This is the section of the USEMP website that holds USEMP consortium members publications of the project as these become available during the course of the project.


  1. E. Gadeski, H. Borgne, and A. Popescu, “Fast and robust duplicate image detection on the web“, Journal, Multimedia Tools and Applications (2016): 1-20
  2. T. Youssef, H. Borgne, and A. Popescu “Constrained Local Enhancement of Semantic Features by Content-Based Sparsity” 2016 ACM on International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval
  3.  Q.N. Tran, H. Borgne, and M. Crucianu.”Aggregating Image and Text Quantized Correlated Components.”  Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, pp. 2046-2054. 2016
  4. Rommetveit, K., van Dijk, N., Gunnarsdóttir, K., O’Riordan, K., Gutwirth, S., Strand, R., Wynne, B., “Working responsibly across boundaries: practical and theoretical lessons”, in R. von Schomberg (Ed.) Handbook of Responsible Innovation, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, Accepted 2016.
  5. Van Dijk, N., Gellert, R., Rommetveit, K., “A Risk to a Right? Beyond Data Protection Risk Assessments“, Computer Law & Security Review, 32(2). 2016. 286-306
  6. Kloza, D., van Dijk, N., De Hert, P., “Assessing the European approach to privacy and data protection in smart grids“. Lessons for emerging technologies, in Skopik, F., Smith, P. Smart grid security: holistic and innovative solutions for a modernized grid, Elsevier, 2015.
  7. Hildebrandt, M. (2016) “Law as information in the era of data-driven agency“, The Modern Law Review 79(1), 1-30.
  8. Hildebrandt, M. and Van den Berg, B (eds.) (2016), “Information, freedom and property” The philosophy of law meets the philosophy of technology. Abingdon, Routledge
  9. R. Heyman, Rob, “What Facebook’s changes mean”, Workshop, EEMA / TrustCore – Fireside Workshop “Is Privacy an Obsolete Concept?”, Brussels, 17 March 2016
  10. J. Pierson, “Datafication, privacy and (dis)empowerment” Invited presentation at conference seminar of CNRS Institut des sciences de la communication (ISCC), l’Université Paris-Sorbonne & l’Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), 2 May 2016, Paris, France.
  11. R. Heyman, J. Pierson, Jo: “Data reuse by social media platforms and the alienation of users: integrating science and technology studies and political economy perspectives” Political Economy section for IAMCR Conference ‘Memory, commemoration and communication: looking back, looking forward’, UK, Leicester, 27-31 July 2016.
  12. R. Heyman, Rob, “Mythes and media”Mediawijs” Conference, Ghent, 15-16 November 2016.
  13. E. Spyromitros-Xioufis, S. Papadopoulos, A. Popescu, and Y. Kompatsiaris, “Personalized Privacy-aware Image Classification” ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, pp. 71-78. ACM, 2016
  14. E. Spyromitros-Xioufis, G. Petkos, S. Papadopoulos, R. Heyman, and Y. Kompatsiaris, “Perceived Versus Actual Predictability of Personal Information in Social Networks” International Conference on Internet Science, pp. 133-147. Springer International Publishing, 2016
  15. S. Papadopoulos, G. Petkos, E. Spyromitros-Xioufis, and Y. “A Disclosure Scoring Framework for Personal Data” (Poster), European Data Forum, 2016
  16. Padyab, A., Päivärinta, T., Ståhlbröst, A. & Bergvall-Kåreborn, B. “Facebook User Attitudes Towards Secondary Use of Personal Information” Conference, ICIS 2016, 11-14 Dec 2016


  1. 1Depreeuw, S. & Brison, F. “Het recht van mededeling aan het publiek” in 20 ans de nouveau droit d’auteur – 20 jaar nieuw auteursrecht. lemal: Anthemis, p. 69-117.
  2. Depreeuw, S. “Het onontkoombare reproductierecht“, Auteurs & Media. 2015/2, p. 119-138.
  3. Depreeuw, S. “Internet browsing dan toch zonder toestemming van de auteur: Noot onder het Meltwater arrest“, Auteurs & Media. 2015/2, p. 170-173.
  4. Michaux, B., Depreeuw, S., Van Den Brande, S. & Van de Gehuchte, T. “Exceptions and limitations to copyright protection for libraries, archives and educational and research institutions“, Revue de Droit Intellectuel – L’Ingénieur Conseil. 2015/2, p. 234-257
  5. Depreeuw, S. “De ‘mededeling aan het publiek’ in de rechtspraak van het Hof van Justitie van de Europese Unie” IRDI, 2015/4, p. 309-329 5.
  6. T.Michalareas & USEMP consortium partners, “USEMP vision for privacy-aware digital marketing & advertising, a proposal for a useragent-centric model”, W3C workshop in Digital and Web marketing convergence, 17-18 September 2015, Tampa, FL, USA [pdf]
  7. A. Popescu, M. Hildebrandt, S. Papadopoulos, G. Petkos, Y. Kompatsiaris, L. Claeys, T. Seymoens, D. Lund, T. Michalareas, T. Kastrinogiannis, E. de Vries, N. van Dijk, J. Pierson, A.M. Padyab, E. Gadeski, H. Le Borgne, “User Empowerment for Enhanced Online Presence Management – Use Cases and Tools”, Amsterdam Privacy Conference 2015, pages 23-26, 8 October 2015, Amsterdam [abstract]
  8. A. Popescu, M. Hildebrandt, J. Breuer, R. Heyman, S. V. der Graaf, L. Claeys, S. Papadopoulos, G. Petkos, D. Lund, T. Michalareas, T. Kastrinogiannis, A. Kousaridas, E. Gadeski, H. L. Borgne, Vries, “Increasing transparency & privacy for Online Social Network users – USEMP value model, scoring framework & legal”, Annual Privacy Forum 2015, 7-8 October 2015, Luxembourg.
  9. J. Pierson, “Privacy and Empowerment in Connective Media”, 2nd International Conference on Internet Science (Network of Excellence EINS), Brussels (27-29 May, 2015) [pdf]
  10. T. Seymoens, L. Claeys, J. Pierson, “Case Study of Privacy Engineering: The USEMP Project”,  IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management, 2015, held on August
    15th-20th, 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland [pdf]
  11. Tom Seymoens, Laurence Claeys, Sanne Ruelens, Jo Pierson, “Social Media and Datafication: Identifying User Awareness and Attitudes Towards Data Inferences” , International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) 2015 conference, Montreal, Canada (12-16 July, 2015).
  12. G. Petkos, S. Papadopoulos, Y. Kompatsiaris, “Discovering Social Circles in Social Networks leveraging the Latent Structure of User Connectivity and Profile Attributes”, International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), Paris, France, August 25-28, 2015
  13. G. Petkos, S. Papadopoulos, Y. Kompatsiaris, “PScore: Enhancing Privacy Awareness in Online Social Networks“, International Workshop on Multimedia Forensics and Security (MFSec) held as part of the International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES), 2015 [abstract]
  14. S. Papadopoulos and A. Popescu, “Privacy Awareness and User Empowerment in Online Social Networking Settings“, Computing Now, vol. 8, no. 1, January 2015, IEEE Computer Society (editorial) [online]
  15. E. Spyromitros-Xioufis, A. Popescu, S. Papadopoulos, Y. Kompatsiaris, “USEMP: Finding Diverse Images at MediaEval 2015”, MediaEval 2015, Conference / competition, [pdf]
  16. A.L.Ginsca, A.Popescu, H.Le Borgne, N.Ballas and D.P.Vo, “Large-scale Image Mining with Flickr Groups“, Multimedia Modelling 2015 Conference, [pdf]
  17. P.D.Vo, A.Ginsca, H. Le Borgne, A.Popescu, “Effective Training of Convolutional Networks using Noisy Web Images”, in Proceedings of IEEE CBMI 2015 Prague, The Czech Republic, [pdf]
  18. E. Gadeski, H. Le Borgne, A. Popescu, “Duplicate image detection in a stream of web visual data”, in Proceedings of IEEE CBMI 2015 Prague, The Czech Republic,  [pdf]
  19. T.Theodoridis, S.Papadopoulos, Y.Kompatsiaris, “Assessing the Reliability of Facebook User Profiling“, in Proceedings of WWW 2015 (poster paper), [pdf]
  20. G.Rizos, S.Papadopoulos, Y.Kompatsiaris. “Learning to Classify Users in Online Interaction Networks“, in International Conference on Computational Social Science 2015,  [pdf]
  21. E.Spyromitros-Xioufis, S.Papadopoulos, A.L.Ginsca, A.Popescu, Y.Kompatsiaris, I.Vlahavas, “Improving Diversity in Image Search via Supervised Relevance Scoring“, in Proceedings of ICMR 2015, [pdf]


  1. M. Hildebrandt, “Preempting our intent, to predict the present. Counter-profiling and inversiveillance in data-driven society”, 2014 Birkbeck Law Review Conference on Privacy and Surveillance, London, 1 November 2014
  2. M. Hildebrandt, “Big Fat Data and the proposed General Data Protection Regulation”, Infosecurity Conference Utrecht, 29th October 2014
  3. A. Popescu and M. Hildebrandt, “TETs for PETs, transparency tools for profiling in social networks” Privacy & Identity lab (PI.lab) Annual Event (12 December 2014)
  4. D.Thapa, D. Harnesk, A. Ståhlbröst, A Padyab, “Make way for the new wave: Living Labs as a DSR Approach”, 30 May 2014 in the Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia (IRIS) [pdf]
  5. A.M.Padyab, “Getting More Explicit On Genres of Disclosure: Designing Privacy In Digital Age (Research In Progress)”, NOKOBIT 2014, 17-19 November 2014, Hjem > Vol 22, Nr 1, [online]
  6. P.Coppens, L.Claeys, C.Veeckman and  J.Pierson, “Privacy in location-based social networks: Researching the interrelatedness of scripts and usage”, presented at the SOUPS conference, 9-11 July 2014, California, USA [pdf]
  7. C.Veeckman, L.Claeys, P.Coppens, K.Verbrugge (UGent) and I.Stevens (UGent ), “Location-sharing applications and information privacy: examining users’ willingness to share location information”, in Mobile pre-conference ICA, Seattle USA, 21-22/05/2014 [abstract]
  8. J.Pierson, (in press), “Interdisciplinary perspective on social media, privacy and empowerment: The role of Media and Communication Studies in technological privacy research”, in O’Hara, Kieron David, Scott L., De Roure, David and Nguyen, M.-H. Carolyn (Eds.) Digital Enlightenment Forum Yearbook 2014 – Social networks and social machines, surveillance and empowerment, Amsterdam: IO Press, [abstract]
  9. M.Hildebrandt, “Location Data, Purpose Binding and Contextual Integrity: What’s the Message?”, in L Floridi (Ed.), Protection of Information and the Right to Privacy – A New Equilibrium?,  31-63 Dordrecht: Springer (2014), [abstract]
  10.  A.Popescu, S.Papadopoulos, I.Kompatsiaris, “USEMP at MediaEval Placing Task 2014″ , Working notes of MediaEval 2014, [pdf]


  1. M.Hildebrandt, L. Tielemans, “Data Protection by Design and Technology Neutral Law”, Computer Law & Security Review 29, no. 5 (Oct. 2013): 509–521, [abstract]