[Soups-announce] Workshop on Home Usable Privacy and Security (HUPS)

Lorrie Faith Cranor lorrie at cs.cmu.edu
Thu May 16 10:38:20 EDT 2013

Workshop on Home Usable Privacy and Security (HUPS)

The HUPS workshop is an opportunity for researchers and 
practitioners to discuss research challenges and experiences 
around the usable privacy and security of smart homes 
(e.g., home automation systems; smart appliances in the home;
 smart meters; domestic healthcare devices).

Submission Deadline:  May 30, 2013, 5pm PDT
Notification Deadline: June 10, 2013 5pm PDT
Anonymization: 	Papers are NOT to be anonymized
Papers:  <= 6 pages excluding bibliography & appendices
Formatting: Use SOUPS MS Word or LaTeX templates
Workshop Date: 	July 24, 2013

The HUPS workshop committee is pleased to announce that we will provide travel support to graduate students or post-doctoral scholars who otherwise have financial hardship to attend the workshop. The travel support is sponsored by Microsoft Connections. The amount of support depends on the type of attendee and available funding but we expect to support at least 3 to 5 students. Qualified attendees are encouraged to apply and a priority will be given to students who submitted a paper to the workshop. 

How to apply: Email jjung at microsoft.com by May 31, 2013 5pm PDT with the subject [HUPS student travel grant application] and provide a few paragraphs on how the workshop would benefit you and your research, as well as how the community would benefit from your involvement in the workshop. Please indicate whether you have submitted a paper to HUPS and if so include the title of the paper. 

Notification: Submissions will be reviewed by a committee. We will respond by June 7, 2013 5pm PDT. Note that travel grant awards *partially* cover the cost of attending HUPS. The only reimbursable expenses are air travel, hotel and SOUPS/HUPS registration. The amount of support provided may vary.

The workshop seeks two types of original submissions: (1) short papers describing research outcomes 
and (2) position papers describing new research challenges and worthy topics to discuss in all 
areas of usable privacy and security of smart homes. Submissions should relate to both human 
factors and either privacy or security in smart homes.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

    - potential security attacks against in-home technologies and their impact on residents
    - access control for home data sharing (e.g., photos, documents)
    - access control for shared data among neighbors (e.g., smart meter data, security camera data)
    - user authentication on devices in the home
    - understanding user privacy concerns/expectations regarding sensing and inference systems in the home
    - designing privacy notifications for recording devices in the home
    - user testing of home security or privacy features

Short papers may cover research results, work in progress, or experience reports focused on any workshop topic. Papers should describe the purpose and goals of the work, cite related work, and clearly state the contributions to the field (innovation, lessons learned).

Position papers present an arguable opinion about an issue. A position paper may include new ideas or discussions of topics at various stages of completeness. Position papers that present speculative or creative out-of-the-box ideas are welcome. While completed work is not required, position papers should still provide reasonable evidence to support their claims.

Workshop papers will be available on the SOUPS website (if chosen by the authors), but will not be included in the ACM Digital library. This means that the works will not be considered peer-reviewed publications from the perspective of SOUPS/HUPS and hence should not preclude subsequent publication at another venue.  Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their work at the workshop.

We invite authors to submit papers using the SOUPS 2-column formatting template using the following guidelines: (available for MS Word [http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/soups/2012/soups2012-proceedings-template.doc]  or LaTeX [http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/soups/2012/soups2012-latex-templates.zip]):

Submissions should be 1 to 6 pages in length, excluding references and appendices. The paper should be self-contained without requiring that readers also read the appendices.

All submissions must be in PDF format and should not be blinded. Papers should be submitted using the electronic submission system available from the Workshop website.

Authors are encouraged to review: Common Pitfalls in Writing about Security and Privacy Human Subjects Experiments, and How to Avoid Them. [https://cups.cs.cmu.edu/soups/2010/howtosoups.pdf]

User experiments should follow the basic principles of ethical research, e.g., beneficence (maximizing the benefits to an individual or to society while minimizing harm to the individual), minimal risk (appropriateness of the risk versus benefit ratio), voluntary consent, respect for privacy, and limited deception. Authors may be asked to include explanation of how ethical principles were followed in their final papers should questions arise during the review process.

Email inquiries to: jjung at microsoft.com or yoshi at cs.washington.edu

Lujo Bauer | Carnegie Mellon University, USA 
Rainer Bˆhme | Universit‰t M¸nster, DE
A.J. Brush | Microsoft Research, Redmond
Tamara Denning | University of Washington, USA
Jason Hong | Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Jaeyeon Jung | Microsoft Research, USA (co-chair)
Tadayoshi Kohno | University of Washington, USA (co-chair)
Anmol Sheth | Technicolor, USA

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