IOSec 2022

International Workshop on Information & Operational Technology (IT & OT) Security Systems
(IOSec 2022)

to be held in conjunction with the 17th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2022 –

August 23 –  August 26, 2022

The recent advancements of ICT have given the opportunity to companies, public administrations and various Critical Infrastructures to offer new and innovative services and at the same time lower their operational costs. These advancements, however, were quickly adopted without proper evaluation of their impact on security, leaving current IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operation Technology) systems vulnerable to various kinds of cyberattacks. Furthermore, cybersecurity protection of IT and/or OT networks, data and storage areas in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is also problematic since such companies do not have the resources, expertise as well as funds to support and maintain cybersecurity operations in their premises. The International workshop on Information & Operational Technology (IT & OT) security systems 2022 aims to bring together viewpoints from diverse areas to explore the commonalities of security problems and solutions for advancing the collective science and practice of IT and OT security protection as well as promote security awareness and cybersecurity solutions for the SME community.

IOSec is organized by the HEIR, SENTINEL and AI4HealthSec EU-funded projects.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

Security architectures and frameworks for enterprises, SMEs, public administration, or critical infrastructures
Threat models for IT and OT systems and communication networks
Cyber-threat detection, classification and profiling, Incident management
Security training and awareness
Risk assessment – safety and security
Security validation, testing platforms and developments

Hardware security, Cryptographic engineering
Intrusion Detection, Intrusion Prevention
Secure Software Development, Malicious Code Analysis
Digital Forensics
Identity and access management
Privacy Enabling Technologies
Healthcare security

Important Dates
Submission Deadline May 10, 2022 May 17, 2022
Author Notification June 05, 2022
Proceedings Version June 19, 2022
ARES EU Symposium August 23, 2022
Conference August 23 – August 26, 2022
Program Chair

Apostolis Zarras
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Program Committee

Habtamu Abie, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway
Manos Athanatos, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, Greece
Dragana Bajovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Hervé Debar, Télécom SudParis, Institut Mines-Télécom, France
Apostolos P. Fournaris, Industrial Systems Institute/R.C. ATHENA, Greece
Samuel Fricker, FHNW Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Switzerland
George Hatzivasilis, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece
Greece Dušan Jakovetić, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Sotiris Ioannidis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Lucian Itu, SIEMENS SRL, Germany
Odysseas Koufopavlou, University of Patras, Greece
Kostas Lampropoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Eva Marin, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Evangelos Markakis, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece
Xavi Masip, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Vasileios Mavroeidis, University of Oslo, Norway
Ciprian Oprisa, Bitdefender/Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Vassilis Prevelakis, TU Braunschweig, Germany
George Spanoudakis, City University of London, United Kingdom
Christos Tselios, Citrix Systems Inc., United States
Giorgos Vasiliadis, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, Greece

Submission Instructions

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found at