SOUPS 2017 Call for Lightning Talks and Demos

In cooperation with USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association, SOUPS 2017 will be co-located with the 2017 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, July 12–14, 2017.

Important Dates

All dates are at 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time.

  • Early submission deadline: Monday, May 22, 2017
  • Early Submission Notification: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Submissions received after May 22 will be considered until the program is full.

Lightning Talks and Demos Co-Chairs

Heather Crawford, Florida Institute of Technology
Elizabeth Stobert, ETH Zurich


A continuing feature of SOUPS is a session of 5-minute lightning talks and 5- to 10-minute demos. These could include emerging hot topics, preliminary research results, practical problems encountered by end users or industry practitioners, a lesson learned, a research challenge that could benefit from feedback, a war story, ongoing research, a success, a failure, a future experiment, tips and tricks, a pitfall to avoid, exciting visualization, new user interface or interaction paradigm related to security and privacy, etc. Demo presentations should convey the main idea of the interface and one or more scenarios or use cases.

Submit Your Proposal

If you would like to participate in the lightning talk and demo session, please email with your name, affiliation, the title, and a brief abstract (up to 200 words) of your lightning talk or demo.