SAW 2018

The 5th International Workshop on Software Assurance

to be held in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2018 –

August 27 – August 30, 2018, Hamburg, Germany

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 13, 2018 
Author Notification May 30, 2018
Proceedings Version June 29, 2018
Conference August 27 – August 30, 2018

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


The submission guidelines valid for the SAW workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. It is necessary that all papers submitted to EasyChair are anonymized (no names or affiliations of authors should be visible in the paper). They can be found >>here<<.