International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (IJSSE)
Special Issue from the Last International Workshop on Secure Software Engineering

Software is an integral part of everyday life, and we expect and depend upon software systems to perform correctly. Software security is about ensuring that systems continue to function correctly also under malicious attack. As most systems now are web-enabled, the number of attackers with access to the system increases dramatically and thus the threat scenario changes. The traditional approach to secure a system includes putting up defense mechanisms such as Intrusion Detection Systems and firewalls, but such measures are no longer sufficient by themselves. We need to be able to build better, more robust and thus more secure systems. Even more importantly, however, we should strive to achieve these qualities in all software systems, not just the ones that need special protection.

This special issue will focus on techniques, experiences and lessons learned for engineering secure and dependable software for the web.

Important Dates

Submission of papers September 16th 2013
Notification sent to authors October 14th
Camera-ready submitted November 11th 2013(dates to be confirmed)

Submission Guidelines

Submission guidelines are available from the journal website: Please use following template for the submission:

Email inquiries and any supplementary material to guest editors (secse [at]

Special Issue Editors

Martin Gilje Jaatun, SINTEF ICT

Martin Gilje Jaatun graduated from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in 1992, and has been employed as a research scientist at SINTEF ICT in Trondheim since 2004. His research interests include software security "for the rest of us", information security in process control environments, and security in Cloud Computing. He co-founded the International Workshop on Secure Software Engineering in 2007, and has been the main organizer of SecSE since its inception.

Riccardo Scandariato, KU Leuven

Dr. Riccardo Scandariato obtained his PhD in Computer Science from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2004. Since January 2006, he joined the Distributed Systems and Computer Networks Research Group (DistriNet) at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, where he collaborates with Prof. Wouter Joosen. After an initial period as a PostDoc, in June 2009 he became a permanent member of the staff (Research Expert, equivalent to a lecturer) and he currently leads a team of security researchers in the area of Secure Software.

Dr. Scandariato main research activities are in the area of secure software engineering, with a particular focus on security in software architectures (principles, patterns and methods) and security metrics & measurements. E-health is one of his favorite application domains to validate his research results.

Lillian Røstad, NTNU

Dr. Lillian Røstad has a PhD from NTNU, and is currently CISO at the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund. She is also adjunct associate professor at NTNU.