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9th International Conference on 
Critical Information Infrastructures Security

October 13-15, 2014
Limassol, Cyprus

Modern society relies on the availability and smooth operation of a variety of complex engineering systems. These systems are termed Critical Infrastructure Systems (CIS). Some of the most prominent examples of critical infrastructure systems are electric power systems, telecommunication networks, water distribution systems, transportation systems, wastewater and sanitation systems, financial and banking systems, food production and distribution, and oil/natural gas pipelines. Our everyday life and well-being depend heavily on the reliable operation and efficient management of these critical infrastructures. The citizens expect that critical infrastructure systems will always be available and that, at the same time, they will be managed efficiently (i.e., they will have a low cost). Experience has shown that this is most often true. Nevertheless, critical infrastructure systems fail occasionally. Their failure may be due to natural disasters (e.g., earthquakes and floods), accidental failures (e.g., equipment failures, software bugs, and human errors), or malicious attacks (either direct or remote). When critical infrastructures fail, the consequences are tremendous. These consequences may be classified into societal, health, and economic.

On behalf of the Steering Committee and the Local Organizing Committee we invite you to submit papers and attend the CRITIS 2014 conference. CRITIS 2014 continues a well-established tradition of successful annual conferences. It aims at bringing together researchers and professionals from academia, industry and governmental organizations working in the field of the security of critical infrastructure systems. 

Conference web site

Important dates

Deadline for invited session proposals: March 26, 2014
Deadline for submission of papers: April 2, 2014
Notification to authors: June 1, 2014
Camera-ready papers: June 25, 2014


Limassol, Cyprus


Further details for submission procedures will be announced in the updated call for papers in early January 2014.


Infrastructure resilience and survivability 
Security and protection of complex cyber-physical systems 
Self-healing, self-protection, and self-management architectures 
Cyber security in critical infrastructure systems
Critical (information-based) infrastructures exercises and contingency plans
Advanced forensic methodologies for critical information infrastructures
Economics, investments and incentives of critical infrastructure protection
Infrastructure dependencies: modeling, simulation, analysis and validation
Critical infrastructure network and organizational vulnerability analysis 
Critical infrastructure threat and attack modelling 
Public-private partnership for critical infrastructure resilience 
Critical infrastructure protection polices at national and cross-border levels 
Fault diagnosis for critical infrastructures
Fault tolerant control for critical infrastructures
Security and protection of smart buildings
Detection and management of incidents/attacks on critical infrastructures
Preparedness, prevention, mitigation and planning

Call for Special Sessions

Proposals for organizing special sessions during CRITIS 2014 are cordially invited. Special sessions will comprise 4-6 papers presenting a unifying theme of interest to the conference attendees from a diversity of viewpoints. Special Session proposals from active research projects are particularly welcomed. Proposals for special sessions must include the title of the session, a paragraph describing the theme of the session, names and affiliation of the contributing authors, and tentative titles of the contributions. 

The component papers must be submitted separately, by the respective authors, as per the regular submission procedure. Each paper in a proposed invited session will be individually reviewed. Any rejected papers submitted as part of an invited session will be removed and appropriate contributed papers may be substituted, at the discretion of the Program Committee. Likewise, selected papers from rejected invited sessions may be placed into other sessions. Further exchanges may be made to ensure coherence of the sessions, at the discretion of the Program Committee.

Organizing Committee

Marios Polycarpou (University of Cyprus, General Co-Chair)
Elias Kyriakides (University of Cyprus, General Co-Chair)
Christos Panayiotou (University of Cyprus, Program Chair)
Vicenç Puig (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Program Co-Chair)
Erich Rome (Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems, Program Co-Chair)