Track: Quality Aspects in Security & Privacy

Software safety and security & privacy are are increasingly important as more and more software is embedded into our homes, cars, trains, airplanes and hospitals each day.

Most software developers have to consider safety and security & privacy requirements in their work these days to ensure that the systems around us will support our everyday lives and not harm us.

This Thematic Track focuses on the safety and security & privacy aspects of complex software systems. Papers describing how to effectively implement safety and/or security & privacy aspects to software system are invited.

The authors are invited to submit research results as well as practical experiment or deployment reports. Industrial papers about applications or case studies are also welcomed in different domains (e.g., telemedicine, critical infrastructures, mobile networks, embedded applications, etc.).


The security related topics addressed by this track range from the detection of intrusions and attack detection to networks and system reciliency, to security models, security and safety metrics , risk assesment and distributed systems security.

Security topics

Quality metrics for safety and security

Security models and security policies

Intrusion detection

Security testing and monitoring

Cloud, IoT and Big Data security

Attacks tolerance and resiliency

Security and risk assesment

Distributed systems security

SLAs for safety and security

Case studies

Thematic Track Committee

Track Chairs:

Program Committee

  • Valentina Casola, University of Napoli Federico II , Italy
  • Giuseppe Lami, ISTI - CNR , Italy
  • Wissam Mallouli, Montimage Research & Development, France
  • Johny Marques, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brazil
  • Mercedes Merayo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Franz Wotawa, Graz University, Austria
  • Fatiha Zaidi, Université Paris-Sud LRI, France
  • Alfonso Rodriguez, Universidad del Bio Bio, Chile
  • Hector Menendez, University College London, UK
  • Marco Vieira, Univ. Coimbra, Portugal
  • Carlos Serrão, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal

Danilo Caivano, University of Bari, Italy

Ana Cavalli

Professor and Head of Department of Network Software, TELECOM & Management SudParis.

She is Full Professor at TELECOM & Management SudParis (ex Institut National des Telecommunications) since 1990. She is the director of the Software for Networks department. She is also responsible of the research team "Verification and test of services and protocols" and the AVERSE team, in the CNRS research laboratory SAMOVAR.

Her research interests are on specification and verification, testing methodologies for conformance and interoperability testing, active testing and monitoring techniques, the validation of security properties and their application to services and protocols. She is the leader of the European Marie Curie network TAROT (Training and Research on Testing) and participates to several national and international projects: ASK IT, NetLab, POLITESS, WebMov, SHIELDS, CARRIOCAS, Robust Testing.

She is member of the Steering Committee of the IFIP TESTCOM conference and also member of the Program Committee of numerous international conferences : IFIP FORTE, IEEE ICNP, IEEE ICST, IFIP CFIP, SARSII, AMOST-T, SETOP, IEEE ICST, QESS. She has been co-chair of TESTCOM'95, SDL'97, PSTV/FORTE'98, ICNP'2002 et CFIP'2003. She will be domain chair of ICNP 2009, and co-chair of the IEEE ICST 2010 and SETOP 2010 conferences.

She has published more than 120 papers in journals and international conferences of high quality.