Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security 2014
In-cooperation with USENIX
July 9-11, 2014
Menlo Park, CA


The 2014 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 technical papers, a poster session, panels and invited talks,
lightning talks and demos, and workshops and tutorials. This year
SOUPS will be held at Facebook in Menlo Park, CA.

(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 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. 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

Submissions must be in PDF format and should be made electronically

New this year, reviewing is double blind:  Author names and affiliations should
not appear on the title page, and papers should avoid revealing the authors'
identity in the text. Any references to own work should be made in the third
person. Contact the program chairs if you have any questions. Submissions that
violate these requirements may be rejected without review.

Technical papers must be registered by 5pm, US Pacific time, Friday,
Feb 28, 2014 and submitted by 5pm, US Pacific time, Thursday, Mar
6. This is a hard deadline!  Authors will be notified of technical
paper acceptance by May 5, and camera-ready final versions of
technical papers will be due May 30.

Accepted papers will be published by the USENIX Association, and will
be freely available on the USENIX and SOUPS websites. 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.

Authors are encouraged to review: Common Pitfalls in Writing about
Security and Privacy Human Subjects Experiments, and How to Avoid

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

Lujo Bauer, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (co-chair)
Konstantin Beznosov, University of British Columbia, Canada
Robert Biddle, Carleton University, Canada (co-chair)
Sonia Chiasson, Carleton University, Canada
Sunny Consolvo, Google, USA
Alexander De Luca, University of Munich (LMU), Germany
Simson Garfinkel, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Iulia Ion, Google, USA
Maritza Johnson, Facebook, USA
Apu Kapadia, Indiana University, USA
Wenke Lee, Georgia Tech, USA
Heather Lipford, UNC Charlotte, USA
Michael K. Reiter, UNC Chapel Hill, USA
Stuart Schechter, Microsoft Research, USA
Matthew Smith, University of Bonn, Germany
Melanie Volkamer, Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt, Germany
Yang Wang, Syracuse University, USA
Tara Whalen, Carleton University, Canada
Mary Ellen Zurko, Cisco Systems, USA

Early registration deadline - June 12
Conference - July 9-11

Technical papers
Paper registration deadline - February 28, 5 pm US Pacific time --
papers must be registered!
Submission deadline - March 6, 5 pm US Pacific time (hard deadline!)
Notification of paper acceptance - May 5
Camera ready papers due - May 30

Submission deadline - May 15, 5 pm US Pacific time
Notification of acceptance - May 30

Tutorials and workshops
Proposal submission deadline - January 24
Notification of proposal acceptance - February 14
Workshop paper submission deadline - May 15
Notification of workshop paper acceptance - May 30
Camera ready papers due - June 13

Panels and invited talks
Panel proposal submission deadline - January 24
Speaker suggestion submission deadline - January 24

Lightning talks and demos
Early submission deadline - May 15
Early submission notification - May 30
Submissions received after May 15 will be considered until the program is full

Thanks to our sponsors: Facebook, Carnegie Mellon CyLab, and
Carnegie Mellon MSIT-Privacy Engineering Masters Program