S-CI 2017

International Workshop on Securing Critical Infrastructures

to be held in conjunction with the ARES EU Projects Symposium 2017, held at ARES 2017
(ARES 2017 – http://www.ares-conference.eu)

August 29 – September 1, 2017, Reggio Calabria, Italy
ARES EU Projects Symposium: August 29, 2017


CIPSEC (H2020)

Enhancing Critical Infrastructure Protection with innovative SECurity framework (CIPSEC)


In recent years, the majority of the world’s CCIPSEC Logoritical Infrastructures CIs evolved to become more flexible, cost efficient and able to offer better services and conditions for business opportunities. Towards this evolution, CIs and companies offering CI services had to adopt many of the recent advances of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) field. (…) As part of this framework CIPSEC will offer a complete security ecosystem of additional services that can support the proposed technical solutions to work reliably and at professional quality. These services include vulnerability tests and recommendations, key personnel training courses, public-private partnerships (PPPs) forensics analysis, standardization and protection against cascading effects. All solutions and services will be validated in three pilots performed in three different CI environments (transportation, health, environment). CIPSEC will also develop a marketing strategy for optimal positioning of its solutions in the CI security market.


Critical Infrastructures (Communication, Transportation, Banking, e-Commerce, Utilities etc) increasingly and inextricably depend on IT-technologies to provide for both functionality and efficiency. However, the cost of the IT-reliance is the consequent exposure of the Critical Infrastructure (CI) to IT-based security vulnerabilities. The state of the practice often has different CI’s developing customized security solutions to meet their specific needs. While this is judicious, the CI’s can benefit from sharing approaches to intrusion detection, threat classification, diagnostics, mitigation schema, security architectures and many others. The workshop aims to bring together viewpoints from diverse CI’s to explore the commonalities of security problems and solutions for advancing the collective science and practice of CI security protection.

The workshop encourages both CI research and practitioner contributions covering design, assessment, testing and deployment experiences.

Topics of interest comprise but are not limited to:
Security requirements
Threat models for critical infrastructures and communication networks
Threat detection, classification and profiling
Incident management
Security architectures and frameworks for critical infrastructures
Risk assessment – co-mingling of safety and security
Security validation
Experience reports and best practices from different infrastructure domains
Data sharing
Important dates:
Submission Deadline May 8, 2017
Author Notification May 24, 2017
Proceedings Version June 20, 2017
ARES EU Symposium August 29, 2017
Conference August 29 – September 1, 2017
Workshop Chair

Stefan Katzenbeisser
TU Darmstadt, Germany

Apostolos Fournaris
University of Patras, Greece

Program Committee

Jorge Cuellar, Siemens, Germany
Daniel Germanus, DB Systel, Germany
Klaus Kursawe, The Netherlands
Kostas Lampropoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Eva Marín, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Xavi Masip, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Michael Paulitsch, Thales, Austria
Andreas Peter, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Luigi Romano, University of Naples, Italy
Wilfried Steiner, TTTech, Austria
Neeraj Suri, TU Darmstadt, Germany


The submission guidelines valid for the S-CI workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found >>here<<.