Call for Papers

12th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2012), 
Vigo, Spain Jul 11 - 13, 2012

Important Dates:

* submission deadline: February 20, 2012, 23:59 UTC (7 pm EST)
* PETS author notification: April 2, 2012
* PETS camera-ready deadline for proceedings: April 30, 2012, 23:59 UTC (8
pm EDT)
* HotPETs submission deadline: April 16, 2012, 23:59 UTC (8 pm EDT)
* HotPETs notification: May 14, 2012
* HotPETs camera-ready deadline: May 28, 2012, 23:59 UTC (8 pm EDT)

All deadlines are firm - no extensions.

Privacy and anonymity are increasingly important in the online world.
Corporations, governments, and other organizations are realizing and
exploiting their power to track users and their behavior. Approaches to
protecting individuals, groups, but also companies and governments, from
profiling and censorship include decentralization, encryption, distributed
trust, and automated policy disclosure.
The 12th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium addresses the design and
realization of such privacy services for the Internet and other data systems
and communication networks by bringing together anonymity and privacy
experts from around the world to discuss recent advances and new
The symposium seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel
research on all theoretical and practical aspects of privacy technologies,
as well as experimental studies of fielded systems. We encourage submissions
with novel technical contributions from other communities such as law,
business, and data protection authorities, that present their perspectives
on technological issues. As in the past, the proceedings will be published
in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, and will be
available at the event.

Suggested topics include but are not restricted to:

* Anonymous communications and publishing systems
* Attacks on privacy and privacy technologies
* Censorship resistance
* Data protection technologies
* Economics of privacy and PETs
* Fielded systems and techniques for enhancing privacy in existing systems
* Location privacy
* Privacy and anonymity in Peer-to-Peer, Cloud, and Ubiquitous Computing
* Privacy and inference control in databases
* Privacy-enhanced access control or authentication/certification
* Privacy-friendly payment mechanisms for PETs and other services
* Privacy in Online Social Networks
* Privacy policy languages and tools
* Privacy threat models
* Profiling and data mining
* Pseudonyms, identity management, linkability, and reputation
* Reliability, robustness and abuse prevention in privacy systems
* Traffic analysis
* Transparency enhancing tools
* Usability issues and user interfaces for PETs

Papers to be submitted to the PET Symposium must be at most 20 pages.. 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. We also invite proposals of up to 2 pages for panel
discussions or other relevant presentations.

For more details, see: