[PET] HotPETs 2012 -- Call for Participation, Keynote Speaker, Accepted Papers

Emiliano De Cristofaro edecrist at uci.edu
Sat May 19 01:20:34 BST 2012

[apologies if you received duplicate copies of this call for participation]


The 5th Workshop on Hot Topics in Privacy Enhancing Technologies (HotPETs 2012)
July 13, 2012, Vigo, Spain

Held within the 12th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2012),
July 11-13, 2012.

Registration for PETS 2012 is open at
Early-bird registration ends on June 15th.

HotPETs 2012:

As the amount and sensitivity of personal information disseminated on
the Web increase, so do related privacy concerns. The ambition of the
Workshop on Hot Topics in Privacy Enhancing Technologies (HotPETs) is
to foster new ideas, spirited debates, as well as controversial
perspectives on privacy (and lack thereof).
Held in conjunction with the PET Symposium, HotPETs is an established,
vibrant forum providing researchers with a unique chance to receive
feedback from privacy specialists.
The nature of HotPETs' discussion-oriented format is especially suited
to promising preliminary results, interdisciplinary research, as well
as hands-on experimentation with privacy-enhancing technologies.
However, submissions of full-blown work seeking dissemination and
feedback from the community are also encouraged.

Workshop co-chairs: Emiliano De Cristofaro (PARC), Julien Freudiger (EPFL)

More information can be found at: http://petsymposium.org/2012/hotpets.php


This year's keynote talk will be given by Dr. Moez Chakchouk.

Dr. Moez Chakchouk is the Chairman and CEO of the Tunisian Internet
Agency (ATI). He was appointed a few weeks after the Tunisian
revolution and decided that ATI should no longer function as a
censorship machine. Dr. Chakchouk received his M.S. in
Telecommunications from the ENIT Engineering School in 2001 and his
Ph.D. in Telecommunications applied to Mathematics in 2009, from El
Manar University (Tunisia) and Paris Descartes University (France).
Prior to ATI, Dr. Chakchouk has worked at The National Center for
Telecommunication Studies and Research (CERT) and the
Telecommunications Regulation Authority (INT). In 2010, he was
appointed as Adviser to the Minister of Communications Technology.


1. Foteini Baldimtsi, Gesine Hinterwalder, Andy Rupp, Anna
Lysyanskaya, Christof Paar and Wayne P. Burleson. Pay As You Go

2. Greg Norcie, Kelly Caine and Jean Camp. Eliminating Stop-Points in
the Installation and Use of Anonymity Systems: A Usability Evaluation
of the Tor Browser Bundle

3. Indrajeet Singh, Michael Butkiewicz, Harsha Madhyastha, Srikanth
Krishnamurthy and Sateesh Addepalli. Building a Wrapper for
Fine-Grained Private Group Messaging on Twitter

4. Kurt Partridge, Manas A. Pathak, Ersin Uzun and Cong Wang. PiCoDa:
Privacy-preserving Smart Coupon Delivery Architecture

5. Luca Invernizzi, Christopher Kruegel and Giovanni Vigna. Message In
A Bottle: Sailing Past Censorship

6. Lukasz Olejnik, Claude Castelluccia and Artur Janc. Why Johnny
Can't Hide: On the Uniqueness of Web Browsing History Patterns

7. Michael Brennan. Perspectives on Academic Impact from Inside the
Federal Trade Commission

8. Mishari Almishari and Gene Tsudik. Exploring Linkablility of User Reviews

9. Nevena Vratonjic, Vincent Bindschaedler, Kévin Huguenin and
Jean-Pierre Hubaux. Location Privacy Threats at Public Hotspots

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