SPACE 2009

Sustaining Privacy in Autonomous Collaborative Environments

(June 15, 2009)

held by
The Third IFIP Conference on Trust Management (IFIPTM 2009)
15-19 June 2009, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA,





Welcome to the Third Workshop on Sustaining Privacy in Autonomous Colllaborative Environments (SPACE 2009)

This workshop aims to provide a forum to discuss privacy and legal issues as well as to describe research results regarding privacy technology in distributed collaborative environments. Collaboration is conducted on the basis of interactions and information exchange between autonomous entities. When autonomous entities are deployed in open environments, privacy becomes a fundamental issue, because entities interact on behalf of their owners or representatives. Since information exchange in the form of interactions between autonomous entities are handled on behalf of the owners, these owners should know: - who holds their private information, - who can access it, for what duration, and for which purpose and, - how this information is handled (in order to avoid unauthorized changes or unauthorized transfers). This is the third edition of the SPACE workshop and as for the two previous years, we invite submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of privacy issues related to autonomous collaborative environments. We encourage submissions from communities such as law, the social sciences, and business that present these communities’ perspectives.

  • Topics of interest

The main topics of interest include but are not limited to:

1. Privacy and Security for Collaboration in Distributed Environments
2. Privacy and Security in Wireless and Ad Hoc Environments
3. Privacy in Location-Aware and Context-Aware Services
4. Security Protocols for Collaborative Systems
5. Assessing Impact of Distributed Collaboration on Privacy
6. Effect of Environment on Collaborative Strategies
7. Effect of Negotiation Strategies on Privacy
8. Confidentiality and Privacy in Critical Applications (healthcare application, business-to-business, etc.)
9. Applications of Privacy in Distributed Collaborative Environments

a. Individual Privacy Retention During Collaboration
b. Individual Privacy for Autonomous Entities in Societies and Institutions
c. Privacy Issues for Societies and Institutions Considered as a Group

10. Infrastructural Support for Privacy in Distributed Collaborative Environments: architectures, mechanisms, models, frameworks and implementation
11. Privacy and Other Socio-Legal Aspects of Collaborative Environments
12. Integration of Security and Privacy Mechanisms Across Multiple Autonomous and/or Heterogeneous Platforms
13. Rights Management Systems for Tracking of Intellectual Property and Workflow
14. Privacy in Pervasive Computing
15. Privacy and Provenance and Dissemination
16. Privacy in Relation to Varying Degrees of Trust and Reliability
17. Operational Schemes and Workflows for Managing Rights and Intellectual Property
18. Privacy Preserving Distributed Data Mining
19. The links between Privacy and Anonymity

  • Submission Details and Publication


Authors are invited to submit original papers not previously published nor submitted in parallel to any other publication for conference, workshop or journal. Papers must be limited to 15 pages for long papers and 8 pages for short papers and must conform to the Springer “IFIP Series” format (, including title page, figures and bibliography. They must be sent using the paper management tool located at

Evaluation will be through electronic submission followed by peer review by three reviewers and final decision by workshop organizers. The selection criteria will be relevance to the workshop themes, originality and significance of research and quality of presentation.

Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. Corresponding presentation will also be made available in electronic format before the day of the workshop. For further inquiries please contact the program committee chairs at: or

  • Program


  • Registration

Information about registration is provided at the IFIPTM2009 web site at:


  • Travel and Accommodation


Information about travel and accommodation is provided at the IFIPTM2009 web site at:



Workshop Organizers

Noria Foukia, Information Science Department, University of Otago, New Zealand


Stephen Marsh, National Research Council of Canada, Institute for Information Technology, Canada



Technical Program Committee

John J. Borking, Borking Consultancy (Wassenaar), The Netherlands

Hervé Debar, France Telecom R&D, France

Christian Damsgaard Jensen, Informatics & Mathematical Modelling Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Rushed Kanawati, Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Université Paris-Nord (LIPN), France

Tobias Mahler, Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law at the University of Oslo, Norway

Luc Moreau, School of Electronics & Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK

Andrea Omicini, Università di Bologna a Cesena, Italy

Martin Purvis, Otago University, New Zealand

Omer Rana, School of Computer Science, Cardiff University, UK

Kenji Saito, Research Institute for Digital Media and Content, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Jean-Marc Seigneur, Centre Universitaire Informatique (CUI), University of Geneva, Switzerland

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline : April 10, 2009
Notification of acceptance : April 30, 2009
Camera-ready papers due : May 15, 2009
Workshop: June 15, 2009