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Spatial Uncertainty and Location Privacy
Fri 19 May 2017, 09:30 – 16:30 BST
The aim of this seminar is to discuss and hear more about location privacy issues associated with many Location-Based Services and applications. This seminar is a part of a project, funded by Modelling an Uncertain World RPA, investigating the optimum balance for the purpose of obfuscation of location data, and consequently compromising the final service quality, in the process
of location privacy protection. There is a trade-off between the quality of input location data and the privacy protection level and this project
is to investigate the optimum level of uncertainty imposed to the input location data in order to protect the privacy of the end-users of
Location Based Service (LBS). This seminar is organised to gather academic researchers and industrial collaborators to:
(a) share the results of this project
(b) discuss the location privacy issues and the usability of current solutions
(c) come up with new ideas and plans for (i) future collaborations in the form of bigger applications to some targeted funding scheme, (ii) studentship grants, (iii) report and paper publications.
In the morning session, three keynote talks are given by invited speakers from both academia and industry. After a brief discussion about the talks, in the afternoon at the workshop session, the participants will team up in the groups of 5-6 and discuss different aspects of location privacy. They may include, enhancing the available algorithms and techniques to address the location privacy, the end users privacy concerns and the impacts on the technology/service adaptation, the (change in) view of users with respect to the rise of social media and crowdsourcing projects.
A report will be produced, based on the discussions and will be developed by the attendees/groups and will be submitted to the special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, edited by the organisers.