8th Privacy Enhancing Techniques Convention (PET-CON 2018.1)


März/April 2018: PET-CON 2018.1 in Berlin (TBA)



We invite you to attend PET-CON 2018.1 -- the seventh convention in Germany in the area of Privacy Enhancing Techniques. PET-CON brings together students (B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD), junior researchers, privacy activists and other interested people to discuss work in progress. PET-CON is organized by the PET interest group of the German Computer Science Society (GI). Previous PET-CONs took place at University of Regensburg, TU Dresden, TU Darmstadt, RWTH Aachen, Goethe University Frankfurt and Hamburg University.

PET-CON is a very informal gathering. The workshop consists of short contributed talks (10-15 minutes) followed by extensive feedback and discussions (up to 45 minutes). For instance, students can present planned, ongoing, and recently finished theses in order to receive feedback. We also accept presentations of papers that have already been published elsewhere.

There is no filtering of contributions. However, there is a voluntary submission process with peer review. Submissions should have a length of up to eight pages and be formatted using one of the common paper templates (e.g., llncs.cls). You can also attend the convention without giving a talk at all.



* abuse detection and protection

* anonymous routing

* application layer privacy

* big data and data protection

* economics of PETs

* end-user education and training

* HCI issues and usability

* intrusion detection while respecting privacy

* location privacy

* metrics for quality of protection

* mobile networks and smartphone applications

* performance optimization and measurement

* privacy in ubiquitous computing environments

* related legal issues (data protection)



The program starts after lunch at 1.00 pm of the first day and consists of short talks (15 min.), followed by discussions and breaks. We will have dinner in the evening to foster the exchange of new ideas. On the second day we continue with talks in the morning before we close the workshop at lunchtime.




More details, if date and location are fixed.



There will be no participation fee, however you have to pay for travel and accommodation costs for yourself (or ask your professor/university for a refund). We are currently looking for sponsors who can cover (part of) the costs for lunch and/or dinner.

We plan to publish a collection of the submitted papers in electronic form on a publication server of one of the participating universities. Authors may opt-out on this.



The event is organized by

* Dominik Herrmann (University of Siegen, University of Hamburg)

* Sebastian Pape (Goethe University Frankfurt)


You can reach us via e-mail at herrmann at informatik dot uni-hamburg dot de and sebastian dot pape at m-chair dot de.