-- Although the workshop will not have proceedings (so you can as usual submit a talk and still submit it to a conference of your choosing), exceptional submissions will be invited to a special issue of the Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality.
-- The PC is pretty inter-disciplinary. This is certainly not just a Theory-A workshop. Work on privacy in all areas is on topic.
-- You get to hear Jon Ullman give a (presumably excellent) talk.
CALL FOR PAPERS TPDP 2015 First workshop on the Theory and Practice of Differential Privacy 18th April 2015, London, UK Affiliated to ETAPS http://tpdp.computing.dundee.ac.uk Differential privacy is a promising approach to the privacy-preserving release of data: it offers a strong guaranteed bound on the increase in harm that a user incurs as a result of participating in a differentially private data analysis. Researchers in differential privacy come from several area of computer science as algorithms, programming languages, security, databases, machine learning, as well as from several areas of statistics and data analysis. The workshop is intended to be an occasion for researchers from these different research areas to discuss the recent developments in the theory and practice of differential privacy. **Submissions** The overall goal of TPDP is to stimulate the discussion on the relevance of differentially private data analyses in practice. For this reason, we seek contributions from different research areas of computer science and statistics. Authors are invited to submit a short abstract (4-5 pages maximum) of their work by January 23, 2015. Abstracts must be written in English and be submitted as a single PDF file at the EasyChair page for TPDP: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=3Dtpdp2015 Submissions will be judged on originality, relevance, interest and clarity. Submission should describe novel works or works that have already appeared elsewhere but that can stimulate the discussion between the different communities. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the workshop. The workshop will not have formal proceedings, but we plan to have a special issue of the Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality devoted to TPDP. Authors presenting valuable contributions at the workshop will be invited to submit a journal version of their work right after the workshop. **Important Dates** -January 23, 2015 - Abstract Submission -February 10, 2015 - Notification -February 14, 2015 - Deadline early registration ETAPS -April 18, 2015 - Workshop -May 15, 2015 Deadline for journal special issue **Topics** Specific topics of interest for the workshop include (but are not limited t= o): theory of differential privacy, verification techniques for differential privacy, programming languages for differential privacy, models for differential privacy, trade-offs between privacy protection and analytic utility, differential privacy and surveys, relaxations of the differential privacy definition, differential privacy vs other privacy notions and methods, differential privacy and accuracy, practical differential privacy, implementations for differential privacy, differential privacy and security, applications of differential privacy. **Invited Speakers** Jonathan Ullman - Simons Fellow at Columbia University, Another invited speaker joint with HotSpot'15 to be confirmed. **Program Committee** Gilles Barthe - IMDEA Software Konstantinos Chatzikokolakis - CNRS and LIX, Ecole Polytechnique Kamalika Chaudhuri - UC San Diego Graham Cormode - University of Warwick George Danezis - University College London Marco Gaboardi - University of Dundee Matteo Maffei - CISPA, Saarland University Catuscia Palamidessi - INRIA and LIX, Ecole Polytechnique Benjamin C. Pierce - University of Pennsylvania Aaron Roth - University of Pennsylvania David Sands - Chalmers University of Technology Chris Skinner - London School of Economics Adam Smith - Pennsylvania State University Carmela Troncoso - Gradiant Salil Vadhan - Harvard University