CRITIS 2021 : The 16th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Friday 14 May 2021 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Sep 27, 2021 - Sep 29, 2021
Conference Address Lausanne, Switzerland
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Conference Call for Papers


Regular papers


Regular papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

Full papers – scientific research papers, surveying works and industrial experiences describing significant advances in C(I)IP. Papers should be no longer than 12 pages, including bibliography and well‐marked appendices;

Short papers – early results or work in progress with initial findings. Papers should be 4 to 6 pages long.

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. All paper submissions must contain a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. All submissions will be subjected to a thorough double‐blind review by at least three reviewers. Submitted papers shall be anonymised and all author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, and obvious traceable references should be eliminated to be eligible for the review process.

Submissions should be made according to the Springer LNCS format (Latex template, Word template). Springer’s LaTeX templates are also available in Overleaf. Accepted papers are to be included in post‐proceedings, published by Springer in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. All papers have to be submitted in this format.


Industrial/Practical Experience and Testbeds/Datasets Reports


Papers of up to 2 pages in length (including references and figures), using the Springer format;

The submissions are NOT anonymised; The title of the submission must include the words “Industry/Experience report” or “Industry/Experience report” as appropriate.




Topic 1: Protection of Cyber-Physical Systems


– Vulnerability and risk analysis / threat modelling

– Cyber-security in C(I)I systems

– Self-healing, self-protection, and self-management architectures for C(I)I

– Fault-tolerant control for cyber-physical systems

– Modelling and analysis of cyber-physical systems

Topic 2: C(I)IP Organisation, (Strategic) Management and Legal Aspects


– Digital forensics and attack attribution in the context of C(I)I

– International approaches to C(I)IP including identification of C(I)I elements

– Risk management, impact and consequence analysis regarding C(I)I

– Coherent prevention, preparedness / exercises, incident management / mitigation, and recovery approaches to C(I)I

– Resilience and survivability of C(I)I as complex cyber-physical systems

– C(I)IP policies at international, national and cross-border levels (e.g., public-private partnerships)

– Cross-border issues regarding the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive

– R&D agenda at national and international levels for C(I)IP

– Economics, investments and incentives for C(I)IP

– Defence of civilian C(I)I in conflicts with cyber-warfare elements

– Infrastructure, architectural and technology changes impacting other C(I)I-sectors (e.g., smart grids and energy supply in smart-city developments)

– Impact of geopolitical and social factors on C(I)IP

Topic 3: Human Factor, Security Awareness and Crisis Management for C(I)IP


– Analysis of human factor and security awareness in C(I)IP

– Advanced decision support for mitigating C(I)I related emergencies

– Social aspects and public communication in C(I)IP

– Psycho-social dimensions of crisis management and intervention with C(I)I

– Training for C(I)IP and effective intervention

– The role of social-media in C(I)I-related crisis management (as a threat or a benefit)

– Recent trends in cyber-economy (clouds, quasi-monopolies, e-currencies, etc.) and implications for C(I)I and C(I)IP

Topic 4: Future, TechWatch & Forecast for C(I)IP


– Technology forecasting, monitoring, foresight and scouting for C(I)IP

– Production-capability networks, innovation structures and dynamics underlying the technology lifecycle for C(I)IP

– Modelling portfolios of emerging and/or disruptive technologies related to C(I)IP

– Applying real-option models to capture the net-present value of uncertain innovation portfolios for C(I)IP

– New platforms for financing and data management (e.g., blockchains)

– IoT infrastructure and emerging standards

– The role of AI and machine learning in autonomous management of infrastructures

– Digital twins and their deployment as augmented reality for training and scenario-risk analysis

– Future communication technologies (e.g., 5G) and their potential impact on other C(I)I