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SHCIS 2017 : 4th Workshop on Security in highly connected IT systems


When Jun 19, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017
Where Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Submission Deadline Apr 4, 2017
Notification Due May 16, 2017
Categories    security   distributed systems   network security   cyber security

Call For Papers

Held in conjunction with
12th International Federated Conference on Distributed Computing Techniques

Modern society over the course of the past two decades developed an increasing dependency on their infrastructures in general, and on the availability and correct functionality of their IT systems in particular. Nowadays, all kinds of IT systems, from industrial control systems to nationwide sensor networks, from high-traffic business platforms to e-health applications, are connected to the Internet and thus directly connected to each other. Such highly connected IT systems exhibit their very own peculiarities and need to be studied accordingly.

In this context, SHCIS’17 aims to bring together researchers and practitioners active in the field of highly connected IT systems, with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary aspects. The focus of the workshop is on diffusion of early and on-going work, with large room being devoted to presentations of PhD students active in this field, as well as of large scale national and international research projects. The workshop is the 4th event after previous SHCIS workshops in 2014 (co-located with TrustBus), 2015 (co-located with ESORICS) and 2016 (Dagstuhl workshop). It is organized by the Bavarian Research Alliance FORSEC (

Suggested topics should be closely related to highly-connected IT-systems and include, but are not limited to:

- Secure distributed architectures
- Secure mobile architectures
- Secure embedded systems
- Security in sensor networks
- Secure cloud computing
- Code obfuscation
- Security economics
- Identity and access management
- Privacy
- Online trust in large-scale systems
- Human factors in security and privacy
- Digital forensics
- Security through virtualization, security in virtualized environments
- Security in mobile computing
- Detection of security related anomalies

Relevant application areas include, but are not limited to:

- Virtualization platforms
- Smart grids, smart cities
- Social networks
- Big data applications
- Cloud services
- Business applications
- Transport and logistics
- E-Commerce

Workshop chairs

Hans P. Reiser (University of Passau), Guido Schryen (University of Regensburg), Rolf Schillinger (FH Würzburg)
Bavarian Research Alliance FORSEC – Security of highly-connected IT-Systems

Submission Guideline

Authors are invited to publish original and unpublished research that is not currently in a review process for other workshops, conferences or journals. The focus of the workshop is on diffusion of early and ongoing work of bleeding-edge ideas with the community. Large room will be devoted to presentations of PhD students active in this field and large scale national and international research projects. Papers must be in English in two-column format. Camera ready versions of the accepted papers must not exceed a length of 6 pages. At least one of the authors has to be attending the workshop to present the paper. Submission will be handled electronically through

Important dates

Submission of full papers: April 16, 2017 (extended)
Notification of acceptance: May 16, 2017
Camera-ready copies due: tbd

Program committee

Zinaida Benenson, FAU Erlangen, Germany
António Casimiro, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Marijke Coetzee, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Jorge Cuellar, Siemens AG, Germany
Steven Furnell, Plymouth University, UK
Danilo Gligoroski, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Martin Gilje Jaatun, SINTEF, Norway
Thomas Kittel, Technical University Munich, Germany
Lambrinoudakis Kostas, University of the Aegean, Greece
Hanna Krasnova, University of Potsdam, Germany
Tilo Müller, FAU Erlangen, Germany
Rolf Oppliger, eSecurity Technologies, Switzerland
Moussa Ouedraogo, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Günther Pernul, University of Regensburg, Germany
Heiko Roßnagel, Fraunhofer IAO, Germany
Thomas Schaberreiter, University of Vienna, Austria

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