Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security
fourth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) will
July 23-25, 2008 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 2008 Highlights
SOUPS 2008 will begin with a Workshop
on Usable IT Security Management (USM '08) and
The Symposium on Accessible Privacy and Security.
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.
The SOUPS 2008 invited talk
will be given by Ross Anderson, one of the founders of a
vigorously-growing new discipline: the economics of information
Continuing the tradition of interesting SOUPS social events, on Thursday
evening SOUPS 2008 attendees will head to the
Phipps Conservatory for dinner overlooking a lush tropical forest.
SOUPS 2008 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 is being blogged on the CUPS Blog
SOUPS 2009 will be held July 15-17, 2009 in Mountain View, CA
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SOUPS is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon CyLab.