International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (IJSSE)

International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (IJSSE)

Editor-in-Chief: Martin Gilje Jaatun (SINTEF ICT, Norway)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 9 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-3036|EISSN: 1947-3044|DOI: 10.4018/IJSSE


The International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (IJSSE) publishes original research on the security concerns that construe during the software development practice. IJSSE promotes the idea of developing security-aware software systems from the ground up. This journal examines the software security from a software engineering perspective and addresses technical, as well as managerial aspects of secure software engineering. IJSSE includes all aspects of software security in the development, deployment, and management processes of software systems.

Topics Covered

  • Aspect-oriented software development for secure software
  • Build security in (BSI)
  • Dependable systems
  • Experience related to secure software systems
  • Global security systems
  • Maintenance and evolution of security properties
  • Metrics and measurement of security properties
  • Process of building secure software
  • Programming security
  • Relationships between security and other quality concerns
  • Secure deployment of software applications
  • Security artifacts, evolution, and documentations
  • Security assurances, standards, and policies
  • Security audit and control
  • Security composition in component and service based software
  • Security in software architecture and design
  • Security literacy and education
  • Security patterns
  • Security requirement engineering
  • Security testing and validation
  • Static and dynamic analysis for security

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (IJSSE) is to provide a forum for software engineers and security experts to exchange innovative ideas in security-aware software systems and address security concerns in software development practices. This journal discusses methods and applications of systematic, quantifiable approaches to the development, operation, and maintenance of secure software systems. IJSSE addresses the problem of development duality between constructing a functional software system and constructing a secure system at the same time. Emphasizing security issues of software from a software engineering perspective, this journal promotes the idea that security issues must be an integral part in every phase of software development and advocates the development of security-aware software systems from the ground up. This journal facilitates promotion and understanding of the technical as well as managerial issues related to secure software systems and their development practices. Targeting researchers, academicians, software engineers, and field experts, this journal presents cutting-edge industry solutions in software engineering and security research.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Open Access Articles: Forthcoming
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2017): 1 Released, 3 Forthcoming
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2010)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Martin Gilje Jaatun is a Senior Scientist at SINTEF Digital (Trondheim, Norway). He graduated from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in 1992, and received the Dr.Philos degree in critical infrastructure security from the University of Stavanger in 2015. Previous positions include scientist at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), and Senior Lecturer in information security at the Bodø Graduate School of Business. His research interests include software security, security in cloud computing and security of critical information infrastructures. He is vice chairman of the Cloud Computing Association (, president of Cloud Security Alliance Norway, and a Senior Member of the IEEE. Martin has published more than 70 technical papers, and edited several books.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Khaled Khan, Qatar University, Qatar
International Advisory Board
Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Guelma University, Algeria
Associate Editors
Yun Bai, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Konstantin Beznosov, University of British Columbia, Canada
Kendra Cooper, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Frédéric Cuppens, ENST-Bretagne, France
Michael Felderer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Jan Jurjens, Dortmund University, Germany
Florian Kerschbaum, University of Waterloo, Canada
Fabio Martinelli, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Raimundas Matulevicius, University of Tartu, Estonia
Per Håkon Meland, SINTEF, Norway
Frank Piessens, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Riccardo Scandariato, Chalmers and Gothenburg University, Sweden
Hossain Shahriar, Queen’s University, Canada
Yan Zhang, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Editorial Review Board
Jean-Noël Colin, University of Namur, Belgium
Herve Debar, Télécom SudParis - Institut Mines-Télécom, France
Narendra Gangavarapu, RailCorp, Australia
Jun Han, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Shareeful Islam, University of East London, United Kingdom
Niamul Khan, Qatar University, Qatar
Qutaibah Malluhi, Qatar University, Qatar
Amel Mammar, Institut Télécom / Telecom SudParis, France
Gregorio Martinez, University of Murcia, Spain
Wes Masri, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Sjouke Mauw, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Nancy Mead, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Bashar Nuseibeh, The Open University, United Kingdom
Muthu Ramachandran, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
M. Rashid, Massey University, New Zealand
Lillian Røstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Nahid Shahmehri, Linkopings Universitet, Sweden
PRADEEP SINGH, Jaypee University of Information Technology(JUIT), Waknaghat, HP, INDIA, India
Panagiotis Trimintzios, European Network and Information Security Agency, Greece
Thein Tun, The Open University, United Kingdom
Edgar Weippl, SBA Research, Austria
Mohammad Zulkernine, Queens University, Canada

Award Winning Articles

  • IGI Global’s Seventh Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
    Semi-Automatic Annotation of Natural Language Vulnerability ReportsIGI Global’s Seventh Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
  • IGI Global’s Sixth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
    Attribute Decoration of Attack–Defense TreesIGI Global’s Sixth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards