Privacy in Ubiquitous Computing
November 10th 2017, Berlin
Usable Security and Privacy Group
Quality and Usability Lab, TU Berlin
The 5th edition of the privacy workshop, Privacy Berlin 2017, will be held on November 10th. The workshop is a single-track, one-day event concentrating on various themes around usable privacy. This year the special theme of the workshop is privacy in ubiquitous computing.
Over the last years, the usage and market growth of wearables, virtual assistants, and smartphones has seen an exponential increase. Ubiquitous computing is no longer a vision of the future: it has become reality. New applications of ubiquitous computing technologies and devices enable for example new functionalities of e-health management. Users can track their physical and mental health in order to track diseases or to optimize health related behavior, fitness and well-being. At the same time, the collected data is very sensitive and may allow technology and application providers to infer fine-grained information on user behavior and habits.
In this 5th edition of the privacy workshop, Privacy Berlin 2017, we aim at gathering privacy and security experts and practitioners from fields such as technology, psychology, sociology, healthcare, and legislation to discuss privacy related issues and opportunities in ubiquitous computing. With this fifth edition of the workshop, we intend to follow the past years’ tradition, providing a forum for networking and stimulating rich discussions. To further promote the possibility for this, the workshop also includes a social event in the evening of November 10, during which the discussion can continue more informally.
To express your interest in giving a talk during the workshop, we would kindly ask you to send an abstract (max. 700 words) of your planned talk, together with the title of your presentation to us at
email@example.com no later than September 15th. Based on the proposed abstracts, we will select presentations aiming at guaranteeing a diverse program for the day. The abstracts will be also published on the workshop webpage unless otherwise requested.
To register for the workshop as a participant, please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than October 27. Participation in the event is free of charge. Sign up for the social event by stating your interest within your registration email, so we know to book enough seats.
Topics of interest
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to human factors in privacy and security in the areas of:
- Wearable Devices
- Quantified Self and self-optimization
- Internet of things
- Virtual personal assistants
- Fitness and wellbeing applications
- Persuasive technologies
- Serious and educational games
- E-Health and self-Monitored Healthcare
- Deadline for abstracts: September 15
- Deadline for registration: October 27
- Workshop: November 10
The Usable Security and Privacy Group of Quality and Usability Lab
- Maija Poikela
- Lydia Kraus
- Tobias Hirsch
- Ina Wechsung
- Sebastian Möller