SOUPS 2020 Call for Posters

The Sixteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2020) will take place on August 7–11, 2020, and will be co-located with USENIX Security '20.

In cooperation with USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association

Posters Co-Chairs

Heather Crawford, Florida Institute of Technology
Maximilian Golla, Max Planck Institute for Cyber Security and Privacy

Poster Jury

Ahmed Alhazmi, Florida Institute of Technology
Jasmine Bowers, University of Florida
Karoline Busse, NSI Hannover
Sanchari Das, Indiana University Bloomington
Martin Degeling, Ruhr University Bochum
Mariano Di Martino, Hasselt University
Dorota Filipczuk, University of Southampton
Kelsey Fulton, University of Maryland
Ghassen Kilani, Florida Institute of Technology
Nathan Malkin, University of California, Berkeley
Shrirang Mare, University of Washington and Indiana University
Peter Mayer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Hazel Murray, Maynooth University
Kentrell Owens, Carnegie Mellon University
Simon Parkin, University College London
Sarah Pearman, Carnegie Mellon University
Imani Sherman, University of Florida
Troy Weekes, Florida Institute of Technology
Miranda Wei, University of Washington
Fiona Westin, Carleton University


High-quality poster presentations are an integral part of SOUPS. We seek poster abstracts describing recent or ongoing research related to usable privacy and security. Accepted poster abstracts will be distributed to symposium participants and made available on the symposium Web site. A few interactive demos alongside posters will be supported. We also welcome authors of recent published papers on usable privacy and security (2019 to 2020) to submit a poster of their paper to be considered for presentation at the SOUPS poster session. Poster acceptance will be determined by the poster chairs and jury. At the conference, best poster awards will be selected by the poster jury and SOUPS attendees.

Since 2018, the number of students and early career professionals volunteering to participate in SOUPS has expanded. The poster jury plays a large role in growing the SOUPS community, giving new community members an opportunity to participate in the peer review process. The poster jury contains a core of senior members. All poster submissions will be reviewed by at least one of those senior members. We look forward to an exceptionally diverse, inclusive, and interesting poster session.

Update: Due to the poster session being virtual this year, there are additional requirements to participate. We encourage authors to prepare their Posters in landscape format for easier virtual presentation. Poster presenters of accepted posters will need to submit the final version of their abstract, the poster, and a recorded flash talk by the camera-ready deadline. These will be posted for attendees prior to the start of the conference. Poster discussion will occur online asynchronously throughout the conference, and synchronously at the virtual poster session on Monday, August 10. More details will be provided to poster presenters of accepted posters within the acceptance notification.

Important Dates

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

  • Submission deadline: Thursday, May 28, 2020 Thursday, June 25, 2020, Anywhere on Earth
  • Notification of poster acceptance: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Thursday, July 9, 2020, Anywhere on Earth
  • Camera-ready deadline: Monday, July 27, 2020
  • Poster session: Monday, August 10, 2020

Poster submission requirements:

  • Poster abstract. In the SOUPS template format (available for MS Word or LaTeX), at most 4 pages (excluding references). For posters on previously published papers, please submit a simple PDF with the following information: the full bibliographic citation (title, authors, venue, etc.), a link to the published (official) version, and the paper abstract. All submissions must be in PDF format and should not be anonymized.
  • Poster draft. All submissions (including recently published research) must include a draft of the poster to receive feedback before the conference. Presented posters can be sized up to 36x48 inches (approximately A0 paper), either portrait or landscape (we highly encourage landscape), but should be scaled down to normal size (A4 or letter) for submission as a PDF. The posters will be reviewed for accessibility and presentation. We reserve the right to reject without further review submissions that do not include a poster draft.
  • Demo requirements (optional). If you would like to present a demo alongside your poster, please describe your requirements (table, etc.) in the appropriate field of the submission system. Efforts will be made to position tables near a power outlet, but you will need to provide your own extension cords or power strips, or plan to support your demo using battery-powered devices.
  • Submission. Submit your poster using the electronic submission page. Please use the correct template and follow formatting instructions when preparing your poster abstract to reduce the need for revision after acceptance.

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