LCN MarCaS 2023 : 1st IEEE LCN Workshop on Maritime Communication and Security
Call For Papers
Call for Papers:
1st IEEE LCN Workshop on Maritime Communication and Security (MarCaS 2023)
in conjunction with the
48th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (IEEE LCN 2023)
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA October 2-5, 2023
## MarCaS Workshop Synopsis
The ongoing digital transformation of the worldwide maritime transportation
system (MTS) is moving from previously isolated legacy systems to fully
interconnected, globally available, and remotely controllable maritime systems.
This transformation has a huge impact on most global supply chains that depend
existentially upon maritime. Ultimately, it has also the potential to pave the
way for autonomous, smart, and green shipping, improving the efficiency and
sustainability of the MTS. However, in light of the growing threat of
cyberattacks and malicious electromagnetic activities, protecting our maritime
transportation and communication systems must be a top priority not only from
an economic view, but also from a social and political perspective. The Ever
Given’s Suez Canal obstruction in March 2021 has made the world community
noticeably aware of how fragile and vulnerable our global supply chains are.
But beyond merchant ships and shipping lanes, port facilities and cargo
terminals, as well as many other infrastructures such as oil and gas platforms,
offshore wind farms, and subsea pipelines and cables, must also be secured.
Recent attacks on gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea also highlight the need for
more networked surveillance systems, both on the surface and underwater.
The scope of the MarCaS Workshop are innovations from research necessary for the
digital transformation, focusing on maritime information technology (IT) and
operational technology (OT) on board vessels and maritime industrial control
systems, but also on shore at ports, terminals, and other maritime
infrastructures. Maritime communication, satellite navigation, radio-based
situational awareness systems, and maritime cloud services are of particular
interest of MarCaS, combined with novel cybersecurity approaches for a safer
and more resilient MTS.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Maritime IT/OT systems, architectures, and communication technologies
* Multi-sensor networks and Cyber-Physical Systems
* Underwater communication, networks, and surveillance
* On-shore and intermodal communication systems
* Maritime cybersecurity and vulnerability analysis
* Safe and secure navigation, GPS interference technique, and GNSS-independent
* AIS and radar protocol security
* Security assessments, threat analyses, and cyber risk management
* (Open source) test and simulation environments and maritime datasets
* Autonomous systems and shipping
* Smart ships, smart ports, and maritime IoT technologies
* Maritime (security) education and training
* Machine learning / artificial intelligence
* Maritime blockchain use cases
## Submission guidelines
* via EDAS: https://edas.info/N30800
* Paper submissions may be up to six (6) pages,
* formatted in two-column IEEE conference style,
* must be prepared for a double-blind review process,
* and must describe original, previously unpublished research and developments,
not currently under review by another conference, workshop, or journal.
* Detailed instructions can be found on the webpage.
## Important dates
* Workshop Paper Submission Deadline: May 31, 2023
* Paper Acceptance Notification: June 30, 2023
* Camera-ready Papers Due: July 20, 2023
## Workshop Organizers
* Jan Bauer, Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany
* Ulku Clark, University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA
* Gary C. Kessler, Gary Kessler Associates, USA
You can contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.