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Call For Papers HICSS 56 Human-Centered Digital Privacy Solutions

Conference: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-56) | January 3-6, 2023

Track: Digital and Social Media

Minitrack: Human-centered Digital Privacy Solutions for Digital and Social Media

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2022 (11:59 PM HST)


The burgeoning growth of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions, the ubiquity of social media and digital repositories, and cross-platform data usage have raised the stakes of addressing digital privacy. Semi-structured digital records, like emails, and unstructured text, like social media posts, present a significant threat of privacy breaches. The enormity of data presents an uphill task to identify and mitigate private information on digital and social media platforms.

This minitrack aims to attract submissions on digital privacy solutions that bring different disciplines together, especially computer science, system sciences, information science, social science, and law. The focus of this minitrack is to bridge the gap between algorithmic development (automated decision-making systems, fair, accountable, and transparent systems) and human-centered approaches (usability studies, surveys, user interviews). We encourage submissions that address privacy concerns in digital and social media through inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches, including but not limited to AI and ML.

Potential submissions for this minitrack should address (but are not limited) the following research topics:

  • Quantitative, qualitative, and computational studies on digital (e.g., images, webpages, emails, websites) and social media (e,g,, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, TikTok, Weibo) privacy
  • Qualitative studies using interviews, surveys, and usability studies to identify privacy behavior of users (when using digital and social media)
  • Quantitative work on digital privacy using statistical analysis
  • Machine and deep learning approaches to identify, classify, and mitigate sensitive and private information on digital and social media platforms
  • Novel privacy solutions using explainable AI, transparent ML algorithms, or any interdisciplinary methods

Minitrack Co-Chairs:

Souvick Ghosh (Primary Contact)
San Jose State University

Darra Hofman
San Jose State University

Aylin Imeri (Ilhan)
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Michele A. L. Villagran
San Jose State University


Important Dates for Paper Submission
June 15, 2022 | 11:59 pm HST: Paper Submission Deadline
August 17, 2022: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
September 22, 2022: Deadline for Authors to Submit Final Manuscript for Publication
October 1, 2022: Deadline for at least one author of each paper to register for HICSS-56


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