MSAS 2017 International Workshop on Modeling and Security of Autonomous Systems


Enormous amounts of data are already present and still rapidly growing due to data sources such as sensors and social networks. There has been an increasing interest in incorporating these huge amounts of external and unstructured data, normally referred to as “Big Data”, into traditional applications. This necessity has made that traditional database systems and processing need to evolve and accommodate them.

Therefore, this new era of Big Data and cloud environment requires conceptualization and methods to effectively manage Big Data and accomplish intended business goals. Thus, the objective of MoBiD’ 17 is to be an international forum for exchanging ideas on the latest and best proposals for modeling and managing Big Data in this new data-driven paradigm. Papers focusing on novel applications and using conceptual modeling approaches for any aspects of Big Data such as Hadoop and its ecosystems, Big Data Analytics, social networking, security/cyber resilience/privacy, hybrid cloud, Big Data warehousing, data science topics, and industry-specific challenges that arise in Big Data scenarios (e.g. in Customer Relationship Management), and how to approach them from a modelling as well as from an implementation perspective are highly encouraged. The workshop will be a forum for researchers and practitioners who are interested in the different facets related to the use of the conceptual modeling approaches for the development of next generation applications based on Big Data.


  • Nov. 6, 10:30-10:50

    Overview of MSAS Workshop

    Peter Chen, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.

  • Nov. 6, 10:50-11:15

    Conceptual Modeling for Cyber-Physical Systems: the OMiRob Project

    Michael Walch, Universität Wien, Austria

  • Nov. 6, 11:15-11:40

    Model Centered Architecture for (Semi-)Autonomous Systems

    Heinrich C. Mayr, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria

  • Nov. 6, 11:40-12:05

    Modelling Task Goals for Cyber-Physical Systems

    Judith Michael, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria

  • Nov. 6, 12:05-12:30

    Design science methodology for autonomous systems

    Roel Wieringa, University of Twente, the Netherlands

  • Nov. 6, 14:00-14:25

    Automating Security in a Continuous Delivery Culture

    DJ Schleen, Trofi Security, Denver CO, USA

  • Nov. 6, 14:25-14:50

    Identification and interpretation of anomalous system behavior through kernel event analysis

    Sebastian Schrittwieser, Fachhochschule St. Pölten GmbH, Austria

  • Nov. 6, 14:50-15:15

    Engineering Modern Secure Software Development Pipeline

    Hasan Yasar, CMU SEI-CERT, USA

  • Nov. 6, 15:15-15:40

    We Are All Equifax: Data Behind DevSecOps

    Iñigo Carrera Rodero, Sonatype, UK & Spain

  • Nov. 6, 15:40-16:00

    Visual Analytics Approach

    Dr Cagatay Turkay, Univ. of London, UK  (Virtual Delivery)

  • Nov. 8, 16:30-16:50

    Cibersecurity on Conventional Industry Control Systems (ICS)

    Armand Pascual, S2 group Valencia, Spain

  • Nov. 8, 16:50-17:10

    Towards defendable applications

    Volkmar Lotz, SAP, France

  • Nov. 8, 17:10-17:30

    Asymmetric Resilient Cybersecurity

    Nick Mutari, Pacific Northwest National Lab., U.S.A.

Workshop Co-chairs

Oscar Pastor, UPV, Spain

Heinrich C. Mayr, AAU, Austria

Peter Chen, Carnegie Mellon University, USA