3rd Hot Topics in Privacy Enhancing Technologies (HotPETs 2010)
Held in conjunction with the 10th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium
July 21 – July 23, 2010, Berlin, Germany,


Download HotPETs 2010 Proceedings.

Call for Papers

Important Dates:

All deadlines are firm — no extensions.

As data storage gets ever cheaper and data collection and retention become ubiquitous, questions of privacy become more acute. The interactions between the legal and technical privacy protection of the individuals are becoming ever more important in meeting the challenges and requirements of modern life.

Held in conjunction with the PET Symposium, HotPETs is a forum for hot new ideas and perspectives in privacy. We aim at collecting and presenting fresh privacy related questions and technical solutions to the unique audience of the PET symposium for discussion and feedback.

This year we encourage submissions that explore privacy aspects of systems we use every day: When is privacy unexpectedly strong? Where are privacy protections weak, but there is little evidence of exploitations? What are the impacts of the absence of privacy? How does wide availability of personal data on social networks change the privacy landscape? We hope that consideration of these kinds of questions will help bring technical solutions closer to real world deployment and generate innovative solutions for privacy problems. Student submissions are especially welcome.

Submissions may be mature works, but the nature of HotPETs’ discussion-oriented format is especially suited to works in progress and new ideas that have not yet been fully formed. For this reason accepted papers will be printed in hard copy in extended abstract form for release physically at the workshop, but will not be included in the PETS proceedings so as not to preclude later publication of a full paper.

Suggested topics include but are not restricted to:

Submission guidelines:
Submission Website
11pt font, 15 page maximum, shorter submissions preferred. .pdf and .doc accepted.
HotPETs chairs:
Andrei Serjantov (The Free Haven Project)
Carmela Troncoso (K.U.Leuven)

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