LocationS. Daukanto g. 28, Kaunas, Lithuania

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The 13th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security CRITIS 2018 will take place in Kaunas, Lithuania, 24-26 September 2018, hosted by Vytautas Magnus University and Lithuanian Energy Institute. CRITIS 2018 continues the tradition of presenting innovative research and exploring new challenges in the field of critical (information) infrastructures protection (C(I)IP), resilience and fostering the dialogue with stakeholders. CRITIS 2018 aims at bringing together researchers, professionals from academia, critical (information) infrastructure operators, industry, defence sector and governmental organisations working in the field of the security of critical (information) infrastructure systems. Moreover, CRITIS aims to encourage and inspire early stage and open-minded researchers in this demanding multi-disciplinary field of research. Outstanding research performance demonstrated by young researchers may compete for the Young CRITIS Award (YCA). The Projects’ Dissemination Session will be an opportunity of dissemination for ongoing European, multinational, and national projects, to share the experiences among scientist and experts working on different projects in the C(I)IP domain.

CRITIS 2018 covers three thematic foci. Paper submission is encouraged but not limited to the following topics:

Topic 1: Technologies: Innovative responses for the protection of cyber-physical systems

  • Critical (Information) Infrastructure Protection (CIP and CIIP)
  • 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
  • Modelling, Simulation, Analysis and Validation approaches to C(I)IP

Topic 2: Advances in C(I)IP organisation: Policies, good practices and lessons learned

  • 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
  • Forensics and attribution in attacked C(I)I
  • 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: Advances in Human Factors, decision support, and cross-sector CI(I)P approaches – focus on end-users

  • 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
  • Coping with Social Media in C(I)I-related crisis management
  • Recent trends in cyber economy (clouds, quasi-monopolies, e-currencies etc.) and implications for C(I)I and C(I)IP

Definitions for the used keywords can be found in the online glossary CIPedia©.

Call for Papers Full-text papers (in American English) are to be submitted before the 30th April 2018. More information about Submission, Acceptance Policy and Publications at CRITIS 2018 website. Accepted papers are to be included to post-proceedings, published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Previous CRITIS Post-Proceedings at Springer-Verlag LNCS.

Young CRITIS Award (YCA) Research papers submitted to compete for the Young CRITIS Award shall cover one or more of the subjects mentioned above. More about Application, Terms and Conditions at YCA 2018.

Projects’ Dissemination Session CRITIS 2018 aims to provide an opportunity of dissemination for ongoing European, multinational, and national projects in the C(I)IP domain. These presentations will not be submitted to the reviewing process and will not lead to any publication. Project leaders, who intend to present their activities in the special session, please Energy Infrastructure Operators’ Session Besides, CRITIS 2018 conference has a special focus on current and future energy infrastructures within a special session Energy infrastructure operators and stakeholders: key challenges and solution directions. Invited experts from the energy sector will share their experience in the field led by the fruitful discussions.

Call for Sponsors The organizers of CRITIS 2018 are looking for sponsors and offer a variety of attractive sponsoring packages. If you are interested in sponsoring CRITIS 2018, please   

CRITIS 2018 Chairs and Co-Chairs

Programme Chair

Eric Luiijf, TNO (retired) and Luiijf Consultancy, the Netherlands

Supporting Chairs

Energy CIP: Marcelo Masera, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, the Netherlands

CI Resilience: Marianthi Theocharidou, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Italy

Human Factor and CIP: Grigore Havarneanu, UIC, France

SCADA Security: Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, Linköping University, Sweden

Modelling and Simulation in CIP: Erich Rome (President 2E!SAC), Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany

Interconnected Infrastructures and Systems of Systems: Enrico Zio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Ecole Centrale Paris, France

IoT Security: Sokratis K. Katsikas, NTNU, Norway and University of Piraeus, Greece

Local Co-Chairs

Inga Žutautaitė, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Lithuania

Ričardas Krikštolaitis, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Steering Committee Chairs

Bernhard M. Hämmerli, Technical University Lucerne and ACRIS GmbH, Switzerland

Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain

Stephen D. Wolthusen, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK and NTNU, Norway

YCA Chair

Marco Santarelli, Res on Networks, Italy

Publicity Chairs

Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain

Rolandas Urbonas, Lithuanian Energy Institute, Lithuania

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