SAW 2021

The 7th International Workshop on Software Assurance

to be held in conjunction with the 16th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2021 –

August 17 – August 20, 2021

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, 2021
Author Notification June 01, 2021
Proceedings Version June 13, 2021
Conference August 17 – August 20, 2021

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


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