[PET] Registration for PETS 2015 is *OPEN* (early deadline: June 11)

Sadia Afroz sadia.afroz at berkeley.edu
Sat May 23 00:04:40 BST 2015

(Apologies if you received duplicate copies of this call for participation)

The 15th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2015)
June 30-July 2, 2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Registration for PETS 2015 is now *OPEN* at
*** Early registration (and hotel block) deadline: June 11, 2015 ***

As the amount and the sensitivity of information disseminated in the online
world grow, so do related privacy concerns. Extensive surveillance and
massive tracking of users on the Web are only some of today’s threats to
individual privacy. In the big data era, information increasingly equals
power and money, and organizations are thus motivated to collect and retain
large quantities of personal and, increasingly, contextual information.

The Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) aims to advance the
state of the art and foster a worldwide community of researchers and
practitioners to discuss innovation and new perspectives. It brings
together privacy experts from around the world to discuss recent advances
and new perspectives. PETS announces novel research efforts toward
designing and building systems for privacy and anonymity protection as well
as analyzing challenges and threats.

The full program for the event can be found at
it includes 23 accepted papers, panels and a keynote talk (TBA).

Additionally, PETS will feature a one-day workshop on Hot Topics in Privacy
Enhancing Technologies (HotPETs 2015). The ambition of the workshop is to
foster new ideas, spirited debates, as well as controversial perspectives
on privacy (and lack thereof). The program is available at
http://petsymposium.org/2015/hotpets.php and includes 9 accepted papers and
a keynote talk (TBA).

*General Chair* (gc15 at petsymposium.org):Rachel Greenstadt, *Drexel
University**Program Chairs/Co-Editors-in-Chief* (
pets15-chairs at petsymposium.org):Apu Kapadia, *Indiana University
Bloomington*Steven Murdoch, *University College London**Publications Chair*
 (publication15 at petsymposium.org):Qatrunnada Ismail*Publicity Chair* (
publicity15 at petsymposium.org):Sadia Afroz, *UC Berkeley**HotPETs Chairs* (
hotpets15 at petsymposium.org):Kelly Caine, *Clemson University*Michael
Brennan, *SecondMuse*Aaron Johnson, *U.S. Naval Research Laboratory*
PETS will also feature a ‘Pre-PETS’ workshop on June 29th:
Workshop on Surveillance and Technology (SAT) (*https://satsymposium.org/
You can register for SAT on the PETS registration page.
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