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W-GCS'18 2018 : 1st Workshop on GDPR Compliant Systems


When Dec 10, 2018 - Dec 10, 2018
Where Rennes, France
Submission Deadline Sep 17, 2018
Notification Due Oct 1, 2018
Final Version Due Oct 21, 2018
Categories    GDPR   systems   middleware

Call For Papers

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is shifting the way technological solutions are being designed and implemented both in Europe and worlwide. Namely, current and future systems need to address, by design, features such as the protection of personal identifiable information, the right of individuals to track and delete their personal information, and the traceability of all accesses and operations done over personal data. Satisfying these needs will profoundly impact the performance, scalability and reliability of current solutions. Also, it will require bringing more thoretical work on the security and cryptography field into practical solutions that can be leveraged by nowadays systems.

The main goal of this workshop is to provide a common forum to discuss the new research challenges raised by GDPR. By gathering researchers and practicioners working on research topics such as big data, data science, distributed systems, databases, networking, and security, the workshop aims at discussing current state of the art, emerging challenges and trends, as well as, novel solutions for GDPR compliant systems and applications. Such discussion will allow a better understanding of the theoretical and practical impact of the GDPR legislation in nowadays technological solutions.

The workshop is looking for submissions in the form of position/vision papers with 2 pages. The papers should explicitly address new research challenges or/and propose novel solutions that are driven by the challenges raised by the GDPR legislation. The organization welcomes contributions from both academia and industry. All submissions will be reviewed by members of the workshop program committee, who will select the best submissions for presentation at the workshop. The workshop will not contemplate proceedings for accepted papers. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Big Data Systems
- Machine Learning
- Artificial Intelligence
- Storage Systems
- Network Systems
- Databases
- Distributed Systems
- Middleware Systems
- Security and Privacy
- Internet of Things
- Blockchain

This workshop has the scientific sponsorship of the SafeCloud ( European research project.

##Important Dates

Paper submission: Sept 17, 2018 (was: 07.09.18)
Authors notification: Oct 1, 2018 (was: 21.09.18)
Camera-ready: Oct 21, 2018 (was: 19.10.18)
Workshop: Dec 10, 2018

##Submission guidelines

Submitted papers must have at most 2 pages, including text, figures, and appendices, but excluding any number of additional pages for bibliographic references. Note that submissions must be double-blind: authors' names must not appear, and authors must make a good faith attempt to anonymize their submissions. Submitted papers must adhere to the formatting instructions of the ACM SIGPLAN style, which can found on the ACM template page. A sample Latex template using the correct ACM SIGPLAN style can be found at Please note that it is preferable, although not mandatory, to use a 10pt font instead of 9pt one.

All papers should be submitted through HotCRP (


###General chairs

- João Paulo - INESC TEC, Portugal
- Valerio Schiavoni - Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland

###Program Committee

- Bernardo Portela - INESC TEC (Portugal)
- Christian Cachin - IBM Zurich (Switzerland)
- Christof Fetzer – TU Dresden (Germany)
- Constantinos Patsakis - University of Piraeus (Greece)
- Dan Bogdanov – Cybernetica (Estonia)
- Francisco Maia - SafeCloud Technologies (Switzerland)
- Hugues Mercier - Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
- Miguel Matos - INESC-ID (Portugal)
- Sima Nadler - IBM Haifa (Israel)
- Sonia Ben Mokhtar - CNRS (France)
- Yucel Saygin - Sabanci University (Turkey)



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