PEPR 2021 Conference on Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect – Call for Participation

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The 2021 Conference on Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect (PEPR ’21) will take place as a virtual event on June 10-11, 2021.

Important Dates

Submissions deadline: February 15, 2021
Notification to presenters: March 15, 2021

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Conference Organizers

Program Co-Chairs:
Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University
Lea Kissner, Apple

Program Committee

Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University
Lea Kissner, Apple
Laura Ahire, Google
Christine Cooper, Facebook 
Giles Douglas, Nuna
Caitlin Fennessy, IAPP
Diane Hosfelt  
Sara Jordan, FPF
Naomi Lefkovitz, NIST
Nuria Ruiz, Outschool
Florian Schaub, University of Michigan
Divya Sharma, Google


The 2021 PEPR Conference on Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect (PEPR ’21) is a single-track conference focused on designing and building products and systems with privacy and respect for their users and the societies in which they operate. Our goal is to improve the state of the art and practice of building for privacy and respect and to foster a deeply knowledgeable community of both privacy practitioners and researchers who collaborate towards that goal.

We view diversity as a key enabler of this goal: effectively building for privacy and respect is a challenge in and of itself; attempting this without a range of perspectives is harder still. Thus, we encourage and welcome participation from all employment sectors, racial and ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, genders, disability statuses, ages, and all those other differences which make us richer as humanity.

PEPR ’21 is committed to fostering a respectful and collaborative environment.

Call for Participation

PEPR ’21 is soliciting proposals for 20 minute original talks, 10-minute short talks, and 45-60 minute panels featuring discussions with 3-5 speakers. (Additional time will be added for Q&A.)

The program committee will select talks which best illuminate topics in the fields of practical privacy engineering and building systems that respect their users. We can’t build respectful systems without understanding how. PEPR is tilted towards constructive solutions but also includes the illumination of challenges. We’re interested in talks from both practitioners and researchers about design proposals, research, deployed systems, case studies, and experience reports.

We are particularly interested in talks addressing the following themes:

Talks may include demos, if appropriate. New talks on previously published materials are also welcome.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit talk proposals via the submission form.