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CrISS 2011 : Critical Infrastructure Safety and Security


When May 11, 2011 - May 13, 2011
Where Kirovograd, Ukraine
Submission Deadline Feb 14, 2011
Notification Due Mar 21, 2011
Final Version Due Mar 31, 2011
Categories    safety   security   cybernetics   cyber-physical systems

Call For Papers

The proceedings of the workshop were published as vol. 28 of Information & Security: An International Journal, available at

The CrISS workshop evolved from the conference Dependable Systems, Services & Technologies DESSERT 2006-2010, It will approach holistically the issue of infrastructure safety and security. This subject for the interim DESSERT workshop was chosen in order to address:

- Integration, interaction and interdependencies of sets of systems and the ensuing challenges in providing infrastructure safety;

- Roles of IT- or computer-based systems—becoming a mandatory part of each system and the linkage between infrastructures—thus turning distinct infrastructures in a complex system of critical importance; IT systems are used to ensure safety and, on the other hand, introduce vulnerabilities;

- Interdisciplinary research in studying failures in critical systems that are caused, as a rule, by a number of reasons.

A new direction in engineering—“Safeware Engineering”—may be the answer to challenges in providing safety and security of critical infrastructures.

The CrISS Workshop will examine policies, regulation, analysis, modelling, development, integration, verification, diagnostics and maintenance of complex computer and communications systems and infrastructures for safety-, mission-, and business-critical applications.

The main topics on the workshop agenda include, but are not limited to the following:
• Policies for providing safety and security of critical infrastructures;
• Methodological and mathematical foundations of safety engineering;
• Macro-diagnostics of infrastructures;
• Resilience and safety of web-, GRID- and Cloud computing-based IT-infrastructures;
• Evolving infrastructures and safety management. Self*-systems and infrastructures;
• High availability systems and infrastructures;
• Formal methods in IT-infrastructure development and verification;
• Multi-version technologies in safety and security engineering;
• Critical infrastructure survivability;
• Dependability and safety of human-machine systems;
• Functional safety of I&C systems for critical infrastructures;
• Infrastructure aspects for CEC-based systems safety;
• Safety- and Assurance-Case techniques and tools;
• Energy grid safety;
• Regulatory aspects of infrastructure safety;
• Global aspects of safety and security engineering: education, training, cooperation.

The full text of the reports, selected by the Program Committee, will be appear in workshop preprints and presented for publication in a special issue of Information & Security: An International Journal,

English is the working language of the workshop.

December 30, 2010 Start of pre-registration
February 14, 2011 Submission of the full text papers
March 21, 2011 Notification of acceptance of papers in the Workshop program
March 31, 2011 Submission of camera-ready papers
April 11, 2011 Registration and payment of a conference fee
April 18, 2011 Sending invitations and the Workshop program
May 11-13, 2011 Workshop
September 2011 Publication of the special issue of Information & Security: An International Journal

Manuscript Preparation and Submission
Papers, submitted to CrISS should be no longer than 20 pages, including endnotes (or no more than 5,000 words overall). They should be accompanied by a cover letter giving the paper’s title and the name, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number of the corresponding author. They should be also accompanied by an abstract of 200-300 words, a list of 5-8 keywords or phrases, and a brief statement summarizing the author’s present affiliation, publishing career, and research interests.

For details in preparing the submission see

CrISS Steering committee

V. Kharchenko, DSc, Professor, National Aerospace University “KhAI”, Kharkiv, Ukraine
A. Siora, PhD, Research and Production Corporation “RADIY”, Kirovograd, Ukraine
O. Odarushchenko, PhD, Poltava National Technical University, Ukraine
T. Tagarev, PhD, Centre for Security and Defence Management, Institute of Information and Communications Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
V. Tarasenko, DSc, Professor, National Technical University of Ukraine “KPI”, Section "Ukraine-IEEE", Kyiv, Ukraine
V. Zaslavsky, DSc, Professor, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
P. Popov, PhD, Centre for Software Reliability, City University London, United Kingdom
A. Romanovsky, PhD, Professor, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
A. Rucinski, PhD , Professor, University of New Hampshire, USA
S. Russo, PhD, Professor, University of Napoli , Italy
V. Tverdokhlebov, DSc, Professor, Institute of Control Problems, Russian Academy of Science, Saratov, Russia

For further information:
National Aerospace University “KhAI”, Department of Computer Systems& Networks (503), Head of Department, Professor Vyacheslav Kharchenko.
Address: 17, Chkalov str., Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61070.
Tel.: +380 57 7074503, +38 057 7074356
Fax: +380 57 7074503

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