Calls for

Paper submission: September 30, 2012 => extended until October 14, 2012
Author notification: November 29, 2012
Camera-ready: December 13, 2012
More info on topics, submission and format

papers for Doctoral Symposium

Paper submission deadline: December  16,2012 => extended until December 20, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: January 14, 2012
Camera Ready Version: January 25, 2012
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Workshop / tutorials
Paper submission deadline: September 30, 2012
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January 23, 2013
The ESSoS Doctoral Symposium detailed programme is available

December 18, 2012
The paper submission deadline for the Doctoral symposium has been extended => deadline is December 20th, 2012

The ESSoS'13 detailed programme is available

November 30, 2012
Registration is now enabled.

November 13, 2012
Author notification date ESSoS 2013: November 29,2012

November 12,2012
Call for papers for the Doctoral Symposium is online

October 26,2012
The ESSoS Doctoral Symposium 2013 will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

September 27,2012
The paper submission deadline has been extended with two weeks => deadline is October 14th, 2012

September 13, 2012
The ESSoS 2013 submission website is up and running:

May 14,2012
Call For Papers is online.

April 04, 2012
The ESSoS 2013 website has been set up.

Context and motivation

Trustworthy, secure software is a core ingredient of the modern world. Unfortunately, the Internet is too. Hostile, networked environments, like the Internet, can allow vulnerabilities in software to be exploited from anywhere. To address this, high-quality security building blocks (e.g., cryptographic components) are necessary, but insufficient. Indeed, the construction of secure software is challenging because of the complexity of modern applications, the growing sophistication of security requirements, the multitude of available software technologies and the progress of attack vectors. Clearly, a strong need exists for engineering techniques that scale well and that demonstrably improve the software's security properties.


Goal and setup

The goal of this symposium, which will be the fourth in the series, is to bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the states of the art and practice in secure software engineering. Being one of the few conference-level events dedicated to this topic, it explicitly aims to bridge the software engineering and security engineering communities, and promote cross-fertilization. The symposium will feature two days of technical program, and is also open to proposals for both tutorials and workshops. In addition to academic papers, the symposium encourages submission of high-quality, informative experience papers about successes and failures in security software engineering and the lessons learned. Furthermore, the symposium also accepts short idea papers that crisply describe a promising direction, approach, or insight.