July 18-20, 2007
Pittsburgh, PA


Call for participation





SOUPS 2005
SOUPS 2006

Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security


SOUPS 2007 will be held on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Carnegie Mellon is located approximately 22 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport. Most SOUPS events will take place in the Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC) at CMU. CIC is located at 4720 Forbes Ave. If you are travelling East on Forbes Ave., CIC is the first building on the right as you enter the CMU campus area. SOUPS lunches will be held in another building. Since you will have to walk outside to get to lunch, we recommend that you bring an umbrella in case of rain.

Hotel: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Select - University Center, which is located about three-quarters of a mile from CMU. Register by June 27, 2007 for the conference rate of $112/night. Ask for the "SOUPS CONFERENCE" rate.

Dorm housing: A block of rooms has been reserved in the Carnegie Mellon Resnik House residence hall, which is located on campus. Double rooms (suitable for 1 or 2 people, shared bathrooms in each suite of rooms) are available at the rate of $57/night. Rooms must be reserved by June 18, 2007. Only a small number of rooms are available, so reserve early if you are interested in this option. To make your reservation call 412/268-1125 or email and let them know you are with the SOUPS group.

As of June 28, a few dorm rooms were still available.

The CMU web site has a list of other nearby accommodations.

Hotel shuttle and parking: The hotel will provide a free shuttle to CMU. The shuttle leaves the hotel every 30 minutes from 7:30 am to 9 pm. The hotel charges $17/day for parking. Parking on campus is available in the East Campus Garage ($8/day), and in the garage below the CIC building ($16/day). If you wish to park in the CIC garage you must approach the building from S. Neville St., which passes under Forbes Ave. (see driving directions). We recommend that you walk to campus or take advantage of the hotel shuttle. If you plan to take the hotel shuttle, be aware that there may not be enough room for everyone on the 8:30 am shuttle, so consider taking the 8 am shuttle.

Pittsburgh: There is lots to see and do in Pittsburgh. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and the Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms are all within walking distance of the Holiday Inn.


SOUPS is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon CyLab.