Workshop on Security issues in Cyber-Physical System(SecCPS)

In conjunction with IEEE HASE

January 3-5, 2019 - China

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline:
9 October, 2018

Submission Deadline:
19 October, 2018

Submission Deadline:
23rd October, 2018

Acceptance Notification:
9 November, 2018

Camera-ready due:
15 November, 2018

Workshop Date:
3 January, 2019

Conference Date:
3-5 January, 2019

Workshop Co-Chairs:

  • Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy
  • Alexander Pretschner TU Munich, Germany
  • Qi Li Tsinghua University, China

Publicity Co-Chairs:

  • Tooska Dargahi, Uni Roma, Italy

Organizaing Co-Chairs:

  • Sridhar Adepu, SUTD, Singapore
  • Chuadhry Mujeeb Ahmed, SUTD, Singapore
  Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), are embedded systems composed of computing elements as well as physical processes. In the past, CPS were proprietary and not connected to the cyber space. With the advent of networked control systems to enable better operations and monitoring of the physical processes, these systems are increasingly becoming part of cyberspace. Connection to the cyber space enables effective management of public infrastructures such as public transportation, smart grid and water treatment facilities. However, these advantages come with new security challenges. Attacks on CPS may lead to performance degradation to complete shutdown, or even equipment damage depending on the knowledge, goals and resources of the attacker. Most work in area of CPS security focuses on the cyber part and attempts to ensure secure exchange of information across controllers, sensors, and actuators. The nature of security threats and attacks in a CPS, is different from those found in pure cyberspace. Threat models have evolved significantly and the fact that any successful attack could be fatal as it’s more than a computer being hacked and disturbs the physical process may result in dangerous scenarios. It is not only about the consequences of attacks but the fact that besides cyber attacks, attacks on physical devices are also possible. Hence understanding the physical part, and how it could be compromised, is essential to ensure CPS security. An adversary may add, remove or replace some physical components which may result in severe consequences. Thus focus ought to be on both physical and cyber domains. SecCPS 2019 seeks novel submissions describing practical and theoretical solutions to securing CPS. Submissions may represent any application area for CPS. Hence, papers that are pertinent to the security of embedded systems, Internet of Things, SCADA Systems, Water Systems, Smart-Grid Systems, Critical Infrastructure Networks, Transportation Systems, Medical Devices are welcome.
Example topics of interest are given below, but are not limited to:

  • Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) security
  • Authentication mechanisms for CPS Hardware
  • Embedded systems security
  • Design for Security (DfS) of CPS Devices
  • Security analysis and protection of Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Forensics for CPS
  • Intrusion detection for CPS
  • Hardware Trojan attacks and detection techniques
  • Hardware-based security primitives (PUFs, RNGs, Aging Sensors) for CPS
  • Availability, recovery and auditing for CPS
  • Security of biomedical systems, e-health, and medicine
  • Threat models for CPS
  • Physical layer security for CPS
  • Hardware IP trust (watermarking, fingerprinting, trust verification)
  • Secure and efficient hardware implementation of cryptographic algorithms
  • Vulnerability analysis of CPS
  • Hardware tampering attacks and protection
  • Hardware obfuscation, encryption and metering
  • Hardware techniques that ensure software, firmware and system security
  • Security vs. Reliability, Security vs. Energy-efficiency Tradeoffs
  • Automotive systems security
  • Security of industrial control systems
  • Security of Internet-of-Things

Submission Instructions: Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published. Submissions must be submitted through EasyChair. All submissions must be written in English with a maximum paper length of 6 (six) pages (including text, figures, and references) and formatted according to the two column IEEE conference format. Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Digital Library after the conference and included in the IEEE HASE proceedings. Papers should be submitted using easy chair.

Program Committee Members

  • Ensuk Kang, CMU, USA
  • Frederik Armlnecht, Uni-Mannheim, Germany
  • Tooska Dargahi, Uni Roma, Italy
  • Giedre Sabaliauskaite, SUTD, Singapore
  • Ammar Masood, Air University, Pakistan
  • Robert Ernst Kooij, SUTD, Singapore
  • Kandasamy Nandha Kumar, SUTD, Singapore
  • Tooska Dargahi, Uni Rome, Italy
  • Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Jagadeesh Gunda, Faraday Grid Ltd, Edinburgh, UK
  • Long Cheng, Clemson University, USA
  • Fan Zhang, Zhejiang University, China
  • Venkata Reddy Palleti, SUTD
  • Mohammad Shojafar, Univ. Padua
  • Riccardo Lazzeretti, Sapienza University, Italy
  • Saman Aliari Zonouz, Rutgers Uni, USA
  • Veelasha Moonsamy, Radboud Uni, Netherlands
  • Waseem Abbas, ITU, Pakistan
  • Ting Ting Li, Imperial College, UK
  • Yassine Maleh, UHP, Morocco
  • Eleonora Losiouk, Uni. Of Padova, Italy
  • Bruce Mcmillin, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
  • Jingqiang Lin, Institute of Information Engineering (IIE), China
  • Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
  • Raheem Beyah, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Eyasu Getahun, Singapore University of Technology and Design