CPS-STS

International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Strategic and Technical Security (CPS-STS)

To be held at EAI SecureComm 2021.

Workshop Chairs

Ali Ismail Awad, Ph.D., Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Charalambos Konstantinou, Ph.D., King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Mohammed M. Alani, Ph.D., Seneca College, Toronto, Canada

Scope

Internet-of-Things (IoT) is an emerging paradigm that plays an influential role in the development of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs). The CPS concept is currently used by many application domains like Industry 4.0, eHealth, smart homes and cities, transportation systems and critical infrastructures, robotics and drones, and autonomous driving. On one hand, CPSs have brought new capabilities that are used to improve the quality of life, increase the efficiency of the provided services, and enhance the manufacturing process. On the other hand, these systems enable opening and connectivity to the Internet, which generates new physical and cybersecurity vulnerabilities concerning devices, data, and networks. Unaddressed security challenges may lead to severe consequences and even cause life-threatening situations. 

The Cyber-Physical Systems Strategic and Technical Security (CPS-STS) Workshop aims to span both strategic and technical security perspectives and cover current security challenges in the CPSs and the cutting-edge security perimeters. The workshop earns its unique identity from assembling both technical and tactical (strategic) security aspects in a single place. The workshop will bring together researchers from academia, industry, security practitioners, and individuals who are working on relevant research areas to share their latest challenges, accomplishments, future vision, and research findings with cybersecurity and CPSs research communities.

Topics

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • AI applications in CPSs and IoT security
  • Blockchain techniques for CPSs and IoT security
  • Steganography and watermarking techniques for CPSs
  • Cyber-attacks detection and prevention for IoT networks
  • Intrusion detection and prevention systems for CPSs and IoT 
  • Ethics and legal considerations in CPSs security
  • Secure data management approaches
  • Risk identification, assessment, and mitigation
  • Awareness and training approaches 
  • Response and recovery strategies

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Important dates

Paper submission: 30 May 2021

Notification deadline: 30 June 2021

Camera Ready: 30 July 2021

Publication
Accepted and presented technical papers will be submitted for publication by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library. Workshop Papers will be published as a part of the (EAI SecureComm 2021) Conference Proceedings. Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Submission
We invite workshop participation through contributions that respond to one or more of the mentioned research questions in 6-11 pages (short papers). Regular papers (12-15+ pages) are also welcome, and such submissions can expectedly be less than 18 pages. Submissions less than 6 pages, however, are discouraged as there is not enough space for appropriate technical content presentation. Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+’ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Technical Program Committee of the Workshop

Ali Ismail Awad, Ph.D., Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Charalambos Konstantinou, Ph.D., King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Mohammed M. Alani, Ph.D., Seneca College, Toronto, Canada