Privacy Aspects of Contact Tracing Workshop

Virtual Workshop on Privacy Aspects of Contact Tracing

Friday October 2, 2020, 8:30am-3pm PT


Organizers: Athina Markopoulou (UC Irvine), Gene Tsudik (UC Irvine), Woody Hartzog (NEU)
Organized by: ProperData, an NSF SaTC Frontier

Mobile devices and networking technologies are useful tools in the battle against Covid19, especially for digital contact tracing and risk assessment. In this workshop, we will discuss recent developments in this rapidly evolving area, with a particular focus on privacy aspects. The workshop brings together participants with technical background (networking, security and privacy, and related areas), as well as policy expertise (data protection, disease surveillance and other information-related aspects of public health).

The workshop is organized by the team of ProperData, an NSF SaTC Frontier project. It is going to be held as a Zoom Webinar and requires registration. Registration is now closed. Zoom and other information is sent to registered participants.


All times are Pacific Time.

08:30am - 8:45 am

Welcome: A. Markopoulou

NSF Remarks: A. Sprintson and J. Joshi

Watch Welcoming Remarks

8:45am - 10:15am

Session I: Contact Tracing Systems

(Session Chair: A. Markopoulou)

Watch Session I

Keynote (30 minutes)

Short Talks (10-15 minutes)

Panel Discussion (20-30 minutes)

10:15am - 10:30am


10:30am - 12:00pm

Session II: Privacy Approaches to Contact Tracing

(Session Chair: G. Tsudik)

Watch Session II

Short Talks (10-15 minutes)

Panel Discussion (30 minutes)

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Lunch break

12:30pm - 02:30pm

Session III: Beyond Technical: Policy, Adoption, Health

(Session Chair: W. Hartzog)

Watch Session III

Keynote (30 minutes)

Panel (1.5 hours): 5-8 minutes talk each + discussion

02:30pm - 03:00pm

Closing remarks and Q&A

We will take Live Questions from Attendees

Watch Closing Remarks with Q&A


Related Initiatives

The COVID19 pandemic has energized scientists across the world and across different communities. There have already been several initiatives and workshops on related topics, and there are definitely going to be more in this  rapidly evolving research area. Some representative examples: