Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security
fifth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) will
July 15-17, 2009 at Google in Mountain View, CA. 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 2009 will be held in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI.
SOUPS 2009 Highlights
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 2009 invited talk
will be given by Eric Sachs, product manager for Google security and
internal systems. Eric will discuss the question, "Redirects to
login pages are bad, or are they?" Our panel this year will examine
usability of open source security software.
Continuing the tradition of interesting SOUPS social events, on Wednesday
evening SOUPS 2009 attendees will head to the
Computer History Museum for dinner.
SOUPS 2009 will be held on the Google campus. Accommodations have been reserved for SOUPS attendees at a nearby hotel.
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 attendees are invited to try out the Locaccino Facebook app to share their
location at SOUPS. Locaccino is part of an ongoing Carnegie Mellon
research project that gives you precision control over who can see
your location. The Locaccino team will be presenting their research at
the SOUPS poster session and are eager for feedback.
SOUPS 2009 registration is now
A preliminary program is now
SOUPS is being blogged on the CUPS Blog
Join the soups-announce mailing list to receive occasional SOUPS
announcements, including CFPs and deadline extensions
SOUPS 2009 is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon CyLab and Google.