WHY ESPRE?

The Evolving Security and Privacy Requirements Engineering (ESPRE) Workshop is a multi-disciplinary, one-day workshop. It brings together practitioners and researchers interested in security and privacy requirements.

ESPRE probes the interfaces between Requirements Engineering and Security & Privacy, and aims to evolve security and privacy requirements engineering to meet the needs of stakeholders; these range from business analysts and security engineers, to technology entrepreneurs and privacy advocates.

ESPRE will be run as a one-day workshop (online). The workshop format will consist of an invited talk, paper presentations and discussions, and a facilitated roadmap building session.

ESPRE is suited towards attendees with interests not only in Requirements Engineering, but also in security, privacy, user experience, software engineering, system of systems engineering, and other related areas.

TOPICS

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptation of security & privacy requirements
  • Elicitation and analysis techniques
  • Evolution of security & privacy requirements
  • Legal compliance in security & privacy RE
  • Leveraging Domain knowledge
  • Modelling trust and risk
  • Ontologies for security & privacy RE
  • Scalability of security RE approaches
  • Security & privacy RE and [Sec]DevOps
  • Security & privacy RE for design innovation
  • Security & privacy RE education
  • Security & privacy RE processes
  • Stakeholder & Attacker perspectives
  • Studies applying security & privacy RE
  • Validation & verification

UPDATE: RE Organisers have decided to hold RE’21 at its scheduled date as a fully virtual conference. ESPRE21 will therefore also be held online as a virtual event. See here for more details

UPDATE: There is still time to submit your research. ESPRE21 has extended the submission deadline. As indicated below, the new submission deadline will now be on Thursday July 1st.

Keynote

TBC
Title:

The workshop will begin with an authority in the field of security or privacy. The Keynote talk title for ESPRE 2021 will be announced in due course.

Previous keynote talks have been delivered by Angela Sasse (2014), Robert Biddle (2015), Lin Liu (2016), Chris Williams (2017), Yijun Yu (2018), Daehun Nyang (2019), and Shamal Faily (2020).

Important Dates

NOW

Write-up your research

Submission Deadline (Extended)

Due by 23:59:59 AoE, Thursday, July 1, 2021

Submissions to EasyChair

Author Notifications

Friday, July 23, 2021

Conference Registration

For more information, see the RE21 website about how to register to attend the event

Camera-Ready Submission

Due by 23:59:59 AoE, Thursday, August 12, 2021

Submission link to be supplied

ESPRE21 Online Workshop

Tuesday, September 21, 8.00am-1.00pm EDT (2.00pm-7.00pm CEST)

Research Challenges and Roadmap

Throughout the day, the workshop organisers will note potential research challenges that form the basis of a roadmap for evolving security and privacy requirements engineering. Following the final session, we will close the workshop with a wrap-up session, in which these challenges and a potential roadmap for addressing them will be proposed.

Time permitting, we will run a ‘Lightning talks’ session of 2-minute talks during the workshop. Such talks might share early results, on-going work, annoyances, practical lessons learned, or even plugs for upcoming events.

Provisional Schedule - Subject to Change

09:00 - 09:15

Workshop Opening

09:15 - 11:00

Keynote

TBC
11:00 - 11:30Break
11:30 - 13:00

Presentations

13:00 - 14:00Lunch
14:00 - 15:30

Presentations

15:30 - 16:00 Break
16:00 - 16:30

Presentations

16:30 - 17:30

Wrap-up: A roadmap for evolving security and privacy requirements engineering

17:30

Workshop Close

Organising Committee

Previous Workshops

Although the ESPRE workshop has been co-located with RE since 2014, it builds on the success of earlier workshops in security requirements engineering and secure software engineering.

For example, the Security and Privacy Requirements Engineering (SPREE) Workshop in 2011, the International Workshop for Software Engineering for Secure Systems (SESS) series, and the Requirements for High Assurance Systems (RHAS) workshop series.


The seventh ESPRE workshop was held as a half-day workshop during RE 2020, and became the first online ESPRE workshop. The workshop consisted of a keynote talk by Shamal Faily, a reduced technical programme of presentations, and a closing talk and participant discussion led by Duncan Ki-Aries towards a roadmap for evolving security and privacy requirements engineering. (Website)
The sixth ESPRE workshop was held during RE 2019 in Jeju Island, South Korea. The workshop consisted of a keynote talk by Daehun Nyang, a technical programme of six paper presentations, and a closing talk and participant discussion led by Tiago Gasiba towards a roadmap for evolving security andprivacy requirements engineering. (Website)
The fifth ESPRE workshop was held during RE 2018 in Banff, Canada. The workshop consisted of a keynote talk by Yijun Yu, a technical programme of five paper presentations, a lightning talk session, and a closing talk by Lionel Briand. (Website)
The fourth ESPRE workshop was held during RE 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. The workshop consisted of a keynote talk by Chris Williams, a technical programme of seven paper presentations, and a closing talk by Tiago Gasiba. (Website)
The third ESPRE workshop was held during RE 2016 in Beijing, China. The workshop consisted of a keynote talk by Lin Liu, a technical programme of six paper presentations, a lightening talk session, and an interactive demo session.
The second ESPRE workshop was held during RE 2015 in Ottawa, Canada. The workshop consisted of a keynote talk by Robert Biddle, a technical programme of five paper presentations, and a closing talk by Fabio Massacci. For the first time, the programme also included a lightening talk session containing a number of brief presentations from attendees on new and emerging results from our field. (Website)
The first ESPRE workshop was held during RE 2014 in Karlskrona, Sweden. The workshop consisted of a keynote talk by Angela Sasse, a technical programme of eight paper presentations, and a closing talk by Aljosa Pasic. Three selected papers of the workshop were extended for an ESPRE special issue of the International Journal of Secure Software Engineering, which was published in 2015. (Website)
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