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ICS-CSR 2016 : 4th International Symposium for Industrial Control System & SCADA Cyber Security Research

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Link: http://www.ics-csr.com
 
When Aug 23, 2016 - Aug 25, 2016
Where Belfast, Northern Ireland
Submission Deadline May 9, 2016
Notification Due Jun 13, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 4, 2016
Categories    security   control   industrial   cyber security
 

Call For Papers


Call for Papers
4th International Symposium for
Industrial Control System & SCADA Cyber Security Research (ICS-CSR)
www.ics-csr.com
23 - 25 August 2016
Centre for Secure Information Technologies
Queen's University Belfast

*Deadline: Thursday 9th May 2016 (23:59 GMT)*

The 4th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security brings
together researchers with an interest in the security of industrial
control systems in the light of their increasing exposure to
cyber-space. The topics of interests are broad, ranging from security
for hardware/firmware used in industrial control systems, to system
aspects of ICS such as secure architectures and vulnerability
screening to the human aspects of cyber security such as behaviour
modelling and training. ICS-CSR is a research conference aimed at high
quality academic research in any of the specified themes and topics of
interest. We welcome original contributions that present innovative
ideas, proof of concepts, use cases, and results from a variety of
domains with a wish to enhance the security of infrastructure.

This year we are expanding the conference to host multiple tracks on
the second day of the conference. The tracks are on: i) Smart Grid
Security and ii) Cyber Situational Awareness; iii) Human Factors in CI
Security. When submitting your paper's, please indicate if you are
submitting to a specific track or the main conference track.

Proceedings of the ICS-CSR are hosted by the British Computer Society
(BCS) in their eWiC series. Proceedings are indexed in the ACM Digital
Library, EBSCO, DBPL and Google Scholar

This year's conference will take place on the 23rd to 25th of August
2016 at the Queen's Belfast University, UK

As with last year's edition, we will be inviting the best conference
submissions to a special issue on Cyber Security of Industrial Control
Systems. Papers will have to be significantly extended and will
undergo an additional peer-review process before acceptance. The call
for extended papers will be distributed at the conference.


Important Dates (All deadlines are 23:59 CET)

Paper Submission due: 9 May 2016
Acceptance notification: 13 June 2016
Revised papers due: 4 July 2016


Research Themes & Topics of Interest:

ICS-CSR is welcoming contributions that have a direct application or
relevance to Security aspects of Supervisory Control and Data
Acquisition Systems (SCADA), Industrial Control Systems (ICS), or
Cyber Physical Systems (CPS).

This topic list is not meant to be exhaustive; ICS-CSR is interested
in all aspects of computer security relating to ICS. Papers without a
clear application to SCADA, Embedded Systems or Industrial Control,
however, will be considered out of scope and may be rejected without
full review.

Main Conference Track:

SCADA, ICS, CPS Hardware Security Solutions
- Encryption, Authentication, Availability Assurance
- Resilient Systems
- Application security
- Secure Firmware
- Communication Systems
- Timing Vulnerabilities in RT-Control Systems
- Security Implications of Feature Interactions
SCADA, ICS, CPS System Security
- Security architectures
- Safety-Security Interactions
- Intrusion detection
- Malware Analysis
- Cyber Security Engineering
- Vulnerability Assessment/Screening
- Secure Communication Protocols
- Metrics
- Anonymity
- Language-based security
- Network security
- Patching and Maintenance
SCADA, ICS, CPS Forensics
- Hardware Forensics
- Incidence Response
- Live Forensics
- Accountability
Human Factors Security
- Awareness & Training
- Behavioural Modelling
- Threat Profiling

Special Session on Cyber Security of ICS for Smart Grid:

- Securing legacy industrial control systems in a modern smart
grid
- Smart grid ICS threat analysis and modelling
- Cyber security risk management for smart grid
- Cyber-attack resilience and tolerance analysis
- Control strategies for the recovery of the smart grid under
cyber attack
- Smart grid security analytics and intrusion detection
- Secure state estimation
- Cyber security for microgrids
- Cyber security for electrical substation automation
- Data security technologies for smart meters

Special Session on Cyber Security Awareness:

- Information exchange for cyber situational awareness
- Human-computer interaction, work flows and visualization for
cyber situational awareness
- Training and exercises for cyber situational awareness
- Bridging the gap between the operational/technical and
strategic/management levels
- Deception and cyber situational awareness
- Empirical evaluations of technical solutions for cyber
situational awareness
- Uncertainty, strategic behavior and game theory related to
cyber situational awareness
- Data fusion for cyber situational awareness


Instructions for Paper Submission

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have
been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a
conference with proceedings. Papers must be clearly presented in
English, must not exceed 10 pages, including tables, figures,
references and appendixes and follow the EWIC formatting guidelines:
http://ewic.bcs.org/category/15364. Accepted papers will be published
in conference proceedings and indexed in the ACM digital library, DBLP
amongst others.

All papers will be peer reviewed by members of the Programme
Committee. Papers will be selected based on originality, timeliness,
significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Distinguished
papers, after further revisions, will be considered for publication in
a special issue. The program committee will select a Best Paper Award
winner for this conference. Submission of a paper should be regarded
as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of
the authors will register and attend the conference to present the
work.

Submit your paper via EasyChair:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icscsr2016

Papers for the Smart Grid track should include the prefix ("SG: ") in
the registration title. Papers for the Situational Awareness track
should include the prefix ("SA: ").


Instructions for Short/Positional Paper Submission

We welcome the submission of short positional papers for short
presentation or poster presentation during the conference. Positional
papers must be clearly presented in English, must not exceed 4 pages,
including tables, figures, references and appendixes and follow the
EWIC formatting guidelines: http://ewic.bcs.org/category/15364.
Accepted papers will be eligible for inclusion for presentation as a
poster during the conference and selected papers will be included as
an annex in the published conference proceedings.

Submit your short positional paper via EasyChair:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icscsr2016
and use the prefix "POSITIONAL:" in the registration title.


Program Committee

General Conference Chairs:
* Kevin Jones, Airbus Group Innovations, UK
kevin.jones@ics-csr.com
* Helge Janicke, De Montfort University, UK
helge.janicke@ics-csr.com
* Thomas Brandstetter, Fachhochschule St. Pölten, Austria
thomas.brandstetter@ics-csr.com

Organising Chairs and Committee
* Kieran McLaughlin, Queen's University Belfast, UK
kieran.mclaughlin@qub.ac.uk
* Sakir Sezer, Queen's University Belfast, UK

Special Session Chairs for Cyber Security of Industrial Control
Systems for Smart Grid
* Kieran McLaughlin, Queen's University Belfast, UK
kieran.mclaughlin@qub.ac.uk
* Paul Smith, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
paul.smith@ait.ac.at

Special Session Chair for Cyber Situational Awareness
* Ulrik Franke, SICS – Swedish Institute of Computer Science
ulrik.franke@sics.se

Technical Program Committee Members:
- Adriano Valenzano, CNR-IEIIT, National Research Council of Italy
- Alvaro Cárdenas, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
- Andrew Jones, De Montfort University, UK
- Andrew Nicholson, WMG, Warwick University UK
- Antoine Lemay, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
- Ayman Al Issa, Booz Allen Hamilton, Abu Dhabi
- Béla Genge, Petru Maior University of Tg. Mures
- Chris Hankin, Imperial College UK
- Chris Johnson, University of Glasgow UK
- Christian Facchi, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, DE
- Cody Fleming, University of Virginia, USA
- David Hutchison, Lancaster University UK
- Edmundo Monteiro, University of Coimbra Portugal
- Eireann Leverett, University of Cambridge, UK
- Eric Byres, Byres Security
- Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College UK
- Federico Maggi Politecnico di Milano Italy
- Florian Skopik, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
- Giampaolo Bella, Università di Catania, Italy
- Helmut Kaufmann, Airbus Group Innovations, Germany
- Howard Shrobe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
- Jens Braband, Siemens, Germany
- John Baras University of Maryland USA
- Jose Fernandez Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal Canada
- Jules Ferdinand Pagna Disso, Nettitude UK
- Kieran McLaughlin, Queen's University Belfast NI
- Laurens Lemaire KU Leuven Belgium
- Luca Durante, CNR-IEIIT Italy
- Leandros Maglaras, De Montfort University, UK
- Marina Krotofil, European Network for Cyber Security, Netherlands
- Mark Carolan, Esoion Group, Ireland
- Mathias Fischer, University of Münster, Germany
- Michael Kasper, Fraunhofer Institute SIT Germany
- Michael Roßberg, Technische Universität Ilmenau Germany
- Monica Whitty, University of Leicester UK
- Nancy Leveson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
- Oscar Garcea-Morchon, Philips Research Netherlands
- Paddy Francis, Airbus Defence and Space UK
- Panayotis Kikiras, AGT International
- Paul Smith, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH Austria
- Paulo Simões, University of Coimbra Portugal
- Pete Burnap, Cardiff University UK
- Peter Fuhr Oak Ridge National Laboratory USA
- Piroska Haller, Petru Maior University of Tg. Mures, Romania
- Robert Oates, Rolls-Royce PLC UK
- Rob Rowlingson, BT Security UK
- Roman Schlegel, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland
- Sebastian Obermeier, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland
- Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, University of Leicester UK
- Stephen Wolthusen Royal Holloway, University of London,
and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Norway
- Thomas Brandstetter, Limes Security and FH St Poelten, Austria
- Thomas H. (Tommy) Morris, Mississippi State University USA
- Tiago Cruz, University of Coimbra, Portugal
- Tobias Gebhardt, Airbus Defence and Space Cyber Security
- Ulrik Franke, SICS – Swedish Institute of Computer Science
- William Knowles, Lancaster University UK


Technical Programme Committee (Special Session -- Smart Grid)
- André Teixeira, TU Delft, Netherlands
- David Laverty, Queen's University Belfast, UK
- Frank Fransen, TNO, Netherlands
- Henrik Sandberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- John O'Raw, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland
- Kieran McLaughlin, Queen's University Belfast, UK
- Lucie Langer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
- Martin Hutle, Fraunhofer AISEC, Germany
- Paul Smith, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
- Rohan Chabukswar, United Technologies Research Center, Ireland
- Silvio La Porta, EMC, Ireland
- Yi Yang, State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Company Research
Institute, China


Technical Programme Committee (Special Session -- Cyber Situational
Awareness)

- Babak Akhgar, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
- Joel Brynielsson, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency, Sweden
- Michal Choras, University of Technology and Life Sciences (UTP),
Poland
- Göran N. Ericsson, SvK Swedish National Grid and KTH Royal
Institute of Technology
- Ulrik Franke, SICS – Swedish Institute of Computer Science
- Andrew Nicholson, WMG, Warwick University, UK
- Nikolai Stoianov, Defence Institute, Bulgaria
- Jens Tölle, Fraunhofer-FKIE, Germany
- Margaret Varga, Oxford University, UK

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