Publications

Analysis, Modelling and Protection of Online Private Data.

Published in Ph.D. dissertation, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Jun. 2017, 2017

Websites and applications use personalisation services to profile their users, collect their patterns and activities and eventually use this data to provide tailored suggestions. User preferences and social interactions are therefore aggregated and Online communications generate a consistent amount of data flowing among users, services and applications. This information results from the interactions between different parties, and once collected, it is used for a variety of purposes, from marketing profiling to product recommendations, from news filtering to relationship suggestions.

Recommended citation: S. Puglisi. (2017). "Analysis, Modelling and Protection of Online Private Data." Ph.D. dissertation, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Jun. 2017. /files/Silvia_Puglisi_Thesis_PhD.pdf

On web user tracking of browsing patterns for personalised advertising.

Published in International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems, 2017

On today’s Web, users trade access to their private data for content and services.

Recommended citation: S. Puglisi, D. Rebollo-Monedero, J. Forne. (2017). "On web user tracking of browsing patterns for personalised advertising." International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems. 32 (502-521) http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17445760.2017.1282480

MobilitApp: Analysing Mobility Data of Citizens in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona.

Published in Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series, 2016

MobilitApp is a platform designed to provide smart mobility services in urban areas.

Recommended citation: Silvia Puglisi, Ángel Torres Moreira, Gerard Marrugat Torregrosa, Mónica Aguilar Igartua and Jordi Forné. (2016). "MobilitApp: Analysing Mobility Data of Citizens in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona." Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series. Vol. 169. /files/mobilitapp.pdf

On Web user tracking: How third-party http requests track users’ browsing patterns for personalised advertising.

Published in Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net), 2016 Mediterranean, 2016

Websites use personalisation services to profile their visitors, collect their in page reading activities and eventually use this data to provide tailored suggestions.

Recommended citation: S. Puglisi, D. Rebollo-Monedero, J. Forne. (2016). "On Web user tracking: How third-party http requests track users browsing patterns for personalised advertising." Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net), 2016 Mediterranean. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303488658_On_Web_User_Tracking_How_Third-Party_Http_Requests_Track_Users%27_Browsing_Patterns_for_Personalised_Advertising

RESTful Rails Development: Building Open Applications and Services.

Published in OReilly Media, 2015

The Web is slowly but surely changing from a model in which a human reader browses content on web pages to a model in which services and clients (not necessarily humans) exchange information. And because of this, author Silvia Puglisi explains, it makes more sense to build platforms instead of just products or applications. Platforms are like ecosystems interconnecting different applications, services, users, developers, and partners, and offer many benefits.

Recommended citation: S. Puglisi. (2017). "RESTful Rails Development: Building Open Applications and Services." OReilly Media. https://www.amazon.com/RESTful-Rails-Development-Silvia-Puglisi/dp/1491910852

You never surf alone. Ubiquitous tracking of users’ browsing habits.

Published in Proceeding Revised Selected Papers of the 10th International Workshop on Data Privacy Management, and Security Assurance, 2015

In the early age of the internet users enjoyed a large level of anonymity. At the time web pages were just hypertext documents; almost no personalisation of the user experience was offered.

Recommended citation: S. Puglisi, D. Rebollo-Monedero, J. Forné. (2015). "You never surf alone. Ubiquitous tracking of users’ browsing habits." Proceeding Revised Selected Papers of the 10th International Workshop on Data Privacy Management, and Security Assurance. 9481 (273-280). /files/typeinst.pdf

Potential mass surveillance and privacy violations in proximity-based social applications.

Published in TRUSTCOM 15 Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA, 2015

Proximity-based social applications let users interact with people that are currently close to them, by revealing some information about their preferences and whereabouts.

Recommended citation: S. Puglisi, D. Rebollo-Monedero, J. Forné (2010). "Potential mass surveillance and privacy violations in proximity-based social applications." TRUSTCOM 15 Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA. 1 (1045-1052). /files/Potential-mass-surveillance.pdf