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MeSSa 2014 - Vienna, Austria, August 25


MeSSa 2014 - 2nd International Workshop on Measurability of Security in Software Architectures

Vienna, Austria, August 25, 2014

Co-located with The 8th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2014).

NEW!Programme added (August 20, 2014)


Concerns about security have got a lot of new attention, both in a research field and public debate, after the 1st MeSSa workshop. Systematic approaches to measure security are needed in order to build secure software systems and to offer security evidence for users. On one hand, security measuring from software architectures is needed to produce sufficient evidence of security level as early as a software design phase. Consequently, design-time security measuring supports security-by-design approach. On the other hand, software architectures have to support runtime security measuring to obtain up-to-date security information from an online software system or service. Security measuring is exploited in situation-awareness and self-adaptive security. The systematic definition of security metrics and security assurance metrics is a young field that still lacks widely accepted definitions of metrics and applicable measuring techniques for design-time and runtime security monitoring.

The workshop will provide a forum for dissemination, demonstration and discussion of original scientific and experimental results of security measurement topics.

MeSSa 2014 solicits contributions on the following issues (but not limited to):

  • Security, trust and privacy metrics

  • Risk-driven security effectiveness analysis

  • Security assurance metrics

  • Metrics for threats and risks in software systems

  • Security, trust and privacy measurement systems and associated data gathering

  • Security measuring from software architectures

  • Metrics for self-adaptive security

  • Taxonomies and ontologies on security metrics

  • Experimental results from security measurements

  • Security measurability-increasing mechanisms for software architectures

  • Tradeoff analysis and decision-making at design-time and at runtime

  • Security measuring in real-time software systems

  • Evolutionary techniques for developing adaptive security metrics

  • Visualizing security metrics


Submission of papers: June 8, 2014

Author notification: June 18, 2014

Submission of camera-ready paper: June 29, 2014

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