The European Symposium on Usable Security (EuroUSEC) serves as a European forum for research and discussion in the area of human factors in security and privacy. EuroUSEC solicits previously unpublished work offering novel research contributions or clearly articulated research visions in any aspect of human-centered security and privacy. The aim of EuroUSEC is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and practitioners in human-computer interaction, security, and privacy. Participants are researchers, practitioners, and students from domains including computer science, engineering, psychology, the social sciences, and economics.
Given the pandemic-struck world we currently live in, EuroUSEC 2021 will be a virtual-only event. It will take a slightly different shape than last year's virtual-only edition, in order to address points raised during the discussions after last year’s EuroUSEC and in reflection of the virtual academic events held last year:
We want EuroUSEC to be a community-driven event and would love to hear any questions, comments, or concerns you might have regarding these changes from last year. Therefore we want to encourage everyone to join the EuroUSEC Slack . You can also send us an email at email@example.com.
As last year, all times in the program are given in the Central European (Summer) Time Zone (CEST). You can use this link to convert the times to any time zone you wish.
EuroUSEC will be held on Zoom (the link is provided in an email after you register).
You will be muted upon entry; please stay muted except when speaking. To facilitate interaction,
we will be discussing papers primarily on our Slack
instance. To make the most of each Q&A session,
please ask your questions in Slack (e.g., by typing "Question for Peter: Why did
you..."). The moderator for that session will ask the question out loud to the speaker. Please
feel encouraged to write questions while the presentation is ongoing so that we have a few
questions queued up as soon as the presentation finishes. If someone else asks a question that
you find especially interesting, please "emoji react" to it. We will prioritize questions with
more reactions. While we realize that it is less personal to have a moderator give voice to each
question, the experiences with other virtual conferences have shown that this approach actually
maximizes interaction. As a presenter, please follow up with any unanswered questions on Slack
and continue the discussion after you've finished speaking!
To the extent you feel comfortable, please consider leaving your video feed on as you attend so that presenters aren't just looking out at a sea of empty boxes. No worries at all if logistics or preference make this impossible.
To make EuroUSEC as effective as possible for everyone, we ask that all participants commit to our social contract:
To promote an interactive atmosphere, EuroUSEC will use the same mode for presentations as last year: all presentations will be live, not pre-recorded videos. Each paper has an been allotted a 20 minutes slot in teh program for their presentation talk and the Q&A. Research papers get up to (i.e., at max) 10 minutes for the talk and 8-9 minutes of Q&A. Vision Track papers get up to (i.e., at max) 6 minutes for the talk and 12-13 minutes of Q&A. The remaining time in the allotted slots is reserved for setting up the screen sharing in Zoom. At the beginning of each session, we will promote all speakers to a Zoom role in which screen-sharing is possible. When we announce the final question for the preceding session, the subsequent speaker should share their screen and get ready to present. For speakers who have not presented on Zoom before, we will offer short (optional) training sessions the week before EuroUSEC.
Attendance of EuroUSEC is free of charge for everyone this year. However, registration is mandatory. At the end of registration you will be sent an email with all important infos and links.Register Now »
We invite you to submit a paper and join us at EuroUSEC 2021, which will be held on October 11 & 12, 2021 online. EuroUSEC 2021 will be an independent event with proceedings published by ACM.
We are excited to welcome original work describing research, visions, or experiences in all areas of usable security and privacy. We welcome a variety of research methods, including both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
We accept both longer papers on mature/completed work in a research track, as well as shorter papers on work in progress or work that has yet to begin in a vision track. This decision to accept both types of submissions, which started with EuroUSEC 2019, aims to include researchers at all stages of their career and at all stages of their projects.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
For accepted papers, at least one author must attend EuroUSEC.
|Paper registration deadline (mandatory):||Monday, 7th June, 2021 (Anywhere on Earth)|
|Paper submission deadline:||Friday, 11th June, 2021(Anywhere on Earth)|
|Notification:||Thursday, 8th July, 2021|
|Revision decision re-submission deadline:||Friday, 23rd July, 2021 (Anywhere on Earth)|
|Revision notification:||Friday, 6th August, 2021|
|Camera ready:||10th August, 2021|
|EuroUSEC:||11th & 12th October, 2021|
Papers must be written in English and must be anonymized for review. EuroUSEC 2021 will use a double-blind review process such that reviewers are not revealed to the authors and authors are not revealed to reviewers. Please refer to your own related work in the third person, as though someone else had written it. This requirement also applies to data sets and artifacts. (For example, "We received data from the authors of Smith et al.  that we reused for this experiment.") Do not blind citations except in extraordinary circumstances.
All submissions must be original work. Authors must clearly document any overlap with previously published or simultaneously submitted papers from any of the authors. Simultaneous submission of the same paper to another venue with proceedings or a journal is not allowed. Serious infringements of these policies may cause the paper to be rejected from publication and the authors put on a warning list, even if the paper is initially accepted by the program committee. Contact the EuroUSEC chairs if there are questions about this policy.
All submissions must be use the ACM Word or LaTeX templates. These templates can be obtained on the ACM author submission information website. Due to the changes in the templates by ACM last year, submissions to EuroUSEC will be possible in either the new ACM one-column submission format or the old two-column format. Note that for the camera-ready submission to The ACM Publishing System (TAPS), you will need to use the one-column format, so it might be worth it to use it already for your submission. Please see below in the descriptions for the Research Track and the Vision Trackfor more details. Contact the EuroUSEC chairs if there are any questions.
Research Track: The research track is intended to report on more mature work that has been completed. The goal of the EuroUSEC's research track is to disseminate results of interest to the broader usable security and privacy community. Papers must not be more than 10 pages in length when using the two-column format or 16 pages in length when using the new one-column submission format, in both cases excluding the bibliography. Try to scale the length of the paper according to the contributions you describe therein. Authors have the option to attach to their paper supplementary appendices containing study materials (e.g., survey instruments, interview guides, etc.) that would not otherwise fit within the body of the paper. Reviewers are not required to read any appendices, so your paper should be self-contained without them. ACM also allows publication of additional supplemental materials and we want to encourage all authors to use this option to provide research artifacts if applicable (e.g., builds of own software used in the study).
Vision Track: The vision track is intended to report on work in progress or concrete ideas for work that has yet to begin. The focus in the vision track is to spark discussion with the goal to provide the authors helpful feedback, pointers to potentially related investigations, and new ideas to explore. Suitable submissions to the vision track include traditional work-in-progress pieces such as preliminary results of pre-studies, but also research proposals and position papers outlining future research. Papers must be up to 6 pages in length when using the two-column-format or up to 9 pages in length when using the one-column format, in both cases including the bibliography and with no appendices. Submissions to the vision track should have a title beginning with the prefix "Vision: ".
Please upload your submission via this link: HotCRP Submission
The chairs can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org