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. The 17th PETS event will be organised by the University of Minnesota and held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, in July 2017.
Papers undergo a journal-style reviewing process and accepted papers are published in the journal Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs). Submitted papers should present novel practical and/or theoretical research into the design, analysis, experimentation, or fielding of privacy-enhancing technologies. While PETS/PoPETs has traditionally been home to research on anonymity systems and privacy-oriented cryptography, we strongly encourage submissions on a number of both well-established and emerging privacy-related topics, for which examples are provided below.
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 about two months after submission. 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.
PoPETs also solicits submissions for Systematization of Knowledge (SoK) papers. These are papers that critically review, evaluate, and contextualize work in areas for which a body of prior literature exists, and whose contribution lies in systematizing the existing knowledge in that area. To be suitable for publication, SoK articles must provide an added value beyond a literature review, such as novel insights, identification of research gaps, or challenges to commonly held assumptions. SoK papers will follow the same review process as other submissions, and will be published in PoPETs and presented at the PETS 2017 event.