July 18-20, 2007
Pittsburgh, PA


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SOUPS 2005
SOUPS 2006

Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security

The third Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) will be held 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 Pittsburgh 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 Post-Gazette

Join the soups-announce mailing list to receive occasional SOUPS announcements, including CFPs and deadline extensions

The SOUPS 2006 proceedings are 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.

Ka-ping Yee's Usable Security Blog also serves as the SOUPS blog


SOUPS is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon CyLab.