GraMSec 2020: The Seventh International Workshop 
  on Graphical Models for Security
Boston, MA, United States of America
June 22, 2020
Co-located with CSF 2020


The use of graphical security models to represent and analyse the 
security of systems has gained an increasing research attention over the 
last two decades. Formal methods and computer security researchers, as 
well as security professionals from the industry and government, have 
proposed various graphical security models, metrics, and measurements. 
Graphical models are used to capture different security facets and 
address a range of challenges including security assessment, automated 
defence, secure services composition, security policy validation, and 
verification. The International Workshop on Graphical Models for 
Security is an established scientific event dedicated to study and 
exchange of experiences on graphical security and safety modelling.


This year, we encourage excellent submissions related, but not 
restricted, to the following broad headings:
1. Graph representations: mathematical, conceptual, and implemented 
tools for describing and reasoning about security and safety
2. Logical approaches: formal logical tools for representing and 
reasoning about graphs and their use as modelling tools in security
3. Machine learning: modelling and reasoning about the role of big data 
and machine learning in security operations
4. Networks in national security: terrorist networks, counter-terrorism 
networks; safety in national infrastructure (e.g., utilities and 
5. Risk analysis and management: models and graphical methodologies for 
security and privacy risk management in business and organisational 
6. Social networks: using and reasoning about social graphs, network 
analysis, network protocols, social mapping, sociometry.
7. Semantics: developing or studying semantic approaches to graph-based 
models used in security like set theoretic models, categorical models, 
logical models, etc.
8. Threat modelling: modelling and analysing software systems security, 
models for DevSecOps, etc.
9. Security requirements: models and tools for describing and analysing 
requirements on system security and privacy.
10. Visual security: modelling and analytics for security visualisations.
11. Secure systems: safe and secure system design, quantification of 
security/safety, models for system security/safety evaluation.

We welcome a broad range of contributions: from theory to tools and 
experience reports. Preference will be given to papers likely to 
stimulate high-quality debate at the Workshop.


We solicit two types of submissions:
- Regular papers (up to 18 pages, excluding the bibliography and 
well-marked appendices) describing original and unpublished work within 
the scope of the workshop.
- Short papers (up to 10 pages, excluding the bibliography and 
well-marked appendices) describing original and unpublished work in 

The reviewers are not required to read the appendices, so the papers 
should be intelligible without them. All submissions must be prepared 
using the LNCS style. Each paper will undergo a thorough review process. 
Submissions should be made using the GraMSec 2020 EasyChair website:


As in previous editions, we plan for the post-proceedings to be made 
available in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, 
published by Springer (acceptance pending). This will be published after 
the workshop, thus permitting the authors to incorporate feedback.


We will have two rounds of submissions with different submission and 
notification deadlines.

First round submissions (priority in program and notifications):
- Submissions due: Friday, April 1, 2020
- Notifications: Friday, May 1, 2020

Second round submissions (after CSF notification):
- Submissions due: Friday, April 24, 2020
- Notifications: May 18, 2020

- Workshop: Monday, June 22, 2020
- Camera ready versions due: Friday, August 7, 2020


Harley Eades III, Augusta University, United States of America
Olga Gadyatskaya, Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science,
Leiden University, The Netherlands


Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, United States of America
Barbara Fila, INSA Rennes, IRISA, France
Sjouke Mauw, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Christian W. Probst, Unitec, New Zealand
Ketil Stølen, SINTEF Digital and University of Oslo, Norway


Barbara Fila, INSA Rennes, IRISA, France


Reynaldo Gil Pons, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg