September 21, 2011
Banff, Alberta, Canada
Co-located with ESEM 2011.

About the workshop

Quantitative assessment is a major stumbling block for software and system security. Although some security metrics exist, they are rarely adequate. The engineering importance of metrics is intuitive: you cannot consistently improve what you cannot measure. Economics is an additional driver for security metrics: vendors will only invest in security if customers will pay for it, and customers will only pay a premium for security that is measurably improved.

The goals of the MetriSec workshops are to showcase and foster research into security measurements and metrics and to keep building the community of individuals interested in this area. MetriSec continues the tradition started by the Quality of Protection (QoP) workshop series. As in the previous year, the co-location with ESEM is an opportunity for the security metrics folks to meet the metrics community at large.

ESEM is part of the Empirical Software Engineering International Week (ESEIW). The schedule is as follows.

September 2011
Mon 19Tue 20Wed 21Thu 22Fri 23

Important dates

Submission of papers: May 30 June 6
Notification to authors: July 10 July 17
Submission of camera-ready: July 24 (camera-ready submission instructions can be found here)


  • Feb 21 - The call for papers is available
  • Feb 21 - New website is online
  • May 30 - Due date extended to June 6
  • June 6 - Paper submissions due
  • June 20 - Author notification date extended to July 17