4th International Workshop on Privacy and Security of Big Data

(PSBD 2017)

in conjunction with

2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2017)

December 14, 2017, Boston, MA, USA



[Aim and Scope | Workshop Location | Submission Guidelines and Instructions | Paper Publication | Important Dates | Program Committee]

Deadline Extension! October 20!

Best Papers of PSBD 2017 will be Invited for Extended Submission to a Top-Quality Journal


Aim and Scope

Following the successful series of events since 2014, the 4th International Workshop on Privacy and Security of Big Data (PSBD 2017) focuses the attention on privacy and security research issues in the context of Big Data, a vibrant and challenging research context which is playing a leading role in the Database research community. Indeed, while Big Data is gaining the attention from the research community, also driven by some relevant technological innovations (like Clouds) as well as novel paradigms (like social networks), the issues of privacy and security of Big Data represent a fundamental problem in this research context, due to the fact Big Data are typically published online for supporting knowledge management and fruition processes and, in addition to this, such data are usually handled by multiple owners, with possible secure multi-part computation issues. Some of the hot topics in the context privacy and security of Big Data include: (i) privacy and security of Big Data integration and exchange; (ii) privacy and security of Big Data in data-intensive Cloud computing; (iii) system architectures in support of privacy and security of Big Data, e.g., GPUs: (iv) privacy and security issues of Big Data querying and analysis.

The PSBD 2017 workshop focuses on all the research aspects of privacy and security of Big Data. Among these, an unrestricted list is the following one:


The 4th International Workshop on Privacy and Security of Big Data (PSBD 2017) will be held in conjunction with the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (BigData 2017), in Boston, MA, USA, during December 14, 2017, and it focuses on these aspects, by posing the emphasis on a theoretical as well as a practical point of view, and provides a forum for researchers and practitioners interested in privacy and security of big data to meet and exchange preliminary ideas and mature results.


Workshop Location

The Westin Copley Place, Boston, Boston, MA, USA.


Submission Guidelines and Instructions

Contributions are invited from prospective authors with interests in the indicated session topics and related areas of application. All contributions should be high quality, original and not published elsewhere or submitted for publication during the review period.

Submitted papers should strictly follow the IEEE official template. Maximum paper length allowed is:

·         Full Papers: 10 pages;

·         Short Papers: 4 pages;

·         Demo Papers: 4 pages;

·         Position Papers: 4 pages;

Submitted papers will be thoroughly reviewed by members of the Workshop Program Committee for quality, correctness, originality and relevance. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors, who must register.

Papers must be submitted via the Cyberchair Web Submission System.


Paper Publication

Accepted papers will appear in the proper IEEE BigData 2017 proceedings, published by IEEE.

Authors of selected papers from the workshop will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to a special issue of a high-quality international journal.


Important Dates

Paper submission: October 10, 2017 October 20, 2017
Notification of acceptance: November 1, 2017 November 10, 2017
Camera-ready paper due: November 15, 2017
Workshop: December 14, 2017


Program Committee Chair

Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Trieste & ICAR-CNR, Italy

Program Committee (To Be Confirmed)

Maurizio Atzori, University of Cagliari, Italy
Roberto Baldoni, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Italy
Elisa Bertino, CERIAS and Purdue University, USA
Pietro Colombo, University of Insubria, Italy
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Trieste & ICAR-CNR, Italy
Rinku Dewri, University of Denver, USA
Katerina Doka, NTUA, Greece
Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Yucheng Dong, Sichuan University, China
Sergio Greco, University of Calabria, Italy
Murat Kantarcioglu, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Domenico Saccà, University of Calabria, Italy
Thorsten Strufe, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany
Vicenc Torra, IIIA-CSIC, Spain
Traian Marius Truta, Northern Kentucky University, USA
Xiaokui Xiao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Li Xiong, Emory University, USA



For more information and any inquire, please contact Alfredo Cuzzocrea