Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Not much beyond noise lately, but this might be of interest...

Privacy and anonymity are increasingly important in the online world. Corporations, governments, and other organizations are realizing and exploiting their power to track users and their behavior, and restrict the ability to publish or retrieve documents. Approaches to protecting individuals, groups, but also companies and governments from such profiling and censorship include decentralization, encryption, distributed trust, and automated policy disclosure.
This 5th workshop addresses the design and realization of such privacy and anti-censorship services for the Internet and other communication networks by bringing together anonymity and privacy experts from around the world to discuss recent advances and new perspectives.

Suggested topics include but are not restricted to:
* Anonymous communications and publishing systems
* Censorship resistance
* Pseudonyms, identity management, linkability, and reputation
* Data protection technologies
* Location privacy
* Policy, law, and human rights relating to privacy
* Privacy and anonymity in peer-to-peer architectures
* Economics of privacy
* Fielded systems and techniques for enhancing privacy in existing systems
* Protocols that preserve anonymity/privacy
* Privacy-enhanced access control or authentication/certification
* Privacy threat models
* Models for anonymity and unobservability
* Attacks on anonymity systems
* Traffic analysis
* Profiling and data mining
* Privacy vulnerabilities and their impact on phishing and identity theft
* Deployment models for privacy infrastructures
* Novel relations of payment mechanisms and anonymity
* Usability issues and user interfaces for PETs
* Reliability, robustness and abuse prevention in privacy systems