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CPS4CIP 2022 : The 3rd International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Security for Critical Infrastructures Protection


When Sep 26, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
Where Copenhagen, Denmark
Submission Deadline Jul 24, 2022
Notification Due Sep 7, 2022
Final Version Due Sep 18, 2022
Categories    cyber-physical security   cybersecurity   physical security   critical infrastructure

Call For Papers

Call For Papers
The 3rd International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Security for Critical Infrastructures Protection (CPS4CIP 2022)

Co-located with the 27th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2022)

Copenhagen, Denmark - 26-30, Sep., 2022

CPS4CIP 2022 is the third workshop dedicated to cyber-physical security for protecting critical infrastructures which support finance, energy, health, air transport, communication, gas, and water. The secure operation of such critical environments is essential to the security of a nation, its economy, and public's health and safety. Security incidents in critical infrastructures can directly lead to a violation of users’ safety and privacy, physical damages, significant economic impacts on individuals and companies, and threats to human life, while decreasing trust in institutions and questioning their social value. Because of the increasing interconnection between digital and physical worlds, these infrastructures and services are more critical, sophisticated, and interconnected than ever before. This makes them increasingly vulnerable to attacks, as confirmed by the steady rise of cyber-security incidents, such as phishing or ransomware, but also cyber-physical incidents, such as physical violation of devices or facilities, perpetrated in conjunction with malicious cyber activities.
To address all these challenges, the CPS4CIP workshop has the objective to bring together security researchers and practitioners from the various verticals of critical infrastructures (such as financial, energy, health, air transport, communication, gas and water domains), to rethink cyber-physical security in the light of latest technology developments, e.g., cloud computing, blockchain, big data, AI, Internet of Things (IoT). Specifically, value will be given to contributions focusing on the interplay between the digital and physical aspects of security problems and capable of fostering new, intelligent, collaborative and more dynamic approaches to detect, prevent and mitigate security incidents, such as:
(i) intelligent monitoring and data collection of security-related information;
(ii) predictive analytics over the collected data based on AI techniques (such as machine learning) which enable the identification of complex attack patterns;
(iii) triggering of preventive and mitigation measures in advance of or shortly after the occurrence of an attack;
(iv) allowing all stakeholders to collaborate in vulnerability assessment, risk analysis, threat identification, threat mitigation, and compliance.

Topics of Interest
CPS4CIP invites submissions that present innovative ideas, proof of concepts, use cases, experience reports, and results from a variety of topics relevant to the security of critical infrastructures and services. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- AI, machine learning for predictive security of critical infrastructures
- Integrated (cyber & physical) security
- Collaborative risk assessment/mitigation in supply chains
- Confronting complex threats and their cascading effects
- Adaptive anomaly detection
- Blockchain solutions for cyber and data security of critical infrastructures
- Risk Assessment and Management
- Identification, assessment, and mitigation of cyber-physical threats
- Automated vulnerability assessment and penetration testing services
- Privacy-preserving data collection and analytics
- Dynamic security knowledge base
- Measuring Security Levels in critical infrastructures
- Adaptive security-related data collection
- AI CCTV analytics
- Security compliance services
- Automation for detection, prevention, and mitigation measures

Important Dates
Submission deadline: 03.07.2022 (extended to 24.07.2022)
Notification to authors: 03.08.2022 (extended to 07.09.2022)
Camera-ready versions: 05.09.2022 (extended to 18.09.2022)

Paper Submission Guidelines
Submissions are to be made to the submission web site ( in pdf format. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present their work at the workshop; otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings.
Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that have been simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Submissions should be at most 16+ pages long (full paper), or 8+ pages (short paper) including the bibliography and appendices and should follow the LNCS style (
Pre-proceedings will be made available at the workshop. Accepted conference papers are planned to be published by Springer in the LNCS collection.

Workshop Organizers
General Chair(s)
Habtamu Abie, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway
Silvio Ranise, University of Trento and Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), Italy

PC Chair(S)
Luca Verderame, University of Genoa, Italy
Enrico Cambiaso, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Rita Ugarelli, SINTEF, Norway
Isabel Praça, GECAD/ISEP, Portugal

Program Committee
- Dieter Gollmann, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
- Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
- Fabio Martinelli, IIT-CNR, Italy
- Einar Arthur Snekkenes, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
- Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP Research, Germany
- Reijo Savola, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
- Alessandro Armando, University of Genoa, Italy
- Federica Battisti, University of Padua, Italy
- Alessio Merlo, University of Genoa, Italy
- Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain
- Giovanni Livraga, University of Milan, Italy
- Gustavo Gonzalez-Granadillo, Atos Spain, Spain
- Shouhuai Xu, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, USA
- Christos Xenakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
- Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy
- Denis Čaleta, Institute for Corporate Security Studies, Slovenia
- Ali Dehghantanha, University of Guelph, Canada
- Dušan Gabrielčič, Institute Jožef Stefan, Slovenia
- Nikolaus Wirtz, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
- Theodore Zahariadis, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
- Lorenzo Sutton, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., Italy
- Harsha Ratnaweera, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
- Volodymyr V. Tarabara, Michigan State University, USA
- Christos Makropoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
- Alessandro Neri, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
- Stefano Panzieri, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
- David Tipping, DeftEdge, USA
- Dionysis Nikolopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
- Véronique Legrand, Cnam, France
- Ioan Constantin, Orange Romania, Romania
- Tim Stelkens-Kobsch, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
- Matteo Mangini, Network Integration and Solutions S.r.l., Italy
- Corinna Köpke, Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Germany
- Vasileios Kazoukas, Center for Security Studies (KEMEA), Greece
- Georgios Spanoudakis, Sphynx Technology, Switzerland
- Haris Mouratidis, University of Brighton, UK
- Sotiris Ioannidis, Technical University of Crete and Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
- Matthias Eckhart, SBA Research, Austria
- Sofia Tsekeridou, INTRASOFT International, Greece
- Johanna Ullrich, SBA Research, Austria
- Muhammad Taimoor Khan, University of Greenwich, UK
- Miguel Mira da Silva, INOV, Portugal
- Sandeep Pirbhulal, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway
- Ilias Gialampoukidis, Information Technologies Institute (ITI), Greece
- Ilias Gkotsis, Satways Ltd, Greece
- Simon Hacks, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- Andreas Kubis, PSI Software AG, Germany
- Ariadni Michalitsi - Psarrou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
- Anna Georgiadou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
- Angelos Liapis, Κonnekt-able, Ireland
- Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, IMT (Institut Mines-Telecom), France
- Nikos Passas, Univercity of Piraeus, Greece
- Päivi Mattila, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland
- Frederic Guyomard, EDF, France
- Israel Pérez Llopis, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
- Sandra König, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
- Stefan Schauer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
- Basel Katt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
- Sotiris Ioannidis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
- Manos Athanatos, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Crete

The workshop is supported by the projects of the European Cluster for Securing Critical Infrastructures (ECSCI -, namely:
- CyberSANE (
- CyberSEAS (
- EnergyShield (
- FeatureCloud (
- InfraStress (
- SealedGRID (
- SecureGas (
- SmartResilience (

- NORCICS (Norwegian Center for Cybersecurity in Critical Sectors) project funded by the Research Council of Norway under the Center for Research-based Innovation (SFI)
- RESTABILISE4.0 (Restabilise and Energy: Specialization of Enabling Technologies for Balancing Energy Infrastructures and Systems) project) Co-funded by START4.0 - Competence Center for security and optimization of strategic infrastructures

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