July 14-16, 2010
Redmond, WA


Call for participation





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

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

SOUPS Photos: 2008, 2007, 2006

Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security

The sixth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) will be held July 14-16, 2010 at Microsoft in Redmond, WA. 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 2010 will be held in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI.

SOUPS 2010 will be held on the Microsoft campus. Accommodations have been reserved for SOUPS attendees at a nearby hotel.

SOUPS 2010 will be co-located with the Collaboration, Electronic messaging, Anti-Abuse and Spam Conference (CEAS 2010), which will be held on July 13 and 14.

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."


Passwords that are Simple--and Safe by Simson Garfinkel

Blog posts about SOUPS 2010: Richard Power on CyBlog

SOUPS 2010 photos: from Mary Ellen Zurko

SOUPS 2010 will feature a Usable Security Experiment Reports (USER) Workshop and a Security & Privacy Usability Technology Transfer: Emerging Research (SPUTTER) Workshop.

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SOUPS on Twitter: #soups2010


SOUPS 2010 is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon CyLab and Microsoft.