Call for Papers

The submission deadline has expired.

Privacy and anonymity are increasingly important in the online world. Corporations, governments, and other organizations are realizing and exploiting their power to track users and their behavior. Approaches to protecting individuals, groups, but also companies and governments from profiling and censorship include decentralization, encryption, distributed trust, and automated policy disclosure.

The 7th workshop on Privacy Enhancing Technologies addresses the design and realization of such privacy services for the Internet and other communication networks by bringing 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 previous years, proceedings will be published after the workshop in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Suggested topics include but are not restricted to:

Important Dates:
Paper submission: February 23, 2007 [Extended to March 2nd, 2007]
Notification of acceptance: April 23, 2007
Camera-ready copy for preproceedings:    May 25, 2007
Camera-ready copy for proceedings: July 20, 2007

General Chair:
Carlisle Adams, University of Ottawa

Program Chairs:
Nikita Borisov, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Philippe Golle, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

Program Committee:

Papers should be at most 15 pages excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices (using an 11-point font), and at most 20 pages total. Submission of shorter papers is strongly encouraged whenever appropriate. Papers must conform to the Springer LNCS style. Follow the "Information for Authors" link at this webpage.

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.

Reviewers of submitted papers are not required to read the appendices and the paper should be intelligible without them. The paper should start with the title, and an abstract. The introduction should give some background and summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. Submitted papers should be anonymized by removing or sanitizing author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, and obvious self-references. A preliminary version of the proceedings will be made available to workshop participants. Final versions are not due until after the workshop, giving the authors the opportunity to revise their papers based on discussions during the meeting.

Submit your papers in Postscript or PDF format. 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 workshop 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. Click here for the 2004 version of this agreement.

Paper submissions must be received by February 23rd, 2007. If you experience any difficulty with the submission server, please contact the program committee chairs directly to resolve the problem. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to authors by April 23rd, 2007 and authors will have the opportunity to revise for the preproceedings version due on May 25th, 2007.

We also invite proposals of up to 2 pages for panel discussions or other relevant presentations. In your proposal, (1) describe the nature of the presentation and why it is appropriate to the workshop, (2) suggest a duration for the presentation (ideally between 45 and 90 minutes), (3) give brief descriptions of the presenters, and (4) indicate which presenters have confirmed their availability for the presentation if it is scheduled. Otherwise, submit your proposal by email as described above, including the designation of a contact author. The program committee will consider presentation proposals along with other workshop events, and will respond by the paper decision date with an indication of its interest in scheduling the event. The proceedings will contain 1-page abstracts of the presentations that take place at the workshop. Each contact author for an accepted panel proposal must prepare and submit this abstract in the Springer LNCS style by the "Camera-ready copy for preproceedings" deadline date.