The 4th International Workshop on Safety and Security Testing and Monitoring

to be held in conjunction with the 19th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security

July 30, 2024

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 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 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 security testing and monitoring problem given that testing distributed systems is a complex task and security and artificial intelligence will add new challenges and difficulties to be solved.

The objective of this workshop is to share ideas, methods, techniques, and tools about 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

Security requirements definition, modeling and analysis automation
CI/CD practices for requirements analysis, testing and monitoring
Vulnerability, threats and attacks modelling techniques
Risk assessment frameworks for complex systems
Security testing techniques and tools
Security monitoring techniques and tools
Testing and monitoring automation

Attacks tolerance in distributed environments
Resilience techniques evaluation for critical systems
ML/AI and Cybersecurity solutions
Trust and privacy assessment in complex environments
Cybersecurity for small businesses (MSEs and SMEs)
Security testing and monitoring for 5G/6G networks, cloud/Edge, CPS/IoT,
Critical Industrial systems, e-health etc.
Industrial experience reports

Important Dates
Submission Deadline April 10, 2024
Author Notification May 29, 2024
Proceedings Version June 18, 2024
ARES EU Symposium July 30, 2023
ARES Conference July 30 – August 02, 2024
Workshop Chairs

Ana Rosa Cavalli
Institut Mines Telecom, France (HE ResilMesh)

Valentina Casola
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

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

Wissam Mallouli
Montimage, France (HE NERO, HE AI4CYBER)

Edgardo Montes de Oca


Bilal Said, (Softeam, Docaposte, France)
Stefan Marksteiner (AVL, Austria)
Andrea Pferscher (Graz University, Austria)
Thibault Cholez (INRIA, France)
Guillaume Doyen (UTT, Troyes, France)
Edgardo Montes de Oca (Montimage, France)
Eider Iturbe (Tecnalia, Spain)
Alessandra De Benedictis (University of Napoli Federico II, Italy)
Dragos Truscan (abo, Finland)
Cristina Seceleanu (MDU, Sweden)
Eduard Paul Enoiu (MDU, Sweden)
Massimiliano Rak (CerICT, Italy)
Phu H. Nguyen (SINTEF, Norway)
Andrey Sadovyk (SOFTEAM, France)
Alexios Lekidis (PPC, Greece)
Panagiotis Radoglou-Grammatikis (University ofWestern Macedonia, Greece)
Nicolas Ferry (University Cote d’Azur, France)
Sophia Karagiorgou (UBITECH, Greece)


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