All sessions except for Track A on Thursday are in Keller Hall 3-210. Track A on Thursday is in Keller Hall 3-230. (Venue info)

Monday July 17

8:30 – 16:00 Workshop on Design Issues for a data Anonymization Competition (WODIAC)

8:30 – 15:00 PETS registration Keller Hall

15:30 – 17:30 PETS Welcome Reception – Campus Club, in Coffman Memorial Union (Note: This event is optional and requires separate registration.) PETS Registration check-in will be available for those attending.

Tuesday, July 18

8:00 Registration

8:30 Opening Remarks (Rachel Greenstadt, Damon McCoy) [video]

9:00 App Permissions, Privacy Attitudes, and Social Engineering (Chair: Susan Landau)

10:40 Break – Keller Hall Atrium

11:10 PETS Keynote Address — Jonathan Albright

Emotional Targeting, Responsive News Delivery and the Shaping of Social Discourse [video]
This talk will engage with emerging forms of agenda-setting and discourse shaping through tracking infrastructures, socially engineered sentiment surfacing, and content delivery networks. The goal of the presentation and following Q&A are meant to better situate and frame important questions related to the complex relationship between information, politics, and influence campaigns.

Speaker Bio: Jonathan Albright is research director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. Formerly an assistant professor in the school of communication at Elon University, Dr. Albright’s work focuses on the thematic analysis of news events, social trends, and information flows. His research into networks of misinformation, propaganda, and automation has been featured across a broad range of international publications including The Guardian, The Washington Post, and Fortune. He can be found on Twitter @d1gi.

12:30 Lunch – Commons Hotel

14:00 Tor (Chair: Kelly Caine)

15:20 Break – Keller Hall Atrium

15:50 – 17:10 Tagging, Wiretapping, and Cryptocurrencies (Chair: Arvind Narayanan)

18:00 PETS Banquet (Bar at 18:00, dinner at 19:00) – Humphrey Center

Wednesday July 19

8:00 Registration

9:00 Censorship and Fingerprinting (Chair: George Danezis)

10:40 Break – Keller Hall Atrium

11:10 Town Hall (Carmela Troncoso, Rachel Greenstadt, Damon McCoy, Claudia Diaz)

12:30 Lunch – Commons Hotel

14:00 Location Privacy (Chair: Yoshi Kohno)

15:20 Break – Keller Hall Atrium

15:50 Identity Management and Data Privacy (Chair: Steven Murdoch)

Thursday, July 20

8:00 Registration

Track A
Location: Keller Hall 3-230
Track B
Location: Keller Hall 3-210

9:00 Multi-Party Computation
(Chair: Kostas Chatzikokolakis)

9:00 Anonymous Communications
(Chair: Aaron Johnson)

10:40 Break – Keller Hall Atrium

11:10 Cryptographic Protocols and Attacks (Chair: Peeter Laud)

11:10 Location Tracking and Mobile Applications (Chair: Aylin Caliskan)

12:30 Lunch – Commons Hotel

14:00 Crypto and Secure Storage
(Chair: Prateek Mittal)

14:00 Web Privacy and Device Tracking
(Chair: Rob Jansen)

15:50 – 17:20 Rump Session

17:20 – 17:45 Award Ceremony and Closing Remarks (Claudia Diaz)

18:00 – 20:00 Caspar Bowden PET Award Reception – Humphrey Center

Friday, July 21 — HotPETs

8:00 Registration

09:15 Opening Remarks [video]

09:30 Anonymous Communication (Chair: Marc Juarez)

10:45 Break – Keller Hall Atrium

11:15 HotPETs Keynote — Josh Aas (Chair: Carmela Troncoso)

How We'll Encrypt the Web [video]
It's critical that we create a more secure and privacy-respecting Web by moving all websites to HTTPS. I'll talk about a practical technical plan for getting there as quickly as possible, including the role that Let's Encrypt has to play, how Let's Encrypt works, and challenges we've faced. I hope to leave people feeling optimistic about moving the Web to HTTPS, and with a better sense of what they can do to help.

Speaker Bio
Josh Aas is a co-founder and the Executive Director of Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), the non-profit organization behind the Let's Encrypt certificate authority. Before ISRG and Let's Encrypt, Josh spent more than a decade as an engineer and strategist with Mozilla.

12:30 Lunch – Commons Hotel

14:00 Privacy Policy (Chair: Kelly Caine)

14:50 Break – Keller Hall Atrium

15:10 Privacy Protection (Chair: Aylin Caliskan)

16:00 Ice Cream Break – Keller Hall Atrium

16:20 New Avenues in Privacy (Chair: David Fifield)

17:10 Closing Remarks and Best Talk Award

Saturday, July 22 — PETS Hike – Minnehaha Falls

The hike departs from the university campus at 10am on Saturday July 22nd.  We will follow trails along the Mississippi River to Minnehaha Falls Regional Park, approximately 5 miles / 8 km.  Lunch (and other refreshments) can be purchased at the park, and attendees can return to campus via Light Rail in the evening.