Security for complex computing systems

Chair: Pierre Parrend

This session aims at gathering scientists and practitioners interested in the impact of emergence in the security properties of computer systems.
Being monolithic, distributed or interconnected, all computing systems are built by numerous interconnected software and hardware parts. Monolithic systems, aka computers, are actually built from myriads of interconnected components communicating with one another. Distributed systems are homogeneous software operating in distant locations, hence in diverse contexts. Interconnected systems communicate through standardized protocols which enable otherwise incompatible devices, sensors, operating systems, to interact with one another.

The core issues in the security of complex systems are:

  • novel methods for analyzing the security properties of heterogeneous systems (graph analysis, evolutionary computing, learning)
  • novel models for enabling the human user or operator to securely use these complex systems in the presence of threats (risk management approaches; explainability)
  • use case reviews of security issues emerging from the complexity of concerned system (operating systems, software supply chain, distributed computing, network analysis)

Reviewers: Badis Hammi, Nidà Meddouri, Mark Angoustures, Pierre Parrend, Sofiane Lagraa, Martin Husak, Mohamed Lamine, Amel Borgi, Ghada Gharbi

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