Barcelona, Catalonia, June 9-11, 2004

Conference programme


9:00 Registration

9:45 Opening remarks

10:00 Foundations of Tabular Protection

  • Chair: Luisa Franconi
  • 10:00 - Survey on Methods for Tabular Data Protection in ARGUS
    Sarah Giessing
  • 10:20 - Data Swapping: Variations on a Theme by Dalenius and Reiss
    Stephen E. Fienberg and Julie McIntyre
  • 10:40 - Bounds for Cell Entries in Two-way Tables Given Conditional Relative Frequencies
    Aleksandra B. Slavkovic and Stephen E. Fienberg
  • 11:00 - Discussion

11:15 Coffee break

11:45 Methods for Tabular Protection (I)

  • Chair: Lawrence Cox
  • 11:45 - A New Tool for Applying Controlled Rounding to a Statistical Table in Microsoft Excel
    Juan-José Salazar-González and Markus Schoch
  • 12:05 - Getting the Best Results in Controlled Rounding with the Least Effort
    Juan-José Salazar-González, Philip Lowthian, Caroline Young, Giovanni Merola, Stephen Bond, and David Brown
  • 12:25 - Computational Experiments with Minimum-Distance Controlled Perturbation Methods
    Jordi Castro
  • 12:45 - Discussion

13:00 Lunch (on your own)

15:00 Methods for Tabular Protection (II)

  • Chair: Sarah Giessing
  • 15:00 - Balancing Quality and Confidentiality for Multivariate Tabular Data
    Lawrence H. Cox, James P. Kelly and Rahul Patil
  • 15:20 - Reducing the Set of Tables t-ARGUS Considers in a Hierarchical Setting
    Peter-Paul de Wolf and Anneke Loeve
  • 15:40 - Approaches to Identify the Amount of Publishable Information in Business Surveys through Waivers
    Jean-Sébastien Provençal, Hélène Bérard, Jean-Marc Fillion and Jean-Louis Tambay

16:00 Coffee

16:30 Methods for Tabular Protection (III)

  • Chair: Anco Hundepool
  • 16:30 - Maximum Utility-Minimum Information Loss Table Server Design for Statistical Disclosure Control of Tabular Data
    Ramesh A. Dandekar
  • 16:50 - A Fast Network Flows Heuristic for Cell Suppression in Positive Tables
    Jordi Castro
  • 17:10 - Discussion

17:30 Adjourn


9:30 Masking for Microdata Protection (I)

  • Chair: Jordi Castro
  • 9:30 - On the Security of Noise Addition for Privacy in Statistical Databases
    Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Francesc Sebé and Jordi Castellà-Roca
  • 9:50 - Microaggregation for Categorical Variables: A Median Based Approach
    Vicenç Torra
  • 10:10 - Evaluating Fuzzy Clustering Algorithms for Microdata Protection
    Vicenç Torra and Sadaaki Miyamoto

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Masking for Microdata Protection (II)

  • Chair: William Winkler
  • 11:00 - To Blank or not to Blank? A Comparison of the Effects of Disclosure Limitation Methods on Nonlinear Regression Estimates
    Sandra Lechner and Winfried Pohlmeier
  • 11:20 - Outlier Protection in Continuous Microdata Masking
    Josep M. Mateo-Sanz, Francesc Sebé and Josep Domingo-Ferrer
  • 11:40 - Discussion

12:00 Risk in Microdata Protection (I)

  • Chair: Luisa Franconi
  • 12:00 - Re-identification Methods for Masked Microdata
    William E Winkler
  • 12:20 - Masking and Re-identification Methods for Public-Use Microdata: Overview and Research Problems
    William E Winkler
  • 12:40 - Matching the German Turnover Tax Statistics (supporting paper),
    Rainer Lenz and Daniel Vorgrimler
  • 12:50 - Discussion

13:00 Lunch (on your own)

15:00 Risk in Microdata Protection (II)

  • Chair: Stephen Fienberg
  • 15:00 - A Bayesian Hierarchical Model Approach to Risk Estimation in Statistical Disclosure Limitation
    Silvia Polettini and Julian Stander
  • 15:20 - Individual Risk Estimation in mArgus: A Review
    Luisa Franconi and Sivia Polettini
  • 15:40 - Analysis of Re-Identification Risk Based on Log-linear Models
    Elsayed A. H. Elamir
  • 16:00 - Discussion

16:20 Adjourn

19:30 Cocktail and buffet offered by IDESCAT. Venue:
Palau de Mar (Museum of History of Catalonia).


9:30 Synthetic Data

  • Chair: Ramesh Dandekar
  • 9:30 - New Approaches to Confidentiality Protection: Synthetic Data, Remote Access and Research Data Centers
    John Abowd and Julia Lane
  • 9:50 - Multiply-Imputing Confidential Characteristics ignorespaces and File Links in Longitudinal Linked Data
    John M. Abowd and Simon D. Woodcock
  • 10:10 - Fast Generation of Accurate Synthetic Microdata
    Josep Maria Mateo-Sanz, Antoni Martínez-Ballesté and Josep Domingo-Ferrer
  • 10:30 - Practical Viability of Multiple Imputation as a Tool for Disclosure Avoidance for Large Scale Recurring Surveys (supporting paper)
    Patricia J. Doyle and Yves Thibaudeau
  • 10:40 - Discussion

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Software and Case Studies

  • Chair: Julia Lane
  • 11:30 - Trade-off Between Disclosure Risk and Information Loss Using Multivariate Microaggregation: A Case Study on Business Data
    Josep A. Sànchez, Julià Urrutia and Enric Ripoll
  • 11:50 - The ARGUS Software in the CASC-Project
    Anco Hundepool
  • 12:10 - Different Grades of Statistical Disclosure Control Correlated with German Statistics Law
    Thomas Wende
  • 12:30 - Developing Adoptable Disclosure Protection Techniques: Lessons Learned from a U.S. Experience
    Nicholas H. Greenia
  • 12:50 - Privacy Preserving and Data Mining in an On-Line Statistical Database of Additive Type
    Francesco M. Malvestuto and Mauro Mezzini
  • 13:10 - Discussion

13:30 Closing remarks

[Organization] [Submissions and important dates] [Venue, travel and accomodation] [Programme] [Registration]

This site is maintained by CRISES group. - Further information: