July 9-11, 2014
Menlo Park, CA


Call for papers





Impact Award

Past conferences SOUPS 2005
SOUPS 2006
SOUPS 2007
SOUPS 2008
SOUPS 2009
SOUPS 2010
SOUPS 2011
SOUPS 2012
SOUPS 2013

Proceedings available from USENIX: 2014

Proceedings in the ACM Digital Library: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

SOUPS papers are also available from the Program page of each year's conference

Bibtex file for SOUPS papers 2005-2013

SOUPS Photos: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006

Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security

In-cooperation with USENIX

The tenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) will be held July 9-11, 2014 at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, California. 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 lightning talks. SOUPS 2014 will be held in cooperation with USENIX and ACM SIGCHI.

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."


Save the date for SOUPS 2015 - July 22-24, 2015 at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada!

Sorry, SOUPS 2014 is completely sold out and is no longer taking registrations. If you would like to be added to our waiting list in case there is a cancellation and a spot opens up, please email Tiffany Todd and let her know which days of the conference you are interested in attending.

SOUPS 2014 workshops:

This year at the Thursday morning session we will be presenting several awards:

  • The 2014 SOUPS Impact Award for a SOUPS paper published between 2005 and 2009 that has had a significant impact on usable privacy and security research and practice (this is the first year we are presenting an impact award, we expect to present this award every three years for a paper published between 5 and 10 years earlier)
  • The 2014 SOUPS Distinguished Paper Award
  • The 2014 SOUPS Distinguished Poster Awards (to be selected by vote of SOUPS attendees at the poster session on Wednesday evening)
  • The 2014 IAPP SOUPS Privacy Award for the paper with the most practical application in the field of privacy

SOUPS acceptance rates: 2005: 10/39 (25%); 2006: 14/39 (35%); 2007: 12/41 (29%); 2008: 13/43 (30%); 2009: 15/49 (30%); 2010: 16/65 (24%); 2011: 15/45 (33%); 2012: 14/67 (20%); 2013 15/51 (29%)

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Thanks to our sponsors:

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Thanks to our sponsors: Facebook, Carnegie Mellon CyLab, and Carnegie Mellon MSIT-Privacy Engineering Masters Program