CFP: Smart Grid Security

Second Open EIT ICT Labs Workshop on Smart Grid Security
Munich, Germany
Feb 26th, 2014
Call for Contributions (Papers, Talks, and Posters)

The Second Open NESSoS / EIT ICT Labs Workshop on Smart Grid Security
will take place in the Technical University of Munich, in the centre
of the city, on the 26th of Feb, 2014 in the context of the
International Symposium on Engineering Secure Software and Systems
(ESSoS-14).  The Workshop is sponsored jointly by the Network of
Excellence on Engineering Secure Future Internet SW, (NESSoS) and the action line smart energy
systems of the EIT ICT Labs.

Context and Motivation

The need for a reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply is
steadily increasing. The Smart Grid is proposed as an innovative,
flexible, adaptable system which revolutionizes the current
interconnection architecture and creates new services and offering new
management and business opportunities for many stakeholders. Real-time
communication between the consumer and the utility will allow the
consumer to optimize local energy production, storage and usage; power
will flow in different directions, depending on where generation takes
place; buildings will actively participate of in the grid as
consumers, producers, and energy storage facilities; electro-cars can
be charged during low-demand periods and used as short-term energy

Components will communicate with each other and will provide
operational and non-operational information to users and
administrators. This will require the use of global communication
networks, like the Internet, and will open the door to conventional
hacking and to cyber attacks. Not only will it be necessary to
carefully assess the threads and risks, but also to have a consensus
on the definition and implementation of measures and mechanisms to
cope with them, or to recover from them. The infrastructure,
workflows, processes and systems must be protected against
unauthorized modification, required information should be accessible
in the right place at the right time, the sensitive personally
identifiable information (PII) related to the consumption of energy,
the location of the electric car, but also confidential business
information etc must remain secure from unauthorized access.

There is a clear need in Europe to integrate the fragmented research
and development efforts in securing the Smart Grid. This workshop will
be a venue to share and consolidate results, plan joint work, and
create networks to accomplish these ambitioned goals.

The organizers welcome proposals for contributions on any topics related to:

 .        Attackers, Threats, Risk Analysis

 .        Security of Smart Grid protocols

 .        IDS / IPS / SIEM for Smart Grids / SCADA systems

 .        Security related Smart Grid test beds and simulators

 .        Security for long term deployment

 .        Securing the Smart Grids from the business and market perspective:
          Products, Stakeholders, Models

 .        Cross organizational security aspects

 .        Real-time monitoring and recovery

 .        Privacy issues

 .        Standardization

 .        Certification, Regulatory issues


Full paper submissions, extended abstracts and short papers are
welcome. Full papers should be 10-12 pages, while extended abstracts
and short papers should be 2-5 pages. Invited paper may be up to 25
pages.  The authors of extended abstracts should submit a full version
to be published in the post-proceedings. Short papers can be presented
as poster presentations.  All papers will be reviewed by the program
committee, and a balanced program will be selected based on relevance
and technical soundness.  Short paper contributions may be selected as
"Poster Presentations". Follow the instructions at the submission web


After the success of the previous SmartGrid Security Workshop (see
LNCS 7823 and, we are
planning again to publish the papers in LNCS
(//, as post-proceedings.

Important Dates:

Full paper (10-12 pages), abstract (2-5 pages) or short paper (2-5 pages)		15 Dec 2013

Notification to authors:												10 Jan

Workshop:														26 Feb

Final version for post-proceedings										31 Mar