Secure Web Development Giancarlo Pellegrino, Cristian-Alexandru Staicu


Talk by Stefano Calzavara from University of Venice on Web Security

Written: 16.05.2022 13:02 Written By: Giancarlo Pellegrino

Dear all,

I would like to invite you to join the talk of Stefano Calzavara, professor at University of Venice and WebSec researcher, who is visiting CISPA this week. The talk is on Thursday, May 19, 14:30, and you are invited to join and learn what our guest has to tell us about the Science of Web Security

More details:

When: Thursday, May 19, 14:30

Where: Hybrid, i.e., CISPA Lecture Hall and Zoom (

Title: Towards Improving the Science of Web Security

Abstract: Though useful, many web security papers (including mine!) do not satisfy traditional criteria of the scientific method. In this talk, I will provide a personal perspective on how the science of web security could be improved, by discussing recent work which (partially) tackled this issue. The talk will focus in particular on reproducibility and the importance of definitions for web security research.

Short biography: Stefano Calzavara is an associate professor in Computer Science at Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italy. Stefano’s research focuses on formal methods, computer security and their intersection, with a strong emphasis on web security. He has published ~50 papers on these topics at widely recognized international conferences and journals. He is pleased to regularly serve in the PC of a number of scientific events, including flagship conferences like ACM CCS, USENIX Security and TheWebConf (WWW). Stefano chaired the first three editions of the SecWeb workshop and is serving as the program chair of CSF 2022 and 2023.



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