PoPETs cover image PETS 2019
The 19th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium
July 16–20, 2019
Stockholm, Sweden


This year PoPETs is running an experiment on consistency in the review process. Please read about it!

The annual Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) brings together privacy experts from around the world to present and discuss recent advances and new perspectives on research in privacy technologies. PETS/PoPETs is the premier venue for novel applied and/or theoretical research into the design, analysis, experimentation, or fielding of privacy-enhancing technologies.

Submitted papers undergo a journal-style reviewing process and accepted papers are published in the journal Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs). PoPETs, a scholarly, open access 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 is published by Sciendo, part of De Gruyter, which has over 260 years of publishing history. PoPETs does not have article processing charges (APCs) or article submission charges.

Authors can submit papers to PoPETs four times a year, every three months on a predictable schedule. Authors are notified of the decisions two months after submission. The four submission deadlines for the 2019 volume of PoPETs are in May 2018, Aug 2018, Nov 2018, and Feb 2019.

The call for papers provides more information for authors and a list of example topics in the scope of PoPETs.

Important Upcoming Dates

PETS 2019

HotPETs submission deadline: May 24, 2019
PUT 2019 submission deadline: June 10, 2019
Early registration deadline: June 12, 2019

PoPETs 2019

All deadlines are 23:59:59 American Samoa time (UTC-11)

Issue 4
Paper submission deadline: February 28, 2019 (firm)
Rebuttal period: April 8 – 10, 2019
Author notification: April 30, 2019
Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers and minor revisions (if accepted by the shepherd): June 15, 2019

Authors invited to resubmit with major revisions can submit the revised (full) paper two weeks after the stated deadline. Such papers must, however, be registered with an abstract by the usual deadline. All other papers than these major revision resubmissions must be submitted by the stated deadline, including papers submitted to and rejected from previous issues. To benefit from the two-week deadline extension, major revisions must be submitted to one of the two issues following the decision. Major revisions submitted to later issues are treated as new submissions, due by the regular deadline and possibly assigned to new reviewers.


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