SOUPS 2009

July 15-17, 2009
Mountain View, CA


Call for participation





Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security



Papers should be at most 12 8.5x11 pages including bibliography, appendices, and figures, using the SOUPS proceedings template [MS Word] [LaTeX].

Poster abstracts should be at most 2 8.5x11 pages, using the SOUPS proceedings template.

All final submissions must be in PDF format. Use Adobe Type 1 Postscript fonts. Avoid Type 3 fonts. While Type 3 fonts print without problems, they are unreadable within the Digital Library (DL). All fonts (print and screen) and images must be embedded within the submitted file. The postscript fonts must be loaded to the machine that is creating the pdf file. When Acrobat is used for creating PDF files, the fonts used must be embedded in the PDF by Acrobat Distiller. Go to "Settings, Job Options ..." menu. Make sure Font Embedding is "On" Always verify that the fonts and images are embedded within each file to avoid having to resubmit your files. PDF files must be optimized and include thumbnails.

In the copyright box in the bottom left hand corner of the first page, please type:

Copyright is held by the author/owner. Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee.
Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) 2009, July 15-17, 2009, Mountain View, CA, USA.

You are welcome to add additional permission statements or a Creative Commons license.


The final camera ready version of your paper is due May 29, 2009. To upload your final manuscript, please visit and at the top of the page, enter the passcode associated with your paper.


All SOUPS papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Therefore, we must have a signed permission form from all authors. Please download the form in PDF or Word format, sign it, and submit it by June 12. You can submit it by postal mail or scan it and email us the PDF. Complete instructions on where to send the form are included on the form itself.


We will include poster abstracts on the SOUPS CD and web site. However, poster authors also need to prepare an actual poster for the SOUPS poster session. We will provide easels, a 32 in. x 40 in. foam core board, and thumb tacks. You are welcome to bring a poster of whatever size you want (that will reasonably fit on an easil) and place it on the easel or tack it onto a foam core board. Your poster should NOT be a print-out of your poster abstract or paper. Please use large fonts, brief text, graphs, and figures to provide an overview of your work. You are welcome to bring a laptop or other equipment for demos. If you will need a table for your demo and/or a power outlet, please let the poster chairs know in advance.


SOUPS 2009 is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon CyLab and Google.