The 11th International IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management has sent out its Call for Papers to young researchers and career starters to submit their extended abstracts as part of the application to attend the school.

To be hosted by the University of Karlstad, its Department of Computer Science and its Privacy and Security Group, and supported by IFIP’s Technical Committee on ICT and Society (TC9), the summer school will consider the latest developments and issues around privacy challenges globally. Currently, this is a particularly hot topic.

The deadline for abstracts to be submitted is 22 April 2016 and the summer school will take place on 21-26 August 2016 in Karlstad, Värmland, Sweden.

IFIP Summer Schools take a holistic approach to society and technology, supporting interdisciplinary exchange through keynote and plenary lectures, tutorials, workshops, and research paper presentations. In particular, the committee welcomes participants’ contributions that combine technical, legal, regulatory, socio-economic, social or societal, political, ethical, anthropological, philosophical, or psychological perspectives. The interdisciplinary character of the work is fundamental to the school.

The school has a particular focus on involving students and on encouraging the publication of high-quality, thorough research papers by students/young researchers. The school series has a long history of producing Springer-published books in which most of the chapters are written by young researchers (e.g., The 2015 school issue will be out in time for the 2016 school.

To this end, the school runs a two-phase review process for submitted papers. In the first phase submitted papers (short versions) are reviewed and selected for presentation at the school. After the school, these papers can be revised (so that they can benefit from the discussion that occurred at the school) and are then reviewed again for inclusion in the school’s proceedings which will be published by Springer.

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