Track: Safety, Security and Privacy


This Thematic Track is a well established track within QUATIC, where researchers, developers, testers, and users from industry get together to present and discuss the most recent innovations, experiences and open challenges related to safety and security & privacy aspects of complex software systems.

Indeed, these aspects are increasingly important as more and more software is embedded into our homes, cars, trains and also, many relevant vital systems for critical infrastructures are moving towards the cloud. Developers have to consider safety, security & privacy requirements in the whole system and applications life-cicle, from design to operation and new methodologies and techniques are needed.

The authors are invited to submit research results as well as practical experiment or project reports. Industrial papers about applications or case studies are also welcomed in different domains (e.g., telemedicine, critical infrastructures, mobile networks, embedded applications, etc.).


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Software safety and risk management

  • Software safety regulations and standards

  • Agile development in safety-critical software systems

  • Methods and tools in safety-critical software systems

  • Quality metrics for safety and security

  • Security models and security policies

  • Intrusion detection

  • Security testing and monitoring

  • Cloud, IoT and Big Data security

  • Attacks tolerance and resilience

  • Security and risk assesment

  • Distributed systems security

  • SLAs for safety, security and privacy

  • Privacy

  • Case studies


Chair: Valentina Casola, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

Program Committee:

  • Alessandra De Benedictis, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

  • Ana Cavalli , Institut Mines-Telecom/Telecom SudParis, France

  • Christian Esposito, University of Salerno, Italy

  • Leire Orue Echevarria, Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain

  • Alessio Merlo, University of Genoa, Italy

  • Roberto Nardone, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Italy

  • Erkuden Rios, Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain

  • Massimiliano Rak, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy

  • Wissam Mallouli, Montimage, France

  • Umberto Villano, University of Sannio, Italy

  • Juncal Alonso, Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain

VALENTINA CASOLA is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She has been teaching Secure System Design and Computer Architecture since 2005. Her research interests focus on security methodologies to design and evaluate distributed systems, including cyberphysical infrastructures, cloud systems, and Web services. Casola has a PhD in electronic engineering from the Second University of Naples.

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