ICCS Workshop 2023 : Ninth Annual Industrial Control System Security (ICSS) Workshop
Call For Papers
Please consider contributing your research in the Industrial Control System Security field at the Ninth ICSS Workshop. Also, please share this invitation with the relevant fellow scientists.
Ninth Annual Industrial Control System Security (ICSS) Workshop
December 5, 2023 - Austin, Texas
The ninth Industrial Control System Security (ICSS) Workshop will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, in conjunction with the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC). ACSAC will be held at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas.
Call for Papers. Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and industrial control systems (ICS) monitor and control a wide range of critical industrial and infrastructure processes, such as water treatment, power generation and transmission, oil and gas refining, and manufacturing. Furthermore, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is rapidly expanding the interconnectivity of ICS environments and introducing many new threats. These environments have been identified as a key target of more generic threats (ransomware, e.g., CL0p), along with more recent tailored nation-state threats targeting electric transmission and distribution systems (e.g., COSMICENERGY).
The essential requirement for high availability in SCADA and industrial control systems, along with the use of resource-constrained computing devices, legacy operating systems, and proprietary software applications, limits the applicability of traditional information security solutions. The goal of this workshop is to explore new techniques that are more effective and efficient at improving the security and resilience of critical control systems in the face of emerging threats. Papers of interest, including (but not limited to) the following subject categories, are solicited:
Intrusion detection and prevention
Emerging threats to ICS
Vulnerability analysis and risk management
Digital forensics for ICS/PLCs
Techniques for engineering high(er) assurance ICSs
ICS-oriented cybersecurity education
Performance evaluation of security methods and tools in control systems
Innovative ICS/SCADA testbed designs
Supply chain vulnerabilities and protections
Modeling ICS security and resilience properties
Technical Paper Submissions
Submissions should be 6-10 pages, using the double-column ACM proceedings format (acmart) template available at https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow, with the [sigconf, anonymous] options. Two additional pages can be used for the Appendix. Note that the reviewers are not expected to read the Appendix.
All submissions must be anonymous.
The submission website is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icss23
The accepted workshop papers and slides will be published on the ACSAC website with open access. Last year’s proceedings are available at https://www.acsac.org/2022/workshops/icss/
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2023 September 15, 2023
Acceptance Notification: October 6, 2023 October 12, 2023
Final Manuscript due on: November 3, 2023
Workshop Date: December 5, 2023
Further details about the workshop can be found on the workshop website:
Contact the workshop organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harvey Rubinovitz, The MITRE Corporation
Greg Shannon, Idaho National Laboratory
Irfan Ahmed, Virginia Commonwealth University
Mina Guirguis, Texas State University
Gabriela Ciocarlie, The Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII)
Wooyeon Jo, Virginia Commonwealth University
Muhammad Haris Rais, Virginia State University
Program Committee Members include:
If you are interested in attending, please check off the appropriate box on the conference registration form and add in the Industrial Control System Security (ICSS) Workshop fee.
For accepted papers, at least one author must register and attend.
Muhammad Haris Rais
Publicity Chair, ICSS 2023