SOUPS 2005

July 6-8, 2005
Pittsburgh, PA

Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security

The first Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) was held July 6-8, 2005 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. This symposium brought together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners in human computer interaction, security, and privacy. The program featured refereed papers, tutorials, a poster session, panels and invited talks, and discussion sessions.

The first formal gathering of researchers actively working in this interdisciplinary area took place at the CHI 2003 Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Security Systems. A larger Workshop on Usable Privacy and Security Software (WUPSS) was held at the DIMACS Center at Rutgers in July 2004. WUPSS participants expressed a desire for an event that would combine a refereed papers track with less formal research discussions.

SOUPS 2006 is tentatively planned for July 12-14 in Pittsburgh, PA. We expect to post more information including a call for participation in September 2005.


The SOUPS 2005 proceedings are now available in the ACM Digital Library. You can also download individual papers directly from the SOUPS web site by clicking on the links in the program.

August 1: A report on SOUPS 2005 is now available as an HTML file or a 14-page PDF document

July 7: SOUPS blog

June 30: Press Release: Carnegie Mellon CyLab Researchers Host Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security

May 3: Instructions for authors for submitting final manuscripts now posted


SOUPS is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon CyLab.