[PET] CfP - PETS 2012 (submission deadline: 20-Feb-2012)

Simone Fischer-Hübner simone.fischer-huebner at kau.se
Fri Jan 20 10:21:53 GMT 2012

Dear all,
Just a reminder: The PETS 2012 submission deadline is in one month – please
help to distribute the CfP.

Call for Papers

12th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2012), 
Vigo, Spain Jul 11 – Jul 13, 2012

Web site: http://petsymposium.org/2012/

Important Dates:

* submission deadline: February 20, 2012, 23:59 UTC (7 pm EST)
* PETS author notification: April 2, 2012
* PETS camera-ready deadline for proceedings: April 30, 2012, 23:59 UTC (8
pm EDT)
* HotPETs submission deadline: April 16, 2012, 23:59 UTC (8 pm EDT)
* HotPETs notification: May 14, 2012
* HotPETs camera-ready deadline: May 28, 2012, 23:59 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 12th 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
with novel technical contributions from other communities such as law,
business, and data protection authorities, that present their perspectives
on technological issues. As in the past, the proceedings will be published
in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, and will be
available at the event.

Suggested topics include but are not restricted to:

* Anonymous communications and publishing systems
* Attacks on privacy and privacy technologies
* Censorship resistance
* Data protection technologies
* Economics of privacy and PETs
* Fielded systems and techniques for enhancing privacy in existing systems
* Location privacy
* Privacy and anonymity in Peer-to-Peer, Cloud, and Ubiquitous Computing
* Privacy and inference control in databases
* Privacy-enhanced access control or authentication/certification
* Privacy-friendly payment mechanisms for PETs and other services
* Privacy in Online Social Networks
* Privacy policy languages and tools
* Privacy threat models
* Profiling and data mining
* Pseudonyms, identity management, linkability, and reputation
* Reliability, robustness and abuse prevention in privacy systems
* Traffic analysis
* Transparency enhancing tools
* Usability issues and user interfaces for PETs

General Chair:
Carmela Troncoso, KU Leuven (gc12 at petsymposium.org)

Program Chairs:
Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University
(pets2012-chairs at petsymposium.org) 
Matthew Wright, University of Texas at Arlington
(pets2012-chairs at petsymposium.org)

Local Arrangements Chair:
Fernando Pérez-González, University of Vigo 

Program Committee:
Kevin Bauer, University of Waterloo
Jean Camp, Indiana University
George Danezis, Microsoft Research
Sabrina De Capitani Di Vimercati, Università degli Studi di Milano
Emiliano De Cristofaro, PARC
Roger Dingledine, The Tor Project
Hannes Federrath, Hamburg University
Julien Freudiger, EPFL
Simson Garfinkel, Naval Postgraduate School
Rachel Greenstadt, Drexel University
Thomas Heydt-Benjamin, The Free Haven Project
Nicholas Hopper, University of Minnesota
Jean-Pierre Hubaux, EPFL
Renato Iannella, Quensland Univeristy of Technology
Aaron Johnson, Naval Research Laboratory
Damon Mccoy, University of California, San Diego
Aleecia Mcdonald, Carnegie Mellon University 
Steven Murdoch, University of Cambridge
Shishir Nagaraja, IIIT Delhi
Arvind Narayanan, Stanford University
Gregory Neven, IBM Research Zurich
Siani Pearson, HP Labs Bristol 
Kazue Sako, NEC
Pierangela Samarati, Università degli Studi di Milano
Michael Waidner, CASED

HotPETs chairs:
Julien Freudiger, EPFL
Emiliano De Cristofaro, PARC

Papers to be submitted to the PET Symposium must be at most 20 pages.
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 merits. 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.

All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality and relevance
through double-blind reviewing, where the identities of the authors are
withheld from the reviewers. As an author, you are required to make a
good-faith effort to preserve the anonymity of your submission, while at the
same time allowing the reader to fully grasp the context of related past
work, including your own. Minimally, please take the following steps when
preparing your submission:
* Remove the names and affiliations of authors from the title page.
* Remove acknowledgment of identifying names and funding sources.
* Use care in referring to related work, particularly your own. Do not omit
references to provide anonymity, as this leaves the reviewer unable to grasp
the context. Instead, reference your past work in the third person, just as
you would any other piece of related work by another author.

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/2010/2010-springer-form.pdf
for the 2010 version of this agreement.

The Andreas Pftzmann PETS 2012 Best Student Paper Award will be selected at
PETS 2012. Papers written solely or primarily by a student who is presenting
the work at PETS 2012 are eligible for the award.
Paper submissions must be received by February 20, 2012, 23:59 UTC (7pm EST)
through the PETS 2012 EasyChair submission server at
https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=pets2012. Notification of
acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors by April 2nd, 2012 and
authors will have the opportunity to revise their papers for the proceedings
version due on April 30th, 2012.


As with the last several years, part of the symposium will be devoted to
HotPETs –the hottest, most exciting research ideas still in a formative
state. See the HotPETs CFP <http://petsymposium.org/2012/hotpets.php>  for
more information.


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.

Prof. Dr. Simone Fischer- Hübner
Department of Computer Science
Karlstad University
Universitetsgatan 2
S-65188 Karlstad 
Tel. +46 (0)54 7001723
simone.fischer-huebner at kau.se

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