Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security
In-cooperation with USENIX
SOUPS Impact Award
On the 10 year anniversary of SOUPS, we have instituted a SOUPS Impact Award.
The SOUPS Impact Award is to be presented every third year to the authors of
a SOUPS conference paper that has had a significant impact on usable security
and privacy research and practice. The winner of the award was announced at
the SOUPS conference.
To be eligible, a paper should have been published no earlier than 5 and no
later than 10 years before the year in which the award is presented. For
example, for the presentation at SOUPS 2014, the paper should have been
published at SOUPS 2005 through SOUPS 2009.
The selection committee will focus on a paper's
impact as judged by influence in the research community, a community of
practice, industry, and/or social impact resulting from the work. A public
citation for the award will be placed on the SOUPS website.
The initial selection pool is drawn from the top 10 most cited SOUPS papers
of the eligibility period, excluding previous winners. The most highly cited
paper need not be the winner, because citation counts are not necessarily
accurate, and because citations are not the sole measure of
impact. Instead, the winner will be selected by the Selection Committee after
a vigorous online discussion.
Selection Committee. The Awards Selection Committee shall consist of
between 5 and 15 current or former program committee members. Members will be
appointed by the selection committee chair(s). To be eligible, a committee
member may not be an author or co-author of one of the initial selection pool.
The committee co-chairs shall adjudicate conflicts of interest, appointing
substitutes to the committee as necessary.
SOUPS 2014 Impact Award
The following papers formed the initial selection pool for the SOUPS 2014
Impact Award, with their year of SOUPS publication, and the citation count
that qualified them. Committee discussion narrowed the selection to a short
list of finalists, from which one winner was selected. The finalists and
winner were announced at SOUPS 2014.
- Reducing shoulder-surfing by using gaze-based password entry, M Kumar, T
Garfinkel, D Boneh, T Winograd (2007, 124)
- A second look at the usability of click-based graphical passwords, S
Chiasson, R Biddle, PC van Oorschot (2007, 135)
- Anti-phishing phil: the design and evaluation of a game that teaches
people not to fall for phish, S Sheng, B Magnien, P Kumaraguru (2007, 144)
- Passpet: convenient password management and phishing protection, KP Yee, K
Sitaker (2006, 151)
- Usability of CAPTCHAs or usability issues in CAPTCHA design, J Yan, AS El
Ahmad (2008, 155) [Winner]
- Web wallet: preventing phishing attacks by revealing user intentions, M
Wu, RC Miller, G Little (2006, 157)
- Decision strategies and susceptibility to phishing, JS Downs, MB Holbrook,
LF Cranor (2006, 168)
- Password management strategies for online accounts, S Gaw, EW Felten
(2006, 185) [Finalist]
- Authentication using graphical passwords: effects of tolerance and image
choice, S Wiedenbeck, J Waters, JC Birget, A Brodskiy (2005, 266)
- The battle against phishing: Dynamic security skins, R Dhamija, JD Tygar
(2005, 403) [Finalist]
Usability of CAPTCHAS Or usability issues in CAPTCHA design
by Jeff Yan and Ahmad El Ahmad
Published at SOUPS 2008
This paper discusses usability issues that should be considered and
addressed in the design of CAPTCHAs. Some of these issues are intuitive, but
some others have subtle implications for robustness or security. The paper
proposed a simple but novel framework for examining CAPTCHA usability. The
framework proposed was instrumental in promoting a structured approach to
CAPTCHA usability and security. It pulled together emerging knowledge of
practice, added some useful insights, presented a thoughtful analysis, and
systematized it into the "goto" paper for people trying to design CAPTCHAs.
The framework from this paper still holds today, and the paper continues to be
cited in studies.
2014 Impact Award Committee Members:
Simson Garfinkel (co-chair)
Mary Ellen Zurko (co-chair)