The 12th International Semantic Web Conference
and the 1st Australasian Semantic Web Conference
21-25 October 2013, Sydney, Australia


Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology

Society, Privacy and the Semantic Web - Policy and Technology

Workshop webpage

Organizing committee


Bruce Schneier’s recent article “The Internet is a surveillance state” summarises the state of Internet privacy as “Welcome to an Internet without privacy, and we've ended up here with hardly a fight.” We (the Semantic Web community) are responsible for the conception of technologies that enable large scale integration and mining of personal and public information. It is time that we accept our societal responsibility. PrivOn aims at raising awareness that the technologies the community are working on have global societal consequences. Vice versa, our research can be guided by determining a road map for desirable privacy goals.

Tuesday - Oct 22 - SMC



[Full Day]

9:00 - 10:30

Welcome and Introduction

Invited Talk (To Be Announced)

Paper presentations

  • Christopher Brewster and Dougald Hine Legibility, Privacy and Creativity: Linked Data in a Surveillance Society

  • Neel Guha A case for transparency

10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 - 12:45

Paper presentations

  • Andreas Kasten, Ansgar Scherp, Frederik Armknecht and Matthias Krause Graße—Towards Flexible Search on Encrypted Graph Data

  • David Corsar, Peter Edwards and John Nelson Personal Privacy and the Web of Linked Data

  • Mathieu D'Aquin and Keerthi Thomas Semantic Web Technologies for Social Translucence and Privacy Mirrors on the Web

  • Prajit Das, Anupam Joshi and Tim Finin Energy efficient sensing for managing privacy on smartphones

  • Andreas Kasten and Ansgar Scherp Towards a Configurable Framework for Iterative Signing of Distributed Graph Data

Open Space Topic Determination Process

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:30

Parallel Open Space Discussions

15:30 - 16:00 Afternoon Tea
16:00 - 17:30

Parallel Open Space Discussions

Report back from Open Space and Follow Up actions