6th Privacy Enhancing Techniques Convention (PET-CON 2017.1)


Goethe University Frankfurt (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

Campus Westend, Seminarhaus HS 1.105



Bus-stations are shown in the PDF. The relevant building, is building No. 19 in the map.

It may be possible to provide parking spaces, please send your request (including the car's license number) no later than Feb 26th to Sebastian Pape.

Restaurant Lunch

Restaurant Sturm und Drang, Building No. 3 in the map above. Lunch is reserved for 12:00 for those who registered.

Restaurant Dinner

Apfelweinwirtschaft Wagner, Schweizer Strasse 71. Dinner is reserved for 20:00 for those who registered.




* Registration: until 20 February 2017

* Submission for peer review: until 20 February 2017

* Workshop: 2-3 March 2017



We invite you to attend PET-CON 2017.1 -- the sixth 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, and Goethe University Frankfurt.


The convention is an informal gathering. PET-CON consists of contributed talks followed by discussions. Students can present their planned, ongoing or recently finished thesis in order to receive feedback. We also accept presentations of papers that has already been published elsewhere.


There is no filtering of contributions and no participation fee. However, there is a voluntary submission process with peer review. Submissions should have a length of up to eight pages and will be reviewed.



* 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 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.



If you would like to attend PET-CON, please send an e-mail to registration at pet-con dot de with the following information

* your name and affiliation

* whether you are going to give a talk or not

* (optional) the title of your talk and a short abstract

* (optional) a PDF file you want to submit to the voluntary peer review process

* whether you want to have lunch on day 1

* whether you want to have dinner on day 1

* whether you are planning to have lunch on day 2


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.


You may also attend the convention without giving a talk at all.



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.




  • Samuel Brack: Goodcoin -- Anonymous Bonus Points
  • Alexander Zeier: AnonDrop - Räumlich begrenzte anonyme Informationsverbreitung
  • Phillipp Schoppmann: Secure Analysis of Distributed Medical Data using Multi-Party Computation, Paper: https://eprint.iacr.org/2016/892.pdf
  • Dominik Herrmann: PrivacyScore: a public scanning platform to assess privacy issues of websites, slides at dhgo.to/petcon-privacyscore
  • Welderufael Tesfay: Privacy Concerns, Sentiment Analysis on Twitter
  • Lennart Braun: Validation of Committed Values
  • Sebastian Pape: Offer for participation: Privacy Hacking / SE with QR-Codes
  • Frederik Burmester: Privacy Boxes
  • Benjamin Heitmann: Privacy vs. Personalization, SPDZ: https://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/Research/CryptographySecurity/SPDZ/
  • Martin Byrenheid: Resilient Routing in Dynamic F2F-Networks
  • Dominik Herrmann: Privacy-preserving survey software using ABCs as participation.
  • Sebastian Pape: Why Open Data May Threaten Your Privacy