Regular technical papers

Important dates:

  • Paper submissions: 30 April 2020 (AoE time)
  • Notification of acceptance: 22 June 2020 (AoE time)
  • Camera Ready papers: 15 July 2020 (AoE time)

Submission guidelines:

All submissions are made through EasyChair.

The following two paper categories are welcome. Any submission needs to be explicitly marked as “full paper” or “short paper”.

  • Full papers – scientific research papers, surveying works and industrial experiences describing significant advances in C(I)IP. Papers should be no longer than 12 pages, including bibliography and well‐marked appendices.
  • Short papers – early results or work in progress with initial findings. Papers should be 4 to 6 pages long.

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. All paper submissions must contain a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. All submissions will be subjected to a thorough double‐blind review by at least three reviewers. Submitted papers shall be anonymised and all author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, and obvious traceable references should be eliminated to be eligible for the review process.

Accepted papers are to be included in post‐proceedings, published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. All papers should be submitted in this format.

Conference Themes

CRITIS 2020 will be a forum to discuss current and future energy infrastructures with the participation of energy infrastructure operators and stakeholders, as well as the infrastructures for water management systems, traffic management and interdependencies therein.

CRITIS 2020 topics include (but are not limited to):

Topic 1: Protection of cyber-physical systems

  • Critical (Information) Infrastructure Protection (CIP and CIIP)
  • Vulnerability and Risk Analysis / Threat Modelling
  • Cyber security in C(I)I systems
  • Self-healing, self-protection, and self-management architectures for C(I)I
  • Fault-tolerant control for cyber-physical systems / C(I)I
  • Modelling and analysis of cyber-physical systems / C(I)I and C(I)IP approaches

Topic 2: Advances in C(I)IP organisation, management and legal aspects

  • Digital forensics and attribution in attacked C(I)I
  • International approaches to C(I)IP including identification of C(I)I elements
  • Risk management, impact and consequence analysis regarding C(I)I
  • Coherent prevention, preparedness / exercises, incident management / mitigation, and recovery approaches to C(I)I
  • Resilience and survivability of C(I)I as complex cyber-physical systems
  • C(I)IP policies at international, national and cross-border levels, e.g. public-private partnerships
  • Cross-border issues regarding EU’s Network and Information Security Directive
  • C(I)IP R&D agenda at national and international levels
  • Economics, investments and incentives for C(I)IP
  • Defence of civilian CI and CII in conflicts with cyber warfare elements
  • Infrastructure, architectural and technology changes in the energy sector which may impact the sector approach to C(I)I or challenge other C(I)I-sectors (e.g. smart grids and energy supply in smart city developments)
  • Impact of geopolitical & social factors and threats

Topic 3: Emergencies and C(I)IP protection, national and cross-border 

  • Analysis of Human Factor and Security Awareness in C(I)IP
  • Advanced decision support for mitigating C(I)I related emergencies
  • Social aspects and public communication in C(I)IP
  • Psycho-social dimensions of crisis management and intervention with C(I)I
  • Training for C(I)IP and effective intervention
  • The role of Social Media in C(I)I-related crisis management (as a threat or a potential benefit)
  • Recent trends in cyber economy (clouds, quasi-monopolies, e-currencies etc.) and implications for C(I)I and C(I)IP

Topic 4: Disruptive technologies for C(I)IP, including: 

  • New platforms for financing and data management (e.g. blockchains)
  • Infrastructure IoT and emerging standards
  • The role of AI and machine learning in autonomous management of infrastructures
  • Digital twins and their deployment as augmented reality for training and scenario risk analysis
  • Future communication technologies (5G, edge) and their potential impact on other C(I)I