Call for Papers

22nd Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2022)

July 18–23, 2022

Sydney, Australia

The annual Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) brings together experts from around the world to present and discuss recent advances and new perspectives on research in privacy technologies. The 22nd PETS will be a hybrid event with a physical gathering held in Sydney, Australia, organised by Macquarie University and Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub, and a concurrent virtual event. Papers undergo a journal-style reviewing process, and accepted papers are published in the journal Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs). Authors of accepted papers are encouraged to attend and present at the physical event, where their presentations can be recorded for the virtual event and where they can participate directly in in-person research, technical, and social activities. However, in-person attendance is not required for publication in the proceedings. We will carefully monitor the COVID-19 situation, and may change the organization of the event as necessary.

PoPETs, a scholarly, open-access journal for research papers on privacy, provides high-quality reviewing and publication while also supporting the successful PETS community event. PoPETs is published by Sciendo, part of De Gruyter, 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, and are notified of the decisions about two months after submission. In addition to accept and reject decisions, papers may receive resubmit with major revisions decisions, in which case authors are invited to revise and resubmit their article to one of the following two issues. We endeavor to assign the same reviewers to major revisions. Please view our FAQ for more information about the process.

Submission Guidelines
The submission guidelines contain important submission information for authors. Please note especially the instructions for anonymizing submissions and for ensuring ethical research. Papers must be submitted via the PETS 2022 submission server. The submission URL is:

Important Dates for PETS 2022

All deadlines are 23:59:59 Anywhere on Earth (UTC-12)

Issue 1
Paper submission deadline: May 31, 2021 (firm)
Early rejection: July 12, 2021
Rebuttal period: July 12–14, 2021
Author notification: August 1, 2021
Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers and minor revisions (if accepted by the shepherd): September 15, 2021

Issue 2
Paper submission deadline: August 31, 2021 (firm)
Early rejection: October 11, 2021
Rebuttal period: October 11–13, 2021
Author notification: November 1, 2021
Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers and minor revisions (if accepted by the shepherd): December 15, 2021

Issue 3
Paper submission deadline: November 30, 2021 (firm)
Early rejection: January 10, 2022
Rebuttal period: January 10–12, 2022
Author notification: February 1, 2022
Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers and minor revisions (if accepted by the shepherd): March 15, 2022

Issue 4
Paper submission deadline: February 28, 2022 (firm)
Early rejection: April 11, 2022
Rebuttal period: April 11–13, 2022
Author notification: May 1, 2022
Camera-ready deadline for accepted papers and minor revisions (if accepted by the shepherd): June 15, 2022

Authors invited to resubmit with major revisions can submit the revised (full) paper two weeks after the stated deadline. Such papers must, however, be registered with an abstract by the usual deadline. All papers other than major revision resubmissions must be submitted in full by the stated deadline, including papers submitted to and rejected from previous issues. To benefit from the two-week deadline extension, major revisions must be submitted to one of the two issues following the decision. Major revisions submitted to later issues are treated as new submissions, due by the regular deadline and possibly assigned to new reviewers.


Papers submitted to PETS/PoPETs should present novel practical and/or theoretical research into the requirements, design, analysis, experimentation, or fielding of privacy-enhancing technologies and the social, cultural, legal or situational contexts in which they are used. Note that a paper's relevance to privacy applications is crucial for our community. PETS is open to topics from the wider area of security and privacy (cryptographic primitives, security mechanisms, differentially-private mechanisms, etc.) as long as it is clear how these serve to improve or understand privacy in technology (e.g., it includes a use case, evaluation on real data, integration with an application, etc.). PETS is also open to interdisciplinary research examining people's and communities' privacy needs, preferences, and expectations as long as it is clear how these findings can impact the design, development, or deployment of technology with privacy implications.

Suggested topics include but are not restricted to:

We also solicit Systematization of Knowledge (SoK) papers on any of these topics: papers putting together existing knowledge under some common light (adversary model, requirements, functionality offered, etc.), providing novel insights, identifying research gaps or challenges to commonly held assumptions, etc. Survey papers, without such contributions, are not suitable. SoK submissions should include "SoK:" in their title and check the corresponding option in the submission form.

General Chair (
Dali Kaafar, Macquarie University
Program Chairs/Co-Editors-in-Chief (
Florian Kerschbaum, University of Waterloo
Michelle Mazurek, University of Maryland
Senior Program Committee/Editorial Board:
Adam Aviv, George Washington University
Lujo Bauer, Carnegie Mellon University
Alvaro Cardenas, University of California Santa Cruz
Sherman Chow, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Chris Clifton, Purdue University
George Danezis, University College London
Emiliano De Cristofaro, University College London
Claudia Diaz, KU Leuven
David Evans, University of Virginia
Rachel Greenstadt, New York University
Jaap-Henk Hoepman, Radboud University
Nick Hopper, University of Minnesota
Aaron Johnson, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Dali Kaafar, Macquarie University
Apu Kapadia, Indiana University
Stefan Katzenbeisser, University of Passau
Ninghui Li, Purdue University
Damon McCoy, New York University
Melek Önen, EURECOM
Catuscia Palamidessi, INRIA
Bart Preneel, KU Leuven
Mike Rosulek, Oregon State University
Micah Sherr, Georgetown University
Nina Taft, Google
Carmela Troncoso, EPFL
Blase Ur, University of Chicago
Christo Wilson, Northeastern University
Matthew Wright, Rochester Institute of Technology
Program Committee/Editorial Board:
Yasemin Acar, Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy
Gunes Acar, KU Leuven
Gergely Acs, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Shashank Agrawal, Western Digital Research
Muhammad Ahmad Bashir, Google
Mashael Al-Sabah, Qatar University
Denise Anthony, University of Michigan
Frederik Armknecht, Universität Mannheim
Oshrat Ayalon, Tel Aviv University / MPI
Erman Ayday, Bilkent University
Saikrishna Badrinarayanan, Visa Research
Borja Balle, LinkedIn
Diogo Barradas, Universidade de Lisboa
Debabrota Basu, INRIA
Sonia Ben Mokhtar, CNRS
Zinaida Benenson, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Alastair Beresford, University of Cambridge
Pascal Berrang, University of Birmingham
Gergely Biczok, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Erik-Oliver Blass, Airbus
Jonas Böhler, SAP
Glencora Borradaile, Oregon State University
Rahul Chatterjee, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sze Yiu Chau, Chinese University of Hong Kong
David Choffnes, Northeastern University
Omar Chowdhury, University of Iowa
Camille Cobb, Carnegie Mellon University
Jed Crandall, Arizona State University
Robert Cunningham, Carnegie Mellon University
Lucas Davi, Universität Duisburg Essen
Martin Degeling, Ruhr-University Bochum
Soteris Demetriou, Imperial College London
Damien Desfontaines, ETH Zurich / Google
Rinku Dewri, University of Denver
Roger Dingledine, The Tor Project
Josep Domingo-Ferrer, Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Markus Dürmuth, Ruhr University Bochum
Tariq Elahi, University of Edinburgh
Pardis Emami-Naeini, University of Washington
Zeki Erkin, TU Delft
Saba Eskandarian, Stanford University
Shehroze Farooqi, Palo Alto Networks
Kassem Fawaz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ellis Fenske, U.S. Naval Academy
Ferdinando Fioretto, Syracuse University
Bryan Ford, EPFL
Alisa Frik, International Computer Science Institute
Chaya Ganesh, Indian Institute of Science
Simson Garfinkel, Department of Homeland Security
Christina Garman, Purdue University
Gennie Gebhart, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Badih Ghazi, Google
Yossi Gilad, Hebrew University
Neil Gong, Duke University
Adam Groce, Reed College
Thomas Gross, Newcastle University
Paul Grubbs, University of Michigan
Cheng Guo, Clemson University
Mehmet Emre Gürsoy, Koc University
Florian Hahn, University of Twente
Rakibul Hasan, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Jamie Hayes, University College London
Xi He, University of Waterloo
Urs Hengartner, University of Waterloo
Ryan Henry, University of Calgary
Dominik Herrmann, University of Bamberg
Julia Hesse, IBM
Yuan Hong, Illinois Institute of Technology
Kevin Huguenin, University of Lausanne
Mathias Humbert, armasuisse W+T
Muhammad Ikram, Macquarie University
Umar Iqbal, University of Iowa
Limin Jia, Carnegie Mellon University
Kangsoo Jung, INRIA
Ghassan Karame, NEC Laboratories
Marcel Keller, CSIRO Data61
Agnes Kiss, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Katharina Kohls, Radboud University
Steve Kremer, INRIA
Christiane Kuhn, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Alptekin Küpcü , Koc University
Peeter Laud, Cybernetica
Arnaud Legout, INRIA
Ming Li, University of Texas at Arlington
Heather Lipford, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Martin Lopatka, Mozilla
Saeed Mahloujifar, Princeton
Pasin Manurangsi, Google
Piotr Mardziel, Carnegie Mellon University
Shrirang Mare, Indiana University / University of Washington
Athina Markopolou, University of California Irvine
Abigail Marsh, Macalester College
Atefeh Mashatan, Ryerson University
Fabio Massacci, University of Trento
Nick Mathewson, The Tor Project
Travis Mayberry, U.S. Naval Academy
Peter Mayer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Susan McGregor, Tow Center for Digital Journalism / Columbia Journalism School
Shagufta Mehnaz, Dartmouth College
Luca Melis, Amazon
David Mohaisen, University of Central Florida
Meisam Mohammady, CSIRO Data 61
Veelasha Moonsamy, Radboud University
Steven Murdoch, University College London
Sashank Narain, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Milad Nasr, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Chan Nam Ngo, University of Trento
Rishab Nithyanand, University of Iowa
Cristina Onete, University of Limoges / XLIM
Simon Oya, University of Waterloo
Omkant Pandey, Stony Brook University
Panagiotis Papadopoulos, Telefonica Research
Stefano Paraboschi, Universita degli Studi di Bergamo
Sikhar Patranabis, Visa Research
Balazs Pejo, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Andreas Peter, University of Twente
Christina Pöpper, New York University Abu Dhabi
Erica Portnoy, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Tobias Pulls, Karlstad University
Apostolos Pyrgelis, EPFL
Sazzadur Rahaman, University of Arizona
Abbas Razaghpanah, International Computer Science Institute - UC Berkeley
Joel Reardon, University of Calgary
Karen Renaud, Abertay University
Alfredo Rial, University of Luxembourg
Daniel Roche, U.S. Naval Academy
Florentin Rochet, Universite catholique de Louvain
Thomas Roesler, Google
Ryan Rogers, LinkedIn
Stefanie Roos, TU Delft
Paul Rösler, TU Darmstadt
Andy Rupp, University of Luxembourg
Reihaneh Safavi-Naini, University of Calgary
Nitesh Saxena, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Florian Schaub, University of Michigan
Dominique Schröder, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Wendy Seltzer, W3C
Mahmood Sharif, Tel Aviv University and VMware
Anastasia Shuba, Broadcom
Mark Simkin, Aarhus University
Claudio Soriente, NEC Laboratories
Yixin Sun, University of Virginia
Sai Teja Peddinti, Google
Yuan Tian, University of Virginia
Florian Tramer, Stanford University
Ni Trieu, Arizona State University
Tobias Urban, Secunet Security Networks AG
Eugene Vasserman, Kansas State University
Daniel Votipka, Tufts University
Sameer Wagh, University of California Berkeley
Tao Wang, Simon Fraser University
Tianhao Wang, Purdue University
Liang Wang, Princeton University
Ding Wang, Nankai University
Jason Xue, The University of Adelaide
Yaxing Yao, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Attila Yavuz, University of South Florida
Arkady Yerukhimovich, George Washington University
Yang Zhang, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Yupeng Zhang, Texas A&M University
Fan Zhang, Duke University
Zhikun Zhang, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
Yongjun Zhao, Nanyang Technological University
Publicity/Web Chairs (
Kat Hanna, The Tor Project
Rebekah Overdorf, EPFL
Publication Chairs (
Weijia He, University of Chicago
Anselme Tueno, SAP SE
Artifact Chairs (
Cecylia Bocovich, The Tor Project
Bailey Kacsmar, University of Waterloo
Video Chairs (
Benjamin Zhao, University of New South Wales / CSIRO Data61
Sponsorship Chairs (
Steven Murdoch, University College London
Susan McGregor, Columbia University
Infrastructure Chairs
Roger Dingledine, The Tor Project
Ian Goldberg, University of Waterloo

Artifact Review
PoPETs reviews and publishes digital artifacts related to its accepted papers. This process aids in the reproducibility of results and allows others to build on the work described in the paper. Artifact submissions are requested from authors of all accepted papers, and although they are optional, we strongly encourage you to submit your artifacts for review.

Possible artifacts include (but are not limited to):

Artifacts are evaluated by the artifact review committee. The committee evaluates the artifacts to ensure that they provide an acceptable level of utility, and feedback is given to the authors. Issues considered include software bugs, readability of documentation, and appropriate licensing. After your artifact has been approved by the committee, we will accompany the paper link on with a link to the artifact along with an artifact badge so that interested readers can find and use your hard work.

Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies
You are invited to submit nominations for the 2022 Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies. The Caspar Bowden PET award is presented annually to researchers who have made an outstanding contribution to the theory, design, implementation, or deployment of privacy enhancing technologies. It is awarded at PETS and carries a cash prize as well as a physical award statue. Any paper by any author written in the area of privacy enhancing technologies is eligible for nomination. However, the paper must have appeared in a refereed journal, conference, or workshop with proceedings published in the period from April 1, 2020 until March 30, 2022.

Andreas Pfitzmann Best Student Paper Award
A winner of the Andreas Pfitzmann PETS 2022 Best Student Paper Award will be selected at PETS 2022. Papers written solely or primarily by a student who is presenting the work to PETS 2022 are eligible for the award.

As usual, part of the symposium will be devoted to HotPETs — the "hottest," most exciting research ideas still in a formative state. Further information will be published on the PETS website in early 2022.