5th Workshop on Hot Topics in Privacy Enhancing Technologies (HotPETs 2012)
Held in conjunction with the 12th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium
July 13, 2012, Vigo, Spain
HotPETs has no official proceedings. This document compiles selected papers and is published online only to fuel discussions during the workshop. Selected papers are not included in PETS proceedings so as not to preclude later publication of a full paper.
Download HotPETs 2012 Selected Papers.
Program9:45 Opening Remarks
10:00 Session 1: Censoring Censorship: Dream or Reality?
- Eliminating Stop-Points in the Installation and Use of Anonymity Systems: A Usability Evaluation of the Tor Browser Bundle
Greg Norcie, Kelly Caine and Jean Camp
- Building a Wrapper for Fine-Grained Private Group Messaging on Twitter
Indrajeet Singh, Michael Butkiewicz, Harsha Madhyastha, Srikanth Krishnamurthy and Sateesh Addepalli
- Message In A Bottle: Sailing Past Censorship
Luca Invernizzi, Christopher Kruegel and Giovanni Vigna
11:45 Invited Speaker
2:30 Session 2: Privacy Erosion — New results and some bad news
- Why Johnny Can't Browse in Peace: On the Uniqueness of Web Browsing History Patterns
Lukasz Olejnik, Claude Castelluccia and Artur Janc
- Location Privacy Threats at Public Hotspots
Nevena Vratonjic, Vincent Bindschaedler, Kévin Huguenin and Jean-Pierre Hubaux
- Exploring Linkability of User Reviews
Mishari Almishari and Gene Tsudik
4:30 Session 3: Privacy Protection — Finally some good news!
- PiCoDa: Privacy-preserving Smart Coupon Delivery Architecture
Kurt Partridge, Manas A. Pathak, Ersin Uzun and Cong Wang
- Pay as you go
Foteini Baldimtsi, Gesine Hinterwalder, Andy Rupp, Anna Lysyanskaya, Christof Paar and Wayne P. Burleson
- Perspectives on Academic Impact from Inside the Federal Trade Commission
Internet privacy has become a hot topic recently with the radical growth of Online Social Networks (OSN) and attendant publicity about various leakages. For the last several years we have been examining aggregation of user's information by a steadily decreasing number of entities as unrelated Web sites are browsed. More recently we have found leakage of user's data to the same aggregating entities as a result of interaction with OSNs. I will present results from several studies on leakage of personally identifiable information (PII) via Online Social Networks (both traditional and mobile OSNs) and popular non-OSN sites. Linkage of information gleaned from different sources presents a challenging problem that has captured the attention of technologists, privacy advocates, government agencies, and the multi-billion dollar online advertising industry.
I will present the current status of both technical and non-technical attempts to ameliorate the problem. Economics might hold the key in increasing transparency of the largely hidden exchange of data in return for access of so-called free services.
Bio: Balachander Krishnamurthy is a member of technical staff at AT&T Labs--Research. His focus of research of is in the areas of Internet privacy, Online Social Networks, and Internet measurements. He has authored and edited ten books, published over 80 technical papers, holds thirty five patents, and has given invited talks in thirty five countries.
He co-founded the successful Internet Measurement Conference and the Workshop on Online Social Networks. He has been on the thesis committee of several PhD students, collaborated with over seventy five researchers worldwide, and given tutorials at several industrial sites and conferences.
His most recent book "Internet Measurements: Infrastructure, Traffic and Applications" (525pp, Wiley, with Mark Crovella), was published in July 2006 and is the first book focusing on Internet Measurement. His previous book 'Web Protocols and Practice: HTTP/1.1, Networking Protocols, Caching, and Traffic Measurement' (672 pp, Addison-Wesley, with Jennifer Rexford) is the first in-depth book on the technology underlying the World Wide Web, and has been translated into Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, and Chinese.
Bala is homepageless and not on any OSN but many of his papers can be found here.
Call for Papers
- HotPETs submission deadline: April 16, 2012, 23:59 UTC
- HotPETs notification: May 14, 2012
- HotPETs camera-ready deadline: May 28, 2012, 23:59 UTC
All deadlines are firm – no extensions.
As the amount and sensitivity of personal information disseminated on the Web increase, so do related privacy concerns. The ambition of the Workshop on Hot Topics in Privacy Enhancing Technologies (HotPETs) is to foster new ideas, spirited debates, as well as controversial perspectives on privacy (and lack thereof).
Held in conjunction with the PET Symposium, HotPETs is an established, vibrant forum providing researchers with a unique chance to receive feedback from privacy specialists.
The nature of HotPETs' discussion-oriented format is especially suited to promising preliminary results, interdisciplinary research, as well as hands-on experimentation with privacy-enhancing technologies. However, submissions of full-blown work seeking dissemination and feedback from the community are also encouraged.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Interdisciplinary research connecting privacy with: economics, legal issues, cultural perspectives, ethnography, usability, medicine
- Hands-on experimentation with PETs
- Real-life challenges of PETs deployment
- Out-of-the-box approaches to privacy protection
- Government Surveillance
- Studying relevance of PETs in recent protest movements
- Privacy in health-care, genomics, and biotechnologies
- Experiences and perspectives in Do-not-track and Bitcoin initiatives
- Cryptographic protocols with application to privacy
- Game-theoretical approaches to privacy
- Social networks and location privacy
- Privacy-enhanced access control and authentication
The HotPETs Workshop has no official proceedings. Selected papers will not be included in PETS proceedings, not to preclude later publication of a full paper in other venues. If needed, authors may request workshop co-chairs to contact organizers of other venues to clarify the nature of HotPETs publications.
- Submission Website
- 11pt font and reasonable margins, 15 page maximum, shorter submissions and pdf preferred.
- Submitted papers must not be anonymized.
- Emiliano De Cristofaro (PARC)
- Julien Freudiger (EPFL)
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