SOUPS 2024 Call for Posters

The Twentieth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2024) will take place August 11–13, 2024, and will be co-located with the 33rd USENIX Security Symposium in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

In cooperation with USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association

Important Dates

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

  • Priority Submission Deadline*: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
  • Notification of Early Acceptance: Thursday, May 15, 2024
  • Submission Deadline: Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • Notification of Poster Acceptance: Thursday, June 6, 2024
  • Poster Session: TBA

Posters Co-Chairs

Joshua Reynolds, New Mexico State University

Kovila Coopamootoo, King’s College London

Posters Junior Co-Chair

Sophie Stephenson, University of Wisconsin—Madison

Poster Jury

Yasemin Acar, Paderborn University

Amit Seal Ami, College of William & Mary

Kaustav Bhattacharjee, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Elijah Bouma-Sims, Carnegie Mellon University

Paul Chung, University of Wisconsin—Madison

Michael Clark, Brigham Young University

Killian Davitt, King's College London

Habiba Farzand, University of Glasgow

Chris Fennel, Walmart Global Tech

Naman Gupta, University of Wisconsin—Madison

Joseph Hallett, University of Bristol

Muhammad Hassan, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Anne Hennig, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Jonas Hielscher, Ruhr University Bochum

Yue Huang, CSIRO

Samantha Katcher, Tufts University and MITRE

Smirity Kaushik, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Maxwell Keleher, Carleton University

Enze Liu, University of California, San Diego

Prianka Mandal, College of William & Mary

Phoebe Moh, University of Maryland, College Park

Srivathsan Morkonda Gnanasekaran, Carleton University

Collins W. Munyendo, The George Washington University

Daniela Napoli, Carleton University

Alexandra Nisenoff, Carnegie Mellon University

Jan Magnus Nold, Ruhr University Bochum

Eric Pauley, University of Wisconsin—Madison

Julio Poveda, University of Maryland

Sarah Radway, Harvard University

Harshini Sri Ramulu, Paderborn University

Anna Lena Rotthaler, Paderborn University

Saniat Sohrawardi, Rochester Institute of Technology

Ananta Soneji, Arizona State University

Ankush Soni, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Goa

Sophie Stephenson, University of Wisconsin—Madison

Christine Utz, Radboud University

Maxime Veit, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Maximiliane Windl, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Y. Kelly Wu, Rochester Institute of Technology

Kyrie Zhixuan Zhou, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign


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 (2023 to 2024)

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 poster 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. We look forward to an exceptionally diverse, inclusive, and interesting poster session.

We will prepare an interactive and engaging poster session. Presenters can expect to share their work with the community and receive 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 2 pages (excluding references and appendices). 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 (e.g., use text large enough to read when viewed from a reasonable standing distance, use simple non-serif fonts and high contrast between text and background). You can check this guide for more information. 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 2023 here.
  • 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. Authors are encouraged to include in their submissions an explanation of how ethical principles were followed, and may be asked to provide such an explanation should questions arise during the review process. The poster abstract should include an explanation if your organization or institution has provided formal clearance for research with human subjects, or explain why this work is exempted from such clearance. Your poster submission may be rejected if clearance was not obtained. However, such clearance alone does not guarantee acceptance and the poster jury may reject a poster submission on ethical grounds.

*Priority Submission Deadline

In order to make the SOUPS 2024 poster session more accessible to authors requiring extra time for visa processing, we are introducing a priority submission deadline this year. Authors may choose to submit before the priority deadline, and a round of poster acceptances will be sent out on the same date as full paper notifications. Priority deadline posters that do not receive early acceptance will still be automatically considered in the regular round of poster reviews, with notification in early June.

How to Submit

Submit your poster via the submission system. Please use the correct template and follow formatting instructions when preparing your poster abstract to reduce the need for revision after acceptance.

Registration information will be communicated to authors of accepted posters. At least one poster author must attend the poster session to present the work.

Contact with questions.