Submit nominations for the 2018 Caspar Bowden Award

3 april 2018

You are invited to submit nominations for the 2018 Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies. The Caspar Bowden PET award is presented annually to researchers who have made an outstanding contribution to the theory, design, implementation, or deployment of privacy enhancing technology. It is awarded at the annual Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS), and carries a cash prize as well as a physical award monument.

Any paper by any author written in the area of privacy enhancing technologies is eligible for nomination. However, the paper must have appeared in a refereed journal, conference, or workshop with proceedings published in the period from April 1, 2016 until March 30, 2018.

Anyone can nominate a paper by sending an email message to containing the following:

  • Paper title
  • Author(s)
  • Author(s) contact information
  • Publication venue and full reference
  • Link to an available online version of the paper A nomination statement of no more than 500 words.

All nominations must be submitted by April 5, 2018. The award committee will select one or two winners among the nominations received. Winners must be present at the PET Symposium in order to receive the Award. This requirement can be waived only at the discretion of the PET advisory board.

The complete Award rules including eligibility requirements can be found at

More information about the Caspar Bowden PET award (including past winners) is available at

Information about the 2018 PET Symposium is available at