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Symposium on
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
Friday, September 28, 2018
Science & Engineering Hall
The George Washington University
800 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
Organized by
Xiuzhen (Susan) Cheng, General Chair
Joseph (Joe) Valacich, Program Co-Chair
Nan Zhang, Program Co-Chair
It is our great pleasure to welcome you to PAC 2018, the Second IEEE Symposium on Privacy-Aware Computing (PAC), held
in Washington DC from Wednesday, September 26, to Friday, September 28.
PAC is sponsored by IEEE Computer Society via the Technical Committee on Security and Privacy (TCSP), and is a premier
conference covering all aspects of "making computing privacy-aware”. Its objective is to provide a unique and dedicated
platform for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and demonstrate the most recent advances in research and
development on privacy-aware computing. PAC 2018 features an exciting program consisting of one HotPrivacy Day, five
sessions of invited talks and paper presentations, one keynote speech, one panel, and one poster/demo session.
On behalf of the organizing committee, we welcome you to Washington DC. We hope that you enjoy the beautiful
September in the nation’s capital, and find the experience of attending PAC 2018 valuable and memorable.
Xiuzhen (Susan) Cheng, General Chair
Joseph (Joe) Valacich, Program Co-Chair
Nan Zhang, Program Co-Chair
Wednesday, September 26 [HotPrivacy Day]
7:30am - 8am
8:00 am - 8:15 am
Xiuzhen Cheng, General Chair
8:15 am - 10:15 am
Session 1
Does Government Surveillance Give Twitter the Chills? Laura Brandimarte, University of Arizona
Security and Privacy Protections in the Internet of Things, Yuan Tian, University of Virginia
Image Pixelization with Differential Privacy, Liyue Fan, University at Albany
To Use or Not to Use Sensitive Data: The Case of Predicting Inpatient Admissions from the Emergency
Department, Idris Adjerid, Virginia Tech
10:15am - 10:30am
Coffee break
10:30am - 12:00pm
Session 2
Privacy Preserving Smart Meter Streaming against Information Leakage of Appliance Status,
Yuan Hong, Illinois Institute of Technology
Cryptographically Protected Search Beyond SQL, Arkady Yerukhimovich, The George Washington
Privacy-Preserving Classification for IoT Applications, Fengjun Li, The University of Kansas
12:00 am - 1:30 pm
Lunch break
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Session 3
Collective Privacy: Online Communication of The Social Activist Groups, Haiyan Jia, Lehigh University
Web Tracking: Attack and Defense, Yinzhi Cao, Johns Hopkins University
Bystander Privacy in Mobile Photographing: An Interaction-Free Approach, Qinghua Li, University of
AttriGuard: A Practical Defense Against Attribute Inference Attacks via Adversarial Machine Learning
Neil Gong, Iowa State University
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Coffee & Networking
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Session 4
Checking Security Checks in OS Kernels, Kangjie Lu, University of Minnesota
Privacy in Geo-Social Networks, Andreas Züfle, George Mason University
Local Private Hypothesis Testing: Chi-Square Tests, Marco Gaboardi, University at Buffalo, SUNY
————— end of HotPrivacy Day —————
Thursday, September 27 [Day 1]
7:30am - 9am
9am - 9:15am
Xiuzhen Cheng, General Chair; Joe Valacich, Program Co-Chair
9:15am - 10:15am
Jeremy Epstein, National Science Foundation
10:15am - 10:30am
10:30am - 12pm
Research 1
The Blurring of Non-essential Notifications and Critical Security Warnings: Examining the Problem
of Generalization in the Brain
Anthony Vance, Temple University
Privacy, Polarization, and Passage of Divisive Laws
Benjamin Johnson, Technical University of Munich; Paul Laskowski, UC Berkeley
PhotoSafer: Content-based Context-aware Private Photo Protection for Smartphones
Ang Li, David Darling, Qinghua Li, University of Arkansas
12pm - 1:30pm
1:30pm - 3pm
Research 2
An Examination of Countermeasures in Human-Computer Interaction-Based Deception Research
Joe Valacich, University of Arizona
Epsilon Voting: Mechanism Design for Parameter Selection in Differential Privacy
Nitin Kohli, Paul Laskowski, UC Berkeley School of Information
The Potential for User-Tailored Privacy on Facebook
Moses Namara, Henry Sloan, Priyanka Jaiswal, Bart P. Knijnenburg, Clemson University
3pm - 4pm
Emerging Privacy Challenges Faced by Our Changing Society
Neil Gong, Iowa State University (moderator), Yinzhi Cao, John Hopkins University, Kartik Nayak,
VMWare Research/Duke University, Yuan Tian, University of Virginia
4pm - 4:15pm
Thursday, September 27 [Day 1]
4:15pm - 5:45pm
Research 3
Threat Detection Through Analyzing Human-Computer Interaction Data
Jeff Jenkins, Brigham Young University
BigBing: Privacy-Preserving Cloud-Based Malware Classification Service
Yunus Kucuk, Nikhil Patil, Zhan Shu, Guanhua Yan, Binghamton University
Efficient Privacy-Preserving Outsourcing of Large-Scale Geometric Programming
Wei Bao, Qinghua Li, University of Arkansas
————— end of Day 1’s program —————
The following Posters will be displayed in the atrium throughout the day:
Privacy-Preserving POI Recommendation Using Nonnegative Matrix Factorization (Xiwei Wang, Hao Yang & Kiho Lim)
A Reputation Management Framework for MANETs (Shi-wen Wang & Hui Xia)
Malware Variants Detection Using Behavior Destructive Features (Yongle Chen, Bingchu Jin, Dan Yu & Junjie Chen)
Utility Analysis of Different Anonymization Methods of Social Networks (Cheng Zhang, Honglu Jiang, Jiguo Yu, Zhiguo Wan & Shengling
Backward Thinking of Routing with High Uncertainties: Causal Entropy based Routing in Multi-agent Networks (Zhonghu Xu, Kai Xing,
Xuefeng Liu & Jiannong Cao)
Cryptocurrency transaction verification signature scheme based on iris verification (Yunhua He, He Li, Xiang Lu & Ke Xiao)
A Novel Attack Architecture for Device-Identity Association (Yinhao Xiao, Yizhen Jia, Xiuzhen Cheng, Dongxiao Yu, Feng Li & Shengling
NormaChain: A Blockchain-based Normalized Autonomous Transaction Settlement System for IoT-based E-commerce (Chunchi Liu,
Yinhao Xiao, Qin Hu, Xiuzhen Cheng & Shengling Wang)
Optimal Strategy of Proof of Stake Consensus (Zhihui Zhao, Hong Li, Hongsong Zhu, Limin Sun)
Routing for Reducing Information Leakage Probability in Mobile SocialNetworks (Xiaoshuang Xing, Gaofei Sun, Xiangping Qin)
Privacy Preserving Scheme for Location Based Services Using Cryptographic Approach (Yuwen Pu, Jin Luo, Ying Wang, Chunqiang Hu,
Yan Huo, Jiong Zhang)
Friday, September 28 [Day 2]
7:30am - 9am
9am - 10:30am
Research 4
Informational Privacy, A Right to Explanation, and Interpretable AI
Tae Wan Kim, Bryan Routledge, Carnegie Mellon University
Privacy-Preserving Data Collection in Context-Aware Applications
Wei Li, Georgia State University; Chunqiang Hu, Chongqing University; Tianyi Song, Marshall
University; Jiguo Yu, Qufu Normal University; Xiaoshuang Xing, Changshu Institute of
Technology; Zhipeng Cai, Georgia State University
Deriving privacy settings for location sharing: Are context factors always the best choice?
Frederic Raber, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence; Antonio Krueger, Saarland
10:30am - 11am
11am - 12:30pm
Research 5
Examining the Interplay Between Privacy and Trust in Complex IT Ecosystems
Ryan T. Wright, University of Virginia
Privacy Enabled Crowdsourced Transmitter Localization Using Adjusted Measurements
Harsimran Singh, Shamik Sarkar, Anuj Dimri, Aditya Bhaskara, Neal Patwari, Sneha Kasera,
University of Utah; Samuel Ramirez, Kurt Derr, Idaho National Labs
A Cloud-based Secure and Privacy-Preserving Clustering Analysis of Infectious Disease
Jianqing Liu, Yaodan Hu, University of Florida; Hao Yue, San Francisco State University; Yanmin
Gong, Oklahoma State University; Yuguang Fang, University of Florida
12:30pm - 12:45pm
Shanghai Academy of Social Science,
Brigham Young University, USA
Matthew Wright
Rochester Institute of Technology,
Local Arrangement Chair
Tian Lan
Ryan Henry
George Washington University, USA
Indiana University Bloomington, USA
Yong Guan
Web Chair
Iowa State University, USA
General Chair
Zhipeng Cai
Zhipeng Cai
Xiuzhen Cheng
Georgia State University, USA
Georgia State University, USA
George Washington University, USA
Program Committee
Program Co-Chairs
Alan Dennis
Joseph (Joe) Valacich
Indiana University Bloomington, USA
University of Arizona, USA
Anthony Vance
Nan Zhang
Temple University, USA
American University, USA
Berkay Celik
Pennsylvania State University, USA
Finance Chair
Guevara Noubir
Qun Li
Northeastern University, USA
College of William and Mary, USA
Han Li
University of New Mexico, USA
Panel Chair
Heng Xu
Zhenkai Liang
American University, USA
National University of Singapore,
Jeff Jenkins
Brigham Young University, USA
Jingguo Wang
Publication Chair
University of Texas Arlington, USA
Wei Li
Junshan Zhang
Georgia State University, USA
Arizona State University, USA
Kennedy Njenga
Publicity Co-Chairs
University of Johannesburg, South
Sriram Chellappan
University of South Florida, USA
Kun Sun
Haiyan Jia
George Mason University, USA
Lehigh University, USA
Mark Keith
Jie Gu
IEEE Symposium on Privacy-Aware Computing | Wed, Sep 26, 2018 - Fri, Sep 28, 2018
Science & Engineering Hall | The George Washington University
800 22nd Street, NW | Washington, DC 20052
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Organized by Xiuzhen Cheng, General Chair | Joseph (Joe) Valacich and Nan Zhang, Program Co-Chairs
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