SecRS 2021

International Workshop on SecRS: Secure and resilient smart manufacturing environments (SecRS)

to be held in conjunction with the 16th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security

(ARES 2021 –

August 17 – August 20, 2021

Industry 4.0 has emerged by the convergence of Operations Technology (i.e. traditional hardware and software systems) and Information Technology (e.g. distributed compute device, ubiquitous communication systems, big data analytics and artificial intelligence). Industrial Internet of Things (ΙΙοΤ) has great potential to enable significant advances in optimizing operations among a large number of increasingly autonomous control systems and devices. These advances can have a profound impact on many industry domains, with smart factories and logistics being among the most notable cases. At the same time, cybersecurity risks associated with IoT devices makes it extremely difficult to harness their full potential: IIoT systems dramatically increase the attack surface (introducing new security threats due to newly connected devices and protocols, which are more vulnerable to attacks such as interference and resource exhaustion). The exploitation of IoT devices can be exploited to cause disruption of process controls, theft of intellectual property (i.e. industrial espionage), loss of corporate data, and even harm to the safety of workers in the factory floor.

In this context, the aim of the first International Workshop on Secure and resilient smart manufacturing environments (SecRS) is to bring together researchers; practitioners, industrial stakeholders, and security professionals, to discuss challenges and opportunities in addressing the security, resilience, accountability and trustworthiness requirements of IIoT, collaborative manufacturing and industrial supply chains.

The first SecRS workshop is co-organized by the C4IIoT (“Cyber security 4.0: protecting the Industrial Internet Of Things”;, COLLABS (“A COmprehensive cyber-intelligence framework for resilient coLLABorative manufacturing Systems”;, CyberSANE (“Cyber Security Incident Handling, Warning and Response System for the European Critical Infrastructures”;, and FISHY (“A coordinated framework for cyber resilient supply chain systems over complex ICT infrastructures”; research projects, which have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Data protection in IIoT environments
Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled cybersecurity in IIoT – based collaborative manufacturing environments
Data anonymization, encryption and authenticity preserving mechanisms
Secure and privacy-aware big data analytics
Context-aware safety, security and privacy properties modelling and monitoring of IoT environments
Vulnerability analysis and mitigation techniques
Applications of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT)
Physical device security, including secure-by-design fabrication techniques, trusted execution and remote attestation
Secure and sustainable distributed intelligent assets
Advanced Persistent Threat taxonomies and models
Novel mechanisms to ensure the trustworthiness and general security of IIoT platforms
Simulation Environments for the detection, analysis, visualisation, containing and eradication of security events and Christpropagation effects
Incident handling and security and privacy risk assessment

Important Dates
Submission Deadline May 10, 2021
Author Notification June 01, 2021
Proceedings Version June 13, 2021
ARES EU Symposium August 17, 2021
All-Digital Conference August 17 – August 20, 2021
Program Chair/Workshop Chair

Srdjan Skrbic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Georgia Sakellari, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Haris Mouratidis, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Manos Athanatos, FORTH, Greece
Antonio Escobar, Infineon, Germany
Gilad Ezov, IBM, Israel
Michalis Smyrlis, Sphynx Technology Solutions AG, Switzerland
Andreas Miaoudakis, Sphynx Technology Solutions AG, Switzerland
Giovanni Giuliani, HPE, Italy
Dusan Jakovetic, UNSPMF, Serbia
Matthieu Lemerre, CEA, France
Eva Papadogiannaki, FORTH, Greece
Jacques Robin, UP1PS, France
Christos Tzagkarakis, FORTH, Greece
Jose Francisco Ruiz, Atos, Spain
Alberto Terzi, HPE, Italy
Giorgos Tsirantonakis, FORTH, Greece
Giorgos Vasiliadis, FORTH, Greece

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