[ecoop-info] CFP: International Workshop on Security and Resilience of Cyber-Physical Infrastructures (SERECIN)

Awais Rashid marash at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Tue Jan 5 18:08:04 CET 2016

Important Dates:
Deadline for paper submission: 21 February 2016 (anywhere in the world)
Notification of acceptance: 02 March 2016
Workshop: 06 April 2016 (in conjunction with ESSoS: International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems)

Full details and submission information: https://sites.google.com/site/serecin2016/

About the workshop
The world is experiencing a massive growth in connected cyber-physical infrastructures – ranging from IoT-based smart environments to critical infrastructures such as power grids, energy, water and manufacturing systems. The number of connected devices is expected to grow to 50 billion by the year 2020 and the volume of data set to exceed 35 zetabytes over the same period. Very large cyber-physical infrastructures are envisioned which will integrate multiple applications run by a variety of stakeholders within a shared fabric. Examples include future industrial environments, infrastructure monitoring technologies and intelligent transportation systems. In such contexts, thousands of nodes will be deployed and used by a large number of stakeholders to provide a multitude of services. Such shared fabrics will remain in operation for a long time (potentially decades) and the physical composition, the services provided and the stakeholders involved will change with time. This scale of future cyber-physical infrastructures and their dynamic nature in terms of stakeholders, services and physical properties over long time periods poses unique security and resilience challenges.

This one day workshop will bring together a community of researchers interested in this topic. We aim to bring together researchers working on security and dependability in areas such as embedded systems, industrial control and SCADA systems, critical infrastructure and IoT settings. 

Paper Submissions
The workshop is aimed as a “working” meeting and not a mini-conference. We, therefore, invite papers in two categories:

- Position papers/Ideas papers
- Testbed papers

Position/Ideas Papers should describe work currently in progress or new ideas that have a strongly argued scientific basis but have currently not been explored in depth. Testbed papers should describe the facility and summarise on-going research being undertaken using the testbed. They should also describe whether the testbed is open to other researchers and how it may be accessed.

All papers are limited to a maximum of 4 pages in ACM Proceedings format.

The accepted papers will be categorised into themes. Each theme will be allocated a session at the workshop where the presenters will use short 10 minute talks to set the agenda followed by a working session to map the current state of research in the theme and identify open research problems. The results from the working sessions will be brought together into a working paper mapping the area and presenting a research agenda. An initial version of this paper, along with revised author position papers, will be published as a post-proceedings in the Lancaster University Technical Report Series. The objective is that the working paper develops into a submission to ESSoS 2017 or another relevant venue.

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