STAM 2023

The 3rd International Workshop on Safety and Security Testing and Monitoring (STAM 2023)

to be held in conjunction with the 18th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2023 –

August 29 – September 01, 2023

Distributed computer networked systems and services have become a crucial infrastructure element for the organization of modern society. These networks and services are required to be more and more open and new technology is designed to facilitate the interoperation between these networks composed of heterogeneous, communicating devices. Guaranteeing that they interoperate in a safe and secure way has become a major concern for individuals, enterprises and governments.

Since the environment may be potentially hostile and contain malicious components, it is crucial to define frameworks adapted to distributed systems to enforce safety, security and privacy. By distributed systems, we mean all systems that are composed of more than one communicating device such as telecommunication networks, cloud/Edge computer environment, industrial systems, smart communities, internet of things, distributed operating systems and middleware etc.

The STAM workshop tries to answer how miss-behaviours and attacks modeling can help users understand the occurrence of malicious behaviors in order to avoid them, and what are the advantages and drawbacks of the existing models. At the same time, the workshop tries to understand how to solve the challenging safety and security testing and monitoring problem given that testing distributed systems is a complex task and safety & security will add new challenges and difficulties to be solved.

The objective of this workshop is to share ideas, methods, techniques, and tools about safety & security testing and monitoring in distributed systems to improve the state of the art. In addition to scientific paper presentations, we intend to have one or two keynotes describing ongoing activities in the related areas and demonstrations of some innovative security tools.

STAM workshop is supported by projects:


The goal of STAM workshop is to bring together safety & security practitioners and researchers to exchange ideas, perspectives on problems, and solutions. Papers proposing novel models, methods, and algorithms are welcomed as well as papers reporting experiences on the application of existing methods on case studies and industrial examples.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

Safety & Security requirements definition, modeling and analysis automa-tion
CI / CD practices for requirements analysis, testing and monitoring
Vulnerability, threats and attacks modelling techniques
Risk assessment frameworks for complex systems
Safety & Security testing techniques and tools
Safety & Security monitoring techniques and tools
Testing and monitoring automation
Attacks tolerance in distributed environments

Resilience techniques evaluation for critical systems
ML/AI based testing techniques
ML/AI based monitoring and anomaly
ML/AI based reaction and mitigation actions
Security testing and monitoring for 5G/6G networks, cloud/Edge, CPS/IoT, Industrial systems, e-health etc.
Trust and privacy assessment in complex environments
Industrial experience reports

Important Dates
Extended Submission Deadline May 27, 2023
Author Notification June 13, 2023
Proceedings Version June 28, 2023
ARES EU Symposium August 29, 2023
ARES Conference August 29 – September 01, 2023
Workshop Chairs

Ana Rosa Cavalli
Institut Mines Telecom, France (H2020 SANCUS)

Sofia Karagiorgou
Ubitech LTD, Cyprus (H2020 PUZZLE)

Sandra König
Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria (H2020-ECSEL AIDOaRt)

Wissam Mallouli
Montimage, France (H2020 VeriDevOps, HE AI4Cyber)

Erkuden Rios
Tecnalia, Spain (HE DYNABIC, HE AI4CYBER)

Andrey Sadovykh
Softeam, France (H2020 VeriDevOps)

Valentina Casola
University of Napoli Federico II, Italy


Valentina Casola, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Ana Rosa Cavalli, Institut Mines-Telecom/Telecom SudParis, France
Thibault Cholez, LORIA / INRIA Nancy Grand-Est, France
Alessandra De Benedictis, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Eduard Paul Enoiu, Mälardalen University, Sweeden
Nicolas Ferry, University Cote d’Azur, France
Eider Iturbe, Tecnalia, Spain
Sophia Karagiorgou, UBITECH LTD, Greece
Sandra König, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Alexios Lekidis, Public Power Corporation, Greece
Stephane Maag, Institut Mines Telecom / Telecom SudParis, France
Wissam Mallouli, Montimage, France
Stefan Marksteiner, AVL List Gmbh / Mälardalen University, Sweeden
Edgardo Montes de Oca, Montimage, France
Phu H. Nguyen, SINTEF, Norway
Andrea Pferscher, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Panagiotis Radoglou-Grammatikis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Massimiliano Rak, University of Campania, Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy
Erkuden Rios, Tecnalia, Spain
Andrey Sadovykh, Softeam, France
Bilal Said, Arts, Sciences and Technology University in Lebanon (AUL), Lebanon
Cristina Seceleanu, Mälardalen University, Sweeden
Dragos Truscan, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Fatiha Zaidi, Univ. Paris-Sud, France


The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found at