[PET] CFP: 10th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2010)

Nick Hopper hopper at cs.umn.edu
Wed Feb 3 03:58:07 GMT 2010

Call for Papers
*10th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium*
Berlin, Germany
Jul 21 -- Jul 23, 2010

The PETS 2010 Submission server is OPEN at: https://research.cs.umn.edu/pets/

Important Dates:

     * PETS submission deadline: February 15, 2010, 11:59 UTC (7 pm EST)
     * PETS author notification: April 10, 2010
     * PETS camera-ready deadline for proceedings: May 5, 2010, 11:59 UTC
       (8 pm EDT)

     * HotPETs submission deadline: April 24, 2010, 11:59 UTC (8 pm EDT)
     * HotPETs notification: May 8, 2010
     * HotPETs camera-ready deadline: May 29, 2010, 11:59 UTC (8 pm EDT)

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 10th 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
     * 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
     * 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:
     Hannes Federrath, Universitaet Regensburg
Program Chairs:
     Mikhail Atallah, Purdue University
     Nick Hopper, University of Minnesota
Program Committee:
     Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
     Kevin Bauer, University of Colorado
     Alastair Beresford, University of Cambridge
     Nikita Borisov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
     Sabrina De Capitani di Vimercati, University of Milan
     Claudia Diaz, K.U.Leuven
     Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft
     Simone Fischer-Huebner, Karlstad University
     Rachel Greenstadt, Drexel University
     Thomas Heydt-Benjamin, ETH Zurich
     Aaron Johnson, University of Texas at Austin
     Apu Kapadia, Indiana University
     Bradley Malin, Vanderbilt University
     Tal Malkin, Columbia University
     Nick Mathewson, The Tor Project
     Aleecia McDonald, Carnegie Mellon University
     Shishir Nagaraja, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
     Benny Pinkas, University of Haifa
     Andreas Pfitzmann, Dresden University of Technology
     Rob Reeder, Microsoft
     Len Sassaman, K.U.Leuven
     Andrei Serjantov, The Free Haven Project
     Paul Syverson, Naval Research Laboratory
     Carmela Troncoso, K.U.Leuven
     Ting Yu, North Carolina State University
HotPETs chairs:
     Carmela Troncoso, K.U.Leuven
     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, 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/2009/2009-springer-form.pdf for the 2009 version
of this agreement.

Paper submissions must be received by February 15, 2010, 11:59 UTC (7 pm
EST), through the PETS 2010 submission server at:
https://research.cs.umn.edu/pets/. Notification of acceptance or
rejection will be sent to authors by April 10th, 2010 and authors will
have the opportunity to revise their papers for the proceedings version
due on May 5th, 2010.


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. HotPETs submissions are due April
24, 2010, 11:59 UTC (8 pm EDT); submission instructions will appear on
the PETS web site.


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. Submit your proposal in the same manner as a PET Symposium
paper, by the same deadline. 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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