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PETS 2015
The 15th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium
June 30 – July 2, 2015
Philadelphia, PA, USA


The annual Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) brings together privacy and anonymity experts from around the world to discuss recent advances and new perspectives. PETS addresses the design and realization of privacy services for the Internet and other data systems and communication networks.

New starting this year: Papers will undergo a journal-style reviewing process and be published in the Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs). PoPETs, a scholarly journal for timely research papers on privacy, has been established as a way to improve reviewing and publication quality while retaining the highly successful PETS community event. PoPETs will be published by De Gruyter Open, the world's second largest publisher of Open Access academic content, and part of the De Gruyter group, which has over 260 years of publishing history.

Authors can submit papers to one of several submission deadlines during the year. Papers are provided with major/minor revision decisions on a predictable schedule, where we endeavor to assign the same reviewers to major revisions. Authors can address the concerns of reviewers in their revision and rebut reviewer comments before a final decision on acceptance is made. Papers accepted for publication by May 15th will be presented at that year's symposium. Note that accepted papers must be presented at PETS.

The four deadlines for the 2016 volume of PoPETs are in Apr 2015, Aug 2015, Nov 2015, and Feb 2016.

Important Dates for PETS 2016

PETS 2016 will be held July 19–22 2016 in Darmstadt, Germany.

All deadlines are 1:00:00pm EST (UTC-5)

  Issue 2016.1 Issue 2016.2
Paper submission deadline (firm): Apr 15, 2015 Aug 31, 2015
Rebuttal period: May 23–25, 2015 Oct 12–14, 2015
Author notification: Jun 15, 2015 Nov 2, 2015
Accepted papers and minor revisions (if accepted by the shepherd) will be presented at: PETS 2016 PETS 2016
Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers and minor revisions (if accepted by the shepherd): July 15, 2015 Dec 2, 2015

Papers which were submitted to a previous PETS deadline and invited to resubmit after major revisions can submit the revised paper up to two weeks after the stated deadline. Such papers must however be registered by the usual deadline. Papers which were not submitted to a previous deadline or submissions which were rejected from a previous PETS issue must be submitted by the stated deadline. To be considered as a major revision, papers invited to resubmit must be registered no later than six months after the initial submission; otherwise the paper will be treated as a new submission.

Submission Information

Paper submission for Issue 2016.1: https://cgi.soic.indiana.edu/~pets2016/issue1/.

PoPETs Online Proceedings

Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs) is an open-access journal published by De Gruyter Open. You can access the proceedings at the following URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/popets.


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