PORTIA Workshop on Sensitive Data in Medical, Financial, and
July 8-9, 2004
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center,
Stanford University, Stanford CA
Program and Slides
This workshop is intended to foster collaborations between computer
scientists who seek to enhance the security and privacy of sensitive
data about people and organizations and domain experts in fields
that need technological solutions to address customer concerns and
to fulfill legal obligations. The goal is to formulate specific
technical problems that are important to user communities that deal
with large amounts of sensitive data but are not satisfactorily solved by
current technology.The workshop is open to all researchers working
on privacy and related
A half-day will be spent on each of three domains:
Medicine, in which advances in computing and communication technology
can enhance treatment and research but can also threaten patient
privacy. This session will include an invited presentation by Dr. Daniel Masys, Director of Biomedical
Informatics at the UCSD Medical School.
- Financial services,
in which vast amounts of transaction data are routinely stored and
transmitted, but individuals and firms are deeply concerned about
security and privacy, and complex legal requirements apply. This
session will include invited presentations by Dr. Daniel Schutzer,
Vice President, Director of External Relations and Emerging
Technologies in Information Security and Compliance at Citigroup, and
Benson, founding partner, Glenbrook Partners.
- Digital content distribution, in which rights
holders and libraries seek distribution systems that simultaneously
obey copyright law, respect user privacy, and permit legitimate user
profiling, usage monitoring, and data mining. This session will
include an invited presentation by Dr. Rick Luce, Research Library
Director at Los Alamos National Laboratories.
There will also be one half-day devoted to technological challenges
common to all domains and user communities that deal with large
amount of sensitive data. Activities will include invited
presentations, contributed presentations, and break-out
Joan Feigenbaum (Yale University)
Vitaly Shmatikov (SRI)
Vicky Weissman (Cornell University)
May 1, 2004: Submissions due
May 1, 2004: Requests for travel support due
June 1, 2004: Accept/reject decisions sent
June 15, 2004: Final abstracts due
July 8-9, 2004: Workshop
Submission Instructions: If you would like to speak at
this workshop, please send a 1- to 2-page abstract of your proposed
talk by May 1, 2004 to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your
submission is accepted, you will be expected to provide a final
version of your abstract for posting on the workshop website by June
15, 2004. Links to complete papers may also be posted at the
speakers' request but are not required.
Please register to the workshop by submitting the on-line registration form.
Hotel reservations must be made separately, please contact Sheraton Palo
Alto directly and mention SRI-Portia workshop.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Palo Alto Sheraton for
July 7-11. To get the special rate of $169 plus tax per night,
please contact the hotel directly at 1-800-874-3516 or 650-328-2800,
or by email at SheratonReservation@pahotel.com, and mention SRI-PORTIA
workshop at Stanford. The cut-off date for hotel reservations is June 14.
After June 14, rate and room availability are not guaranteed.
This workshop is sponsored by the National Science Foundation's ITR
program through the PORTIA project on