14th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures
Security CRITIS 2019, will be held in Linköping, Sweden,
September 23-25, 2019, and continues the tradition of bringing to
forth innovative research in the field of critical (information)
infrastructures protection (C(I)IP), exploring ideas that address
challenges to resilience and societal safety, and fostering the
dialogue with stakeholders.

CRITIS 2019 aims at bringing together researchers, professionals from
academia, critical (information) infrastructure operators, industry,
defence sector and governmental organisations working in the field of the
security of critical (information) infrastructure systems. Moreover, CRITIS
aims to encourage and inspire early stage and open-minded researchers in
this demanding multi-disciplinary field of research. Outstanding research
performance demonstrated by young researchers may compete for the Young

The Projects' Dissemination Session will be an opportunity of dissemination
for ongoing European, multinational, and national projects, to share the
experiences among scientist and experts working on different projects in
the C(I)IP domain.

*Conference themes*

CRITIS 2019 conference has a special focus on testbeds for research and
training with respect to security in critical infrastructures, encouraging
participants from Europe, US and Asia to present the state of art in
development of such physical and virtual environments.

The conference will also be a forum to discuss current and future energy
infrastructures with participation of energy infrastructure operators and
stakeholders, as well as the infrastructures for water management systems,
traffic management and interdependencies therein. Topics for the conference
papers include (but are not limited to):

*Topic 1: Protection of cyber-physical systems, *
* Critical (Information) Infrastructure Protection (CIP and CIIP)
* 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 / C(I)I
* Modelling and analysis of cyber-physical systems / C(I)I and C(I)IP

*Topic 2: Advances in C(I)IP organisation, management and legal aspects*

* Digital forensics and attribution in attacked C(I)I
* International approaches to C(I)IP including identification of C(I)I
* 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 EU’s Network and Information Security
* C(I)IP R&D agenda at national and international levels
* Economics, investments and incentives for C(I)IP
* Defence of civilian CI and CII in conflicts with cyber warfare elements
* Infrastructure, architectural and technology changes in the energy sector
  which may impact the sector approach to C(I)I or challenge other
  C(I)I-sectors (e.g. smart grids and energy supply in smart city
* Impact of geopolitical & social factors and threats

*Topic 3: Emergencies and C(I)IP protection, national and cross-border *

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

*Topic 4: Disruptive technologies for C(I)IP, including *

* New platforms for financing and data management (e.g. blockchains)
* Infrastructure IoT and emerging standards
* The role of AI and machine learning in autonomous management of
* Digital twins and their deployment as augmented reality for training and
  scenario risk analysis
* Future communication technologies (5G, edge) and their potential impact
  on other C(I)I

*Submission guidelines:*
All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another
journal or conference. All paper submissions must contain 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.
The following two paper categories are welcome. Any submission needs to be
explicitly marked as "full paper" or "short paper":

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

* Short papers work-in-progress reports, R&D project and industrial
experience reports. Short papers should be 4 to 6 pages long.
Accepted papers are to be included in post-proceedings, published by
Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.
All papers should be submitted in this format.

*Important dates:*
30 April 2019 -- Full-text submission
18 June 2019 -- Notification of acceptance
9 September 2019 -- Camera-ready papers

Conference website: https://critis2019.on.liu.se/