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Information Privacy and Security (IPS)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived.

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.


Information Privacy and Security (IPS) focuses on methods of evaluating, protecting, and enhancing privacy in computer-supported social systems where people share information about themselves, especially in dynamic and mobile situations. The IIS Division encourages studies of policies and technologies that permit collaboration across organization boundaries, studies of confidentiality protection so that one can draw conclusions from data while still maintaining the privacy of individuals, and the usability of such systems. Studies should explore new conceptualizations of privacy, for example, as the reciprocal of intimacy in online contexts. Proposals may focus on privacy algorithms, mechanisms, policies or the conduct of empirical studies, such as human perceptions of loss of privacy or incidents of identity theft. Projects focused on encryption algorithms and authentication protocols are not appropriate for this activity.

Information Privacy and Security (IPS) Staff

Funding Opportunities for Information Privacy and Security (IPS):

Information and Intelligent Systems:  Advancing Human-Centered Computing, Information Integration and Informatics, and Robust Intelligence.  NSF 06-572.

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