Call for Papers - PoPETs 2019, Issue 1 / PETS 2019

May 11, 2018

The deadline for PoPETs 2019, Issue 1 is three weeks away: May 31 (11:59PM Samoa Time, UTC-11), 2018.  PoPETs/PETS now has 4 deadlines a year; submit whenever you feel ready! Read the CFP below for more details on our hybrid journal/symposium model, which includes the option to resubmit with major revisions to a subsequent deadline. See the web site ( for full information, including submission guidelines ( Papers must be submitted via the submission server for Issue 1 at: We look forward to your submissions!

Call for Papers

19th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2019) Stockholm, Sweden General information: Submission server:  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. The 19th PETS event will be organized by KTH and held in Stockholm, Sweden 2019 (exact dates TBD). 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.

Submitted papers to PETS/PoPETs should present novel practical and/or theoretical research into the design, analysis, experimentation, or fielding of privacy-enhancing technologies.

Authors can submit papers to PoPETs four times a year, every three months, and are notified of the decisions about two months after submission. In addition to accept and reject decisions, papers may receive 'resubmit with major revisions decisions', in which case authors are invited to revise and resubmit their article to one of the following two issues. We endeavor to assign the same reviewers to revised versions. Papers accepted for an issue in the PoPETS 2019 volume must be presented at the symposium PETS 2019.

Submit papers for PoPETs 2019, Issue 1 at Submitted papers must be anonymized, and may be at most 15 pages excluding bibliography and appendices and 20 pages total. Reviews are double blind. Please see the submission guidelines at and view our FAQ at for more information about the process.

Important Dates for PETS 2019 Issue 1

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

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.

Suggested topics include but are not restricted to:

  • Behavioural targeting
  • Blockchain technologies applied to privacy
  • 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, human rights
  • 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
  • Privacy-enhanced access control, authentication, and identity management Profiling and data mining
  • Reliability, robustness, and abuse prevention in privacy systems
  • Surveillance Systems for anonymous communications and censorship resistance
  • Traffic analysis
  • Transparency enhancing tools Web privacy


We also solicit Systematization of Knowledge (SoK) papers on any of this topics. To be suitable for publication, SoK articles must provide an added value beyond a literature review, such as novel insights, identification of research gaps, or challenges to commonly held assumptions.


General Chair (

  • Panos Papadimitratos, KTH
  • Simone Fischer-Hübner, Karlstad University

Program Chairs/Co-Editors-in-Chief (

  • Carmela Troncoso, EPFL
  • Kostas Chatzikokolakis, CNRS

Program Committee/Editorial Board:

  • Ruba Abu-Salma, UCL
  • Gunes Acar, Princeton University
  • Sadia Afroz, ICSI / Berkeley
  • William Aiello, University of British Columbia
  • Mashael Al-Sabah, Qatar University
  • Mario Alvim, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Abdelrahaman Aly, KU Leuven
  • Hadi Asghari, TU Delft
  • Shehar Bano, University College London
  • Kevin Bauer, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Lujo Bauer, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cecylia Bocovich, University of Waterloo
  • Nikita Borisov, UIUC
  • Bogdan Carbunar, Florida International University
  • Melissa Chase, Microsoft Research
  • Christopher Clifton, Purdue University
  • Scott Coull, FireEye
  • Jed Crandall, University of New Mexico
  • Anupam Das, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Rinku Dewri, University of Denver
  • Claudia Diaz, KU Leuven
  • Serge Egelman, ICSI / Berkeley
  • Tariq Elahi, KU Leuven Ittay Eyal, Technion
  • Julien Freudiger, Apple
  • Sébastien Gambs, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
  • Yossi Gilad, MIT
  • Rachel Greendstat, Drexel University
  • Jens Grossklags, Technical University
  • Munich Amir Herzberg, Bar Ilan University
  • Nick Hopper, University of Minnesota
  • Amir Houmansadr, University of Massachusetts
  • Amherst Yan Huang, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Kévin Huguenin, Université de Lausanne
  • Rob Jansen, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
  • Mobin Javed, Lahore University of Management Sciences and ICSI
  • Philipp Jovanovic, EPFL Peter Kairouz, Stanford university
  • Apu Kapadia, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Aniket Kate, Purdue University
  • Stefan Katzenbeisser, TU Darmstadt
  • Florian Kershbaum, University of Waterloo
  • Boris Koepf, IMDEA Software Institute
  • Yoshi Kohno, University of Washington
  • Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, IIIT Delhi
  • Alptekin Küpçü, Koç University Susan Landau, Tufts University
  • Douglas Leith, Trinity College Dublin
  • Janne Lindqvist, Rutgers University
  • Chang Liu, Berkeley
  • Wouter Lueks, EPFL
  • Ashwin Machanavajjhala, Duke University
  • Ivan Martinovic, University of Oxford Nick Mathewson, Tor Project
  • Michelle Mazurek, University of Maryland
  • Susan McGregor, Tow Center for Digital Journalism & Columbia Journalism School
  • Sarah Meiklejohn, UCL Alan Mislove, Northeastern University
  • Prateek Mittal, Princeton University
  • Takao Murakami, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Steven Murdoch, University College London
  • Arvind Narayanan, Princeton University
  • Melek Onen, EURECOM
  • Cristina Onete, University of Limoges / XLIM
  • Claudio Orlandi, Aarhus University Rebekah Overdorf, KU Leuven
  • Catuscia Palamidessi, Inria Panagiotis Papadimitratos, KTH C
  • haralampos Papamanthou, University of Maryland
  • Paul Pearce, UC Berkeley
  • Fabian Prasser, TU Munich
  • Bart Preneel, KU Leuven
  • Ananth Raghunathan, Google
  • Joel Reardon, University of Calgary
  • Alfredo Rial, University of Luxembourg
  • Franziska Roesner, University of Washington
  • Thomas Roessler, Google
  • Stefanie Roos, University of Waterloo
  • Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, Technische University Darmstadt
  • Peter Schwabe, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Zubair Shafiq, University of Iowa
  • Reza Shokri, National University of Singapore Claudio Soriente, NEC
  • Anna Squicciarini, Penn State University Nick Sullivan, Cloudflare
  • Paul Syverson, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
  • Nina Taft, Google
  • Doug Tygar, UC Berkeley Narseo Vallina, IMDEA Networks Institute
  • Joris Van Hoboken, Vrije Universiteit Brussels / University of Amsterdam
  • Eugene Vasserman, Kansas State University
  • Tara Whalen, Google Philipp Winter, Princeton University
  • Matthew Wright, RIT
  • Thomas Zacharias, University of Edinburgh
  • Ben Zhao, University of Chicago

Submission Guidelines

For full details of submission guidelines please refer to: Papers not following these instructions risk being rejected without consideration of their merits! Andreas Pfitzmann Best Student Paper Award The Andreas Pfitzmann PETS 2019 Best Student Paper Award will be selected at PETS 2019. Papers written solely or primarily by a student who is presenting the work at PETS 2019 are eligible for the award.


Papers must be submitted via the PETS 2019 submission server. The URL for Issue 1 is:


As with the last several years, part of the symposium will be devoted to HotPETs -- the "hottest," most exciting research ideas still in a formative state. Further information will be published on the PETS 2019 website soon.