Our society depends more and more on cyber-physical systems. In the near future, integrated use of Internet-of-Things, cloud services, 5G technologies, and novel Artificial Intelligence techniques enable massive and timely use of data in various new services. This trend increases demands for evidence-driven built-in systematic cybersecurity approaches for software architectures. Early evidence of cyber risks, attacks and vulnerabilities enables efficient and effective security solutions.

Security measurement of software architectures is needed to produce sufficient evidence of security level as early as in the design phase. Design-time security measuring should support "security by design" approach. Moreover, software architectures have to support runtime security measurement to obtain up-to-date security information from an online software system, service or product. Security metrics and measurements are exploited in situational awareness monitoring and self-adaptive security solutions. The area of security metrics and security assurance metrics research is evolving, but still lacks widely accepted metrics definitions and applicable measuring techniques. Strong collaboration between security experts, software architects, and system developers is needed.

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Important Dates

Draft paper submission deadline:2018-06-11

Draft paper acceptance notification:2018-07-03

Call for paper description

  • Security, trust and privacy metrics
  • Measurement systems and associated data gathering
  • Metrics for adaptive security
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • Measurability-increasing mechanisms for software architectures
  • Security trade-off analysis
  • Situational awareness and threat intelligence
  • Internet of Things security
  • Cloud security
  • Software Defined Networks
  • Evolutionary techniques
  • Forensics and data analytics
  • Visualization approaches for security measurements
  • Empirical case studies and experimental results from security measurements

Author guidelines

The MeSSa 2018 invites submissions to following tracks:

  • Regular papers that describe novel contributions to the MeSSa 2018 scope, maximum length 7 pages.
  • Short papers that describe novel contributions, research and industry ideas, and demonstrations, maximum length 4 pages.


Program committee:

​Antti Evesti, KPMG (Finland)

Ali Dehghantanha,  University of Sheffield (United Kingdom)

Marco Hoffmann, Nokia Bell Labs (Germany)

Wafa Jaballah, Thales Group (France)

Jarno Limnéll, Aalto University (Finland)

Toktam Ramezanifarkhani, University of Oslo (Norway)

Juha Röning, University of Oulu (Finland)

Pekka Savolainen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)

Einar Snekkenes, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)

Denis Trcek, Institut Jozef Stefan (Slovenia)

Lorenzo Blas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Italy)



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Sponsored By

  • Teemu Kanstrén, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)

Organized By

  • ​Reijo Savola, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)

    Habtamu Abie, Norwegian Computing Centre (Norway)

    Teemu Kanstrén, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)