Workshop in Brief

Measuring Networked Social Privacy: Qualitative & Quantitative Approaches was a workshop of CSCW 2013, the 16th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. The conference took place in San Antonio, TX, USA, on February 23-27, 2013.

Social media plays an increasingly important role in interpersonal relationships and, consequently, raises privacy questions for end-users. However, there is little guidance or consensus for researchers on how to measure privacy in social media contexts. Privacy measurement has focused more on data protection and used scales such as CFIP and IUIPC that primarily emphasize informational privacy concerns and are less effective at capturing interpersonal and interactional privacy concerns. To facilitate cross-study comparisons, it is important to develop appropriate metrics and techniques for measuring privacy concerns in social media. Towards that goal, our 2-day workshop will cultivate a common understanding of current methods for measuring social privacy, as well as various existing interpersonal privacy frameworks. We will also give participants opportunities to create new privacy methods and techniques, which will be used as a step towards building a consensus on how to measure social privacy for networked, interpersonal settings.

Heng Xu’s keynote: Conceptualizing & Measuring Information Privacy (slides, pdf)

Bart Knijnenburg’s keynote:

Call for Participation

Important dates

  • Submission deadline – November 16, 2012
  • Notification of acceptance – December 11, 2012
  • Workshop at CSCW 2013 – February 23-24, 2013

In all issues related to the workshop, please contact us by e-mail at networkedprivacy(at)

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