[Soups-announce] SOUPS early registration deadline is June 5

Lorrie Cranor lorrie at cs.cmu.edu
Sun Jun 3 22:26:51 EDT 2007

Reminder, the SOUPS 2007 early registration deadline is June 5.
Register online at
SOUPS 2007

The third Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS) will be
held July 18-20, 2007 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh,
PA. 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. A preliminary program is available at

SOUPS 2007 Highlights

SOUPS 2007 will begin with a Workshop on Usable IT Security Management
(USM '07) and usability testing and security protocols tutorials
designed to introduce these topics to researchers who don't have a
background in these areas.

During this three-day event, you'll have an opportunity to hear from
people doing cutting edge research as well as from industry folks who
will report on their first hand experiences with usable privacy and
security challenges. The popular SOUPS poster session as well as
social events, breaks, and discussion sessions will provide
opportunities to share ideas and network with other participants.

SOUPS 2007 will delve into an area where usability, privacy, and
security are all of critical importance with an invited talk on ballot
and election design by award-winning graphic designer Marcia
Lausen. Panel discussions will focus on another important area:
two-factor authentication for financial services.

Continuing the tradition of interesting SOUPS social events, on
Thursday evening SOUPS 2007 attendees will head to the Pittsburgh
Athletic Association for dinner and an evening of bowling at the PAA's
private bowling facility.

SOUPS 2007 will be held on the Carnegie Mellon University
campus. Accommodations have been reserved for SOUPS attendees at the
nearby Holiday Inn as well as in the university dorms.

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."

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