Privacy Enhancing Technologies

12th International Symposium, PETS 2012, Vigo, Spain, July 11-13, 2012. Proceedings

  • Simone Fischer-Hübner
  • Matthew Wright
Conference proceedings PETS 2012

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-31680-7

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7384)

Table of contents (16 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. Session 1: User Profiling

    1. Betrayed by Your Ads!
      Claude Castelluccia, Mohamed-Ali Kaafar, Minh-Dung Tran
      Pages 1-17
    2. Private Client-Side Profiling with Random Forests and Hidden Markov Models
      George Danezis, Markulf Kohlweiss, Benjamin Livshits, Alfredo Rial
      Pages 18-37
  3. Session 2: Traffic Analysis

    1. Understanding Statistical Disclosure: A Least Squares Approach
      Fernando Pérez-González, Carmela Troncoso
      Pages 38-57
    2. Website Detection Using Remote Traffic Analysis
      Xun Gong, Nikita Borisov, Negar Kiyavash, Nabil Schear
      Pages 58-78
    3. k-Indistinguishable Traffic Padding in Web Applications
      Wen Ming Liu, Lingyu Wang, Kui Ren, Pengsu Cheng, Mourad Debbabi
      Pages 79-99
    4. Spying in the Dark: TCP and Tor Traffic Analysis
      Yossi Gilad, Amir Herzberg
      Pages 100-119
  4. Session 3: Applied Differential Privacy

    1. Secure Distributed Framework for Achieving ε-Differential Privacy
      Dima Alhadidi, Noman Mohammed, Benjamin C. M. Fung, Mourad Debbabi
      Pages 120-139
    2. Differentially Private Continual Monitoring of Heavy Hitters from Distributed Streams
      T. -H. Hubert Chan, Mingfei Li, Elaine Shi, Wenchang Xu
      Pages 140-159
    3. Adaptive Differentially Private Histogram of Low-Dimensional Data
      Chengfang Fang, Ee-Chien Chang
      Pages 160-179
  5. Session 4: PETs for Cloud Services and Smart Grids

    1. PRISM – Privacy-Preserving Search in MapReduce
      Erik-Oliver Blass, Roberto Di Pietro, Refik Molva, Melek Önen
      Pages 180-200
    2. Practical Privacy Preserving Cloud Resource-Payment for Constrained Clients
      Martin Pirker, Daniel Slamanig, Johannes Winter
      Pages 201-220
    3. Fault-Tolerant Privacy-Preserving Statistics
      Marek Jawurek, Florian Kerschbaum
      Pages 221-238
  6. Session 5: Privacy Services

    1. Evading Censorship with Browser-Based Proxies
      David Fifield, Nate Hardison, Jonathan Ellithorpe, Emily Stark, Dan Boneh, Roger Dingledine et al.
      Pages 239-258
    2. Exploring the Ecosystem of Referrer-Anonymizing Services
      Nick Nikiforakis, Steven Van Acker, Frank Piessens, Wouter Joosen
      Pages 259-278
  7. Session 6: User-Related Privacy Perspectives

    1. Risk Communication Design: Video vs. Text
      Vaibhav Garg, L. Jean Camp, Katherine Connelly, Lesa Lorenzen-Huber
      Pages 279-298
    2. Use Fewer Instances of the Letter “i”: Toward Writing Style Anonymization
      Andrew W. E. McDonald, Sadia Afroz, Aylin Caliskan, Ariel Stolerman, Rachel Greenstadt
      Pages 299-318
  8. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12 th International Symposium on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, PET 2012, held in Vigo, Spain, in July 2012. The 16 full papers presented were carefully selected from 72 submissions. Topics addressed include anonymization of statistics, content, and traffic, network traffic analysis, censorship-resistant systems, user profiling, training users in privacy risk management, and privacy of internet and cloud-bases services. A further highlight is the HotPETS session, designed as a venue to present existing but still preliminary and evolving ideas.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Simone Fischer-Hübner
    • 1
  • Matthew Wright
    • 2
  1. 1.Karlstad UniversityKarlstadSweden
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31679-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31680-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349