[PET] CFP for PETS 2016

Sadia Afroz sadia.afroz at berkeley.edu
Sat Apr 4 06:05:18 BST 2015

[Apologies to those who receive multiple copies of this CFP]


The first deadline for PETS 2016 is Apr 15, 2015. PETS 2016 will be held in
July (dates TBA) in Darmstadt, Germany. Since 2015, PETS has 5 deadlines a
year; submit whenever you feel ready!

Read the CFP below for more details on our new hybrid conference/journal
model (based on the PVLDB model), which includes the option to resubmit
with minor/major revisions to a subsequent deadline.
Papers will need to be submitted via the submission server at:

We look forward to your submissions!

16th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS)
Darmstadt, Germany
July 2016
https://www.petsymposium.org/ <https://www.petsymposium.org/2015/>

The annual *Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS)* brings
together privacy and anonymity experts from around the world to discuss
recent advances and new perspectives. PETS addresses the design and
realization of privacy services for the Internet and other data systems and
communication networks.

PETS seeks *paper* and *panel* submissions for its 16th event to be held
in Darmstadt, Germany in July 2016 (dates TBA). Papers should present novel
practical and/or theoretical research into the design, analysis,
experimentation, or fielding of privacy-enhancing technologies. While PETS
has traditionally been home to research on anonymity systems and
privacy-oriented cryptography, we strongly encourage submissions in a
number of both well-established and some emerging privacy-related topics.

*New starting this year:* Papers will undergo a journal-style reviewing
process and be published in the Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing
Technologies (PoPETs). PoPETs, a scholarly journal for timely research
papers on privacy, has been established as a way to improve reviewing and
publication quality while retaining the highly successful PETS community
event. PoPETs will be published by De Gruyter Open
<http://degruyteropen.com/>, the world's second largest publisher of Open
Access academic content, and part of the De Gruyter group
<http://www.degruyter.com/>, which has over 260 years of publishing history.

Authors can submit papers to one of several submission deadlines during the
year. Papers are provided with major/minor revision decisions on a
predictable schedule, where we endeavor to assign the same reviewers to
major revisions. Authors can address the concerns of reviewers and rebut
reviewer comments before a final decision on acceptance is made. Papers
accepted for publication by May 15th will be presented at that year's
symposium. Note that accepted papers must be presented at PETS.

Authors are encouraged to view our FAQ
<https://petsymposium.org/2015/faq.php> about the submission process.

*Important Dates for PETS 2016*

All deadlines are 23:59:59 EST (UTC-5)

*Issue 3:*
Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2015 (firm)
Rebuttal period: May 23–25, 2015
Author notification: June 15, 2015
Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers and minor revisions (if accepted
by the shepherd): July 15, 2015

Papers which were submitted to a previous PETS deadline and invited to
resubmit after major revisions can submit the revised paper up to two weeks
after the stated deadline. Such papers must however be registered by the
usual deadline. *Papers which were not submitted to a previous deadline or
submissions which were rejected from a previous PETS issue must be
submitted by the stated deadline*. To be considered as a major revision,
papers invited to resubmit must be registered no later than six months
after the initial submission; otherwise the paper will be treated as a new

*Suggested topics* include but are not restricted to:

   - Behavioural targeting
   - Building and deploying privacy-enhancing systems
   - Crowdsourcing for privacy
   - Cryptographic tools for privacy
   - Data protection technologies
   - Differential privacy
   - Economics of privacy and game-theoretical approaches to privacy
   - Forensics and privacy
   - Human factors, usability and user-centered design for PETs
   - Information leakage, data correlation and generic attacks to privacy
   - Interdisciplinary research connecting privacy to economics, law,
   ethnography, psychology, medicine, biotechnology
   - Location and mobility privacy
   - Measuring and quantifying privacy
   - Obfuscation-based privacy
   - Policy languages and tools for privacy
   - Privacy and human rights
   - Privacy in ubiquitous computing and mobile devices
   - Privacy in cloud and big-data applications
   - Privacy in social networks and microblogging systems
   - Privacy-enhanced access control, authentication, and identity
   - Profiling and data mining
   - Reliability, robustness, and abuse prevention in privacy systems
   - Surveillance
   - Systems for anonymous communications and censorship resistance
   - Traffic analysis
   - Transparency enhancing tools

*General Chair* (gc16 at petsymposium.org <gc15 at petsymposium.org>):

           Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, TU Darmstadt

*Program Chairs/Co-Editors-in-Chief* (pets16-chairs at petsymposium.org):

           Apu Kapadia, *Indiana University Bloomington*

          (Second Co-Chair TBA)
*Current Program Committee/Editorial Board:*Sadia Afroz, *UC Berkeley*N.
Asokan, *Aalto University and University of Helsinki*Adam Aviv, *United
States Naval Academy*Erman Ayday, *Bilkent University*Lujo Bauer, *Carnegie
Mellon University*Marina Blanton, *University of Notre Dame*Joseph
Bonneau, *Princeton
University*Nikita Borisov, *University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*Kevin
Butler, *University of Florida*Kelly Caine, *Clemson University*Jan
Camenisch, *IBM Research – Zurich*Srdjan Capkun, *ETH Zurich*Claude
Castelluccia, *INRIA Rhone-Alpes*Kostas Chatzikokolakis, *Lix Ecole
Polytechnique*Graham Cormode, *University of Warwick*Lorrie Cranor, *Carnegie
Mellon University*Anupam Datta, *Carnegie Mellon University*Roberto Di
Pietro, *Bell Labs France*Claudia Diaz, *KU Leuven*Serge Egelman, *UC
Berkeley / ICSI*William Enck, *NC State University*Zekeriya Erkin, *TU
Delft*Adrienne Porter Felt, *Google*Simone Fischer-Hübner, *Karlstad
University*Carl Gunter, *University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*Ryan
Henry, *Indiana University Bloomington*Amir Herzberg, *Bar Ilan
Hill, *Indiana University Bloomington*Nick Hopper, *University of
Houmansadr, *University of Massachusetts, Amherst*Rob Jansen, *U.S. Naval
Research Laboratory*Mohamed-Ali (Dali) Kaafar, *NICTA Australia*Jonathan
Katz, *University of Maryland*Stefan Katzenbeisser, *TU Darmstadt*Negar
Kiyavash, *University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*Bart
Knijnenburg, *University
of California, Irvine*Markulf Kohlweiss, *Microsoft Research*Yoshi
Kohno, *University
of Washington*Adam J. Lee, *University of Pittsburgh*Wenke Lee, *Georgia
Institute of Technology*Brian Levine, *University of Massachusetts,
Liberatore, *University of Massachusetts, Amherst*Anna Lysyanskaya, *Brown
University*Ashwin Machanavajjhala, *Duke University*Z. Morley Mao, *University
of Michigan*Nick Mathewson, *The Tor Project*Prateek Mittal, *Princeton
University*Steven Myers, *Indiana University Bloomington*Helen Nissenbaum, *New
York University*Claudio Orlandi, *Aarhus University*Kenny Paterson, *Royal
Holloway, University of London*Michael Reiter, *UNC Chapel Hill*Thomas
Ristenpart, *University of Wisconsin-Madison*Mike Rosulek, *Oregon State
University*Reihaneh Safavi-Naini, *University of Calgary*Micah Sherr,
University*Reza Shokri, *ETH Zurich*Radu Sion, *Stony Brook University*Adam
Smith, *Pennsylvania State University*Jessica Staddon, *Google*Paul
Syverson, *U.S. Naval Research Laboratory*Patrick Traynor, *University of
Florida*Carmela Troncoso, *Gradiant*Eugene Vasserman, *Kansas State
University*Yang Wang, *Syracuse University*Matthew Wright, *UT
Chair* (publication16 at petsymposium.org):Qatrunnada Ismail*Publicity Chair* (
publicity16 at petsymposium.org):Sadia Afroz, *UC Berkeley*
*HotPETs Chairs* (hotpets16 at petsymposium.org):TBA

*Submission Guidelines*
Papers to be submitted to the PET Symposium must be at most 10 pages
excluding bibliography and appendices and 15 pages total in double-column
ACM format (http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates). PC
members are not required to read the appendices, which should only be used
to support evidence of the submission's technical validity, e.g., for
detailed security proofs. Also, *all papers must be anonymized* (more
information below). 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.

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.

Papers will need to be submitted via the submission server for Issue 3 at:

*Anonymization of Submissions*
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. It is recognized that, at times, information
regarding the identities of authors may become public outside the
submission process (e.g., if a pre-print is published as a technical report
or on a pre-print server) – the PC will ignore this external information.
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.

Papers describing experiments with users or user data (e.g., network
traffic, passwords, social network information), should follow the basic
principles of ethical research, e.g., beneficence (maximizing the benefits
to an individual or to society while minimizing harm to the individual),
minimal risk (appropriateness of the risk versus benefit ratio), voluntary
consent, respect for privacy, and limited deception. Authors are encouraged
to include a subsection on Ethical Principles if human subjects research is
conducted, and such a discussion may be required if deemed necessary during
the review process. Authors are encouraged to contact PC chairs before
submitting to clarify any doubts.

Accepted papers will be published as an Open Access Journal by De Gruyter
Open, the world's second largest publisher of Open Access academic content,
and part of the De Gruyter group, which has over 260 years of publishing
history. Authors retain copyright of their work. Papers will be published
under an open-access policy using a Creative Commons
<http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/> license.

*Best Student Paper Award*
The Andreas Pfitzmann PETS 2016 Best Student Paper Award will be selected
at PETS 2016. Papers written solely or primarily by a student who is
presenting the work at PETS 2016 are eligible for the award.

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. Further information will be made available on the HotPETS 2016 page.
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