International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems (ESSoS)
February 27 – March 1, 2013
In cooperation with: ACM SIGSAC and SIGSOFT and IEEE CS (TCSE).
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.
The goal of this symposium, which will be the fifth 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. The full program can be found here: