[crypto] [Fwd: CfP PETS 2014]

R. Hirschfeld ray at unipay.nl
Wed Dec 4 05:46:54 CET 2013

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Subject: CfP PETS 2014
From:    "Hinde ten Berge" <hinde at xs4all.nl>
Date:    Tue, December 3, 2013 22:05

PETS 2014: 14th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium
July 16-18, 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) aims to advance the
state of the art and foster a world-wide community of researchers and
practitioners to discuss innovation and new perspectives.

PETS seeks paper submissions for its 14th event to be held in Amsterdam,
July 16–18, 2014. 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. Some
suggested topics are listed below.

IMPORTANT DATES (all deadlines are firm):
Abstract registration deadline:	     February 10, 2014, 23:59 GMT
Paper submission deadline:           February 13, 2014, 23:59 GMT
Author notification:                 April 13, 2014
Camera-ready deadline:               May 4, 2014
Symposium:                           July 16–18, 2014

TOPICS OF INTEREST (Suggested topics include but are not restricted to):
- Behavioral 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
- 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 micro-blogging systems
- Privacy-enhanced access control, authentication, and identity management
- 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
- Usability and user-centered design for PETs

GENERAL CHAIR (gc14 at petsymposium.org):
Hinde ten Berge, Free Knowledge Institute

PROGRAM CHAIRS (pets14-chairs at petsymposium.org):
Emiliano De Cristofaro, University College London
Steven Murdoch, University of Cambridge

Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
Erman Ayday, EPFL
Kelly Caine, Clemson University
Jan Camenisch, IBM Zurich
Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zurich
Claude Castelluccia, INRIA Rhone-Alpes
Kostas Chatzikokolakis, Lix Ecole Polytechnique
Graham Cormode, University of Warwick
Roberto Di Pietro, Universita' di Roma Tre
Cynthia Dwork, Microsoft Research
Claudia Diaz, KU Leuven
Zekeriya Erkin, TU Delft
Paul Francis, MPI-SWS
Ian Goldberg, University of Waterloo
Rachel Greenstadt, Drexel University
Amir Herzberg, Bar Ilan University
Nick Hopper, University of Minnesota
Amir Houmansadr, UT Austin
Rob Jansen, Naval Research Laboratory
Dali Kaafar, NICTA & INRIA Rhone-Alpes
Apu Kapadia, Indiana University, Bloomington
Stefan Katzenbeisser, TU Darmstadt
Negar Kiyavash, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Markulf Kohlweiss, Microsoft Research
Adam Lee, University of Pittsburgh
Brian Levine, University of Massachussets, Amherst
Marc Liberatore, University of Massachussets, Amherst
Ben Livshits, Microsoft Research
Nick Mathewson, The Tor Project
Prateek Mittal, Princeton
Arvind Narayanan, Princeton
Claudio Orlandi, Aarhus University
Micah Sherr, Georgetown University
Reza Shokri, ETH Zurich
Radu Sion, Stony Brook University
Paul Syverson, Naval Research Laboratory
Gene Tsudik, UC Irvine
Eugene Vasserman, Kansas State University
Matthew Wright, UT Arlington

PUBLICITY CHAIR (ctroncoso at gradiant.org):
Carmela Troncoso, Grandiant

HotPETs CHAIRS (hotpets14 at petsymposium.org):
Kelly Caine, Clemson University
Prateek Mittal, Princeton
Reza Shokri, ETH Zurich

Papers to be submitted to the PET Symposium must be at most 20 pages
(including the bibliography), plus optional appendices of at most 10
pages. PC members are not required to read the appendices, which will
not be included in the final proceedings and should only be used to
support evidence of paper’s technical validity, e.g., for detailed
security proofs. 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. 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.

Papers will need to be submitted via the PETS 2014 EasyChair submission
server at:

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.

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 contact PC chairs before submitting to clarify
any doubts. Also, authors may be asked to include explanation of how
ethical principles were followed in their final papers should questions
arise during the review process.

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. For the 2010 version of this
agreement, see: http://petsymposium.org/2010/2010-springer-form.pdf

The Andreas Pftzmann PETS 2014 Best Student Paper Award will be selected
at PETS 2014. Papers written solely or primarily by a student who is
presenting the work at PETS 2014 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. See the HotPETs CfP for more information at

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