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PUMP 2010 : Privacy and Usability Methods Pow-wow


When Sep 6, 2010 - Sep 6, 2010
Where Dundee, UK
Submission Deadline Jul 8, 2010
Notification Due Aug 4, 2010
Final Version Due Aug 18, 2010
Categories    privacy   usability   evaluation   methodology

Call For Papers

PUMP is a workshop on evaluating methodologies and models for studying privacy in computing systems. It will be held in conjunction with the British Conference on Human Computer Interaction (British HCI) 2010. PUMP builds upon the Privacy Methodologies Workshop held in London in 2009 and continues research into new methodologies for studying and evaluating privacy attitudes and concerns.

Existing methodologies for studying privacy are limited in several respects, including the inclusion of leading questions, a reliance on attitude-based questions rather than behaviour-based queries, and a tendency to confuse privacy with related issues (e.g., spam, credit card fraud). Privacy research also suffers from a "measurement problem," in that asking people about their privacy-related attitudes tends to lead to more privacy-enhancing responses. Worse, the very people most concerned about their privacy are those likely to refuse a request to complete surveys on the topic, leading to sample-based biases. More recently, new methodologies have been proposed for studying privacy, such as the Experience Sampling Method, or the use of experimental economics. These new methodologies can potentially lead to more accurate or representative measurement, but the benefits, and conversely the pitfalls and limitations, of these methodologies needs to be understood before a study commences.
Call for Papers

We solicit both long papers (8 pages max) and short paper abstracts (2 pages max). All submissions should be formatted to the ACM standard. In conjunction with the British HCI conference, a (third) volume of proceedings will be produced containing the accepted papers from the workshops.

Long papers should document new studies, models, or methodologies, while shorter papers should highlight new problems for which researchers might require new methodologies, or identify persistent challenges that remain unsolved with current methodologies.

The process for online submissions will be confirmed soon.
Important Dates
Submissions due: 23:59 GMT, 8 July 2010
Acceptance notification: 4 August 2010
Camera ready due: 18 August 2010
Workshop date: Monday 6 September 2010
Programme and Participation

The full-day workshop will take place in conjunction with British HCI at the University of Abertay Dundee in Dundee, Scotland. Registration information is available at the following link:

The workshop will be highly interactive, and discussions will be focused on the set of accepted long and short paper abstracts. The final workshop program will be posted here during the first week of August.
Programme Committee
Ian Brown, Oxford Internet Institute
Ishbel Duncan, University of St Andrews
Tristan Henderson, University of St Andrews (co-chair)
Adam Joinson, University of Bath
Mike Just, Glasgow Caledonian University (co-chair)
Linda Little, University of Northumbria
Václav Matyáš, Masaryk University
Andrew Patrick, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Karen Renaud, University of Glasgow
Angela Sasse, University College London

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