ACM SAC 2022: Track on Privacy by Design in Practice

The 5th edition of the Privacy by Design in Practice track at the

37th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing

April 25 – April 29, 2022 / Brno, Czech Republic

** Call for Papers **

The Symposium

For over thirty years has the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists, computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from around the world. SAC 2022 is sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP Its proceedings are published by ACM; they are also available on the web through the ACM Digital Library More information about SAC 2022 can be found at


The Privacy by Design in Practice track

The aim of this track is to promote research on privacy-preserving technologies to be used in practice. “Privacy by Design” is a requirement in the new EU data protection regulation, which is applied in the EU countries from May 2018. Thus, privacy needs to be considered by engineers from the beginning and built in to newly developed systems properly.

The track seeks submissions from academia, industry and public authorities (e.g. data protection agencies) presenting novel research on how to implement Privacy by Design in practice. Examples of successful projects where Privacy by Design has been implemented in practice are especially welcome.

Legal researchers bringing in their view on Privacy by Design are also very welcome to submit papers to this track to foster multi-disciplinary research.

Topics of the track include, but are not limited to:

  • Privacy Engineering

  • Privacy-enhancing Technologies

  • Anonymization and Pseudonymization

  • Privacy in the Internet of Things

  • Privacy and Quantified Self

  • Conflict between Privacy and Security

  • Privacy Laws and their impacts on technology


Important Dates (Last updated August, 2nd 2021)

Extended deadline, Oct 24, 2021: Submission of regular papers and SRC research abstracts

December 10, 2021: Notification of paper and SRC acceptance/rejection

December 21, 2021: Camera-ready copies of accepted papers/SRC

December 21, 2021: Author registration due date

Track Program Chairs

Program Committee

  • Christoph Bösch, Ulm University, Germany

  • Sven Bugiel, CISPA, Germany

  • Tooska Dargahi, University of Salford, Great Britain

  • Pierre Dewitte, KU Leuven, Belgium

  • Isao Echizen, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

  • Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University, Sweden

  • Andrea Herrmann, University of Applied Sciences Dortmund, Germany

  • Felix Gomez Marmol, Universidad de Murcia, Spain

  • Peter Nägele, Commissioner for Data Protection Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  • Nils Gruschka, University of Oslo, Norway

  • Sebastian Pape, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

  • Andreas Reiter, Siemens AG, Austria

  • Burkhard Schafer, University of Edinburgh, GB

  • Frank Schemmel, DataGuard, Germany

  • Francesc Sebe Feixas, University of Lleida, Spain

  • Pantaleone Nespoli, University of Murcia, Spain

Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines must be strictly followed for a paper to be considered.

Original papers from the above mentioned or other related areas will be considered. Only full papers about original and unpublished research are sought. Parallel submission to other conferences or other tracks of SAC 2022 is forbidden. Each paper must be BLIND in the sense that it must only include its title but not mention anything about its authors. Self-citation must be in third person, such as "Smith et al. [citation] showed...". All submissions must be formatted using the ACM conference-specific LaTeX style, which can be obtained from the symposium web page. The standard extension of a submission in the stated format is 8 pages. Longer papers (up to 10 pages maximum) will imply an additional charge. All papers must be submitted by the deadline stated above.

Papers must be submitted through the symposium-wide paper management system for SAC 2022.


Review and publication of accepted papers

Each paper will be fully refereed and undergo a blind review process by at least three referees. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM SAC 2022 proceedings. Some papers may only be accepted as poster papers, and will be published as extended 3-page (+ 1 page possible at extra charge) abstracts in the proceedings. According to the authors' guidelines, which can be obtained from the symposium web page (, at least one author per accepted paper must register before the paper is included in the proceedings.

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the papers and posters in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for all accepted papers, posters, and invited SRC submissions to be included in the ACM digital library.

No-show of scheduled papers, posters, and student research abstracts will result in excluding them from the ACM digital library.

Student research abstract competition

Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts (maximum of 4 pages) following the instructions published at SAC 2022 website. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed.

Track website