SecIndustry 2023

The 2nd Workshop on Cybersecurity in Industry 4.0

to be held in conjunction with the 18th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security

(ARES 2023 –

August 29 – September 01, 2023

The fourth industrial (Industry 4.0) revolution represents a shift in technology and thinking about value-adding processes. It includes several critical infrastructures, which are needed to make the different technologies come together to create better products, more effective and efficient production processes. It is therefore important to improve the understanding of formal models for adversary placement and interaction in distributed cyber-physical systems. It is also important to look at the human side of security and privacy when doing digital transformation. Innovation to better understanding of fast learning with the use of laboratories, catapult centers and learning factories to real life problems is essential. Using the mini-production lines of Manufacturing Technology Catapult Center (MTNC) and the production lines, called learning factory for simulation and testing and setting up these laboratory production lines as equals to real production lines will give unprecedented insights into the various testing mechanisms and a better understanding of the threats and vulnerabilities of Industry 4.0 production lines.

The key technologies that boost Industry 4.0 are the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud computing, Machine Learning, Security, Big Data, Blockchain, Deep learning, Digitalization, Digital Twins, Cyber-physical system (CPS), Advanced Analytics, Robotics, and Cognitive Computing. These technologies can expand the attack surface of industry 4.0. Furthermore, information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) are being integrated, a new range of security issues can also arise which require the defence of both IT and OT.

The workshop on cybersecurity in Industry 4.0 will provide a discussion platform for researchers in the field and an opportunity to share novel research on the topic.

Supported by the Center for Research-based Innovation (SFI) Norwegian Center for Cybersecurity in Critical Sectors (NORCICS) and the International Alliance for Strengthening Cybersecurity and Privacy in Healthcare (CybAlliance) project.

Topics of interest comprise but are not limited to

Cybersecurity in Industry 4.0
Cybersecurity for 5G-enbaled industrial IoT
Digital twins for enhancing cybersecurity in Industry 4.0
Data analytics security and privacy
Cybersecurity for information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT)
Security assurance in industry 4.0
Adaptive threat hunting and intelligence
End-to-end security frameworks and architectures
Dynamic risk assessment in industry 4.0
Decentralized/distributed security and privacy schemes
Combining actual simulation and testing with continuing education
Demonstrating the possibilities in 5G and the results in an industrial setting with multiple treats and multi-actor operations

Tests of different mechanisms to monitor and protect digital twin configurations of cyber-physical systems
Improving the understanding of how organizations and high-performance teams in times of crisis and how to standardize work processes to minimize risk.
Modules for continuing education and training based on master’s in industrial innovation and secure digitalization (MINDS)
Use cases for a collaborative effort involving stakeholders and for testing functionality
Demonstration cases through a collaborative effort involving stakeholders
Demonstration cases describe how and where the use cases are to be tested in practice
Domain specific knowledge and set ups for the laboratory production lines equal to real production lines
Adaptive and autonomous security
Reliability and resilience
AI/ML/DL-based security solutions
HW/SW threat detection
Cryptographic based security techniques

Important Dates
Submission Deadline May 22, 2023
Author Notification June 12, 2023
Proceedings Version  (100% submitted to TAPS) June 28, 2023 (AoE)
ARES Conference August 29 – September 01, 2023
Workshop Chair

Sandeep Pirbhulal
Norwegian Computing Center, Norway

Habtamu Abie
Norwegian Computing Center, Norway

Halvor Holtskog
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Sokratis Katsikas
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Program Committee 2023 (tentative)

Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain
Shaukat Ali, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Manos Athanatos, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Crete
Sabarathinam Chockalingam, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway
Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy
Hervé Debar, Télécom SudParis, France
Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, IMT (Institut Mines-Telecom), France
Martin Gilje Jaatun, University of Stavanger, Norway
Vasileios Gkioulos, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Ilias Gkotsis, Satways Ltd, Greece
Dieter Gollmann, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Bjørn Axel Gran, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway
Siv Hilde Houmb, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Nesrine Kaaniche, Télécom SudParis, France
Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP Research, Germany
Basel Katt, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Maryline Laurent, Télécom SudParis, France
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Fabio Martinelli, IIT-CNR, Italy
Vasileios Mavroeidis, University of Oslo, Norway
Christian Omlin, University of Agder, Norway
Kai Rannenberg, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Ankur Shukla, Institute for Energy Technology, Norway
Rita Ugarelli, SINTEF, Norway
Stephen Wolthusen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Christos Xenakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Shouhuai Xu, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, USA

Submission Guidelines

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