Prof. Vasilios Vlahos (CTI) and Dr. Alexandros Kostopoulos (OTE) represented the Privacy Flag project in the Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI), in Larisa, Greece, on September 28-30, 2017.



The Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI) is the Annual Rendezvous Event for Greek scientists, to present original and high-quality research on emergent topics of Informatics. However, the Event also attracts interest coming from European and/or international experts as well.

PCI2017 was organized by the Greek Computer Society (GCS/ΕΠΥ), the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (University of Applied Sciences of Thessaly / TEI of Thessaly) and the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics (University of Thessaly).

The first day of PCI2017 took place at “The Mill of Pappas“, a cultural heritage museum and a living part of Larisa’s history. The Privacy Flag promo video, as well as an overall description
of the main project’s objectives were presented to Larisa citizens and local government authorities.

In the main track of the conference, the Privacy Flag project presented at the Main Theater of the conference at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (TEI of Thessaly),during the Data Privacy Session, the following research papers:

  • “Enabling Crowd-sourcing-based Privacy Risk Assessment in EU – the Privacy FlagProject”, by Ioannis Chochliouros, Sébastien Ziegler, Luca Bolognini, Nancy Alonistioti,
    Makis Stamatelatos, George Mourikas, Vasileios Vlachos, Nenad Gligoric and Marita Holst.
  • “Enhancing Privacy Using Crowdsourcing Mechanisms”, by Alexandros Kostopoulos, Ioannis Chochliouros, Ioanna Papafili and Andreas Drakos.
  • “Privacy Flag: A Crowdsourcing Platform for Reporting and Managing Privacy and Security Risks through Collective Intelligence”, by Adelina Madhja, Sotiris Nikoletseas, Yannis C. Stamatiou and Vasileios Vlachos.

At the end of the session, end-users installed and used the Privacy Flag tools. Moreover, the end-users provided their evaluation via the crowd-sourcing Privacy Flag tools, as well as filled in thecorresponding questionnaires for each Privacy Flag tool.


Photos from Privacy Flag presentations in PCI2017: