Friday, November 09, 2012

[CFP] SOUPS Call for Papers

Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security 2013


The 2013 Symposium on U
sable 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 technical papers, a poster session, panels and invited talks, lightning talks and demos, and workshops and tutorials. This year SOUPS will be held at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK.

(see the SOUPS website for details on other types of submissions)

We invite authors to submit original papers describing research or experience in all areas of usable privacy and security. Topics include, but are not limited to:

- innovative security or privacy functionality and design,
- new applications of existing models or technology,
- field studies of security or privacy technology,
- usability evaluations of new or existing security or privacy features,
- security testing of new or existing usability features,
- longitudinal studies of deployed security or privacy features,
- the impact of organizational policy or procurement decisions, and
- lessons learned from the deployment and use of usable privacy and
  security features,
- reports of replicating previously published studies and experiments,
- reports of failed usable security studies or experiments, with the
  focus on the lessons learned from such experience.

All submissions must relate to both usability and either security or privacy. Papers on security or privacy applications that do not address usability or human factors will not be considered.

Papers need to describe the purpose and goals of the work, cite related work, show how the work effectively integrates usability and security or privacy, and clearly indicate the innovative aspects of the work or lessons learned as well as the contribution of the work to the field.

Papers must use the SOUPS formatting template (available for MS Word or LaTeX) and be up to 12 pages in length, excluding the bibliography and any supplemental appendices. Authors have the option to attach to their paper supplemental appendices containing study materials (e.g. surveys) that would not otherwise fit within the body of the paper. These appendices may be included to assist reviewers who may have questions that fall outside the stated contribution of your paper, on which your work is to be evaluated. Reviewers are not required to read any appendices so your paper should be self contained without them. Accepted papers will be published online with their supplemental appendices included. Submissions must be no more than 20 pages including bibliography and appendices. For the body of your paper, brevity is appreciated, as evidenced by the fact that many papers in prior years have been well under this limit. All submissions must be in PDF format and should not be blinded.

Submit your paper electronically at

Technical paper submissions will close at 5 pm, US Pacific time, Friday, March 8. This is a hard deadline! Authors will be notified of technical paper acceptance by May 27, and camera-ready final versions of technical papers are due June 24.

Accepted papers will appear in the ACM Digital Library as part of the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series. They will also be freely available on the SOUPS website. Submitted papers must not significantly overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a peer-reviewed venue or publication. Any overlap between your submitted paper and other work either under submission or previously published must be documented in a clearly-marked explanatory note at the front of the paper. State precisely how the two works differ in their goals, any use of shared experiments or data sources, and the unique contributions. If the other work is under submission elsewhere, the program committee may ask to review that work to evaluate the overlap. Please note that program committees frequently share information about papers under review and reviewers usually work on multiple conferences simultaneously. As technical reports are not peer reviewed they are exempt from this rule. You may also release pre-prints of your accepted work to the public at your discretion.

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 are encouraged to include in their submissions explanation of how ethical principles were followed, and may be asked to provide such an explanation should questions arise during the review process.

Technical Papers Committee
Alessandro Acquisti, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Dirk Balfanz, Google, USA Robert Biddle, Carleton University, Canada Sunny Consolvo, Google, USA Rachna Dhamija, Usable Security Systems, USA Serge Egelman, University of California, Berkeley, USA David Evans, University of Virginia, USA Cormac Herley, Microsoft Research, USA Heinrich Hussmann, Technische Universität München, Germany Apu Kapadia, Indiana University, USA Heather Lipford, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA Sebastian Müller, Technische Universität Berlin and Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Germany Paul von Oorschot, Carleton University, Canada Sameer Patil, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland, and Indiana University, USA Emilee Rader, Michigan State University, USA Robert W. Reeder, Microsoft, USA Michael K. Reiter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA Stuart Schechter, Microsoft Research, USA David Wagner, University of California, Berkeley, USA Rick Wash, Michigan State University, USA

Early registration deadline - June 12
Conference - July 24-26

Technical papers
Submission deadline - March 8, 5 pm US Pacific time (hard deadline!) Notification of paper acceptance - May 27 Camera ready papers due - June 24

Posters and demos
Submission deadline - May 30, 5 pm US Pacific time Notification of acceptance - June 10

Tutorials and workshops
In-depth session proposal submission deadline - January 18 Notification of in-depth session proposal acceptance - February 1 Workshop paper submission deadline - May 30 Notification of workshop paper acceptance - June 10 Camera ready papers due - June 24

Panels and invited talks
Panel proposal submission deadline - January 18 Speaker suggestion submission deadline - January 18

Lightning talks
Early submission deadline - June 14
Early submission notification - June 21
Submissions received after June 14 will be considered until the program is full

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