Submission Guidelines 2022

Paper Submissions and Publications

The Privacy Symposium solicits submission of original papers (unpublished) for:

  • Academic papers will typically adopt a more theoretical approach and will ideally inform academics as well as practitioners (up to 20 pages).
  • Industry papers address relevant topics from a more practical perspective and should also help ‘ground’ academic research (up to 20 pages).
  • Short papers and work-in-progress papers report and discuss ongoing activities or report new ideas or early work in progress (up to 10 pages).

Submitted papers must not be currently under review in any other conference or journal and has not been previously published. Submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of 20 printed pages using standard LNCS format including figures, without incurring additional page charges (maximum 2 additional pages, with over-length page fee).

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and the Springer-Link Digital Library. They will also be indexed by leading Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases like Scopus, DBLP, ISI, Google Scholar, etc. Papers of particular merit will be recommended for a possible special issue in an international journal. There will also be best papers awards.

All submitted papers must conform to the LNCS Formatting Guidelines. Authors are invited to use either the LNCS’s Latex template or MS Word Template available via this link:

Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process and all submissions must be done through Easychair online submission system at:

Privacy Symposium conference series takes the protection of intellectual property seriously. Accordingly, all submissions will be screened for plagiarism using a plagiarism tool. By submitting your work, you agree to allow Springer to screen your work.

Special Session Proposal Submissions

The Privacy Symposium will be hosting a series of special sessions and invites the submission of special session proposals. They should emphasize on current topics relevant to the data protection and compliance community on the latest research, studies, innovations, societal and business issues and should include a mix of regular and invited presentations. Special Sessions should complement the regular program with new and emerging topics of interest. Each Special Session must include the following and should be maximum five pages:

Accepted Special Sessions must implement Springer academic best practices regarding peer reviews and paper publication. Accepted and presented paper will be included in the conference proceedings, and the Springer Digital Library (pending approval).

The proposal must be submitted through Easychair at

Patronage Opportunities

Different patronage packages are available to companies that would be interested to get visibility at the conference and can be requested by mail at

Programme and Steering Committee

General Chair: Dr Sébastien Ziegler, European Centre for Certification and Privacy (ECCP) / IoT Forum

TPC Chair: Dr Stefan Schiffner, University of Luxembourg

Steering committee:

Dr Stefan Schiffner, University of Luxembourg

Prof. Paolo Balboni, European Centre for Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC)

Natalie Bertels, KU Leuven Centre for IT and IP Law, Luca Bolognini, Italian Institute for Privacy, University of Maastricht

Prof. Andrew Charlesworth, University of Bristol

Dr Afonso Ferreira, CNRS-IRIT

Prof. Romeo Kadir, Latif Ladid, University of Luxembourg, University of Utrecht

Prof. Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt

Prof. Antonio Skarmeta, University of Murcia, Geert Somers, Timelex

Dr Sébastien Ziegler, European Centre for Certification and Privacy (ECCP)

Further information

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