Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security
third Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) will
July 18-20, 2007 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. This
symposium will bring together an interdisciplinary group of
researchers and practitioners in human computer interaction, security,
and privacy. The program features technical papers, workshops and tutorials, a
poster session, panels and invited talks, and discussion sessions.
SOUPS 2007 Highlights
SOUPS 2007 will begin with a Workshop
on Usable IT Security Management (USM '07) and
usability testing and security protocols tutorials
designed to introduce these topics to researchers who don't
have a background in these areas.
During this three-day event, you'll have an opportunity to hear
from people doing cutting edge research as well as from industry
folks who will report on their first hand experiences with usable
privacy and security challenges. The popular SOUPS poster session
as well as social events, breaks, and discussion sessions will provide opportunities to
share ideas and network with other participants.
SOUPS 2007 will delve into an area where usability,
privacy, and security are all of critical importance with an invited
talk on ballot and election design by award-winning graphic
designer Marcia Lausen. Panel discussions will focus on another
important area: two-factor authentication for financial services.
Continuing the tradition of interesting SOUPS social events, on Thursday
evening SOUPS 2007 attendees will head to the
Athletic Association for dinner and an evening of bowling at the
PAA's private bowling facility.
SOUPS 2007 will be held on the Carnegie Mellon University
campus. Accommodations have been reserved for SOUPS attendees at the
nearby Holiday Inn as well as in the university dorms.
Not Your Typical Conference
SOUPS distinguishes itself from other
conferences by both providing a high quality technical program and
by bringing together an interdisciplinary group of
attendees in a format conducive to informal discussion and
networking. SOUPS offers reasonable registration fees, which
include meals catered by local restaurants featuring a variety of
cuisines. Past attendees have raved about "the amazing group of
people who were here to talk with" and the "awesome food."
One past attendee wrote: "Overall, this is the best conference I've attended. I may be ruined
forever going to SIGCHI and other larger conferences."
SOUPS 2008 will be held July 23-25, 2008 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Check out Patrick Kelley's photos from SOUPS 20077
Check out Ralph Brown's photos
from SOUPS 2006
SOUPS 2006 in the news: Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review and Pittsburgh
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announcements, including CFPs and deadline extensions
The SOUPS 2006 proceedings are available in the ACM
individual papers directly from the SOUPS web site by clicking on the
links in the
Ka-ping Yee's Usable Security Blog also serves as the SOUPS blog
SOUPS is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon CyLab.