SOUPS 2011

July 20-22, 2011
Pittsburgh, PA


Call for papers





Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security



Papers may be up to 12 pages in length, excluding the bibliography and any supplemental appendices. Authors are encouraged to attach to their paper supplemental appendices containing study materials (e.g. surveys) that would not otherwise fit within the body of the paper. Papers must be no more than 20 pages including bibliography and appendices. Papers must use the SOUPS proceedings template [MS Word] [LaTeX]. (Appendixes need not be formatted with this template.)

Poster abstracts should be at most 2 8.5x11 pages, using the SOUPS proceedings template. Please prepend the word "Poster:" to your poster title (for example, "Poster: On the Usability of Secret Decoder Rings").

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) 2011, July 20-22, 2011, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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


The final camera ready version of your paper is due June 15, 2011. To upload your final manuscript, please visit the SOUPS submission website. .


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, scan it, and submit it when you upload your final camera ready version of your paper by June 15.


We will include poster abstracts on the 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 (which may be oriented in wither landscape or portrait), 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 2011 is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon CyLab