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8th International Workshop on

Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2013)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

September 16-18, 2013

The annually held CRITIS conference is devoted to Critical (Information)
Infrastructure security, protection and resilience. The 8th edition will be
held from 16-18 September 2013 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The CRITIS 2013 Call for Papers is addressed to all researchers and
critical infrastructure stakeholders who wish to present their papers at
the conference. More information can be found at:

Modern societies increasingly depend on critical infrastructures. Those
themselves increasingly depend on and are entangled with Information and
Communication Technologies (ICT). Disruption or loss of (ICT-based)
critical infrastructures may result in serious consequences for the
functioning of the society, the economy, the functioning of  governments,
the ecology  and social well-being of people, and in the most unfortunate
cases loss of human lives, livestock and other animals. As a consequence,
the security, reliability and resilience of these infrastructures are
critical for the society. Critical (Information) Infrastructure Protection
(C(I)IP) is therefore a major objective for governments, companies,
operators of these infrastructures and the worldwide research community.

CRITIS 2013 is set to continue a well-established tradition of presenting
innovative research and exploring new challenges for the protection of
critical information-based infrastructures (CIP/CIIP). CRITIS brings
together stakeholders from industry, operators and governments as well as
researchers and professionals from academia, applied research organisations
and industry interested in all different aspects of C(I)IP.

One focus of CRITIS 2013 is on the new challenges of Resilience of Smart
Cities, a topic that will be highlighted by thought provoking and visionary
keynote speeches and by conference papers.

The second day of CRITIS 2013 will be a meeting place between the diverse
set of C(I)IP stakeholders with their short, medium and long term needs and
the academic and applied research communities. CRITIS2013 intends to foster
collaboration, to find common, collaborative approaches towards solutions
and to boost R&D to address the identified needs. On the third day, the
focus will be on the (academic) advances in C(I)IP R&D.

A (virtual) multi-disciplinary community of new talented PhD students and
junior researchers in the field of C(I)IP will be build: YOUNG CRITIS.
Young CRITIS appeals to the scientific C(I)IP communities at national,
European and global level.

Given the focus areas above, the programme committee will select papers per
topic category (or track) mentioned below. Therefore, authors need to state
which topic category they address. Researchers are solicited to contribute
to the conference by submitting research papers, work-in-progress reports,
R&D project results, surveying works and industrial experiences describing
significant advances in C(I)IP. Stakeholders from governments, Critical
Infrastructure operators, and industry are encouraged to submit papers
which describe their current and future challenges to be engaged by
researchers and multidisciplinary research teams.

*Important Dates*

Extended deadline for submission of papers: *June 1, 2013 *

Notification to authors: June 30, 2013

Camera-ready papers: August 16, 2013

The CRITIS 2013 Scientific Committee invites papers for the following four
topic categories:

Topic category 1:  *Resilience of Smart Cities*

Topic category 2:  *Requirements for C(I)IP by C(I)I Stakeholders*

Topics of interest for category 2 include:

   - C(I)IP requirements for Resilient Smart Cities
   - C(I)IP requirements posed as future (near, mid and long term)
   challenges, e.g. mobility and smart grids
   - Requirements for Resilient (Information) Infrastructures
   - C(I)I Survivability requirements
   - The use of clouds for C(I)I operations
   - Economics, Investments and Incentives of C(I)IP
   - C(I)I Exercises & Contingency Plans
   - Trust Models in Normal Situations and During Escalation
   - C(I)IP Polices at National and Cross-border levels
   - C(I)IP R&D Agenda at National and International levels

Stakeholders include Industry, CI operators, government agencies, EU
Directorates) and integrated solution directions by CIP/CIIP-related R&D
communities and disciplines. Papers submitted for topic categories 1 and 2
that do not fit the focus of the category, may be reassigned by the
Scientific Committee to topic categories 3 or 4.

Topic category 3:  *Advances in C(I)IP*  and  Topic category 4:  *YOUNG

Topics of interest for categories 3 and 4 include all topics mentioned
under topic category 2 as well as topics like:

   - Resilient C(I)I and C(I)I Survivability
   - Resilience of interacting C(I)I
   - Cyber Defence of C(I)I
   - Self-healing, Self-protection, and Self-management Architectures
   - C(I)I dependency Modeling, Simulation, Analysis and Validation
   - Protection of Complex Cyber - Physical Systems
   - Cyber security related threats & vulnerabilities, modeling and analysis
   - Cyber Security of Smart Grids, Process Control and SCADA
   - Advanced Forensic Methodologies for C(I)I
   - Public - Private Partnership for C(I)I Resilience

*Instructions for Paper Submission*

All submissions will be subjected to a thorough blind review by at least
three reviewers. Papers should be in English and no longer than 12 pages,
including bibliography and well-marked appendices. As in previous years, it
is planned that post-proceedings are published by Springer-Verlag in the
Lecture Notes in Computer Science series. Pre-proceedings will appear at
the time of the conference. At least one author of each accepted paper is
required to register with the Workshop and present the paper. Paper
submission will be done via EasyChair. The submitted paper (in PDF or
PostScript format) should follow the respective template offered by

The paper must start with a title, a short abstract, and a list of
keywords. However, the submission should be anonymised and all author
names, affiliations, acknowledgements, and obvious traceable references
should be eliminated.

Extended and fully revised versions of the best papers accepted for CRITIS
2013, after a further peer-reviewed process, will be published in a special
issue of the International Journal of Critical Infrastructures

*Programme Committee Co-Chairs*

Pieter Hartel (TU Twente & TNO, Netherlands)

Eric Luiijf (TNO, The Netherlands)

*Programme Committee* (Invitations are sent out, confirmations partly

Reinhard Posch (Technical Univ. Graz, Austria)

Geert Deconinck (K. U. Leuven, Belgium)

Paulo Maciel (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)

Andre Samberg (Sec-Control, Finland and IMG-S TA2, European Union)

Arslan Brömme (Vattenfall, Germany)

Jurge Cuellar (Siemens, Germany)

Christoph Krauss (Fraunhofer AISEC, Germany)

Stefan Pickl (Bunderswehruniversität München, Germany)

Erich Rome (Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany)

Neeraj Suri (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

Stelios Dritsas (Athens Univ. of Economics & Business, Greece)

Stefanos Gritzalis (University of the Aegean, Greece)

Sokratis Katsikas (University of the Aegean, Greece)

Panos Kotzanikolaou (Univ. of Piraeus, Greece)

Evangelos Ouzounis (European Network and Information Security Agency,

Christos Xenakis (University of Piraeus, Greece)

Marianthi Theoharidou (Athens Univ. of Economics & Business, Greece)

Gregorio D'Agostino (ENEA, Italy)

Sandro Bologna (AIIC, Italy)

Emiliano Casalicchio (Università di Tor Vergata, Italy)

Giovanna Dondossola (RSE, Italy)

Fabio Martinelli (CNR, Italy)

Stefano Panzieri (University Roma Tre, Italy)

Roberto Setola (Università CAMPUS Bio-Medico, Italy)

Eiji Okamoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan)

Janne Hagen (Proactima, Norway)

Katrin Franke (Gjøvik University Collage, Norway)

Margrete Raaum (CERT University of Oslo, Norway)

Ketil Stølen (SINTEF and University of Oslo, Norway)

Nils Kalstad Svendsen (Gjøvik University College, Norway)

Stephen Wolthusen (Gjøvik University College, Norway and Royal Holloway, U.
of London, UK)

Janusz Gorski (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland)

Paolo Verissimo (Universidad de Lisboa, Portugal)

Christina Alcaraz (University Malaga, Spain)

Jorge L. Hernandez-Ardieta (INDRA, Spain)

Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain)

Barend Taute (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa)

Stefan Brem (Federal Office for Civil Protection, Switzerland)

Myriam Dunn (ETH Centre for Security Studies, Switzerland)

Bernhard M. Hämmerli (University of Applied Sciences Lucerne, GUC Gjøvik
and CEO Acris GmbH)

Marcelo Masera (EU Joint Research Centre Petten, The Netherlands)

Robin Bloomfield (City University London, UK)

Chris Johnson (Glasgow University, UK)

Adrian Gheorghe (Old Dominion University, USA)

Saifur Rahman (Advanced Research Institute, Virginia Tech, USA)

Steven M. Rinaldi (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)

Angelos Stavrou (George Mason University, USA)

*Steering Committee Chairs*

Bernhard M. Hämmerli (University of Applied Sciences Lucerne, GUC Gjøvik
and CEO Acris GmbH)

Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain)

Nils Kalstad Svendsen (Gjøvik University College, Norway)

*Steering Committee Members*

Robin Bloomfield (City University London, UK)

Sandro Bologna (AIIC, Italy)

Sokratis Katsikas (University of the Aegean, Greece)

Reinhard Posch (Technical Univ. Graz, Austria)

Saifur Rahman (Advanced Research Institute, Virginia Tech, USA)

Roberto Setola (Università CAMPUS Bio-Medico, Italy)

Erich Rome (Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany)

Stephen Wolthusen (Gjøvik University College, Norway and Royal Holloway,
Univ. of London, UK)