Crowd-based Methods for Harnessing Collective Intelligence

Contact Persons: Ioannis Chrysakis, Theodore Patkos, Giorgos Flouris

In an increasingly instrumented and inter-connected digital world, citizens generate vast amounts of data, much of it being valuable and a significant part of it being personal. However, controlling who can collect it, limiting what they can do with it, and determining how best to protect it, remain deeply undecided issues. 

In this context, ISL maintains and actively supports the CAPrice initiative which aims to provide a series of crowdsourcing tools that will allow the collection and analysis of data associated with privacy, including people’s understanding and expectations regarding privacy. The ultimate objective is to foster collective intelligence and co-creation of solutions, and to facilitate the participation of all involved stakeholders through an open architecture, thereby allowing novel uses of the privacy-related content. Ultimately, we aim to strengthen the trust bond between service developers and users, encouraging innovation and empowering the individuals to promote their privacy expectations as a quantifiable, community-generated request.  You can see the short video that summarizes the idea of CAPrice in this link.

More specifically ISL works on the following aspects:

  • Engaging, growing and energising the CAPrice Community
  • Developing a series of tools that will allow the annotation of Terms of Service documents, thereby allowing the quick discovery of important information by humans and machines alike (see for example the CAP-A tools)
  • Developing tools for facilitating input by crowdworkers with regards to their privacy expectations for specific services or applications (see for example the CAP-A tools)
  • Developing tools for allowing the analysis of the crowd-provided data, to identify norms, patterns, both within applications/services and within users (see for example the CAP-A tools)
  • Engaging relevant stakeholders to support the trust bond among developers and users, to promote privacy-friendly innovation
     

Latest Activities

CAPrice Community organizes or participates in several activities for raising privacy awareness. More details can be found in this link.

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Featured Publications (peer reviewed)

  • Ioannis Chrysakis, Giorgos Flouris, George Ioannidis, Maria Makridaki, Theodore Patkos, Yannis Roussakis, Georgios Samaritakis, Alexandru Stan, Nikoleta Tsabanaki, Elias Tzortzakakis and Elisjana Ymeralli: Evaluating the data privacy of mobile applications through crowdsourcing. 33rd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2020), December 9-11, Online, 2020.
  • Ioannis Chrysakis, Giorgos Flouris, George Ioannidis, Maria Makridaki, Theodore Patkos, Yannis Roussakis, Georgios Samaritakis, Alexandru Stan, Nikoleta Tsabanaki, Elias Tzortzakakis and Elisjana Ymeralli: CAP-A: a Suite of Tools for Data Privacy Evaluation of Mobile Applications. 33rd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2020), Demo Session, December 9-11, Online, 2020.
  • Ioannis Chrysakis Giorgos Flouris, Theodore Patkos, Anastasia Dimou and Ruben Verborgh: REWARD: Ontology for reward schemes . In the 17th International Conference, ESWC 2020, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, May 31–June 4, 2020, ESWC 2020: The Semantic Web: ESWC 2020 Satellite Events pp 56-60, 2020.
  • Giorgos Flouris, Theodore Patkos, Ioannis Chrysakis, Ioulia Konstantinou, Nikolay Nikolov, Panagiotis Papadakos, Jeremy Pitt, Dumitru Roman, Alexander Stan, Chrysostomos Zeginis: Towards A Collective Awareness Platform for Privacy Concerns and Expectations, 6th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, Malta 22-26, October, 2018. In book: On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems, pp 135-152, OTM 2018 Conferences, Springer
     

Invited Talks, Presentations and Posters

  • Ioannis Chrysakis. Data Protection, Privacy and Android Apps. Presentation and live hands on event at the DevStaff Meetup which focused on Privacy. December 10, Online, 2020.
  • Ioannis Chrysakis. Open Data for Better Life and Privacy. Open Data Webinar: what, why, when & how. Organized by the Region of Crete and the Greek Open Source Community “ΕΛΛΑΚ” in the frame of ODEON project. December 1-2, Online, 2020
  • Ioannis Chrysakis. The CAP-A Best Practice: Towards Enabling a Privacy-Friendly Apps Market by Applying a Crowdsourcing-Based Evaluation Approach. Cybersecurity Leadership Summit 2020 (CCLS 2020), organized by KuppingerCole Analysts, 9-11 November, Online, 2020
  • Ioannis Chrysakis. Mobile apps and Privacy Policies. What do I know as customer? How Much is Your Opinion Worth? #CPDE, Campus Party Digital Edition in Greece, 9-11, July, Online, 2020.
  • Alexandru Stan, Konstantina Geramani, George Ioannidis, Ioannis Chrysakis, Giorgos Flouris, Maria Makridaki, Theodore Patkos, Yannis Roussakis, Georgios Samaritakis, Nikoleta Tsampanaki, Elias Tzortzakakis and Elisjana Ymeralli: CAP-A: A community-driven approach to privacy awareness. 12th edition of the NEM Summit 2020, 30 June – 2 July, Online, 2020.
  • Ioannis Chrysakis. How citizens can help improving personal data protection policies.Invited talk at a full-day workshop regarding GDPR and data protection that organized by Directorate of Secondary and Primary Education of Chania in collaboration with FORTH. 14 February 2020, Chania.
  • Ioannis Chrysakis. The Wisdom of Crowds as a solution to the Data Surveillance. Invited talk at the third Greek Media Literacy Week - Disinformation in Cyberspace: Media literacy meets Artificial Intelligence Conference. 15 November 2019, Athens.
  • Ioannis Chrysakis. The CAPrice Initiative and the CAP-A project: A bottom-up solution to digital privacy. Invited talk at the first Graduate Students Conference of Computer Science Department at the University of Crete with special issue on "Building a Stronger Community". 25 October, Heraklion.
  • Ioannis Chrysakis. Smart Applications, Digital Privacy and the CAPrice Iniative. Invited presentation at the Positive Science Day of Pagrition Private Secondary School. 22 February 2019, Heraklion.
  • Ioannis Chrysakis. The CAPrice Iniative and a Gamification Approach to Digital Privacy. Invited presentation at the Annual Safer Internet Day 2019 in Hellenic Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, Athens, 5 February 2019.
  • Ioannis Chrysakis. The CAPrice Initiative: A socio-technical solution to digital privacy. Invited presentation at the 6th Google GDG Dev Fest Greece 2018. 1, December 2018, Heraklion.
  • Ioannis Chrysakis and Konstantinos Kreatsoulas: The CAPrice Initiative: A socio-technical solution to digital privacy. Researchers Night 2018, FORTH, Heraklion, Greece, 28 September, 2018.
  • Ioannis Chrysakis, Korina Doerr, Giorgos Flouris, Nikos Minadakis, Panagiotis Papadakos, Theodore Patkos and Chrysostomos Zeginis. CAPrice: A Collective Awareness Platform for Privacy Concerns and Expectations.TEDx University of Crete 2018 Conference (Science Fair), 24 March, 2018
  • Theodore Patkos, Giorgos Flouris, Panagiotis Papadakos, Ioannis Chrysakis. CAPrice: A Collective Awareness Platform for Privacy Concerns and Expectations. FORTH Research Summit, 2017, 13-14, October, 2017, Heraklion.
  • Theodore Patkos, Giorgos Flouris, Panagiotis Papadakos, Ioannis Chrysakis. CAPrice: A Collective Awareness Platform for Privacy Concerns and Expectations. Researchers Night 2017, 29, September, 2017, FORTH, Heraklion