30 September, 2019

SS02 – Special Session on Mathematical methods and models in Cybersecurity


Mathematical techniques play a crucial role in the design and analysis of methods, protocols, algorithms and models used for cyber security purposes. Although cryptography and cryptanalysis are the areas where traditionally mathematical algorithms are employed to guarantee the security of digital data, others have also benefited from the use of mathematical tools. In this sense, we can mention, for example, other areas such as malware detection, malware epidemiology, data leakage, critical infrastructure protection, etc.

This special session welcomes theoretical and applied contributions that address the use of mathematical tools to design and analyze cyber security protocols and models.


The list of possible topics includes, but is not limited to:

  • Mathematical modeling in cyber security.
  • Mathematical modeling in cyber defense.
  • Complex network analysis applied to cyber security.
  • Mathematical modeling of malware propagation.
  • Mathematical models for critical infrastructure protection.

Session Chairs

  • Roberto Casado Vara, University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Ángel Martín del Rey, University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Zita Vale, Polytechnic of Porto (Portugal)


Roberto Casado Vara, Ph.D.

BISITE Research Group, University of Salamanca

Edificio I+D+i, c/ Espejo S/N, 37007 Salamanca (Spain)

e-mail: rober@usal.es

web: http://bisite.usal.es