July 20-22, 2011
Pittsburgh, PA


Call for papers





Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security


SOUPS 2011 will be held on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Carnegie Mellon is located approximately 22 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport. SOUPS registration, breakfasts, and most sessions will be held on the fourth floor of the Gates Center for Computer Science. The registration desk will be located near the fourth-floor street-level entrance. SOUPS lunches and the poster session will be held in the Newell-Simon Hall third-floor atrium.

Hotel: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Select - University Center, which is located about three-quarters of a mile from CMU. Register by July 3, 2011 for the conference rate of $129/night. Use the group code SC2.

Dorm housing: A block of rooms has been reserved in the Carnegie Mellon Boss Hall, which is located on campus. Double rooms (suitable for 1 or 2 people, shared bathrooms in each suite of rooms) are available at the rate of $30/night per person in a double room (2 person per room) with linen, $54/night per person in a double as a single room (1 person per room) with linen. These rooms are not air conditioned. Rooms must be reserved by June 19, 2011. Only a small number of rooms are available, so reserve early if you are interested in this option. To make your reservation call 412/268-1125 8:30am-5pm Eastern M-F or email (Carolyn Manley) Please add the phrase SOUPS 2011 Housing in the subject line.

The CMU web site has a list of other nearby accommodations.

Hotel shuttle and parking: The hotel will provide a free shuttle to CMU. The shuttle leaves the hotel every 30 minutes from 7:30 am to 9 pm. The hotel charges $20/day for parking. Parking on campus is available in the East Campus Garage ($10/day) in the Gates Garage ($14/day), and in the garage below the CIC building ($16/day). If you wish to park in the CIC garage you must approach the building from S. Neville St., which passes under Forbes Ave. We recommend that you walk to campus or take advantage of the hotel shuttle. If you plan to take the hotel shuttle, be aware that there may not be enough room for everyone on the 8:30 am shuttle, so consider taking the 8 am shuttle.

Child care: The Carnegie Museums, located right next to CMU, offer week-long camp programs for children age 4 and up. Programs for children age 6 and older are full day, with optional pre-care and after-care. Past SOUPS attendees have found this to be a convenient child care option that their kids really enjoyed. Camp registration information for the Carnegie Museum of Natural History Camp Earth and the Carnegie Museum of Art Art and Architecture Camps will be available online in March. For assistance in making other child care arrangements in Pittsburgh, please contact the SOUPS general chair.

Pittsburgh: There is lots to see and do in Pittsburgh. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and the Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms are all within walking distance of the Holiday Inn. Eventur lists Pittsburgh cultural events.

The annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix will be held July 23 and 24 in Schenley Park, near CMU. Come see over 2,000 show cars and vintage car races held on city streets.

For further assistance with registration or local arrangements, please Contact Jennifer Lucas - phone: (412) 268-9870 - email: jmlucas AT cs DOT cmu DOT edu


SOUPS is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon CyLab.