It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our friend and colleague Vanea Chiprianov, co-organizer of our DeMeSSA Workshop at ECSA 2020, who passed away after a very short illness.
Vanea Chiprianov was a key initiator of DeMeSSA last year and in charge of the program committee this year. During this difficult time of his sudden illness, we were not in condition to prepare the 2020 edition of DeMeSSA as initially planned. Thereby, we decided to cancel the DeMeSSA Workshop at ECSA 2020 and plan it again next year.
The 2nd International Workshop on Designing and Measuring CyberSecurity in Software Architecture (DeMeSSA 2020) at The European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA 2020), L’Aquila, Italy.
With the growing complexity of software and in particular of software-reliant systems and systems-of-systems, the focus of cybersecurity on network and code has been increasingly shifted to design and more recently to “cybersecurity by design” or “design for cybersecurity”, where the software architecture is the keystone for enforcing cybersecurity.
Early evidence of cyber risks, attacks, and vulnerabilities enables eﬃcient and eﬀective cybersecurity solutions. Security measurement of software architectures is needed to produce suﬃcient evidence of the cybersecurity level in the design phase. Moreover, software architectures have to support runtime security measurement to obtain up-to-date cybersecurity information. This is essential for self-protecting systems and self-adaptive cybersecurity solutions
This is essential for self-protecting systems and self-adaptive cybersecurity solutions. This second edition of the International Workshop on Designing and Measuring CyberSecurity in Software Architecture (DeMeSSA at ECSA 2020), whose ﬁrst edition was successfully held at ECSA 2019, will provide researchers and practitioners with a forum to exchange ideas and experiences, analyze research and development issues, discuss promising solutions, and propose inspiring visions for the future in complementary ﬁelds of Cybersecurity from the perspective of the Software Architecture: Designing CyberSecurity in Software Architecture and Measuring CyberSecurity in Software Architecture Design.