IOSec 2018 : International workshop on Information & Operational Technology
(IT & OT) security systems 
13 September 2018, 
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
collocated with the 21st International Symposium on Research in Attacks,
Intrusions and Defenses ( RAID 2018)

Call for papers

The recent advancements of ICT have given the opportunity to companies,
public administrations and various Critical Infrastructures to offer new and
innovative services and at the same time lower their operational costs.
These advancements however, were quickly adopted without proper evaluation
of their impact on security, leaving current IT (Information Technology) and
OT (Operation Technology) systems vulnerable to various kinds of
cyberattacks. The International workshop on Information & Operational
Technology (IT & OT) security systems aims to bring together viewpoints from
diverse areas to explore the commonalities of security problems and
solutions for advancing the collective science and practice of IT and OT
security protection. 

CIPSEC EU project 
In recent years, the majority of the world's Critical Infrastructures CIs
evolved to become more flexible, cost efficient and able to offer better
services and conditions for business opportunities. Towards this evolution,
CIs and companies offering CI services had to adopt many of the recent
advances of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) field. As
part of this framework CIPSEC offers a complete security ecosystem of
additional services that can support the proposed technical solutions to
work reliably and at professional quality. These services include
vulnerability tests and recommendations, key personnel training courses,
public-private partnerships (PPPs) forensics analysis, standardization and
protection against cascading effects. All solutions and services will be
validated in three pilots performed in three different CI environments
(transportation, health, environment). CIPSEC will also develop a marketing
strategy for optimal positioning of its solutions in the CI security market.

List of Topics

- Security architectures and frameworks for enterprises, SMEs, public
  administration or critical infrastructures
- Threat models for systems and communication networks
- Threat detection, classification and profiling, Incident management
- Security training
- Risk assessment - safety and security
- Security validation, testing platforms and developments
- Hardware security, Cryptographic engineering
- Intrusion Detection, Intrusion Prevention
- Secure Software Development, Malicious Code Analysis
- Digital Forensics
- Identity and access management
- Privacy Enabling Technologies

Papers will be judged on novelty, significance, correctness, and clarity. We
expect all papers to provide enough detail to enable reproducibility of
their experimental results. 

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: 		July 10, 2018
Notification to Authors: 	August 5, 2018
Final version: 			August 15, 2018

Submission Guidelines

Each paper must include an abstract and a list of keywords, and must not
exceed 10 pages in total length, formatted in LNCS-style and including the
bibliography and any appendices. Position papers of maximum 4 pages
describing early research work are also accepted. Papers can be submitted on
the following link:


General Chairs
- Kostas Lampropoulos,  University of Patras
- Eva Marín Tordera, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Publication and Publicity Chair
- Apostolos P. Fournaris, University of Patras

Technical Program Committee
- Antonio Álvarez: ATOS
- Rodrigo Díaz: ATOS
- Apostolos P. Fournaris: University of Patras
- Odysseas Koufopavlou: University of Patras
- Xavi Masip: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
- Stefan Katzenbeisser: Technical University of Darmstadt
- Neeraj Suri: Technical University of Darmstadt
- Sotiris Ioannidis: Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas 
- Christos Papachristos: Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas 
- Vassilis Prevelakis: TU Braunschweig