9th Privacy Enhancing Techniques Convention (PET-CON 2018.2)


October 11th/12th 2018: PET-CON 2018.2 in Hamburg


Seminar-Location: Warburg-Haus, Heilwigstraße 116, 20249 Hamburg

Journey / Accommodation: The Warburg-Haus is roughly 5 min by foot from the U-Bahn station Kellinghusenstraße.

Visitors who arrive by train or long-distance bus take the subway line U1 at the main train station ("Hamburg Hauptbahnhof") and exit at station Kellinghusenstraße (Timetable info ).

Hamburg offers a variety of hotels. You should book early in order to avoid conflicts with tourists or other events.

Schedule and Talks

We are excited to have Prof. Claudia Diaz and Prof. Simone Fischer-Hübner as keynote speakers at this autumn's PET-CON. On Thursday, Prof. Fischer-Hübner will give insights into end user aspects for Selective Authentic Disclosure in eHealth. On Friday, Prof. Diaz will talk about Mixnets and discuss recent advancements in the Panoramix Project.

The program starts with a first keynote at 9:30 am on the first day and proceeds with 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 a second keynote and talks in the morning before we close the workshop at lunchtime.

  • Keynote: Claudia Diaz (KU Leuven): Mixnets and Recent Advancements in the Panoramix Project
  • Keynote: Simone Fischer-Hübner (Karlstad University): End user Aspects for Selective Authentic Disclosure in eHealth
  • Christian Burkert: Minimizing Temporal Metadata: A Case Study of the Mattermost Application
  • Tobias Mueller: Modern operating systems made securely the GNOME way
  • Matthias Marx: IPv6 Address Hopping in the Browser
  • Sadaf Momeni: 5G Privacy
  • Erik Sy: User tracking with the QUIC protocol
  • Pascal Wichmann: Idomeneo: Privacy Aspects of the Aquisition, Processing, and Storage of Medical Patient Information
  • ...

Thursday, 11.10.18

Friday 12.10.18





Keynote: Simone Fischer-Hübner

Keynote: Claudia Diaz






Lunch + Open End











  • Registration: until 8th October 2018 (extended) (or until the maximum number of 30 participants is reached)
  • Confirmation mails for all registered participants sent on September 19th. (As of today 15 places are left).
  • Submission for peer review: until 11th September 2018
  • Workshop: 11th/12th October 2018


We invite you to attend PET-CON 2018.2 -- the ninth 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 have been organized at TU Berlin, University of Hamburg, University of Regensburg, TU Dresden, TU Darmstadt, RWTH Aachen and Goethe University Frankfurt.

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)


If you would like to attend PET-CON, please register at https://registration.pet-con.de/ with the following information

  • your name and affiliation
  • whether you want to give a talk or not
  • (optional) the title of your talk and a short abstract
  • (optional) a PDF file to submit to the peer review process
  • (optional) if you are willing to help in the review process and how many papers you'd review at most (1-5)
  • whether you want to have lunch on day 1
  • whether you want to have dinner on day 1
  • whether you want to have lunch on day 2

Participation is granted on a first come first served basis until the maximum number of 30 participants if filled.

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). The cost of the dinner will also have to be covered by participants themselves.


The event is organized by

  • Jens Lindemann (University of Hamburg)
  • Matthias Marx (University of Hamburg)
  • Ephraim Zimmer (University of Hamburg)
  • Dominik Herrmann (University of Bamberg)
  • Sebastian Pape (Goethe University Frankfurt)


PET-CON 2018.2 is supported by the MIN Graduate School (MINGS) and financed by funds of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).


You can reach us via e-mail at <registration at pet-con dot de>.