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ACM SaT-CPS 2021 : ACM Workshop on Secure and Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems


When Apr 28, 2021 - Apr 28, 2021
Where Virtually, Online
Submission Deadline Jan 8, 2021
Notification Due Feb 10, 2021
Categories    secure cyber physical systems   application security & privacy   data security and privacy   usability security and privacy

Call For Papers

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) entails the seamless integration of computation and physical components. These systems illustrate the synergistic interactions among the cyber components, such as the computing and communication parts, and the physical devices, operating at a wide variety of spatial and temporal time scales. CPS is driving innovation and competition in a range of sectors, including agriculture, aeronautics, building design, civil infrastructure, energy, environmental quality, healthcare and personalized medicine, and transportation. These applications will empower the true vision of CPS allowing human beings to interact with the physical world and serve critical functions in our lives. CPS technologies are emerging to be the key drivers for future autonomous and smart connected worlds.

With the wider adoption and popularity of the CPS applications, securing them against malicious activities is paramount. Otherwise, malfunctioning and insecure CPS devices and applications can cause enormous damage to individuals, businesses, and nations.

SaT-CPS 2021 will be held virtually on April 28, 2021, in conjunction with the 11th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY 2021).

SaT-CPS aims to represent a forum for researchers and practitioners from industry and academia interested in various areas of CPS security. SaT-CPS seeks novel submissions describing practical and theoretical solutions for cyber security challenges in CPS. Submissions can be from different application domains in CPS.

Example topics of interest are given below, but are not limited to:

Secure CPS architectures

Authentication mechanisms for CPS

Access control for CPS

Key management in CPS

Attack detection for CPS

Threat modeling for CPS

Forensics for CPS

Intrusion and anomaly detection for CPS

Trusted-computing in CPS

Energy-efficient and secure CPS

Availability, recovery, and auditing for CPS

Distributed secure solutions for CPS

Metrics and risk assessment approaches

Privacy and trust

Blockchain for CPS security

Data security and privacy for CPS

Digital twins for CPS

Wireless sensor network security

CPS/IoT malware analysis

CPS/IoT firmware analysis

Economics of security and privacy

Securing CPS in medical devices/systems

Securing CPS in civil engineering systems/devices

Physical layer security for CPS

Security on heterogeneous CPS

Securing CPS in automotive systems

Securing CPS in aerospace systems

Usability security and privacy of CPS

Secure protocol design in CPS

Vulnerability analysis of CPS

Anonymization in CPS

Embedded systems security

Formal security methods in CPS

Industrial control system security

Securing Internet-of-Things

Securing smart agriculture and related domains

The workshop is planned for one day, April 28, 2021, on the last day of the conference.

Instructions for Paper Authors
All submissions must describe original research, not published nor currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal. All papers must be submitted electronically via the Easychair system:

Full-length papers
Papers must be at most 10 pages in length in double-column ACM format (as specified at Submission implies the willingness of at least one author to attend the workshop and present the paper. Accepted papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library. The presenter must register for the workshop before the deadline for author registration.

Position papers and Work-in-progress papers
We also invite short position papers and work-in-progress papers. Such papers can be of length up to 6 pages in double-column ACM format (as specified at, and must clearly state "Position Paper" or "Work in progress," as the case may be in the title section of the paper. These papers will be reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Important Dates
Due date for full workshop submissions: January 08, 2021

Notification of acceptance to authors: February 10, 2021

Camera-ready of accepted papers: TBA

Workshop day: April 28, 2021


All questions about submissions should be emailed to: Maanak Gupta (, Sudip Mittal ( or Mahmoud Abdelsalam (

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