SAW 2017

The 4th International Workshop on Software Assurance

to be held in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2017 – )

August 29 – September 1, 2017, Reggio Calabria, Italy

Software security is drawing more attention from the software engineering community, in part due to the many highly publicized attacks exploiting software vulnerabilities. Software increasingly affects our daily lives: our social networks, our automobiles, our smart home systems, our smart phones, and our financial well-being. Although many attempts have been made to improve software security over the years, the focus of these efforts has traditionally been limited to just a few tools and techniques such as static analysis, penetration testing, and secure coding. We believe that the scope of software security is much wider than those heavily studied research areas and would like to invite researchers to explore other facets of software security, which have not been as thoroughly studied.

Topics of interest comprise but are not limited to:

Business continuity planning and its relationship to secure software Engineering
IT auditing and its relationship to secure software Engineering
Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) and software Security
Software safety and its relationship to security
Agile methodologies and software security
Security frameworks and their adoption
Malware detection/intrusion detection

Secure software development process
Secure software design/architecture
Security analysis tools and methods
Obfuscation and software security
Software security risk Management
Software security metrics
Security patterns

Submission Deadline May 15, 2017
Author Notification May 31, 2017
Proceedings Version June 20, 2017
Conference August 29 – September 1, 2017

    Rick Kazman
    University of Hawaii/Software Engineering Institute (SEI), USA

    Jungwoo Ryoo
    Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University, USA

    Simon Tjoa
    St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria


    Robert Ellison, Software Engineering Institute (SEI)/Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), USA
    Rick Kazman, University of Hawaii/SEI, USA
    Dae-kyoo Kim, Oakland University, USA.
    Suntae Kim, Chonbuk National University, Republic of Korea
    Phillip Laplante, Pennsylvania State University, USA
    Jungwoo Ryoo, Pennsylvania State University, USA
    Sebastian Schrittwieser, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
    Eunjee Song, Baylor University, USA
    Paul Tavolato, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
    A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
    Simon Tjoa, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria
    Edgar Weippl, Secure Business Austria (SBA) Research, Austria
    Carol Woody, SEI/CERT, USA


    ARES 2017 will be published by the International Conference Proceedings Series published by ACM ( ACM ICPS ). The submission guidelines valid for the SAW workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found >>here<<.