We invite authors to submit original papers describing research or
experience in all areas of usable privacy and security. Topics include,
but are not limited to:
- innovative security or privacy functionality and design,
- new applications of existing models or technology,
- field studies of security or privacy technology,
- usability evaluations of security or privacy features or security
testing of usability features, and
- lessons learned from deploying and using usable privacy and
All submissions must relate to both usability and either security or privacy. Papers on security or privacy applications that do not address usability or human factors will not be considered.
Papers need to describe the purpose and goals of the work completed to
date, cite related work, show how the work effectively integrates
usability and security or privacy, and clearly indicate the innovative
aspects of the work or lessons learned as well as the contribution of
the work to the field. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap
papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to
a journal or a conference with proceedings. Accepted papers will appear
in the ACM Digital Library as part of the ACM International Conference
Proceedings Series. The technical papers committee will
select an accepted paper to receive the SOUPS 2009 best paper award.
Papers may be up to 12 pages in length including bibliography,
appendices, and figures, using the SOUPS proceedings template [MS Word] [LaTeX]. All submissions must be in PDF format and
should not be blinded. In
addition, you must cut and paste an abstract of no more than 300 words
onto the submission form.
Submit your paper using the electronic submissions page for the SOUPS
2009 conference. A successful submission will display a
web page confirming it, and a confirmation email is sent to the
corresponding author. Please make sure you receive that confirmation
email when you submit, and follow the directions in that email if you
require any follow up.
Technical paper submissions will close at midnight, US East Coast time, the evening of
Friday, February 27. This is a hard deadline! Authors will be notified of technical paper acceptance by April
20, and camera ready final versions of technical papers are due May 29.
We seek poster abstracts describing recent or ongoing research or
experience in all areas of usable privacy and security. Submissions
should use the SOUPS poster template [MS Word] [LaTeX] and be at most two pages. Accepted
poster abstracts will be distributed to symposium participants and made available on the symposium web site. Please follow the
final submission formatting
instructions when preparing your poster abstract to avoid the need to revise poster abstracts after
acceptance decisions are made. In addition, SOUPS will include a
poster session in which authors will exhibit their posters. Note,
poster abstracts should be formatted like short papers, not like
posters. Authors of accepted posters will be sent information about
how to prepare and format posters for the conference.
Submit your poster using the electronic submissions page. A successful submission will display a web page confirming it,
and a confirmation email is sent to the corresponding author. Please
make sure you receive that confirmation email when you submit, and
follow the directions in that email if you require any follow up.
We also welcome authors of recent papers (2008 to 2009) on usable
privacy and security to present your work at the SOUPS poster
session. Please submit the title and abstract of your conference
paper, full citation, and a link to the published version.
Submissions will close at 5pm, US East Coast time, the evening
of May 29.
SOUPS will feature parallel, moderated breakout sessions (similar to
Birds of a feather sessions) in which symposium participants will
discuss a topic related to usable privacy and security. These sessions
may include a brief introduction to the topic by the moderator, but
otherwise will not include formal presentations. Discussion session
topics may include, but are not limited to, definitions or metrics,
design critiques, research agendas, or frameworks for collaborative
research. We seek proposals for discussion session topics. Proposals
must include a one paragraph statement of the topic to be discussed
and a one paragraph bio of each proposer that describes their
experience or interest in the topic. Optionally, proposers may submit
up to two pages of background material that can be distributed to
participants and posted on the SOUPS website. Authors of accepted
proposals will be expected to moderate their discussion session and
provide a brief report on their session for posting on the SOUPS web
site after the symposium.
for discussion sessions should be submitted via email to sessions AT cups DOT cs DOT cmu DOT edu
Submissions will close at 5pm, US East Coast time, the evening
of May 29.
IN-DEPTH SESSIONS (WORKSHOPS AND TUTORIALS)
We are soliciting proposals for a small number of in-depth sessions
on usable security and privacy. These sessions could run either a half
or full day, and could be lecture-oriented (tutorial) or a
group-oriented session designed to widely share experience
(workshop). To get a better idea, please see the following examples of previous workshop and tutorial descriptions:
Examples of Previous Workshops:
Examples of Previous Tutorials:
Proposals should include the following:
- Leader(s) (including pertinent biographical information)
- Format (tutorial or workshop)
- Duration (half or full day)
- Target audience
- (Workshops only) Goals and highlights of the call for participation.
In-depth sessions will be open to all SOUPS attendees. They will
generate materials that will be made available on the SOUPS website
(tutorial notes, workshop presentations and a
report/summary). Workshops will have their own CFP for presentations,
abstracts, or short papers, which will be published by February 1.
Send in-depth session proposals to sessions AT cups DOT cs DOT cmu DOT edu by
SOUPS is seeking proposals for panels. A good
panel focuses on an issue of current concern, and has a strong and
clear point of contention in the topic, in the questions, and in the
panelist points of view. Full proposals should contain a title,
description of the topic, and suggested panelists (with pertinent
biographical information). We are also interested in ideas for
panels you would like to see on the program, even if you do not
wish to be a panel organizer.
Send suggestions or proposals for panels to sessions AT cups DOT cs DOT cmu DOT edu by January 12.
We're looking for ideas for invited speakers. Please suggest a
speaker you would like to hear from, or have heard recently with something
provocative or visionary to say on the topic of usable security and
Send suggestions for invited speakers to sessions AT cups DOT cs DOT cmu DOT edu by January 12.
[iCal] [Google calendar]
Early registration deadline - June 5
Conference - July 15-17
Submission deadline - February 27, midnight US East Coast time (hard deadline!)
Notification of paper acceptance - April 20
Camera ready papers due - May 29
Posters and discussion sessions
Submission deadline - May 29
Notification of acceptance - June 3
In-depth sessions (tutorials and workshops)
In-depth session proposal submission deadline - November 25
Notification of in-depth session proposal acceptance - December 15
Workshop paper submission deadline - April 24
Notification of workshop paper acceptance - May 11
Camera ready papers due - June 5
Panels and invited talks
Panel proposal submission deadline - January 12
Speaker suggestion submission deadline - January 12
SOUPS 2009 is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon CyLab and Google.