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SHIELDS is funded by the European Commission

Welcome to SHIELDS

The SHIELDS project focuses on model-based detection and elimination of software vulnerabilities.

The main idea of SHIELDS is to collect models of security vulnerabilities into a central repository (called the SVRS) and to enable development tools to use these models to automatically detect and eliminate possible vulnerabilities throughout the entire software development life-cycle.

To learn more, the best place to start reading is the SHIELDS Approach Guide.

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Project news

SHIELDS in the European Research Headlines

SEC-MDA deadline postponed to 12th April 2010.

The SHIELDS consortium is organizing the Second International Workshop on Security in Model Driven Architecture (SEC-MDA 2010) embedded within ECMFA 2010, the Sixth European Conference on Modelling Foundations and Applications . The workshop will be held on June 16th, 2010 in Paris, France.
The call for papers has been published and it is downloadable from here.

The SHIELDS consortium has taken the initiative for a workshop on Modelling and Detection of Vulnerabilities (MDV 2010)at the Third International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation (ICST 2010). The workshop will be held on April 10th, 2010 in Paris, France.
The call for papers has been published and it is downloadable from here.

SEC-MDA 2009 workshop programme has been updated with paper and presentation on the Security in Model-Driven Architecture workshop page. The SHIELDS consortium wants to thanks all the many parties that have sent congratulations for the organization! The SEC-MDA workshop has been very well received and attended by key industry players, the SHIELDS efforts in the security domain have been of great interest for key industry MDA players.

SHIELDS will be presented at the 9th Seminar Within the Framework of the Swedish IT Security Network for PhD Students (SWITS 2009). See for full information.

The SHIELDS project has successfully undergone its first and second project review. At the review, the SHIELDS consortium demonstrated the SHIELDS approach, as well as new versions of the model-based testing tools being developed.

Project Data

Co-ordinator:Professor Nahid Shahmehri, Linköping University
Partners:Linköping University (Sweden),
SINTEF (Norway),
European Software Institute (Spain),
Fraunhofer IESE (Germany),
Institut National des Télécommunications (France),
Montimage (France),
SEARCH-LAB (Hungary),
TXT e-Solutions (Italy)
Duration:January 1, 2008 to June 30, 2010
Project type:STREP


Mail:Professor Nahid Shahmehri
Department of Computer and Information Science
Linköpings universitet
SE-58183 Linköping
Phone:+46 13 282066

SHIELDS Dissemination Manager

Mail:Alessandra Bagnato
TXT e-solutions
Via al Ponte Reale 5
16149 Genova
Phone:+39 0225771725