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'Data linkage and anonymisation: setting the agenda'


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5th July 2016 to 8th July 2016
Chris Skinner
Natalie Shlomo University of Manchester

Organisers: Chris Skinner (London School of Economics) and Natalie Shlomo (University of Manchester)

Workshop Theme

The opening workshop sets the agenda for the Data Linkage and Anonymisation programme. It will bring together a diverse range of participants, including mathematical scientists from statistics and computer science as well as researchers and data users from other disciplines and domains of application. Viewing data linkage and anonymisation as fields of methodological research in the mathematical sciences, the objectives of the workshop are:

  1. to introduce the programme topics to participants with varied degrees of familiarity with these fields, including induction of junior researchers, and promotion of communication between participants working in different methodological/disciplinary traditions;
  2. to identify key challenges which these research fields address; to map out and discuss recent developments and research frontiers; to clarify connections between different areas of research;
  3. to activate participants to identify common interests with a view to initiating further discussion and to potential collaboration and to develop a future timetable of events to facilitate collaboration.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to identify other participants with common interests, organise themselves into informal working groups and collaborate on research activities, seminars, etc. as the programme continues.

Deadline for applications: 14 April 2016

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Please note members of the University of Cambridge are welcome to turn up and sign in as a non-registered attendee on the day(s) during the workshop and attend the lecture(s). Please note that we cannot provide you with any support including name badge, meals or accommodation.

In addition to visiting the INI, there are multiple ways in which you can participate remotely.


  • John Abowd (US Census Bureau)
  • Ray Chambers (University of Wollongong)
  • Peter Christen (Australian National University)
  • Chris Dibben (University of Edinburgh)
  • Josep Domingo-Ferrer (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)
  • Cynthia Dwork (Microsoft Research)
  • Stephen Fienberg (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Harvey Goldstein (Bristol University)
  • Clive Humby (Humby & Dunn)
  • Christine O'Keefe (CSIRO)
  • Jerry Reiter (Duke University)
  • Aaron Roth (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Natalie Shlomo (University of Manchester)
  • Adam Smith (Penn State University)
  • Rebecca Steorts (Duke University)



Registration Only
  • Registration Package: £202
  • Student Registration Package: £162

The Registration Package includes admission to all seminars, lunches and refreshments on the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday), wine reception and formal dinner, but does not include other meals or accommodation.

Registration and Accommodation
  • Accommodation Package: £477

The Accommodation Package includes a registration fee, bed and breakfast accommodation at Wolfson Court from the evening of Monday 4th July 2016 to breakfast on Saturday 9th July 2016, together with lunches and refreshments during the days that lectures take place (Monday - Friday). The formal dinner is also included, but no other evening meals.

Formal Dinner Only
  • Formal Dinner: £50

Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event. For all remaining participants who would like to attend, such as programme participants, the above charge will apply.


Accommodation in single study bedrooms with shared facilities, breakfast and lunches are provided at Wolfson Court, adjacent to the Institute.



Lunch will be served at Wolfson Court in the Cafeteria from 12:30 to 13:30 on days that lectures take place.

  • Accommodation Package and Registration Package participants should present their badge as payment for their meal
  • Those issued with a blue Institute door entrance card can add money onto the card via the Porters' Lodge at Wolfson Court
  • Other participants must purchase their meal using their dining card via the Porters' Lodge (forms can be found on the registration desk or at the Porters' Lodge)

Evening Meal

Participants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.

Formal Dinner

The Formal Dinner will take place on Wednesday 6th July at Trinity College, Old Kitchen. Participants on the Accommodation Package or Registration Package, including organisers and speakers, are automatically included in this event.

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