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W3C Workshop on Web Tracking and User Privacy

Thursday, April 28, 2011
11:00 am


Sherrerd Hall, 3rd Floor Open Space
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Dates and Times:

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

  • 8:00 am (Breakfast – 3rd Floor Sherrerd Hall)
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (104 Computer Science Building)

Primary Location: 104 Computer Science Building

Hashtag: #w3cdnt

CITP will host a two day W3C workshop at Princeton University on April 28 and 29, 2011.

This workshop serves to establish a common view on possible Recommendation-track work in the Web privacy and tracking protection space at W3C, and on the coordination needs for such work.

The workshop is expected to attract a broad set of stakeholders, including implementers from the mobile and desktop space, large and small content delivery providers, advertisement networks, search engines, policy and privacy experts, experts in consumer protection, and other parties with an interest in Web tracking technologies, including the developers and operators of Services on the Web that make use of tracking technologies for purposes other than to behavioral advertising.

Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:

  • whether a do not track proposal is advisable, and whether there are other means that would achieve the same or similar ends;
  • the benefits and challenges of various browser-based approaches, including tracking protection lists and a do not track user preference;
  • additional approaches toward better user privacy in the face of frequent online tracking.

All participants were required to submit a position paper by March 25, 2011. W3C membership is not required to participate in this workshop.

For more details:


Thursday April 28

11:00 am Opening reception and discussion at CITP – Sherrerd Hall, 3rd Floor

12:30 pm Proceedings move to 104 Computer Science Building

6:45 pm Proceedings end for the day

Friday April 29

8:00 am Breakfast at Sherrerd Hall, 3rd Floor

9:00 am Proceedings begin at 104 Computer Science Building

5:00 pm Proceedings end for the day

Detailed Workshop Agenda

Directions, Parking, and Train

Driving directions to Princeton and campus maps are available on the Princeton Visitor Site.

Please see the Visitor Parking website for information regarding parking in the appropriate visitor lots on campus. You will probably want to park in Lot 21. There is also metered parking along William, Olden, and Prospect.

When coming by train from NYC, take the NJTransit northeast corridor line from New York Penn station to Princeton. When coming by train from Philadelphia, take the SEPTA train from Philadelphia to Trenton. Then take NJTransit northeast corridor line from Trenton Station to Princeton. In either case, you must change trains at Princeton Junction and take a smaller train called the “dinky” to Princeton, or take a cab to campus. When headed home, trains leave from the Princeton station roughly every half hour. Assume about two hours to go from Princeton Station to Philadelphia, New York Penn Station, or to get to your terminal at Newark Airport. If you are going to Newark Airport on NJTransit, be sure to buy the “Newark International Airport (EWR)” ticket rather than the “Newark” ticket — you will use this ticket to ride the airport shuttle train called the “Airtrain” to your terminal.

The E-Quad is at a walking distance from the Princeton train station and from most parking lots. CITP’s building, called Sherrerd Hall, and the Computer Science Building are both in the E-Quad area between William Street and Prospect Avenue. If you wish to take a shuttle instead of walking, refer to the shuttle tracking map for details of which shuttle to take. Your stop is the Friend Center building on the corner of Olden and Nassau.

Recommended Lodging

We have a block of rooms reserved under the name CITP at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, 100 College Road East, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 USA, Toll-free: 1-800-228-9290 or 1-609-452-7800. The discounted rate is $149 per night for single and double rooms for the dates of April 27, 2011 through April 29, 2011. This rate will be available until Friday, April 22, 2011. The Marriott does provide a shuttle bus to campus.

The Hyatt Place Princeton, 3565 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540 – Phone: 1-609-799-0550. The Hyatt Place does provide shuttle bus service to campus.

For more hotel options go to Campus Travel. Click on the left menu option “Hotels” and then select “Princeton Area Hotels.” (Ask for the Princeton rate. You may want to confirm with the hotel that they have shuttle service to campus.)