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We've scheduled the next workshop for Mar 26-28 in Dresden.

 Workshop on Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Cathedral Hill Hotel, San Francisco, CA, USA     14 - 15 April   2002

The published proceedings are now available!

Privacy and anonymity are increasingly important in the online world. Corporations and governments are starting to realize their power to track users and their behavior, and restrict the ability to publish or retrieve documents. Approaches to protecting individuals, groups, and even companies and governments from such profiling and censorship have included decentralization, encryption, and distributed trust.

Building on the success of the first anonymity and unobservability workshop (LNCS 2009, held in Berkeley in July 2000), PET2002 addresses the design and realization of such anonymity and anti-censorship services for the Internet and other communication networks. We are holding this workshop adjacent to the Twelfth Conference on Computers, Freedom, and Privacy (CFP2002) because the two are complementary, but we are not affiliated with that conference.

The workshop includes presentations from academia and industry describing novel research on theoretical and practical aspects of privacy technologies, as well as policy studies and experimental studies of fielded systems. There will also be an invited talk by David Chaum. Further program information can found here. Final proceedings will appear in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series and will be distributed to workshop participants.


Online registration for the workshop has closed. Onsite registration will be $350, (privacy-preserving) cash only.

Registration for PET2002 is being handled by Stonekeep, Inc. Click here to look at your registration.

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PET2002 will be held at the Cathedral Hill Hotel in San Francisco. (Reservations: 1-800-622-0855) A special rate of $149 (for single or double) is available for PET attendees who make reservations by March 15, 2002. Though we are not affiliated with Computers, Freedom, and Privacy we expect that most of our attendees will be staying for that conference, during which the special rate still applies. Also see the CFP accommodations page for information about finding roommates.

General Chair: Adam Shostack, Zero Knowledge Systems (

Program Committee:
John Borking, Dutch Data Protection Authority
Lance Cottrell,
Roger Dingledine, The Free Haven Project (co-chair,
Hannes Federrath, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Markus Jakobsson, RSA Laboratories
Marit Koehntopp, Independent Centre for Privacy Protection, SH, Germany
Andreas Pfitzmann, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Avi Rubin, AT&T Labs - Research
Paul Syverson, Naval Research Lab (co-chair,
Michael Waidner, IBM Zurich Research Lab