The 19th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium
July 16–20, 2019
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 technologies. PETS/PoPETs is the premier venue for novel applied and/or theoretical research into the design, analysis, experimentation, or fielding of privacy-enhancing technologies.
"We think it's a good thing that people are more interested in using privacy controls and managing their information online," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. Its traffic had steadily been growing since, but it boomed in 2018 as Facebook's privacy issues blew up, said Gabriel Weinberg, CEO and founder of DuckDuckGo.
Submitted papers undergo a journal-style reviewing process and accepted papers are published in the journal Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs). PoPETs, a scholarly, open access 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 is 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. PoPETs does not have article processing charges (APCs) or article submission charges.
Authors can submit papers to PoPETs four times a year, every three months on a predictable schedule. Authors are notified of the decisions two months after submission. The four submission deadlines for the 2019 volume of PoPETs are in May 2018, Aug 2018, Nov 2018, and Feb 2019.
The call for papers provides more information for authors and a list of example topics in the scope of PoPETs.
Important Upcoming Dates
All deadlines are 23:59:59 American Samoa time (UTC-11)
Paper submission deadline: May 31, 2018 (firm)
Rebuttal period: July 9 – 11, 2018
Author notification: August 1, 2018
Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers and minor revisions (if accepted by the shepherd): September 15, 2018
Paper submission deadline: August 31, 2018 (firm)
Rebuttal period: October 8 – 10, 2018
Author notification: October 31, 2018
Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers and minor revisions (if accepted by the shepherd): December 15, 2018
Paper submission deadline: November 30, 2018 (firm)
Rebuttal period: January 7 – 9, 2019
Author notification: February 1, 2019
Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers and minor revisions (if accepted by the shepherd): March 15, 2019
In a three-part series, we’ll describe the way private companies, like Apple, both properly and improperly use differential privacy tools. In a globally private system, one trusted party, whom we’ll call the curator — like Alice, above — has access to raw, private data from lots of different people.
Paper submission deadline: February 28, 2019 (firm)
Rebuttal period: April 8 – 10, 2019
Author notification: April 30, 2019
Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers and minor revisions (if accepted by the shepherd): June 15, 2019
Authors invited to resubmit with major revisions can submit the revised (full) paper two weeks after the stated deadline. Such papers must, however, be registered with an abstract by the usual deadline. All other papers than these major revision resubmissions must be submitted by the stated deadline, including papers submitted to and rejected from previous issues. To benefit from the two-week deadline extension, major revisions must be submitted to one of the two issues following the decision. Major revisions submitted to later issues are treated as new submissions, due by the regular deadline and possibly assigned to new reviewers.