October 14, 2009
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
Co-located with ESEM 2009.

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Registration is now open!

A stimulating set of technical papers has been accepted for presentation and can be seen here. The workshop will also feature guest speakers and, as always, lively discussion.

Registration for both the workshop and the workshop hotel is now open. Early registration ends September 16. The special hotel rate ends on September 11.

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 this workshop 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. This year, the new 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.

October 2009
Mon 12Tue 13Wed 14Thu 15Fri 16

Important dates

Abstract submission: May 28
Submission of paper: June 4 June 11
Acceptance notification: July 10 July 20
Submission of camera-ready: August 15


  • Aug 12, 2009 - Camera-ready submission information is updated
  • Aug 5, 2009 - Registration is open
  • Aug 3, 2009 - The list of accepted papers is available
  • Jul 22, 2009 - Registration information is now available
  • Jul 22, 2009 - Acceptance notification will be sent out tomorrow
  • Jun 17, 2009 - Acceptance notification delayed due to deadline extension
  • Jun 02, 2009 - Deadline extended
  • Feb 27, 2009 - CfP is available