[PET] PETS 2009 submissions now OPEN

Ian Goldberg and Mikhail Atallah pets2009-chairs at petsymposium.org
Mon Feb 9 13:05:25 GMT 2009

[Apologies if you receive this more than once.]

We've opened submissions for PETS 2009.  You can submit your papers
via EasyChair: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pets2009

The submission deadline is March 2, 2009, 23:00 UTC *FIRM*.

   - Ian and Mikhail


9th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2009)
Seattle, WA, USA
Aug 5 - Aug 7, 2009


Important Dates:

    * PETS submission deadline: March 2, 2009, 23:00 UTC
    * PETS author notification: April 24, 2009
    * PETS camera-ready deadline for proceedings: May 19, 2009, 23:00 UTC

    * HotPETs submission deadline: May 8, 2009, 23:00 UTC
    * HotPETs notification: May 22, 2009
    * HotPETs camera-ready deadline: Jun 12, 2009

All deadlines are FIRM - no extensions.

Privacy and anonymity are increasingly important in the online world.
Corporations, governments, and other organizations are realizing and
exploiting their power to track users and their behavior. Approaches to
protecting individuals, groups, but also companies and governments from
profiling and censorship include decentralization, encryption,
distributed trust, and automated policy disclosure.

The 9th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium addresses the design
and realization of such privacy services for the Internet and other data
systems and communication networks by bringing together anonymity and
privacy experts from around the world to discuss recent advances and new

The symposium seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting
novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of privacy
technologies, as well as experimental studies of fielded systems. We
encourage submissions from other communities such as law and business
that present their perspectives on technological issues. As in the past,
proceedings will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer
Science series. Like last year, the symposium proceedings will be
available at the event, rather than after it.

Suggested topics include but are not restricted to:

    * Anonymous communications and publishing systems
    * Attacks on privacy and privacy technologies
    * Censorship resistance
    * Data protection technologies
    * Deployment models for privacy infrastructures
    * Economics of privacy
    * Fielded systems and techniques for enhancing privacy in existing systems
    * Location privacy
    * Policy, law, and human rights relating to privacy
    * Privacy and anonymity in peer-to-peer architectures
    * Privacy and inference control in databases
    * Privacy-enhanced access control or authentication/certification
    * Privacy-friendly payment mechanisms for PETS and other services
    * Privacy in Ubiquitous Computing Environments
    * Privacy threat models
    * Privacy vulnerabilities and their impact on phishing and identity theft
    * Profiling and data mining
    * Pseudonyms, identity management, linkability, and reputation
    * Reliability, robustness and abuse prevention in privacy systems
    * Traffic analysis
    * Usability issues and user interfaces for PETs

General Chair:
    Adam Shostack, Microsoft

Program Chairs:
    Ian Goldberg, University of Waterloo
    Mikhail Atallah, Purdue University

Program Committee:
    Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
    Michael Backes, Saarland University and Max-Planck Institute
                        for Software Systems
    Mira Belenkiy, Microsoft
    Alastair Beresford, University of Cambridge
    Nikita Borisov, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University
    George Danezis, Microsoft Research Cambridge
    Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, Universita degli Studi di Milano
    Claudia Diaz, K.U. Leuven
    Roger Dingledine, The Tor Project
    Alexandre Evfimievski, IBM Almaden Research Center
    Philippe Golle, Palo Alto Research Center
    Rachel Greenstadt, Drexel University
    Thomas Heydt-Benjamin, IBM Research Zurich
    Apu Kapadia, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
    Bradley Malin, Vanderbilt University
    Tal Malkin, Columbia University
    Nick Mathewson, The Tor Project
    David Molnar, University of California, Berkeley
    Steven Murdoch, University of Cambridge
    Andreas Pfitzmann, Dresden University of Technology
    Len Sassaman, K.U. Leuven
    Andrei Serjantov, The Free Haven Project
    Paul Syverson, Naval Research Laboratory
    Marianne Winslett, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Matthew Wright, University of Texas at Arlington
    Ting Yu, North Carolina State University

HotPETs chairs:
    Thomas Heydt-Benjamin, IBM Research Zurich
    Andrei Serjantov, The Free Haven Project

Papers to be submitted to the PET Symposium must be at most 15 pages
excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices (using an 11-point
font), and at most 20 pages total. Submission of shorter papers is
strongly encouraged whenever appropriate. Papers must conform to the
Springer LNCS style (in which the text area per page is a little smaller
than 5" x 7 3/4"). Follow the "Information for Authors" link at
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. Papers not following
these instructions risk being rejected without consideration of their

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have
been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a
conference with proceedings.

Reviewers of submitted papers are not required to read the appendices
and the paper should be intelligible without them. The paper should
start with the title and an abstract. The introduction should give some
background and summarize the contributions of the paper at a level
appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Submitted papers must not be
anonymized. Proceedings will be published by Springer and made available
at the symposium.

By submitting a paper, you agree that if it is accepted, you will sign a
paper distribution agreement allowing for publication, and also that an
author of the paper will register for the symposium and present the
paper there. Our current working agreement with Springer is that authors
will retain copyright on their own works while assigning an exclusive
3-year distribution license to Springer. Authors may still post their
papers on their own Web sites. See
http://petsymposium.org/2008/2008-springer-form.pdf for the 2008 version
of this agreement.

Paper submissions must be received by March 2nd, 2009 at 23:00 UTC.
Details about the paper submission process will appear on the PETS web
site. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors by
April 24th, 2009 and authors will have the opportunity to revise their
papers for the proceedings version due on May 19th, 2009.


As was done last year, part of the symposium will be devoted to
HotPETs--the hottest, most exciting research ideas still in a formative
state presented in 10-20 minutes for discussion and feedback from the
audience. Submissions need not be technical in nature; we welcome
challenges from other fields whereby our audience may learn about real
world needs that require new research and solutions. Our intent is to
bring new questions, approaches, and problems to our privacy community
for discussion, feedback, and consideration of new approaches based on
the diverse expertise of our attendees.

Submissions to HotPETs may be in either a 1 to 4 page extended abstract
format, or a full length paper format. We prefer extended abstract
format, and all accepted full length submissions must be converted to
extended abstract form prior to the camera ready deadline. Successful
submissions will have their abstracts printed for hard copy distribution
at the event. The abstracts will not be part of the PETS proceedings in
order to ensure authors may subsequently publish the expanded work,
either in a future PETS or elsewhere.


We also invite proposals of up to 2 pages for panel discussions or other
relevant presentations. In your proposal, (1) describe the nature of the
presentation and why it is appropriate to the symposium, (2) suggest a
duration for the presentation (ideally between 45 and 90 minutes), (3)
give brief descriptions of the presenters, and (4) indicate which
presenters have confirmed their availability for the presentation if it
is scheduled. Otherwise, submit your proposal by email as described
above, including the designation of a contact author. The program
committee will consider presentation proposals along with other
symposium events, and will respond by the paper decision date with an
indication of its interest in scheduling the event. The proceedings will
contain 1-page abstracts of the presentations that take place at the
symposium. Each contact author for an accepted panel proposal must
prepare and submit this abstract in the Springer LNCS style by the "PETS
camera-ready deadline for proceedings" deadline date.

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