Monday, September 12, 2022

[DMANET] CFP: First ACM Data Economy Workshop

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*December**9, 2022 - **University La Sapienza (**Rome, Italy), to be
held with **the 2022 International Conference on emerging Networking
EXperiments and Technologies (CoNEXT)*

*Website: ***

Data-driven decision making powered by Machine Learning (ML) algorithms
is changing how the society and the economy work and is having a
profound positive impact on our daily life. With the exception of very
large companies that have both the data and the skills to develop
powerful ML-driven services, the large majority of provably possible ML
services, from e-health, to transportation and predictive maintenance,
to name just a few, still remain at the idea or prototype level for the
simple reason that data, the skills to manipulate them, and the business
models to bring them to market, seldom co-exist under the same roof.
Data has to somehow meet with the ML and business skills that can
unleash its full power for the society and economy. This has given rise
to a highly dynamic sector around the Data Economy, involving Data
Providers/Controllers, data Intermediaries, often-times in the form of
Data Marketplaces or Personal Information Management Systems for
end-users to control and even monetise their personal data. Despite its
huge potential and observed initial growth, the Data Economy is still at
its nascent phase and, therefore, faces a yet uncertain future and a
series of existential challenges. Such challenges include a broad range
of technical matters across multiple disciplines of Computer Science
including networks and distributed systems, security and privacy,
machine learning and human computer interaction. The mission of the ACM
DE workshop will be to bring together all the CS skills required for
helping the Data Economy liftoff by addressing a range of technical
challenges including, but are not limited, to the ones below:

·Design, architecture, systems and protocols for Data Marketplaces, Data
Vendors, and Personal Information Management Systems (PIMS)

·Secure data exchange and delivery mechanisms

·Understanding the value of data in different applications and domains
and across the data value chain

·Data pricing mechanisms for individual and aggregated data

·How to buy data – data purchase policies and algorithms

·Protecting data ownership rights for commercial datasets

·NFTs, blockchains, smart contracts and their role in the data economy

·Trusted execution, cloud computing, IPFS and their role in the data

·Data representation and exchange standards in the data economy

·Cryptographic approaches, including FHE, SMPC, DP, and their role and
limits in the data economy

·UX and HCI challenges for data marketplaces and PIMS

·Consent management and taxonomy of data processing purposes

·Sending the data to the algorithm vs. sending the algorithm to the data

·Federated and distributed learning in the data economy

·Understanding and decoding the Terms & Conditions of data marketplaces
and data transaction

·Federation and interoperability standards and protocols in the data economy

·Federated data catalogues and data discovery mechanisms

·Privacy/data protection and the data economy

·Measurement studies related to the data economy

·Large-scale experiments and validation studies for the data economy

·Internet clean-slate proposals for supporting the data economy


·Nikolaos Laoutaris (IMDEA, Spain)

·Marco Mellia (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)


·*Submission Deadline:* Check on website

·*Notification:* Check on website**

·*Camera Ready:* October 25, 2022

·*Workshop Date:* December 9, 2022


The paper accepted in the Data Economy Workshop will appear in the ACM
Digital Library. Papers must have a length of up to 6 pages, plus
unlimited space for references. The format must be 2-column, 10pt ACM

The papers will undergo a single blind review process, so please include
authors' names and affiliations in the submission.


The First ACM Data Economy Workshop will be co-located with the 2022
International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and
Technologies (CoNEXT 2022). The workshop and the conference will be held
in the splendid setting of Rome, at the Sapienza University of Rome.

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