13th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2013)
Bloomington, Indiana, USA
July 10 – 12, 2013
The Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) aims to advance the state of the art and foster a world-wide community of researchers and practitioners to discuss innovation and new perspectives.
PETS seeks paper and panel submissions for its 13th event to be held in July, 2013. Papers should present novel theoretical or practical research into the design, analysis, experimentation, or fielding of privacy-enhancing technologies. While PETS has traditionally been home to research on anonymity systems, we strongly encourage submissions in topics such as cryptography, HCI, data privacy, and in emerging areas (e.g., mobile, social, cloud, ubiquitous). Some suggested topics are listed below.
PETS website: http://petsymposium.org/2013
Key Dates (all deadlines are firm):
|PETS abstract submission deadline:||February 15, 2013, 23:59 GMT|
|PETS paper submission deadline:||February 19, 2013, 23:59 GMT|
|PETS author notification:||March 30, 2013|
|PETS camera-ready deadline for proceedings:||April 27, 2013|
Suggested Topics include but are not restricted to:
- Behavioural targeting
- Building and deploying privacy-enhancing systems
- Cryptographic tools for privacy
- Data protection technologies
- Differential and crowd-blending privacy
- Economics of privacy and game-theoretical approaches to privacy
- Forensics and privacy
- Information leakage and attacks on privacy
- Interdisciplinary research connecting privacy with economics, law, ethnography, psychology, medicine, biotechnology
- Location and mobility privacy
- Policy languages and tools for privacy
- Privacy in ubiquitous computing and mobile devices
- Privacy in cloud and big-data applications
- Privacy in social networks and microblogging systems
- Privacy-enhanced access control, authentication, and identity management
- Profiling and data mining
- Reliability, robustness, and abuse prevention in privacy systems
- Systems for anonymous communications and censorship resistance
- Traffic analysis
- Transparency enhancing tools
- Usability and user-centered design for PETs
- General Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- XiaoFeng Wang, Indiana University Bloomington
- Program Chairs (email@example.com):
- Emiliano De Cristofaro, PARC
- Matthew Wright, University of Texas at Arlington
- HotPETs chairs (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Prateek Mittal, UC Berkeley
- Reza Shokri, EPFL
- Program Committee:
- Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University
- Kevin Bauer, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
- Michael Brennan, Drexel University
- Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zurich
- Claude Castelluccia, INRIA Rhone-Alpes
- Alexei Czeskis, University of Washington
- George Danezis, Microsoft Research Cambridge
- Roger Dingledine, The Tor Project
- Simone Fischer-Huebner, Karlstad University
- Julien Freudiger, PARC
- Xinwen Fu, University of Massachusetts Lowell
- Seda Gurses, K.U. Leuven
- Michael Hay, Colgate University
- Jean-Pierre Hubaux, EPFL
- Aaron Johnson, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
- Jaeyeon Jung, Microsoft Research Redmond
- Apu Kapadia, Indiana University Bloomington
- Markulf Kohlweiss, Microsoft Research Cambridge
- Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs—Research
- Adam J. Lee, University of Pittsburgh
- Anja Lehmann, IBM Research—Zurich
- Marc Liberatore, University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Janne Lindqvist, Rutgers University
- Benjamin Livshits, Microsoft Research Redmond
- Damon McCoy, George Mason University
- Prateek Mittal, University of California, Berkeley
- Gregory Neven, IBM Research—Zurich
- Melek Önen, Eurecom
- Claudio Orlandi, Aarhus University
- Siani Pearson, HP Labs, Bristol
- Alessandra Sala, Bell Labs Ireland
- Pierangela Samarati, Università degli Studi di Milano
- Elaine Shi, University of Maryland, College Park
- Reza Shokri, EPFL
- Radu Sion, Stony Brook University
- Jessica Staddon, Google
- Carmela Troncoso, Gradiant
- Eugene Vasserman, Kansas State University
- Lingyu Wang, Concordia University
- Ting Yu, North Carolina State University
- Nan Zhang, The George Washington University
- Local Arrangements Committee:
- Apu Kapadia, Indiana University Bloomington
- Raquel Hill, Indiana University Bloomington
- Haixu Tang, Indiana University Bloomington
Papers to be submitted to the PET Symposium must be at most 20 pages (including the bibliography), plus optional appendices of at most 10 pages. PC members are not required to read the appendices, which will not be included in the final proceedings and should only be used to support evidence of paper's technical validity, e.g., for detailed security proofs. Papers must conform to the Springer LNCS style (in which the text area per page is a little smaller than 5" x 7 3/4"). Follow the "Information for Authors" link at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. Also, all papers must be anonymized and follow the basic principles of ethical research (more information below). Papers not following these instructions risk being rejected without consideration of their merits.
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a venue with proceedings.
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.
Anonymization of Submissions
All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality and relevance through double-blind reviewing, where the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers. As an author, you are required to make a good-faith effort to preserve the anonymity of your submission, while at the same time allowing the reader to fully grasp the context of related past work, including your own. Minimally, please take the following steps when preparing your submission:
- Remove the names and affiliations of authors from the title page.
- Remove acknowledgment of identifying names and funding sources.
- Use care in referring to related work, particularly your own. Do not omit references to provide anonymity, as this leaves the reviewer unable to grasp the context. Instead, reference your past work in the third person, just as you would any other piece of related work by another author.
Ethics (new this year)
Papers describing experiments with users or user data (e.g. network traffic), should follow the basic principles of ethical research, e.g., beneficence (maximizing the benefits to an individual or to society while minimizing harm to the individual), minimal risk (appropriateness of the risk versus benefit ratio), voluntary consent, respect for privacy, and limited deception. Authors may be asked to include explanation of how ethical principles were followed in their final papers should questions arise during the review process.
Papers may include a brief discussion of ethical considerations, e.g., whether data was anonymized and stored in encrypted form, but should not reveal information that might de-anonymize the submission, e.g., mentioning that an IRB (or similar body) was consulted, as many researchers do not have access to an IRB.
Proceedings will be published by Springer and made available at the symposium. 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 symposium 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.
Best Student Paper Award
The Andreas Pftzmann PETS 2013 Best Student Paper Award will be selected at PETS 2013. Papers written solely or primarily by a student who is presenting the work at PETS 2013 are eligible for the award.
Paper abstracts must be received by February 15, 2013, 23:59 GMT (7pm EST), and submissions must be received by February 19, 2013, 23:59 GMT (7pm EST). Submit via the PETS 2013 EasyChair submission server at https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=pets2013.
As with the last several years, part of the symposium will be devoted to HotPETs — the hottest, most exciting research ideas still in a formative state. See the HotPETs CFP for more information.
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 symposium, (2) suggest a duration for the presentation (ideally between 45 and 90 minutes), and (3) suggest some possible presenters.
Submit your proposal in the same manner as a PET Symposium paper, by the same deadline. Please begin your panel title with "Panel Proposal:". The program committee will consider panel proposals along with other symposium 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 symposium. Each contact author for an accepted panel proposal must prepare and submit this abstract in the Springer LNCS style by the "PETS camera-ready deadline for proceedings" deadline date.