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The Fourth International Workshop on Graphical Models for Security

Co-located with CSF 2017

Graphical security models provide an intuitive but systematic approach to analyze security weaknesses of systems and to evaluate potential protection measures. Cyber security researchers, as well as security professionals from industry and government, have proposed various graphical security modeling schemes. Such models are used to capture different security facets (digital, physical, and social) and address a range of challenges including vulnerability assessment, risk analysis, defense analysis, automated defensing, secure services composition, policy validation and verification. The objective of the GraMSec workshop is to contribute to the development of well-founded graphical security models, efficient algorithms for their analysis, as well as methodologies for their practical usage.

The workshop seeks submissions from academia, industry, and government presenting novel research on all theoretical and practical aspects of graphical models for security. The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Graphical models for threat modeling and analysis
  • Graphical models for risk analysis and management
  • Graphical models for requirements analysis and management
  • Textual and graphical representation for system, organizational, and business security
  • Visual security modeling and analysis of socio-technical and cyber-physical systems
  • Graphical security modeling for cyber situational awareness
  • Graphical models supporting the security by design paradigm
  • Methods for quantitative and qualitative analysis of graphical security models
  • Formal semantics and verification of graphical security models
  • Methods for (semi-)automatic generation of graphical security models
  • Enhancement and/or optimization of existing graphical security models
  • Scalable evaluation of graphical security models
  • Evaluation algorithms for graphical security models
  • Dynamic update of graphical security models
  • Game theoretical approaches to graphical security modeling
  • Attack trees, attack graphs and their variants
  • Stochastic Petri nets, Markov chains, and Bayesian networks for security
  • UML-based models and other graphical modeling approaches for security
  • Software tools for graphical security modeling and analysis
  • Case studies and experience reports on the use of graphical security modeling paradigm

To be decided.

We solicit two types of submissions:

  • Regular papers (up to 15 pages, excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices) describing original and unpublished work within the scope of the workshop.
  • Short papers (up to 7 pages, excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices) describing original and unpublished work in progress.

The reviewers are not required to read the appendices, so the papers should be intelligible without them. All submissions must be prepared using the LNCS style:

Each paper will undergo a thorough review process. All accepted (regular and short) papers will be included in the workshop's post-proceedings.

As the previous two years, the GraMSec 2017 post-proceedings are planned to be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series of Springer (confirmation pending). Submissions should be made using the GraMSec 2017 EasyChair web site:


  • Submission deadline: Sunday, May 21, 2017
  • Acceptance notification: Friday, July 7, 2017
  • Workshop: Monday, August 21, 2017


  • Sjouke Mauw, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg


  • Peng Liu, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Ketil Stolen, SINTEF Digital and University of Oslo, Norway


  • Mathieu Acher University Rennes 1, Inria, France
  • Massimiliano Albanese George Mason University, USA
  • Ludovic Apvrille Telecom ParisTech, France
  • Thomas Bauereiss DFKI, Germany
  • Kristian Beckers Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Giampaolo Bella University of Catania, Italy
  • Stefano Bistarelli Universita di Perugia, Italy
  • Marc Bouissou EDF RD, France
  • Frederic Cuppens Telecom Bretagne, France
  • Nora Cuppens-Boulahia Telecom Bretagne, France
  • Binbin Chen Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore
  • Herve Debar Telecom SudParis, France
  • Harley Eades Augusta University, USA
  • Mathias Ekstedt KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Ulrik Franke Swedish Institute of Computer Science - SICS,
  • Sweden
  • Frank Fransen TNO, The Netherlands
  • Olga Gadyatskaya University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Paolo Giorgini University of Trento, Italy
  • Dieter Gollmann Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
  • Joshua Guttman WPI, USA
  • Rene Rydhof Hansen Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Maritta Heisel Universitat Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Hannes Holm Swedish Defence Research Agency, Sweden
  • Siv Hilde Houmb Secure-NOK AS, Norway
  • Sushil Jajodia George Mason University, USA
  • Ravi Jhawar University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Henk Jonkers BiZZdesign, The Netherlands
  • Cristian Johansen University of Oslo, Norway
  • Florian Kammueller Middlesex University London, UK
  • Nima Khakzad TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Dong Seong Kim University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Barbara Kordy INSA Rennes, IRISA, France
  • Pascal Lafourcade Universite Clermont Auvergne, LIMOS, France
  • Jean-Louis Lanet Inria, France
  • Per Hakon Meland SINTEF Digital, Norway
  • Jogesh Muppala HKUST, Hong Kong, SAR China
  • Simin Nadjm-Tehrani Linkoping University, Sweden
  • Andreas L. Opdahl University of Bergen, Norway
  • Xinming Ou University of South Florida, USA
  • Stephane Paul Thales Research and Technology, France
  • Wolter Pieters TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Ludovic Pietre-Cambacedes EDF, FR
  • Sophie Pinchinat University Rennes 1, IRISA, France
  • Vincenzo Piuri University of Milan, Italy
  • Marc Pouly Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and
  • Arts, Switzerland
  • Nicolas Prigent Supelec, France
  • Christian W. Probst Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • David Pym UCL, UK
  • Sasa Radomirovic University of Dundee, UK
  • Indrajit Ray Colorado State University, USA
  • Arend Rensink University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Yves Roudier Universite Cote d'Azur, CNRS, I3S, UNS, France
  • Guttorm Sindre NUST, Norway
  • Marielle Stoelinga University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Xiaoyan Sun California State University, USA
  • Axel Tanner IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
  • Alexandre Vernotte KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Luca Vigano King's College London, UK
  • Lingyu Wang Concordia University, Canada
  • Jan Willemson Cybernetica, Estonia

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