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CIMSS 2021 : International Workshop on Critical Infrastructure and Manufacturing System Security


When Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 24, 2021
Where Kamakura, Japan
Submission Deadline Apr 5, 2021
Notification Due May 8, 2021
Final Version Due May 20, 2021
Categories    security   automation   manufacturing   cyber-physical systems

Call For Papers

1st International Workshop on Critical Infrastructure and Manufacturing System Security (CIMSS) in conjunction with ACNS2021 (June 21-24 2021), Kamakura, Japan

Workshop Description

Critical Infrastructure like power grids, water supply systems, transportation systems, are the backbones of our modern life. Therefore, the security of critical infrastructures is essential for our society. However, most of the existing infrastructures are still running without sufficient security protections, and more and more of them are getting connected and exposed on the Internet. The gap between the attack surface and security measures undermines the safety of everyone relying on the infrastructures.

Nowadays, with increasing numbers of manufacturing systems adopting the concept of industry 4.0, manufacturing systems are new targets for attackers to hack. Attacks on manufacturing systems can cause monetary loss of enterprises, performance degradation of the products, and production suspension, which are all serious consequences for our society and the manufacturers.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers interested in critical infrastructures and manufacturing systems security (CIMSS) to share new ideas. This workshop also intends to foster communications between academia and industry to discuss real-world challenges and innovative solutions.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- New Attack Vectors on CIMSS
- Empirical Study of CIMSS
- Formal Treatment of CIMSS
- Authentication
- Human Factors in CIMSS
- Intrusion/Anomaly Detection/Prevention
- Forensics in CIMSS
- Novel Security Notions for CIMSS
- Cryptographic Tools for CIMSS
- Vulnerabilities Discovery and Management in CIMSS
- Intellectual Property Protection in CIMSS
- Novel Analysis Tools for CIMSS
- Risk Management
- Control Theoretic Methods for CIMSS
- Ransomware in CIMSS

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: April 5, 2021
Workshop paper notification: May 8, 2021
Camera-ready paper submission deadline: May 20, 2021
Workshop date: TBD during June 21-24, 2021

Paper Submission

Instructions for authors:

Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any other venue with formally published proceedings. Information about submissions may be shared with program chairs of other conferences for that purpose. Submissions must be anonymous, with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgment, or obvious references. Each submission must begin with a title, short abstract, and a list of keywords. The introduction should summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader. All submissions must follow the original LNCS format with a page limit of 18 pages (incl. references) for the main part (reviewers are not required to read beyond this limit) and 30 pages in total. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference and must make a full version of their paper available online. Submissions not meeting the submission guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. It is strongly encouraged that submissions be processed in LaTeX.

Work-in-progress papers are welcome, and such submissions can expectedly be less than the maximum page limit of 18 pages. Submissions less than 9 pages, however, are discouraged as there is not enough space for appropriate technical content presentation. Authors are required to include "WiP:" in the title of a work-in-progress paper submission.

A best paper award will be selected from all workshops in conjunction with ACNS2021.

The accepted papers will have post-proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS series.

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