Workshop on


in a Connected World

In Conjunction with VLDB 2004
Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Canada
30 August 2004


Program + presentations  



Motivation Objectives Workshop Format
Topics of Interest Paper Submission Important Dates
Organizing Committee Program Committee Contact


Concepts like ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence that exploit increasingly interconnected networks and mobility put new requirements on data management. An important element in the connected world is that data will be accessible anytime anywhere. This also has its downside in that it becomes easier to get unauthorized data access. Furthermore, it will become easier to collect, store, and search personal information and endanger peoples' privacy. As a result security and privacy of data becomes more and more of an issue. Therefore, secure data management, which is also privacy-enhanced, turns out to be a challenging goal that will also seriously influence the acceptance of ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence concepts by society.


Aim of the workshop is to bring together people from the security research community and data management research community in order to exchange ideas on the secure management of data in the context of emerging networked services and applications. The workshop will provide forum for discussing practical experiences and theoretical research efforts that can help in solving these critical problems in secure data management. Authors from both academia and industry are invited to submit papers presenting novel research on the topics of interest (see below).

Workshop Format

The workshop will form an integral part of the VLDB program and will be held at the same venue.
Provisional program:
1. Invited Talk "Sovereign Information Sharing and Mining in a Connected World" by Rakesh Agrawal IBM Fellow, IBM Almaden Research Center
2. Presentation of formal papers with discussions
3. Short presentation of position statements by panel members concluded by a panel discussion
The proceedings will be published in the Spinger-Verlag Lecture Notes on Computer Science series and will be available at the workshop.


Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Data Hiding
- Secure Storage
- Secure Data Management in File Systems
- Digital Rights Management
- Data Encryption
- Search on Encrypted Data
- Metadata and Security
- XML Security
- Multimedia Security and Privacy
- Authorization and Access Control Techniques
- Security and Privacy Management
- Privacy Enhanced Data Management (indexing, access control...)
- Private Information Retrieval
- User Profiling and Privacy
- Privacy Preserving Data Mining
- Statistical Database Security
- Security and Privacy Requirements for Ambient Applications
- Information Dissemination Control
- Protection of Personally Identifiable Information

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically as PDF or PS files via email to

Papers should not exceed fifteen pages in length formatted using the camera-ready templates of Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science ( ). Submissions must be received no later than May 31 (hard deadline). Each submission must be accompanied by a separate submission overview specifying the title, three keywords, author names with organizational affiliations, and must specify a contact author along with corresponding phone number, fax number, postal address and email address. The submission overview can be included in the body of the email. Please send only one submission per email message. Each submission will be acknowledged by e-mail. If acknowledgment is not received within 3 days, please contact the organizers.

The proceedings will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series and will be available at the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper must attend the workshop to present the work. Participants of the workshop do not have to register for the main VLDB conference. However, workshop attendees who also register for the VLDB conference will get a discount in the VLDB conference registration fee.

Important Dates

Important Dates
31 May 2004 Paper Submission Deadline
15 June 2004 Notification of Acceptance
25 June 2004 Camera Ready Copy
30 August 2004 Workshop

Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Willem Jonker, Philips Research / Twente University, Netherlands
Dr. Milan Petkovic, Philips Research, Netherlands

Program Committee

Rakesh Agrawal, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Peter Apers, Twente University, Netherlands
Elisa Bertino, CERIAS, Purdue University, USA
Ljiljana Brankovic, University of Newcastle, Australia
Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, University of Milan, Italy
Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
Eric Diehl, Thomson Research, France
Csilla Farkas, University of South Carolina, USA
Eduardo Fernández-Medina, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Marit Hansen, Independent Centre for Privacy Protection, Kiel, Germany
Pieter Hartel, Twente University, Netherlands
Ton Kalker, Philips Research / Eindhoven Technical University
Marc Langheinrich, Institute for Pervasive Computing ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Sylvia Osborn, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Bart Preneel, KU Leuven, Belgium
Jean-Jacques Quisquater, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Morton Swimmer, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
Bhavani Thuraisingham, The National Science Foundation USA

Contact SDM

Phone: +31 40 2744582

Fax: +31 40 2746622

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