equation models with remote partitioned data. Joshua Snoke, Timothy Brick and Aleksandra Slavkovic
  • 12:30 - A new algorithm for protecting aggregate business microdata via a remote System. Yue Ma, Yan-Xia Lin, James Chipperfield, John Newman and Victoria Leaver
  • 13:00 - Towards a national remote access system for register-based research. Annu Cabrera
13:30 – Lunch

Synthetic Data

Session Chair: Krish Muralidhar
  • 15:30 - Creating an “academic use file” based on descriptive statistics: synthetic microdata from the perspective of distribution type. Kiyomi Shirakawa, Yutaka Abe and Shinsuke Ito
  • 16:00 - COCOA: a synthetic data generator for testing anonymization technique. Vanessa Ayala-Rivera, A. Omar Portillo-Dominguez, Christina Thorpe and Liam Murphy
  • 16:30 - Practical Experiences of Providing Bespoke Synthetic Data. Gillian Raab, Beata Nowok and Chris Dibben (*)
  • 16:50 - Utility of Synthetic Microdata Generated Using Tree-Based Methods. Beata Nowok (*)


Microdata and big data masking

Session Chair: Eric Schulte-Nordholt
  • 09:00 - Propensity score based conditional group swapping for disclosure limitation of strata-defining variables. Anna Oganian and Goran Lesaja
  • 09:30 - A rule-based approach to local anonymization for exclusivity handling in statistical Databases. Jens Albrecht, Marc Fiedler and Tim Kiefer
  • 10:00 - Perturbative data protection of multivariate nominal datasets. Mercedes Rodriguez-Garcia, David Sánchez and Montserrat Batet
10:30 – Coffee Break

Microdata and big data masking II

Session Chair: Jordi Castro

  • 11:00 - Spatial smoothing and statistical disclosure control. Edwin de Jonge and Peter-Paul de Wolf
  • 11:30 - Anonymization in the time of big data. Josep Domingo-Ferrer and Jordi Soria-Comas

Co-utile Anonymization

Session Chair: Josep Domingo-Ferrer
  • 12:00 - Enabling collaborative privacy in user-generated emergency reports. Amna Qureshi, Helena Rifà-Pous and David Megías
12:30 - Lunch

Protection Using Privacy Models

Session Chair: Shinsuke Ito
  • 14:30 - On-average KL-privacy and its equivalence to generalization for max-entropy Mechanisms. Yu-Xiang Wang, Jing Lei and Stephen E. Fienberg
  • 15:00 - Correcting finite sampling issues in entropy l-diversity. Sebastian Stammler, Stefan Katzenbeisser and Kay Hamacher
  • 15:30 - Some Ideas to Reach k-anonymity: Going Beyond Local Suppression. Maxime Bergeat and Maël Buron (*)

In memoriam of Larry Cox

  • 15:50 - Round table devoted to his contributions
16:30 - Coffee Break
17:00 - Guided visit to Dubrovnik
20:15 - Gala Dinner (Location: KLARISA restaurant)


Tabular Data Protection

Session Chair: Peter Paul de Wolf
  • 09:30 - Revisiting interval protection, a.k.a. partial cell suppression, for tabular data. Jordi Castro and Anna Via
  • 10:00 - Precision threshold and noise: an alternative framework of sensitivity measures. Darren Gray
  • 10:30 - Empirical analysis of sensitivity rules: cells with frequency exceeding 10 that should be suppressed based on descriptive statistics. Kiyomi Shirakawa, Yutaka Abe and Shinsuke Ito
  • 11:00 - A second order cone formulation of continuous CTA model. Goran Lesaja, Jordi Castro and Anna Oganian
  • 11:30 – Closing Remarks

(*) - Short paper in USB proceedings