The Usable Security and Privacy (USEC) Symposium 2023 serves as an international
forum for research and discussion in the area of human factors in security
and privacy. USEC is a symposium with proceedings.

USEC 2023 will be held in conjunction with NDSS at the Catamaran Resort
Hotel & Spa in San Diego, California during Feb 27 - Mar 3 2023. The
specific date of USEC 2023 is TBD.

**Area of interests**

We invite submissions from academia, government, and industry presenting
novel research on all aspects of human-centric security and privacy. We
welcome a variety of research methods, including empirical research and
design research. Topics include, but are not limited to:

 - innovative security or privacy functionality and design
 - new applications of existing models or technology
 - usability evaluations of new or existing security or privacy features and
   lessons learned
 - security testing of new or existing usability features
 - psychological, sociological, and economic aspects of security and privacy
 - research and design methodologies for human-centric security and privacy
 - reports of replicating previously published studies and experiments
 - reports of failed usable privacy/security studies or experiments, with
   the focus on the  - lessons learned from such experience
 - inclusive security and privacy
 - ethics in human-centric security and privacy research
 - workforce, labels, cyber-physical systems
 - usability in smart manufacturing

**Submission Instructions**

More details on Note that we
will review longer papers on mature/completed work in a research track (<=
12 pages, two-column), as well as shorter papers on work in progress, or
work that has yet to begin, in a vision track (<= 5 pages, two-column). By
doing this, we aim to provide a venue for researchers at all stages of
their careers and at all stages of their projects.

**Important Dates**

 - Submission Deadline: November 18, 2022
 - Reviews Due: December 16, 2022
 - Notification of Acceptance: December 20, 2022
 - Camera Ready Deadline: January 27, 2023

Questions? Contact USEC 2023 co-chairs Jacob Abbott <>
and Yixin Zou .