[PET] Provable Privacy Workshop colocated with PETS'12 - Deadline extended to May 11

Claudia Diaz claudia.diaz at esat.kuleuven.be
Tue May 8 10:03:14 BST 2012

Hi all, 

please consider submitting a 2-page abstract to this workshop co-located with PETS'12. 

The deadline has been extended until Friday. 

Best regards


*** Extended abstract submission deadline: Friday May 11th, 2012 ***

Call for Papers

Provable Privacy Workshop

July 9-10, 2012, Vigo, Spain
Held in conjunction with PETS 2012

The goal of this workshop is to discuss and promote the application of provable security techniques in the design of privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs).

Provable security is a validation technique for the design of cryptographic protocols where the protocol designer states the envisioned security properties and provides a mathematical proof that the proposed protocol satisfies the stated properties, usually by means of a reduction from a set of underlying mathematical or cryptographic assumptions.

Although several flavours of provable security exist, its general principles are widely adopted and even a requirement in the modern cryptographic community. Their use in the PETs community is somewhat less consistent, partially perhaps because of the complex distributed attack models of PETs, but partially also due to a divide between the PETs and cryptographic communities.

The goal of this workshop is to build a bridge between the cryptographic community and the PETs community with a number of invited talks and submitted presentations by prominent scientists from both fields.

We seek submissions of two-page abstracts (excluding well-marked bibliography and appendices) of talks related to provable security applied to privacy-enhancing protocols. Submissions can be in any of the categories of

* original scientific work,
* preliminary research results,
* recent results published elsewhere,
* position papers, or
* research surveys.

The targeted category must be mentioned on the submission. An online conference record with the accepted abstracts will be made available on the workshop website. The workshop will NOT have formal proceedings, however, so acceptance for the workshop does NOT preclude publication at other venues.

Submission deadline: May 11, 2012, 23:59 UTC (8 pm EDT) *** extended deadline ***
Notification deadline: June 1, 2012
Online abstract deadline: June 15, 2012

Submissions must be submitted in PDF format to the EasyChair submission server at

* Jan Camenisch, IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
* Claudia Diaz, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
* Gregory Neven, IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
* Bart Preneel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

For more information, please contact the organisers by email at provpriv2012(at)ecrypt.eu.org.

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