PETS 2018
18th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium
Barcelona, Spain
July 24 - July 27, 2018

Submission deadlines: August 31, 2017; November 30, 2017; February 28,

The annual Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) brings
together privacy experts from around the world to present and discuss
recent advances and new perspectives on research in privacy

Papers undergo a journal-style reviewing process and accepted papers are
published in Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs), a
scholarly, open access journal. Submitted papers should present novel
practical and/or theoretical research into the design, analysis,
experimentation, or fielding of privacy-enhancing technologies. While
PETS/PoPETs has traditionally been home to research on anonymity systems
and privacy-oriented cryptography, we strongly encourage submissions on
a number of both well-established and emerging privacy-related topics,
for which examples are provided below.

PoPETs also solicits submissions for Systematization of Knowledge (SoK)
papers. These are papers that critically review, evaluate, and
contextualize work in areas for which a body of prior literature exists,
and whose contribution lies in systematizing the existing knowledge in
that area.

Authors are encouraged to view our FAQ about the submission process.

Behavioural targeting
Building and deploying privacy-enhancing systems
Crowdsourcing for privacy
Cryptographic tools for privacy
Data protection technologies
Differential privacy
Economics of privacy and game-theoretical approaches to privacy
Empirical studies of privacy in real-world systems
Forensics and privacy
Human factors, usability and user-centered design for PETs
Information leakage, data correlation and generic attacks to privacy
Interdisciplinary research connecting privacy to economics, law,
ethnography, psychology, medicine, biotechnology
Location and mobility privacy
Machine learning and privacy
Measuring and quantifying privacy
Mobile devices and privacy
Obfuscation-based privacy
Policy languages and tools for privacy
Privacy in cloud and big-data applications
Privacy in social networks and microblogging systems
Privacy-enhanced access control, authentication, and identity
Profiling and data mining
Reliability, robustness, and abuse prevention in privacy systems
Systems for anonymous communications and censorship resistance
Traffic analysis
Transparency enhancing tools
Web privacy