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We've scheduled PET2004 for May 26-28 in Toronto. Stay tuned for details.

 Workshop on Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Hotel Elbflorenz Dresden, Germany      26 - 28 March   2003

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) and the second workshop (LNCS 2482, held in San Francisco in April 2002), this third workshop addresses the design and realization of such privacy and anti-censorship services for the Internet and other communication networks. These workshops bring together anonymity and privacy experts from around the world to discuss recent advances and new perspectives.

The workshop seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of privacy technologies, as well as experimental studies of fielded systems. We encourage submissions from other communities such as law and business that present their perspectives on technological issues. As in past years, we will publish proceedings with LNCS after the workshop.


Registration for PET2003 will cost 400 EUR (250 EUR for students). Be sure to register before February 20 to get this price. You can pay it via bank transfer or a personal check in Euros. For Americans, if you don't like the above options the current best option is to collect cash at the airport and bring it to the workshop. See the registration page for the details.


If all goes well, we will have some stipends available, to help offset costs for students, unemployed researchers, etc. See the stipends page for the details.

 Airport, Hotel and Hiking

If you're looking to share a room at the hotel, go check out Matt's room sharing wiki (you may have to use the password 'anonymous').

Look here for information on the Dresden airport, the guided tour of Dresden on Tuesday night (free), the conference dinner on Thursday night (included in registration), and hiking in Sächsische Schweiz on Saturday.

Paper submission: (extended, firm) 

6 December     2002 23:59 EST  
Notification of acceptance:  7 February      2003   
Camera-ready copy for preproceedings:   7 March          2003   
Camera-ready copy for proceedings:   28 April          2003   

Roger Dingledine, The Free Haven Project, USA (
Andreas Pfitzmann, Dresden University of Technology, Germany (

Program Committee:
Alessandro Acquisti, SIMS, UC Berkeley, USA
Stefan Brands, Credentica, Canada
Jean Camp, Kennedy School, Harvard University, USA
David Chaum, USA
Richard Clayton, University of Cambridge, England
Lorrie Cranor, AT&T Labs - Research, USA
Roger Dingledine, The Free Haven Project, USA (program chair)
Hannes Federrath, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
Ian Goldberg, Zero Knowledge Systems, Canada
Marit Hansen, Independent Centre for Privacy Protection Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Markus Jakobsson, RSA Laboratories, USA
Brian Levine, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA
David Martin, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, USA
Andreas Pfitzmann, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Matthias Schunter, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
Andrei Serjantov, University of Cambridge, England
Adam Shostack, Canada
Paul Syverson, Naval Research Lab, USA