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Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS)
July 6-8, 2005
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA USA

The Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) will bring
together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners
in human computer interaction, security, and privacy. The program will
feature refereed papers, tutorials, a poster session, panels and
invited talks, and discussion sessions.


We seek original papers describing research or experience in all areas
of usable privacy and security. Topics include, but are not limited
to, breakthrough models, innovative functionality and design, new
applications of existing models or technology, usability testing of
security features or security testing of usability features, and
lessons learned from deploying and using usable privacy and security
features. Papers should properly place the work within the field, cite
related work, and clearly indicate the innovative aspects of the work
or lessons learned as well as the contribution of the work to the
field. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that
have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal
or a conference with proceedings. Accepted papers will appear in the
ACM Digital Library as part of the ACM International Conference
Proceedings Series.

Papers should be at most 12 pages including bibliography, appendices,
and figures, using the ACM SIG proceedings template at (LaTeX users should
use template Option 2). The submission format is PDF. Detailed
formatting and submission requirements will be available at


We seek poster abstracts describing recent or ongoing research or
experience in all areas of usable privacy and security. Submission of
late breaking results and work in progress is especially
encouraged. Posters will not be published, and thus may substantially
overlap published papers or papers simultaneously submitted to a
conference or journal. Submissions should follow the same formatting
instructions as refereed papers, but should be at most two pages and
should not include categories and subject descriptors, general terms,
keywords, or a copyright block (LaTeX users should use template Option
1). Accepted poster abstracts will be distributed to symposium
participants and made available on the symposium web site. In
addition, SOUPS will include a poster session in which authors will
exhibit their posters.


SOUPS will feature parallel, moderated breakout sessions (similar to
Birds of a feather sessions) in which symposium participants will
discuss a topic related to usable privacy and security. These sessions
may include a brief introduction to the topic by the moderator, but
otherwise will not include formal presentations. Discussion session
topics may include, but are not limited to, definitions or metrics,
design critiques, research agendas, or frameworks for collaborative
research. We seek proposals for discussion session topics.  Proposals
must include a one paragraph statement of the topic to be discussed
and a one paragraph bio of each proposer that describes their
experience or interest in the topic. Optionally, proposers may submit
up to two pages of background material that can be distributed to
participants and posted on the SOUPS website. Authors of accepted
proposals will be expected to moderate their discussion session and
provide a brief report on their session for posting on the SOUPS web
site after the symposium.


Suggestions or proposals for panels, tutorials, or invited speakers
should be sent to the general chair, lorrie AT, by February


Paper submission deadline - February 25
Notification of paper acceptance - April 15
Poster and discussion session submission deadline - April 29
Camera ready papers due - May 16
Notification of poster and discussion session acceptance - May 20
Early registration deadline - May 27
Conference - July 6-8


SOUPS is being organized by the CMU Usable Privacy and Security
Laboratory (CUPS), with funding provided by Carnegie Mellon CyLab.

General chair
Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University

Refereed paper chair
Mary Ellen Zurko, IBM Software Group

Refereed paper committee
Mark S. Ackerman, University of Michigan
Konstantin Beznosov, University of British Columbia
Paul Dourish, University of California, Irvine
Scott Flinn, National Research Council Canada
Carrie Gates, Dalhousie University and
    Software Engineering Institute & Carnegie Mellon University
Clare-Marie Karat, IBM TJ Watson Research
John Karat, IBM TJ Watson Research
Andrew Patrick, NRC Canada & Carleton University
M. Angela Sasse, University College London (UCL), UK
DK Smetters, Palo Alto Reserach Center
Alma Whitten, Google
Jeff Yan, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Discussion Sessions Chair
Serge Egelman, Carnegie Mellon University

Posters Chairs
Steve Sheng and Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Carnegie Mellon University

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Jason I. Hong, Asst. Prof.    
HCI Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University