The 3rd international workshop on Safety and Security Testing and Monitoring

(STAM 2023)

STAM 2023

It was held in conjunction with the 18th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2023 – http://www.ares-conference.eu External link.)


August 29 – September 01, 2023

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 safe and 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 safety, 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 safety and security testing and monitoring problem given that testing distributed systems is a complex task and safety & security will add new challenges and difficulties to be solved.

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

HE-AI4Cyber External link.
HE-DYNABIC External link.
H2020-ECSEL-AIDOART External link.
H2020 PUZZLE External link.
H2020-VeriDevOps External link.
H2020-SANCUS External link.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

Safety & Security requirements definition, modeling and analysis automa-tion
CI / CD practices for requirements analysis, testing and monitoring
Vulnerability, threats and attacks modelling techniques
Risk assessment frameworks for complex systems
Safety & Security testing techniques and tools
Safety & Security monitoring techniques and tools
Testing and monitoring automation
Attacks tolerance in distributed environments

Resilience techniques evaluation for critical systems
ML/AI based testing techniques
ML/AI based monitoring and anomaly
ML/AI based reaction and mitigation actions
Security testing and monitoring for 5G/6G networks, cloud/Edge, CPS/IoT, Industrial systems, e-health etc.
Trust and privacy assessment in complex environments
Industrial experience reports

Submission Deadline

May 10, 2023

Author Notification

June 10, 2023

Proceedings Version

June 28, 2023

ARES EU Symposium

August 29, 2023

ARES Conference

August 29 – September 01, 2023


Ana Rosa Cavalli
Institut Mines Telecom, France (H2020 SANCUS)

Sofia Karagiorgou
Ubitech LTD, Cyprus (H2020 PUZZLE)

Sandra König
Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria (H2020-ECSEL AIDOaRt)

Wissam Mallouli
Montimage, France (H2020 VeriDevOps, HE AI4Cyber)

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

Andrey Sadovykh
Softeam, France (H2020 VeriDevOps)

Valentina Casola
University of Napoli Federico II, Italy


Bilal Said, (Softeam, Docaposte, France)
Stefan Marksteiner (AVL, Austria)
Andrea Pferscher (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
Thibault Cholez (INRIA, France)
Frederic Cuppens (Telecom Bretagne, France)
Guillaume Doyen (UTT, Troyes, France)
Rob Hierons (Brunel University, UK)
Stephane Maag (Telecom SudParis)
Bertrand Mathieu (Orange, France)
Mercedes Merayo (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
Edgardo Montes de Oca (Montimage, France)
Eider Iturbe (Tecnalia, Spain)
Antonio Skarmeta (Universidad de Murcia, Spain)
Fatiha Zaidi (Universite de Paris Sud, France)
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)


The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found at https://www.ares-conference.eu/conference/submission/ External link..