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CFP: 8th International Workshop on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2013)
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8th International Workshop on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2013)
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
September 16-18, 2013
The annually held CRITIS conference is devoted to Critical (Information) Infrastructure security, protection and resilience. The 8th edition will be held from 16-18 September 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The CRITIS 2013 Call for Papers is addressed to all researchers and critical infrastructure stakeholders who wish to present their papers at the conference. More information can be found at: www.critis2013.nl.
Modern societies increasingly depend on critical infrastructures. Those themselves increasingly depend on and are entangled with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Disruption or loss of (ICT-based) critical infrastructures may result in serious consequences for the functioning of the society, the economy, the functioning of governments, the ecology and social well-being of people, and in the most unfortunate cases loss of human lives, livestock and other animals. As a consequence, the security, reliability and resilience of these infrastructures are critical for the society. Critical (Information) Infrastructure Protection (C(I)IP) is therefore a major objective for governments, companies, operators of these infrastructures and the worldwide research community.
CRITIS 2013 is set to continue a well-established tradition of presenting innovative research and exploring new challenges for the protection of critical information-based infrastructures (CIP/CIIP). CRITIS brings together stakeholders from industry, operators and governments as well as researchers and professionals from academia, applied research organisations and industry interested in all different aspects of C(I)IP. One focus of CRITIS 2013 is on the new challenges of cyber resilience of smart cities and smart mobility, a topic that will be highlighted by thought provoking and visionary keynote speeches and by conference papers.
The second day of CRITIS 2013 will be a meeting place between the diverse set of C(I)IP stakeholders with their short, medium and long term needs and the academic and applied research communities. CRITIS2013 intends to foster collaboration, to find common, collaborative approaches towards solutions and to boost R&D to address the identified needs. On the third day, the focus will be on the (academic) advances in C(I)IP R&D. A (virtual) multi-disciplinary community of new talented PhD students and junior researchers in the field of C(I)IP will be build: YOUNG CRITIS. Young CRITIS appeals to the scientific C(I)IP communities at national, European and global level.
Given the focus areas above, the programme committee will select papers per topic category (or track) mentioned below. Therefore, authors need to state which topic category they address. Researchers 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. Stakeholders from governments, Critical Infrastructure operators, and industry are encouraged to submit papers which describe their current and future challenges to be engaged by researchers and multidisciplinary research teams.
Deadline for submission of papers: May 10, 2013
The CRITIS 2013 Scientific Committee invites papers for the following four topic categories:
Topic category 1: Resilience of Smart Cities and Smart Mobility
Topic category 2: Requirements for C(I)IP by C(I)I stakeholders
(e.g., Industry, CI operators, government agencies, EU Directorates) and integrated solution directions by CIP/CIIP-related R&D communities and disciplines.
• C(I)IP requirements for Resilient Smart Cities
Papers submitted for category 2 that do not fit the focus of the second conference day, may be reassigned by the conference organizers to the selection process of categories 3 and 4.
Topic category 3: Advances in C(I)IP
Topic category 4: YOUNG CRITIS
Topics of interest for categories 3 and 4 include all topics mentioned under category 2 as well as topics like:
• Resilient C(I)I and C(I)I Survivability
Instructions for Paper Submission
All submissions will be subjected to a thorough blind review by at least three reviewers. Papers should be in English and no longer than 12 pages, 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 Workshop and present the paper. Paper submission will be done via EasyChair. 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 2013, after a further peer-reviewed process, will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Critical Infrastructures (Inderscience).
Programme Committee Co-Chairs
Pieter Hartel (TU Twente & TNO, Netherlands)
Programme Committee (Invitations are sent out, confirmations partly pending)
Reinhard Posch (Technical Univ. Graz, Austria)
Steering Committee Chairs
Bernhard M. Hämmerli (University of Applied Sciences Lucerne, GUC Gjøvik and CEO Acris GmbH)
Steering Committee Members
Robin Bloomfield (City University London, UK)