Call For Participation
Thanks to all the attendees for coming; we had a great event and some lively discussion. Minutes and a summary report will follow shortly.
Out of the April 2011 W3C workshop on Web Tracking and User Privacy, W3C chartered its Tracking Protection Working Group, which commenced work in September. The Working Group has produced drafts of Do Not Track specifications, concurrent with various implementations in browsers and Web sites and along side heightened press and policymaker attention. Meanwhile, public concern over online privacy — be it tracking, online social networking or identity theft — remains.
Goals and Scope
This workshop serves as a forum for the W3C membership and the public to discuss the Consortium's next steps in the area of tracking protection and Web privacy. What have we learned from Do Not Track standardization and real-world implementations? Furthermore, undoubtedly support for privacy on the Web platform cannot end with Do Not Track: what should we look at next and beyond DNT?
The workshop is geared to a broad set of stakeholders, including implementers from the mobile and desktop space, large and small content delivery providers, advertisement networks, search engines, policy and privacy experts, consumer advocates, and other parties with an interest in Web tracking, tracking protection and related technologies. We specifically invite participants from industries that might respond to a Do Not Track preference or use DNT and related technologies for user transparency and choice beyond online behavioral advertising: including, for example, email marketing, mobile application development and online social networking.
Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:
- Directions for, and input to, the W3C Tracking Protection Working Group's ongoing work on Do Not Track.
- Preliminary implementation experience and impact evaluations of Do Not Track and related approaches.
- Candidates for future W3C standardization on tracking protection in particular, and on user privacy on the Web in general.
- Trends in online privacy issues and potential techniques to address new concerns.
All participants are required to submit a position paper by 22 October. W3C membership is not required and there is no fee to participate in this workshop.
The total number of participants will be limited. To ensure diversity, a limit might be imposed on the maximum number of participants per organization. Instructions for how to register will be sent to submitters of accepted position papers. These instructions will also indicate a possible limit on the maximum number of participants per organization.
Workshop sessions and documents will be in English. Position papers, presentations, minutes and the workshop report will be available to the public.
Expression of Interest
To help the organizers plan the workshop: If you wish to participate, please as soon as possible send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short (one paragraph) "expression of interest" stating:
- that a representative from your organization plans to submit a position paper
- whether you want to send one or two participants
- whether or not you wish to make a presentation
Note: Sending that expression of interest does not mean that you are registered for the workshop. It is still necessary to send a position paper (see below), which then must be considered for acceptance by the Program Committee.
Your paper must meet the following criteria:
- explains your interest in the Workshop
- aligned with the Workshop's stated goals as outlined above.
- 1 to 5 pages long
- formatted in HTML/XHTML, PDF, or plain text
Based on a review of all submitted position papers, the Program Committee will select the most relevant and invite the submitters of those papers to the Workshop. From among all accepted papers, the program committee will choose a small number of papers judged most appropriate for fostering discussion, and ask the authors of those papers to give short presentations or participate in panel discussions at the Workshop. After the workshop, presentations will then be published along with a workshop report.
|20 September||Call for Participation issued|
|22 October||Deadline for position papers|
|16 November||Workshop program|
To facilitate travel after the US post-holiday weekend, the workshop will begin at 2pm on Monday the 26th, and close by 6pm on Tuesday the 27th.
- Nick Doty, W3C
- Jan Schallaböck, ICPP
- Adrian Bateman, Microsoft
- Andrew Swerdlow, Google
- Arvind Narayanan, Princeton University
- Bil Corry, PayPal
- Christine Runnegar, Internet Society
- David Singer, Apple
- David Stark, ESOMAR
- Deirdre Mulligan, UC Berkeley
- Ed Felten, Princeton University
- George Pappachen, WPP
- Hannes Tschofenig, Nokia Siemens Networks
- Heather West, Google
- Ian Brown, University of Oxford
- Joe Hall, Center for Democracy and Technology
- Jules Polonetsky, Future of Privacy Forum
- Kasey Chapelle, Vodafone
- Madi Solomon, Pearson
- Marc Groman, Network Advertising Initiative
- Pierangela Samarati, University of Milan
- Rigo Wenning, W3C
- Rob van Eijk, Leiden University
- Seda Gürses, KU Leuven
- Shane Wiley, Yahoo!
- Sid Stamm, Mozilla
- Tao Hong, Baidu
- Tara Whalen, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
- Wendy Seltzer, W3C
The Workshop will be hosted by UC Berkeley, in the Sutardja Dai Hall, Berkeley, California.