IEEE Homeland Security

S4CIP’17: 2nd Workshop on Safety & Security aSSurance

for Critical Infrastructures Protection

In conjunction with the 2nd International Symposium on Security and Privacy
EuroS&P 2017
Paris, France (April 29th 2017)

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aims & scope topics
invited speaker
submission guidelines

Aims & scope

Modern society heavily relies on large, heterogeneous and complex software-intensive systems to support all kinds of daily activities. Services such as urban transportation, logistics, health-care, data communication, railway, aerospace, and power distribution, to name a few, are becoming more and more dependent on the availability of such infrastructures. Any discontinuity of service may lead to serious problems, from severe financial losses to fatalities or injuries; the causes have different natures, either human errors, unexpected acts of nature, or intentional attacks like sabotage. Safety and security (S&S) assessments in critical infrastructures measure how these disruptions are handled and what is the impact suffered by the critical infrastructure under stress. These assessments are normally performed using analytical or simulation-based techniques often addressing one single specific aspect at a time rather than studying these infrastructures in a holistic manner.

This workshop aims at providing a forum for people from academia and industry to communicate their latest results on theoretical advances, industrial case studies, practical scenarios, and lessons learned in the assurance of S&S for critical infrastructures. Since the special interest on S&S assurance, a special focus will be put on model-based approaches; to the joint modelling and analysis of both cyber and physical aspects of critical infrastructures; and to the definition of unifying modelling and analysis methodologies. Research papers focused on safety or security assurance only are also welcome.

The workshop is technically sponsored by the Technical Committee on Homeland Security of IEEE SMC (Systems, Man & Cybernetics) society.

Topics of interest:

Invited Speaker

To be defined

Important dates

Submission guidelines

Submitted papers will be reviewed by three members of Program Committee (or their sub-reviewers) and selection of accepted papers will be based on relevance, quality and originality.

Accepted papers will be published in a special IEEE proceedings for ``IEEE EuroS&P Workshops''. At least one of the (co)author(s) of each accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference to present the work. After the conference, extended versions of selected contributions will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the
International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems. Those papers will undergo at least another review round.

PDF versions of papers should be submitted through EasyChair submission

Papers must not exceed 6 pages total (including the references and appendices). Papers must be formatted for US letter (not A4) size paper. The text must be formatted in a two-column layout, with columns no more than 9.5 in. tall and 3.5 in. wide. The text must be in Times font, 10-point or larger, with 11-point or larger line spacing. Authors are strongly encouraged to use the IEEE conference proceedings

LaTeX submissions should use IEEEtran.cls version 1.8b, dated 2015/08/26, in Compsoc Conference Mode:

\documentclass[compsoc, conference, letterpaper, 10pt, times]{IEEEtran}

Failure to adhere to the page limit and formatting requirements can be grounds for rejection.

WorkShop Co-chairs

Technical Programme Committee