Calls for

papers ESSoS 2017

Paper submission: Friday, February 24, 2017
(anywhere on earth, firm)
Paper acceptance notification: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Artifact evaluation submission: Friday, April 21, 2017
Poster submission: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Poster acceptance notification: Friday, April 28, 2017
Camera-ready: Friday, May 12, 2017

More info on topics, submission and format


June 8, 2017
The ESSoS Doctoral symposium has been cancelled.

May 23, 2017
Paper submission deadline for Doctoral symposium extended until 29 May, 2017

May 19, 2017
The ESSoS'17 detailed programme is available

May 9, 2017
Registration is now enabled.

April 18, 2017
Doctoral Symposium Call for Papers is online

February 23, 2017
Please note that submissions are single blind (i.e., author names are on the paper, reviewers stay anonymous)

November 21, 2016
Call for papers is online

July 27, 2016
The ESSoS 2017 website has been set up.

ESSoS and DIMVA will be co-located events.


Context and motivation

Trustworthy, secure software is a core ingredient of the modern world. 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 ninth 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. In addition to academic papers, the symposium encourages submission of high-quality, informative industrial 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.