Nominations are invited for the 2012 PET Award by 31 March 2012.
The PET Award is presented annually to researchers who have made an outstanding contribution to the theory, design, implementation, or deployment of privacy enhancing technology. It is awarded at the annual Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS).
The PET Award carries a prize of 3000 USD thanks to the generous support of Microsoft. The crystal prize itself is offered by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada.
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 1 June 2010 until 31 March 2012.
For eligibility requirements, refer to the award rules.
Anyone can nominate a paper by sending an email message containing the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Paper title
- Author(s) contact information
- Publication venue and full reference
- Link to an available online version of the paper
- A nomination statement of no more than 500 words.
All nominations must be submitted by 31 March 2012. The Award Committee will select one or two winners among the nominations received. Winners must be present at the 2012 PET Symposium in order to receive the Award. This requirement can be waived only at the discretion of the PET Advisory board.
More information about the PET award (including past winners) is see the award website.