Call for Participation


This site contains information related to the 2018 workshop on networked privacy. This year’s workshop, being held at CSCW in Jersey City on November 3rd, is titled, “Privacy in Context: Critically Engaging with Theory to Guide Privacy Research and Design.”

Privacy has been a key research theme in the CSCW and HCI communities, but the term is often used in an ad hoc and fragmented way. This is likely due to the fact that privacy is a complex and multi-faceted concept. This one-day workshop will facilitate discourse around key privacy theories and frameworks that can inform privacy research with the goal of producing guidelines for privacy researchers on how and when to incorporate which theories into various aspects of their empirical privacy research. This will lay the groundwork to move the privacy field forward. To inspire participants and spark discussion, we will have a special keynote speaker, Dr. Helen Nissenbaum, engage with the audience about her renowned Contextual Integrity framework. Dr. Nissenbaum is a Professor of Information Science at Cornell Tech and her framework focuses on understanding privacy expectations and their implications.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: September 26th, 2018
  • Submission Notifications: October 5th, 2018
  • Camera-ready Deadline: October 10th, 2018
  • Date of Workshop: November 3, 2018

How to Participate

We seek participants from various domains for a multidisciplinary workshop to
share their knowledge and views of both the theory and design of privacy. Submission format is as follows:

  • Position Paper: A 2 to 4 page position paper in CHI extended abstracts format that address the workshop themes and highlighted topics provided in the call. (References not included in page limit).

Papers will be peer-reviewed, and submissions will be accepted based on the relevance and development of their chosen topic, as well as their potential to contribute to the workshop discussions and goals. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Identification of relevant privacy theories
  • Empirical studies that incorporate privacy theories
  • Methodological considerations for incorporating privacy theories into empirical research
  • Implementing privacy theories in collaborative systems’ design

How To Submit

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by the workshop’s program committee. Acceptance decisions will be sent out by October 5th, 2018 and camera-ready versions due October 10th, 2018 and will be made available on the workshop website.

NOTE: At least one author of each accepted position paper must attend the workshop and all participants must register for both the workshop and for at least one day of the conference.


Final submissions and questions about the workshop should be sent to

We look forward to seeing you in New Jersey!