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CRITIS 2021 : The 16th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security


Conference Series : Critical Information Infrastructures Security
When Sep 27, 2021 - Sep 29, 2021
Where EPFL SwissTech, Lausanne, Switzerland
Submission Deadline May 14, 2021
Notification Due Jun 25, 2021
Final Version Due Sep 10, 2021
Categories    critical infrastructures   cyber security   security   technology forecasting

Call For Papers


2021-05-14 Regular paper submission
2021-06-11 Submission of Industrial/practical experience reports
2021-06-25 Notification to authors
2021-09-10 Camera-ready papers
***Please note that no deadline extension will be granted***


Regular papers
Regular papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

Full papers – scientific research papers, surveying works and industrial experiences describing significant advances in C(I)IP. Papers should be no longer than 12 pages, including bibliography and well‐marked appendices;
Short papers – early results or work in progress with initial findings. Papers should be 4 to 6 pages long.
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. All paper submissions must contain a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. All submissions will be subjected to a thorough double‐blind review by at least three reviewers. Submitted papers shall be anonymised and all author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, and obvious traceable references should be eliminated to be eligible for the review process.

Submissions should be made according to the Springer LNCS format (Latex template, Word template). Springer’s LaTeX templates are also available in Overleaf. Accepted papers are to be included in post‐proceedings, published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. All papers have to be submitted in this format.

Industrial/Practical Experience and Testbeds/Datasets Reports

Papers of up to 2 pages in length (including references and figures), using the Springer format;
The submissions are NOT anonymised; The title of the submission must include the words “Industry/Experience report” or “Industry/Experience report” as appropriate.


Topic 1: Protection of Cyber-Physical Systems
- Vulnerability and risk analysis / threat modelling
- Cyber-security in C(I)I systems
- Self-healing, self-protection, and self-management architectures for C(I)I
- Fault-tolerant control for cyber-physical systems
- Modelling and analysis of cyber-physical systems
- Distributed privacy-preserving cyber threat intelligence sharing platform for C(I)I

Topic 2: C(I)IP Organisation, (Strategic) Management and Legal Aspects
- Digital forensics and attack attribution in the context of C(I)I
- International approaches to C(I)IP including identification of C(I)I elements
- Risk management, impact and consequence analysis regarding C(I)I
- Coherent prevention, preparedness / exercises, incident management / mitigation, and recovery approaches to C(I)I
- Resilience and survivability of C(I)I as complex cyber-physical systems
- C(I)IP policies at international, national and cross-border levels (e.g., public-private partnerships)
- Cross-border issues regarding the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive
- R&D agenda at national and international levels for C(I)IP
- Economics, investments and incentives for C(I)IP
- Defence of civilian C(I)I in conflicts with cyber-warfare elements
- Infrastructure, architectural and technology changes impacting other C(I)I-sectors (e.g., smart grids and energy supply in smart-city developments)
- Impact of geopolitical and social factors on C(I)IP

Topic 3: Human Factor, Security Awareness and Crisis Management for C(I)IP
- Analysis of human factor and security awareness in C(I)IP
- Advanced decision support for mitigating C(I)I related emergencies
- Social aspects and public communication in C(I)IP
- Psycho-social dimensions of crisis management and intervention with C(I)I
- Training for C(I)IP and effective intervention
- The role of social-media in C(I)I-related crisis management (as a threat or a benefit)
- Recent trends in cyber-economy (clouds, quasi-monopolies, e-currencies, etc.) and implications for C(I)I and C(I)IP

Topic 4: Future, TechWatch & Forecast for C(I)IP
- Technology forecasting, monitoring, foresight and scouting for C(I)IP
- Production-capability networks, innovation structures and dynamics underlying the technology lifecycle for C(I)IP
- Modelling portfolios of emerging and/or disruptive technologies related to C(I)IP
- Applying real-option models to capture the net-present value of uncertain innovation portfolios for C(I)IP
- New platforms for financing and data management (e.g., blockchains)
- IoT infrastructure and emerging standards
- The role of AI and machine learning in autonomous management of infrastructures
- Digital twins and their deployment as augmented reality for training and scenario-risk analysis
- Future communication technologies (e.g., 5G) and their potential impact on other C(I)I


Program Committee
• Alain Mermoud (General Chair), EPFL Cyber-Defence Campus
• Thomas Maillart (Program Co-Chair), University of Geneva
• Dimitri Percia David (Program Co-Chair), University of Geneva

• Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga
• Magnus Almgren, Chalmers University of Technology
• Fabrizio Baiardi, University of Pisa
• Sandro Bologna, AIIC
• Alvaro Cardenas, The University of Texas at Dallas
• Tom Chothia, University of Birmingham
• Gregorio D’Agostino, ENEA
• Geert Deconinck, KU Leuven
• Dimitris Gritzalis, Athens University of Economics & Business
• Bernhard Hämmerli, Acris GmbH
• Chris Hankin, Imperial College London
• Grigore M. Havarneanu, International Union of Railways
• Mikel Iturbe, Mondragon Unibertsitatea
• Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Sokratis Katsikas, Open University of Cyprus
• Marieke Klaver, TNO
• Vytis Kopustinskas, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
• Panayiotis Kotzanikolaou, University of Piraeus
• Marina Krotofil, Hamburg University of Technology
• Javier Lopez, University of Malaga
• Linas Martišauskas, Lithuanian Energy Institute
• Marcelo Masera, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
• Kieran Mclaughlin, Queen’s University Belfast
• Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, Linköping university
• Stefano Panzieri, Roma Tre University
• Ludovic Pietre-Cambacedes, EDF
• Peter Popov, City University London
• Awais Rashid, University of Bristol
• Anne Remke, University of Münster
• Kizito Salako, City University London
• Henrik Sandberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
• Roberto Setola, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
• Vladimir Stankovic, City University London
• Nils Ole Tippenhauer, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
• Alberto Tofani, ENEA
• Claire Vishik, Intel Corporation (UK)
• Jianying Zhou, Singapore University of Technology and Design
• Inga Žutautaitė, Lithuanian Energy Institute

Organizing Committee
• Alain Mermoud (General Chair), EPFL Cyber-Defence Campus
• Thomas Maillart (Program Co-Chair), University of Geneva
• Dimitri Percia David (Program Co-Chair), University of Geneva


CRITIS proceedings are published in Springer – Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)


The conference will be held at the EPFL SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne, Switzerland


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