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:

  • Danilo Caivano, University of Bari, Italy
  • Miguel Pupo Correia, Universiy of Lisbon, Portugal

Program Committee

  • Vita Santa Barletta, University of Bari, Italy
  • Joaquin Alfaro, Telecom SudParis, France
  • Valentina Casola, University of Napoli Federico II , Italy
  • Sherman Eagles, SoftwareCPR, USA
  • Giuseppe Lami, ISTI - CNR , Italy
  • Wissam Mallouli, Montimage Research & Development, France
  • Johny Marques, EMBRAER / Faculdade Anhanguera de Taubaté, Brazil
  • Mercedes Merayo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain,
  • Timo Varkoi,, Finland
  • Franz Wotawa, Graz University, Austria
  • Fatiha Zaidi, Université Paris-Sud LRI, France
  • Carlos Blanco Bueno, Universidad de Santander, Spain
  • Alfonso Rodríguez Ríos, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
  • Eduardo B. Fernández, Florida Atlantic University, USA

Danilo Caivano, University of Bari, Italy

Miguel Pupo Correia, Universiy of Lisbon, Portugal