Fourth International Workshop on Secure Software Engineering (SecSE 2010)

In conjunction with ARES 2010

February, 15 - 18, 2010
Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Cracow College, Krakow, Poland 

Call for Papers

Software is an integral part of everyday life, and we expect and
depend upon software systems to perform correctly. Software security
is about ensuring that systems continue to function correctly also
under malicious attack. As most systems now are web-enabled, the
number of attackers with access to the system increases dramatically
and thus the threat scenario changes. The traditional approach to
secure a system includes putting up defence mechanisms like IDS and
firewalls, but such measures are no longer sufficient by
themselves. We need to be able to build better, more robust and more
secure systems. Even more importantly, however, we should strive to
achieve these qualities in all software systems, not just the ones
that need special protection. This workshop will focus on techniques,
experiences and lessons learned for building secure and dependable

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
-    Secure architecture and design
-    Security in agile software development
-    Aspect-oriented software development for secure software
-    Security requirements
-    Risk management in software projects
-    Secure implementation
-    Secure deployment
-    Testing for security
-    Quantitative measurement of security properties
-    Static and dynamic analysis for security
-    Verification and assurance techniques for security properties
-    Lessons learned
-    Security and usability
-    Teaching secure software development
-    Experience reports on successfully attuning developers to 
     secure software engineering

Important dates:
-    Submission Deadline:          September  30th 2009
-    Author Notification:          November 1st 2009
-    Author Registration:          November 11th 2009
-    Proceedings Version:          November 11th 2009
-    Conference/ Workshop:         February, 15th - 18th 2010

Submission Guidelines 

Authors are invited to submit papers in IEEE Computer Society
Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, including
figures and references, using 10 pt fonts, and number each
page). Please consult the IEEE CS Author Guidelines at the following
web page:

We solicit the submission of academic workshop papers (6 pages)
representing original, previously unpublished work. Submitted papers
will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance,
technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Duplicate submissions are not allowed. A submission is considered to
be a duplicate submission if it is submitted to other
conferences/workshops/journals or if it has been already accepted to
be published in other conferences/workshops/journals. Duplicate
submissions thus will be automatically rejected without review.

Contact author must provide the following information: Paper title,
authors' names, affiliations, postal address, phone, fax, and e-mail
address of the author(s), about 200-250 word abstract, and about five
keywords. Paper registration and submission is done through the ARES &
CISIS 2010 Paper Management System at the following address: Submission of a paper implies
that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will
register for the ARES conference and present the paper in the
workshop. Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and
submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of
acceptance. Note that SecSE 2010 does not require anonymized


All accepted papers will be published as ISBN proceedings by the IEEE
Computer Society, and will be available online through IEEE Xplore (EI

Journal special issue: Distinguished papers submitted to SecSE will be
invited for possible publication in the 
International Journal of Secure Software Engineering 
(ISSN 1947-3036 -

Organizing committee:

Martin Gilje Jaatun, SINTEF ICT, Norway
Torbjørn Skramstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) 
Lillian Røstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Enquiries to the organizing committee may be sent to:  
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Program committee (to be confirmed)
Rubén Alonso, Visual Tools, Spain 
Sergey Bratus, Dartmouth College, USA
Ana Cavalli, GET/INT, France
Estibaliz Delgado, European Software Institute, Spain 
Ivan Flechais, University of Oxford, UK 
Khaled M. Khan,	Qatar University, Qatar
Andrea Lanzi, Institute Eurecom, France
Per Håkon Meland, SINTEF ICT, Norway
Khalid Mughal, University of Bergen, Norway
Jong Hyuk Park, Kyungnam University, Korea
Pierre Parrend, FZI, Germany
Holger Peine, FH Hannover, Germany
Chunming Rong, University of Stavanger, Norway
Lillian Røstad, NTNU, Norway
Riccardo Scandariato, KU Leuven, Belgium
Christoph Schuba, Sun Microsystems Inc., USA
Nahid Shahmehri, Linköping University, Sweden
Torbjørn Skramstad, NTNU, Norway
Panagiotis Trimintzios, ENISA, EU
Bart De Win, KU Leuven, Belgium
Stephen Wolthusen, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
George Yee, Carleton University, Canada
Mohammad Zulkernine, Queens University, Canada