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MeSSa 2015 - Measurability of security in software architectures

08/09/2015 08:00 -   Dubrovnik/Cavtat, Croatia

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MeSSa 2015 - 3rd International Workshop on Measurability of Security in Software Architectures

Co-located with

The 9th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2015)

Security-related incidents are increasing, and at the same time the society is based more and more on reliability of cyber-physical systems. Systematic approaches to measure security and to build security in are thus needed in order to build secure software systems and to offer security evidence for software architects, decision makers and end-users. Security measuring from software architectures is required to produce sufficient evidence of security level as early as in the design phase. Consequently, design-time security measuring supports "security by design" approach. In addition, software architectures have to support runtime security measuring to obtain up-to-date security information from online software systems. Runtime security measuring is exploited in situation-awareness and self-adaptive security, such as security of IoT in eHealth. Security metrics for adaptation should also support evaluation and validation of runtime security adaptation. The area of security metrics and security assurance metrics research is evolving, but 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 2015 solicits contributions on the following issues (but not limited to):

  • Security, trust and privacy metrics
  • Security assurance metrics
  • Security, trust and privacy measurement systems and associated    data gathering
  • Security measuring from software architectures and measurability-increasing mechanisms
  • Metrics for self-adaptive security
  • Taxonomies and ontologies on security metrics
  • Trade-off analysis and decision-making
  • Adaptive metrics approach for measuring risks, threats, operational activities, and the effectiveness of data protection
  • Metrics for evaluation and validation of security adaptation
  • Evolutionary techniques for developing adaptive security metrics
  • Adaptive metric for measuring security level of a real-time system
  • Visualizing security metrics
  • Methods for analyzing sensitivity and assessing uncertainty in adaptive security
  • Techniques for integrating data analytics to support security decision-making and adaptive control
  • Optimization and security challenges in IoT-based architectures for eHealth
  • Cognitive security capabilities of IoT-based architectures for eHealth
  • Evaluation of adaptive security and privacy solutions
  • Real-time anomaly detection in communication networks
  • Innovative visualization methods for detection of attacks in networks
  • Security functionality in network management systems to assist administrators/operators
  • SDN-based methods for security monitoring and assurance
  • Security issues of SDN-based network control software
  • Security assurance for third party control applications in SDN


Submission of papers: Extended until June 7 May 22, 2015

Author notification: June 19, 2015

Submission of camera-ready paper: June 22, 2015