Cyber-physical systems (CPS) entails the seamless integration of computation and physical components. These systems illustrate the synergistic interactions among the cyber components, such as the computing and communication parts, and the physical devices, operating at a wide variety of spatial and temporal time scales. CPS is driving innovation and competition in a range of sectors, including agriculture, aeronautics, building design, civil infrastructure, energy, environmental quality, healthcare and personalized medicine, and transportation. These applications will empower the true vision of CPS allowing human beings to interact with the physical world and serve critical functions in our lives. CPS technologies are emerging to be the key drivers for future autonomous and smart connected worlds.
With the wider adoption and popularity of the CPS applications, securing them against malicious activities is paramount. Otherwise, malfunctioning and insecure CPS devices and applications can cause enormous damage to individuals, businesses, and nations.
SaT-CPS 2021 will be held virtually on April 28, 2021, in conjunction with the 11th ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (CODASPY 2021).
SaT-CPS aims to represent a forum for researchers and practitioners from industry and academia interested in various areas of CPS security. SaT-CPS seeks novel submissions describing practical and theoretical solutions for cyber security challenges in CPS. Submissions can be from different application domains in CPS.
Example topics of interest are given below, but are not limited to:
Secure CPS architectures
Authentication mechanisms for CPS
Access control for CPS
Key management in CPS
Attack detection for CPS
Threat modeling for CPS
Forensics for CPS
Intrusion and anomaly detection for CPS
Trusted-computing in CPS
Energy-efficient and secure CPS
Availability, recovery, and auditing for CPS
Distributed secure solutions for CPS
Metrics and risk assessment approaches
Privacy and trust
Blockchain for CPS security
Data security and privacy for CPS
Digital twins for CPS
Wireless sensor network security
CPS/IoT malware analysis
CPS/IoT firmware analysis
Economics of security and privacy
Securing CPS in medical devices/systems
Securing CPS in civil engineering systems/devices
Physical layer security for CPS
Security on heterogeneous CPS
Securing CPS in automotive systems
Securing CPS in aerospace systems
Usability security and privacy of CPS
Secure protocol design in CPS
Vulnerability analysis of CPS
Anonymization in CPS
Embedded systems security
Formal security methods in CPS
Industrial control system security
Securing smart agriculture and related domains
The workshop is planned for one day, April 28, 2021, on the last day of the conference.
Instructions for Paper Authors
All submissions must describe original research, not published nor currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal. All papers must be submitted electronically via the Easychair system:
Papers must be at most 10 pages in length in double-column ACM format (as specified at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template). Submission implies the willingness of at least one author to attend the workshop and present the paper. Accepted papers will be included in the ACM Digital Library. The presenter must register for the workshop before the deadline for author registration.
Position papers and Work-in-progress papers
We also invite short position papers and work-in-progress papers. Such papers can be of length up to 6 pages in double-column ACM format (as specified at https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template), and must clearly state “Position Paper” or “Work in progress,” as the case may be in the title section of the paper. These papers will be reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
Due date for full workshop submissions: December 30, 2020
Notification of acceptance to authors: February 10, 2021
Camera-ready of accepted papers: TBA
Workshop day: April 28, 2021
All questions about submissions should be emailed to: Maanak Gupta (email@example.com), Sudip Mittal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mahmoud Abdelsalam (email@example.com).