PoPETs cover image PETS 2017
The 17th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium
July 18–21, 2017
Minneapolis, MN, USA


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. PETS/PoPETs is the premier venue for novel applied and/or theoretical research into the design, analysis, experimentation, or fielding of privacy-enhancing technologies.

Submitted 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.

Authors can submit papers to PoPETs four times a year, every three months on a predictable schedule. Authors are notified of the decisions two months after submission. The four submission deadlines for the 2017 volume of PoPETs are in May 2016, Aug 2016, Nov 2016, and Feb 2017.

In addition to ‘accept’ and ‘reject’ decisions, papers may receive ‘major revision’ decisions, in which case authors are invited to revise and resubmit their article to one of the following two submission deadlines. We endeavor to assign the same reviewers to revised versions. Papers accepted for publication within or before the February deadline round will be presented at that year's symposium. Note that accepted papers must be presented at PETS.

More detail on submission instructions and a list of example topics in the scope of PoPETs can be found here https://petsymposium.org/cfp17.php.

Important Upcoming Dates

All deadlines are 23:59:59 American Samoa time (UTC-11)


Issue 2
Paper submission deadline: August 31, 2016 (firm)
Rebuttal period: October 10 – 12, 2016
Author notification: October 31, 2016
Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers and minor revisions (if accepted by the shepherd): November 30, 2016

Issue 3
Paper submission deadline: November 30, 2016 (firm)
Rebuttal period: January 9 – 11, 2017
Author notification: February 1, 2017
Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers and minor revisions (if accepted by the shepherd): March 1, 2017

Issue 4
Paper submission deadline: February 28, 2017 (firm)
Rebuttal period: April 10 – 12, 2017
Author notification: May 1, 2017
Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers and minor revisions (if accepted by the shepherd): June 1, 2017

Papers which were submitted to a previous PoPETs deadline and invited to resubmit after major revisions can submit the revised (full) paper up to two weeks after the stated deadline. Such papers must however be registered with an abstract by the usual deadline. All other papers than these revised resubmissions must be submitted by the stated deadline, including papers submitted and rejected from a previous issue. Major revisions must be submitted in one of the two rounds following the decision; otherwise the paper will be treated as a new submission.


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