July 20-22, 2011
Pittsburgh, PA


Call for papers





Past conferences SOUPS 2005
SOUPS 2006
SOUPS 2007
SOUPS 2008
SOUPS 2009
SOUPS 2010

Proceedings in the ACM Digital Library: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

SOUPS Photos: 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006

Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security

The seventh Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) will be held July 20-22, 2011 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 2011 will be held in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI.

SOUPS 2011 will be held on the Carnegie Mellon University campus.

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."


Mark your calendars for SOUPS 2012 to be held July 11-13, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Blog posts about SOUPS 2010: Richard Power on CyBlog

SOUPS acceptance rates: 2005: 10/39, 2006: 14/39, 2007: 12/41, 2008: 13/43, 2009: 15/49, 2010: 16/65, 2011: 15/45

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SOUPS 2011 is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon CyLab