This one day workshop focuses on privacy preserving techniques for training, inference, and disclosure in large scale data analysis, both in the distributed and centralized settings. We have observed increasing interest of the ML community in leveraging cryptographic techniques such as Multi-Party Computation (MPC) and Homomorphic Encryption (HE) for privacy preserving training and inference, as well as Differential Privacy (DP) for disclosure. Simultaneously, the systems security and cryptography community has proposed various secure frameworks for ML. We encourage both theory and application-oriented submissions exploring a range of approaches, including:
We think it will be very valuable to have a forum to unify different perspectives and start a discussion about the relative merits of each approach. The workshop will also serve as a venue for networking people from different communities interested in this problem, and hopefully foster fruitful long-term collaboration.
Submission deadline: July 1, 2019 (11:59pm AoE) [Extended]
Notification of acceptance: August 7, 2019
CCS early registration deadline: October 1, 2019 (11:59PM BST)
Workshop: November 15, 2019
Submissions in the form of extended abstracts must be at most 4 pages long (not including references), using the CCS format. We do accept submissions of work recently published or currently under review. Submissions should be anonymized. The workshop will not have formal proceedings, but authors of accepted abstracts can choose to have a link to arxiv or a pdf published on the workshop webpage.Submit Your Abstract
Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to provide a limited number of travel grants of up to $800 to help partially cover the expenses of PPML attendees who have not received other travel support from CCS this year. To apply, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject “PPML19 Travel Grant Application” including a half-page statement of purpose and a summary of anticipated travel expenses. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, we ask for a half-page recommendation letter supporting your application to be sent by the deadline to the same email address. The deadline for applications is Sep 23, 2019 (11:59pm AoE). The notifications will be sent by Sep 30. Please feel free to send us an email if you have any questions.