Location Privacy Workshop (LPW) 2019

@ ARES 2019 - University of Kent, Canterbury, UK - August 26-29, 2019


30/04/2019 ‒ The paper submission deadline has been extended to May 10.

11/04/2019 ‒ Selected papers from the workshop will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue of Elsevier Journal of Information Security and Applications (JISA)

04/03/2019 ‒ Paper submission is now open. Deadline: 30/4/2019

LPW'19 ‒ The First Location Privacy Workshop

Location and mobility data are highly sensitive, as they can be used to infer a number of other personal and sensitive data on an individual. However, human mobility is highly predictable, and location information is routinely collected by location-aware devices (e.g. smartphones), connected vehicles and smart transportation systems, e-tolling, and cameras with face recognition among others.

Location privacy is a rapidly developing research area, and the first Location Privacy Workshop (LPW) provides a platform for original research and discussion on all technical aspects of privacy and security of location-based services.


Accepted papers will appear in the main conference proceedings (ARES 2019), published by ACM on the International Conference Proceedings Series (ACM ICPS). They will be available on the ACM digital library indexed by Scopus, dblp, etc.


Topics of interest

  • Security of location-aware mobile devices
  • Privacy-enhancing technologies for location-based services
  • Privacy and anonymity in (public) transportation systems
  • Privacy in connected autonomous vehicles
  • Security of smart mobility applications
  • Privacy in location-aware social media
  • Privacy in position-based advertising
  • Malicious and pervasive tracking, de-anonymization
  • Cryptographic protocols and schemes for location information
  • Data structures for location information
  • Security and reliability of positioning systems
  • Location verification and authentication
  • Location forensics
  • Data protection techniques for regulatory (GDPR) compliance
  • …and any other related topic

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is available for download:

Feel free to distribute it!


Perspective authors are invited to submit novel contributions, application papers and case studies. Submission should be 6-8 pages in the double-column ACM conference format (template below). Submissions must be anonymous with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation and clarity of exposition.

All accepted papers will be published on the ACM digital library alongside the main conference proceedings, and indexed in Scopus, dblp, etc. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register for the ARES 2019 conference.

Submissions are accepted through EasyChair (select track LPW 2019):

Submitted paper must adhere to the ACM SigConf template: LaTeX (recommended), Word.

Program Chairs

  • Paolo Palmieri ‒
    University College Cork, Ireland
  • Luca Calderoni ‒
    Università di Bologna, Italy

Program Committee

  • Antoine Boutet ‒ INSA de Lyon, France
  • Mauro Conti ‒ University of Padua, Italy
  • Chhagan Doot ‒ University of Padua, Italy
  • Zekeriya Erkin ‒ Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Sébastien Gambs ‒ Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
  • Kimmo Järvinen ‒ University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Ioannis Krontiris ‒ Huawei European Research Center, Germany
  • Jelena Milosevic ‒ TU Vienna, Austria
  • Jun Pang ‒ University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Constantinos Patsakis ‒ University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Francesco Regazzoni ‒ University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Simonas Šaltenis ‒ Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Michael Solomon ‒ University of Cumberlands, USA
  • Guillermo Suarez de Tangil ‒ King’s College London, UK

Important dates

All deadlines are at 23:59 Anywhere On Earth (AOE).

  • Submission deadline: April 30, 2019 May 10, 2019 (extended)
  • Authors notification: June 10, 2019
  • Camera-Ready Papers Due: June 23, 2019
  • Workshop day: TBA (between August 26-29, 2019)

To be announced.


LWP is co-located with ARES 2019, and will be held at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. Please refer to the conference website for more information.