4th VLDB Workshop on




In Conjunction with VLDB 2007
University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
September 23-24, 2007

The 4th SDM workshop builds upon the success of the first three workshops (SDM'04, SDM'05, and SDM'06), which were organized in conjunction with VLDB 2004 in Toronto, Canada, VLDB 2005 in Trondheim, Norway, and VLDB 2006 in Seoul, Korea.

On-line version of LNCS 4721



New book! Check it!


Security, Privacy, and Trust in Modern Data Management, Petkovic, Jonker (Eds.), Springer, 2007




 Important dates:

Workshop: September 24, 2007

 Workshop venue

 Workshop program

 Workshop registration




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



Although cryptography and security techniques have been around for quite some time, emerging technologies such as ubiquitous computing and ambient intelligence that exploit increasingly interconnected networks, mobility and personalization, put new requirements on security with respect to data management. As data is accessible anytime anywhere, according to these new concepts, it becomes much easier to get unauthorized data access. Furthermore, it becomes simpler to collect, store, and search personal information and endanger people's privacy. Therefore, research in the area of secure data management is of growing importance, attracting attention of both the data management and security research communities The interesting problems range from traditional ones such as, access control (with all variations, like dynamic, context-aware, role-based), database security (e.g. efficient database encryption schemes, search over encrypted data, etc.), privacy preserving data mining to controlled sharing of data.

This year, we will continue with a tradition to have a special session devoted to secure data management in healthcare. Data security and privacy issue are traditionally important in the medical domain. However, recent developments and increasing deployment of IT in healthcare such as the introduction of electronic health records and extramural applications in the personal health care domain, pose new challenges towards the protection of medical data. In contrast to other domains, such as financial, which can absorb the cost of the abuse of the system, healthcare cannot. Once sensitive information about individual's health problems is uncovered and social damage is done, there is no way to revoke the information or to restitute the individual. In addition to this, the medical field has some other specific characteristics, such as long-term value of medical data and flexibility with respect to, on one hand confidentiality, and on the other hand availability of medical data in the case of emergency.



The 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. This year an additional special session will be organized with the focus on secure and private data management in healthcare. The workshop will provide forum for discussing practical experiences and theoretical research efforts that can help in solving the 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 be organized in conjunction with the VLDB conference.
The proceedings will be published in the Spinger Lecture Notes on Computer Science series.

Extended and revised versions of the best papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Computer Security.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

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  

Full papers should not exceed fifteen pages in length (formatted using the camera-ready templates of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). We also encourage submitting position statement papers describing research work in progress or lessons learned in practice (max six pages). Submissions must be received no later than May 30. 

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. 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 Spinger Lecture Notes on Computer Science series. Additionally, extended and revised versions of the best papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Computer Security.


Important Dates

Important Dates
Paper Submission Deadline May 30, 2007
Notification of Acceptance June 17, 2007
Camera Ready Copy July 1, 2007
Workshop September 24, 2007

Organizing Committee

Willem Jonker, Philips Research / Twente University, Netherlands
Milan Petkovic, Philips Research, Netherlands

Program Committee

Gerrit Bleumer, Francotyp-Postalia, Germany
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 
Lee Dong Hoon, Korea university, Korea
Jeroen Doumen, Twente University, The Netherlands

Jan Eloff, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Csilla Farkas, University of South Carolina, USA 
Eduardo Fernández-Medina, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain 
Elena Ferrari, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Italy 
Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University, Sweden
Tyrone Grandison, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA 
Dieter Gollmann, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Germany

Ehud Gudes, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Hakan Hacigumus, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Marit Hansen, Independent Centre for Privacy Protection, Germany
Min-Shiang Hwang, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Mizuho Iwaihara, Kyoto University, Japan
Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA
Ton Kalker, HP Labs, USA 
Marc Langheinrich, Institute for Pervasive Computing ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Nguyen Manh Tho, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Nick Mankovich, Philips Medical Systems, USA
Sharad Mehrotra, University of California at Irvine, USA

Stig Frode Mjølsnes, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Eiji Okamoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Sylvia Osborn, University of Western Ontario, Canada 
Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg. Germany
Birgit Pfitzmann, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
Bart Preneel, KU Leuven, Belgium 
Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Andreas Schaad, SAP Labs, France
Morton Swimmer, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
Sheng Zhong, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

Contact SDM

Milan Petkovic


Phone: +31 40 2747631
Fax: +31 40 2746321

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