The Seventeenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2021) will take place on August 8–10, 2021, and will be co-located with USENIX Security '21.
In cooperation with USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association
All dates are at 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time.
- Submission Deadline: Thursday, May 27, 2021
- Notification of Poster Acceptance: Thursday, June 11, 2021
- Poster Session: Monday, August 9, 2021
Camille Cobb, Carnegie Mellon University
Maximilian Golla, Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy
Yixin Zou, University of Michigan
Taslima Akter, Indiana University, Bloomington
Oshrat Ayalon, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
Karla Badillo-Urquiola, University of Central Florida
Martin Degeling, Ruhr University Bochum
Verena Distler, University of Luxembourg
Chris Fennel, Michigan State University
Dorota Filipczuk, University of Southampton
Weijia He, University of Chicago
Yue Huang, University of British Columbia
Sana Maqsood, Carleton University
Kerry McKellar, Northumbria University
Abraham Hani Mhaidli, University of Michigan
Alena Naiakshina, University of Bonn
Moses Namara, Clemson University
Sean Oesch, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Kentrell Owens, University of Washington
Simon Parkin, Delft University of Technology
Sarah Pearman, Carnegie Mellon University
Mirela Silva, University of Florida
Lucy Simko, University of Washington
Rock Stevens, University of Maryland
Madiha Tabassum, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Emily Tseng, Cornell University
Dominik Wermke, Leibniz University Hannover
High-quality poster presentations are an integral part of SOUPS. We seek posters and poster abstracts of recent or ongoing research related to usable privacy and security.
We welcome submissions of:
- Preliminary findings from ongoing work
- Undergraduate/master research projects
- Posters about work on usable privacy and security that were recently published at other venues (2020 to 2021)
Poster acceptance will be determined by the poster chairs and jury. Accepted poster submissions will be made available on the website. During the symposium, best poster awards will be selected by the poster jury. At least one member of the research team from each accepted paper must attend SOUPS and present the work.
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 also 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.
SOUPS 2021 will take place online. We will prepare an interactive and engaging virtual poster session. Presenters can expect to share their work with the community and get feedback. More details on the exact format will be announced.
Poster submission requirements:
- Poster abstract. Original submissions should use the SOUPS template format (available for MS Word or LaTeX), and be 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 of the paper, and the paper abstract. All submissions must be in PDF format and should not be anonymized.
- Poster. All submissions (including recently-published research) must include a draft of the poster to be evaluated for acceptance. Please consider the poster’s accessibility when presented in a virtual environment (e.g., online via screen sharing and video chat or virtual gathering spaces). Posters should be in landscape orientation. For the submission as PDF, please scale the poster down to normal paper size (US letter or A4).
- Poster submissions will be reviewed by the poster jury. We reserve the right to reject without further review submissions that do not include a poster draft. For inspiration, please see exemplary posters from SOUPS 2020.
- Ethical Research. Your poster submission and research approach—including research instruments—should be inclusive and respectful. A variety of guidance exists on this topic. Please be sure to follow guidance on language use from the USENIX statement on racism and Black, African-American, and African Diaspora inclusion.
How to Submit
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.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.