Congratulations to the 2004 PET Award winners!
Workshop on Privacy Enhancing Technologies
Toronto, Canada 26 - 28 May 2004
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 three workshops (held in Berkeley in July 2000, San Francisco in April 2002, and Dresden in March 2003), this fourth 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 after the workshop in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. NEW: our current working agreement is that individual 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.)
This year's workshop immediately follows the 6th Information Hiding Workshop, and is hosted at the same site.
Limited stipends will be available to assist students and others in similar financial circumstances. See the stipends page for the details.
The full registration fee includes pre-proceedings, post-proceedings, continental breakfast, lunch and breaks each day plus a welcome reception on May 25 and dinner at the CN Tower ("the World's tallest building") on May 27.
Registration is by email, fax, or snail mail.
Venue and Hotel
We will be holding the workshop at the Radisson Plaza Hotel Admiral at the harbourfront -- the same facility that the Information Hiding Workshop is using.
A special room rate of $165 CAD/night has been arranged at the Toronto Radisson
Admiral Hotel for PET 2004 registrants, for the dates May 25-28 (checking out on
May 29). To reserve a room on-line see the
PET hotel reservation page. If you're
staying additional nights, then you'll have to book a reservation for those
nights separately, since the hotel promotion code "PET" limits the reservation
to May 25-28 in the online service. It might be easiest to arrange your
stay on the telephone if your dates don't fall neatly within the promotional
Sign up on this wiki if you need help finding a roommate.
Airport information is available from the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. If you're the sort who uses Expedia or Orbitz, also check AirCanada directly, since they sometimes have cheaper flights that aren't listed on the main search sites.
Airport Express buses run every 20-30 minutes departing Pearson Airport from 5 am to 1 am. The nearest stops to the Radisson Admiral are the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel and the Royal York Hotel. The Radisson Admiral would be a short (5-10 minute) taxi or streetcar ride from either location. Depending on the time of day and the capacity of the bus, the driver may be able to stop at the Radisson so it's worth inquiring when you board. Airport Express buses are $15 one way, $26 return. Taxis are approximately $39 from the airport to the Radisson Admiral and Airport Limousines are currently $43 for this trip.
See the preliminary program for more information.
Tuesday (25 May) Welcome Reception: at the hotel.
Important Dates for Authors