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CRITIS 2012 : 7th International Workshop on Critical Information Infrastructures Security


Conference Series : Critical Information Infrastructures Security
When Sep 17, 2012 - Sep 18, 2012
Where Lillehammer, Norway
Submission Deadline May 15, 2012
Notification Due Jun 30, 2012
Final Version Due Aug 15, 2012
Categories    critical inf. infrastructure.   scada security   cyber security of smart grids   security of critical infrastr.

Call For Papers

7th International Workshop on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2012)

Radisson Blu Lillehammer Hotel
Turisthotellveien 6, 2609 Lillehammer, Norway

September 17-18, 2012

Scope of the 7th Conference

Critical key sectors of modern economies depend highly on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Disruption, disturbance or loss of information flowing through and processed by ICT infrastructures can, as well as incidents in the sector infrastructure itself, lead to various damages such as high economical, material, or ecological impact, loss of vital societal functions and social well-being of people, and in the most unfortunate cases loss of human lives. As a consequence the security, reliability and resilience of these infrastructures are critical for the society. The topic of Critical (Information) Infrastructure Protection (C(I)IP) is therefore a major objective for governments, companies and the research community of the major industrial countries worldwide.

The CRITIS’12 conference is the well-established continuation of the series and aims to explore the new challenges posed by C(I)IP bringing together researchers and professionals from academia, industry and governmental agencies interested in all different aspects of C(I)IP. Especially promoted by CRITIS’12 are multi-disciplinary approaches within the scientific communities at national, European and global level.

Authors are solicited to contribute to the conference by submitting research papers, work-in-progress reports, R&D project results, surveying works and industrial experiences describing significant advances in C(I)IP. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Resilient (Information) Infrastructures
• Resilience and Stability
• Infrastructures Survivability
• Protection of Complex Cyber - Physical Systems
• All Aspects in respect to Interaction of multiple CI.
• Self-healing, Self-protection, and Self-management Architectures
• Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities
• SCADA Security
• Cyber Attacks and Cyber Defence of Critical Information(-based) Infrastructures
• Cyber Security of Smart Grids
• Cyber Security, Dependability and Cloud Computing
• Critical (Information-based) Infrastructures Exercises & Contingency Plans
• Advanced Forensic Methodologies for C(I)I
• Economics, Investments and Incentives of C(I)IP
• Infrastructure and CII dependencies Modelling, Simulation, Analysis and Validation
• C(I)I Network and Organisational Vulnerability Analysis
• C(I)I threat and Attack Modelling
• Trust Models in Normal Situations and During Escalation
• Public – Private Partnership for C(I)I Resilience
• C(I)IP Polices at National and Cross-border levels
• C(I)IP R&D Agenda at National and International levels

Instructions for Paper Submission

All submissions will be subjected to a thorough blind review by at least three reviewers. Papers should be no longer than 12 pages in English, including bibliography and well-marked appendices. As in previous years, it is planned that post-proceedings are published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Pre-proceedings will appear at the time of the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register with the Conference and present the paper. Paper submission will be done via EasyChair. To submit a paper, please follow the specific instructions posted on the Conference website ( The submitted paper (in PDF or PostScript format) should follow the respective template offered by Springer ( The paper must start with a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. However, the submission should be anonymised and all author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, and obvious traceable references should be eliminated.
Extended and fully revised versions of the best papers accepted for CRITIS’12, after a further peer-reviewed process, will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Critical Infrastructures (Inderscience).

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of papers: May 15, 2012
Notification to authors: June 30, 2012
Camera-ready papers: August 15, 2012

Programme Committee Co-Chairs

Bernhard M. Hämmerli (University of Applied Sciences Lucerne, Switzerland, Gjøvik University College, Norway, and CEO Acris GmbH)
Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain)

Programme Committee (Invitations are sent out, confirmations partly pending)

Eirik Albrechtsen (SINTEF and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Jan Audestad (Gjøvik University College, Norway)
Robin Bloomfield (City University London, UK)
Matt Broda (Microsoft, UK)
João Batista Camargo (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Genseric Cantournet (Telecom Italia, Italy)
Emiliano Casalicchio (Università di Tor Vergata, Italy)
Jorge Cuellar (Siemens, Germany)
Peter Daniel (Selex Communication Ltd, UK)
Gregorio D’Agostino (ENEA, Italy)
Geert Deconinck (K. U. Leuven, Belgium)
Giovanna Dondossola (RSE, Italy)
Stelios Dritsas (Athens Univ. of Economics & Business, Greece)
Myriam Dunn (ETH Centre for Security Studies, Switzerland)
Claudia Eckert (Fraunhofer SIT, Germany)
Steven Furnell (Univ. of Plymouth, UK)
Richard Garber (DRDC Centre for Security Science, Canada)
Robert Ghanea-Hercock (British Telecom, UK)
Adrian Gheorghe (Old Dominion University, USA)
Janusz Gorski (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland) 
Stefanos Gritzalis (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Jan Hovden (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
Jorge Lopez (INDRA, Spain)  
Chris Johnson (Glasgow University, UK)
Floor Koornneef (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Panos Kotzanikolaou (Univ. of Piraeus, Greece)
Eric Luiijf (TNO, The Netherlands)
Paulo Maciel (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
Fabio Martinelli (CNR, Italy)  
Marcelo Masera (EU Joint Research Centre Petten, The Netherlands)
Amin Massoud (University of Minnesota, USA)
Tom McCutcheon (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, UK)
Doug Montgomery ( U.S. National Institutes of Standards and Technology, USA)
Igor Nai Fovino (EU Joint Research Centre Ispra, European Commission)
Janne Hagen (Proactima, Norway)
Eiji Okamoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Cirian Osborn (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, UK)
Evangelos Ouzounis (European Network and Information Security Agency, Greece)
Stefano Panzieri (University Roma Tre, Italy)
Margrete Raaum, CERT University of Oslo, Norway
Dirk Reinermann (German Information Security Agency, Germany)
Arturo Ribagorda (Univ. Carlos III, Spain)
Andrea Rigoni (Global CyberSecurity Center, Italy)
Steven M. Rinaldi (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
Erich Rome (Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany)
Michael Samsa (Argonne National Laboratories, USA)
William H. Sanders (University of Illinois, USA)
Roberto Setola (Università CAMPUS Bio-Medico, Italy)
Sujeet Shenoi (University of Tulsa, USA)
James P. Smith (Los Alamos National Laboratories, USA)
Angelos Stavrou (George Mason University, USA)
Ketil Stølen (SINTEF and University of Oslo, Norway)
Neeraj Suri (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Nils Kalstad Svendsen (Gjøvik University College, Norway)
Barend Taute (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa)
Marianthi Theoharidou (Athens Univ. of Economics & Business, Greece)
Paul Theron (Thales Information Systems Security, France)
Panagiotis Trimintzios, Network Resilience, ENISA, EU Greece
Paul Trushell (Attorney General’s Department, Australia)
Rita A. Wells (Idaho National Lab., USA)
Paolo Verissimo (Universidad de Lisboa)
Rhys Williams (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, UK)
Stephen Wolthusen (Gjøvik University College, Norway and Royal Holloway, U. of London, UK)
Christos Xenakis (University of Piraeus, Greece)
Annemarie Zielstra (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, NL)

Steering Committee Chairs

Bernhard M. Hämmerli (University of Applied Sciences Lucerne, Switzerland, Gjøvik University College, Norway, and CEO Acris GmbH)
Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain)

Steering Committee Members

Robin Bloomfield (City University London, UK)
Sandro Bologna (AIIC, Italy)
Sokratis Katsikas (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Reinhard Posch (Technical Univ. Graz, Austria)
Saifur Rahman (Advanced Research Institute, Virginia Tech, US)
Roberto Setola (Università CAMPUS Bio-Medico, Italy)
Eric Rome (Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany)
Stephen Wolthusen (Gjøvik University College, Norway and Royal Holloway, U. of London, UK)

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