SMOOTH organises a series of webinars on GDPR to announce the second round of the SMOOTH platform testing  

The SMOOTH consortium is organizing a series of webinars designed to help European micro enterprises comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The first webinar is entitled “Everything you need to know about SMOOTH and its platform” and will take place on the 26th of May 2020 from 12:00 until 13:00. While the GDPR represents…

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TransRev: Modeling Reviews as Translations from Users to Items

Partner responsible/main author: NEC Authors: Alberto García-Durán, Roberto González, Daniel Oñoro-Rubio, Mathias Niepert and Hui Li Published in: ECIR 2020, Springer The text of a review expresses the sentiment a customer has towards a particular product. This is exploited in sentiment analysis where machine learning models are used to predict the review score from the…

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Webinar – New challenges for data regulation beyond the GDPR: “How to assess risks and develop tools in an era of AI?”

What approaches are being taken to tackle the policy challenges within the big data landscape, and how are these solutions coping in reality? During the webinar Daniel Bachlechner, Fraunhofer ISI and e-SIDES representative, discussed the organizational and technical challenges that privacy-preserving big data technologies present, and how an increased level of dialogue between stakeholders can…

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Public Deliverables

Please find here after the non-exhaustive list of deliverables approved for the SMOOTH project. SMOOTH_D1.1_Project Administrative toolset SMOOTH_D1.2_Project quality plan SMOOTH_D2.2_20190131 First version of entry questionnaire and design of interactive HandBook SMOOTH_D3.1_20190131 Design algorithms for analysing GDPR elements and document complexity SMOOTH_D4.1_20190131 Design of methods for data ingestion, algorithms for personal data identification and privacy…

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An Ad-Driven Measurement Technique for Monitoring the Browser Marketplace

Partner responsible/main author: UC3M Authors: Patricia Callejo, Rubén Cuevas, Ángel Cuevas. Published in: IEEE Access, IEEE In this paper we present a novel active measurement methodology for monitoring the browser market landscape. It leverages the display ads delivered through online advertising campaigns to collect the browser brand and version of the device receiving the ad.…

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Q-Tag: a transparent solution to measure ads viewability rate in online advertising campaigns

Partner responsible/main author: UC3M Authors: Patricia Callejo, Antonio Pastor, Rubén Cuevas, Ángel Cuevas Published in: CoNEXT ’19: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Emerging Networking Experiments And Technologies, ACM Viewability is one of the most important metrics used in ad-tech to measure the performance quality of ad campaigns. The viewability standard defines the visibility…

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To Annotate or Not? Predicting Performance Drop under Domain Shift

Partner responsible/main author: Naver Authors: Hady Elsahar, Matthias Gallé Published in: EMNLP, Association for Computational Linguistics Performance drop due to domain-shift is an endemic problem for NLP models in production. This problem creates an urge to continuously annotate evaluation datasets to measure the expected drop in the model performance which can be prohibitively expensive and…

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Measuring the Global Recursive DNS Infrastructure: A View From the Edge

Partner responsible/main author: UC3M and IMDEA Networks Authors: Patricia, Callejo, Rubén Cuevas, Narseo Vallina-Rodríguez, Ángel Cuevas Published In: IEEE Access, IEEE The Domain Name System (DNS) is one of the most critical Internet subsystems. While the majority of ISPs deploy and operate their own DNS infrastructure, many end users resort to third-party DNS providers with…

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50 Ways to Leak Your Data: An Exploration of Apps’ Circumvention of the Android Permissions System

Partner responsible/main author: IMDEA Networks and UC3M Authors: Joel Reardon, University of Calgary / AppCensus Inc.; Álvaro Feal, IMDEA Networks Institute / Universidad Carlos III Madrid; Primal Wijesekera, U.C. Berkeley / ICSI; Amit Elazari Bar On, U.C. Berkeley; Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, IMDEA Networks Institute / ICSI / AppCensus Inc.; Serge Egelman, U.C. Berkeley / ICSI /…

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