CFP: 9th International Conference on Critical Infor mation Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2014)

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9th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security

October 13-15, 2014 Limassol, Cyprus

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Modern society relies on the availability and smooth operation of a variety of complex engineering systems. These systems are termed Critical Infrastr ucture Systems (CIS). Some of the most prominent examples of critical infra structure systems are electric power systems, telecommunication networks, w ater distribution systems, transportation systems, wastewater and sanitatio n systems, financial and banking systems, food production and distribution, and oil/natural gas pipelines. Our everyday life and well-being depend hea vily on the reliable operation and efficient management of these critical i nfrastructures. The citizens expect that critical infrastructure systems wi ll always be available and that, at the same time, they will be managed eff iciently (i.e., they will have a low cost). Experience has shown that this is most often true. Nevertheless, critical infrastructure systems fail occa sionally. Their failure may be due to natural disasters (e.g., earthquakes and floods), accidental failures (e.g., equipment failures, software bugs, and human errors), or malicious attacks (either direct or remote). When cri tical infrastructures fail, the consequences are tremendous. These conseque nces may be classified into societal, health, and economic.

On behalf of the Steering Committee and the Local Organizing Committee we i nvite you to submit papers and attend the CRITIS 2014 conference. CRITIS 20

14 continues a well-established tradition of successful annual conferences. It aims at bringing together researchers and professionals from academia, industry and governmental organizations working in the field of the securit y of critical infrastructure systems.

Conference web site

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Important dates

Deadline for invited session proposals: March 26, 2014 Deadline for submission of papers: April 2, 2014 Notification to authors: June 1, 2014 Camera-ready papers: June 25, 2014


Limassol, Cyprus


Further details for submission procedures will be announced in the updated call for papers in early January 2014.


? Infrastructure resilience and survivability ? Security and protection of complex cyber-physical systems ? Self-healing, self-protection, and self-management architectures ? Cyber security in critical infrastructure systems ? Critical (information-based) infrastructures exercises and contingency plans ? Advanced forensic methodologies for critical information infrastructure s ? Economics, investments and incentives of critical infrastructure protec tion ? Infrastructure dependencies: modeling, simulation, analysis and validat ion ? Critical infrastructure network and organizational vulnerability analys is ? Critical infrastructure threat and attack modelling ? Public-private partnership for critical infrastructure resilience ? Critical infrastructure protection polices at national and cross-border levels ? Fault diagnosis for critical infrastructures ? Fault tolerant control for critical infrastructures ? Security and protection of smart buildings ? Detection and management of incidents/attacks on critical infrastructur es ? Preparedness, prevention, mitigation and planning

Call for Special Sessions

Proposals for organizing special sessions during CRITIS 2014 are cordially invited. Special sessions will comprise 4-6 papers presenting a unifying th eme of interest to the conference attendees from a diversity of viewpoints. Special Session proposals from active research projects are particularly w elcomed. Proposals for special sessions must include the title of the sessi on, a paragraph describing the theme of the session, names and affiliation of the contributing authors, and tentative titles of the contributions.

The component papers must be submitted separately, by the respective author s, as per the regular submission procedure. Each paper in a proposed invite d session will be individually reviewed. Any rejected papers submitted as p art of an invited session will be removed and appropriate contributed paper s may be substituted, at the discretion of the Program Committee. Likewise, selected papers from rejected invited sessions may be placed into other se ssions. Further exchanges may be made to ensure coherence of the sessions, at the discretion of the Program Committee.

Organizing Committee

Marios Polycarpou (University of Cyprus, General Co-Chair) Elias Kyriakides (University of Cyprus, General Co-Chair) Christos Panayiotou (University of Cyprus, Program Chair)

Erich Rome (Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information S ystems, Program Co-Chair)

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