The second workshop on  Cyber Range Technologies and Applications (CACOE) was organized in conjunction with IEEE EuroS&P 2020. The workshop was held on September 7, 2020 as all-digital event.


  • 14:00 – 14:30 Opening and Keynote: Federating cyber ranges: an initiative of the European Network of Centres of Competences by Matteo Merialdo (RHEA Group)
  • 14:30 – 14:45 Automated Penetration Testing Using Deep Reinforcement Learning by Zhenguo Hu (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Razvan Beuran (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and Yasuo Tan (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
  • 14:45 – 15:00 Comprehensive Cyber Arena; The Next Generation Cyber Range by Mika Karjalainen (JAMK University of Applied Sciences) and Tero Kokkonen (JAMK University of Applied Sciences)
  • 15:00 – 15:15 Evaluation of Information Elements in a Cyber Incident Report by Patrik Lif (Swedish Defence Research Agency), Stefan Varga (KTH Royal Institute of Technology & Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters), Mikael Wedlin (Swedish Defence Research Agency), David Lindahl (Swedish Defence Research Agency) and Mats Persson (Swedish Defence Research Agency)
  • 15:15 – 15:30 Break
  • 15:30 – 15:45 Learning Analytics Perspective: Evidencing Learning from Digital Datasets in Cybersecurity Exercises by Kaie Maennel (Tallinn University of Technology)
  • 15:45 – 16:00 Cyber Exercise Control – A cyber defence exercise management and support tool by Jonas Almroth (Swedish Defence Research Agency) and Tommy Gustafsson (Swedish Defence Research Agency)
  • 16:00 – 16:15 Replicated Testbed Experiments for the Evaluation of a Wide-range of DDoS Defenses by Alefiya Hussain (University of Southern California), David DeAngelis (University of Southern California), Erik Kline (University of Southern California) and Stephen Schwab (University of Southern California)
  • 16:15 – 16:30 An Experimental Approach for Estimating Cyber Risk: a Proposal Building upon Cyber Ranges and Capture the Flags by Giorgio Di Tizio (University of Trento), Fabio Massacci (University of Trento), Luca Allodi (TU Eindhoven), Stanislav Dashevskyi (University of Luxembourg) and Jelena Mirkovic (University of Southern California)
  • 16:30-16:40 Closing

Programme Committee

  • Terry Benzel, University of Southern California
  • Razvan Beuran, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Pavel Celeda, Masaryk University
  • Basel Katt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Tero Kokkonen, JAMK University of Applied Sciences
  • Olaf Maennel, Tallinn University of Technology
  • Rain Ottis, Tallinn University of Technology
  • Simon Tjoa, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
  • Josine van de Ven, TNO
  • Jan Vykopal, Masaryk University

Workshop Co-Chairs

Maria Leitner, Austrian Institute of Technology, Center for Digital Safety & Security
Teodor Sommestad, Swedish Defence Research Agency FOI