Call for Papers

CIIW 2005: The first CRIS International Workshop on
            Critical Information Infrastructures

Cyber blackouts: How fast is the recovery, and what preparatory measures do
we have in place?

17-18 May 2005, Linköping, Sweden.


This workshop is being held as a combined research-oriented workshop and
information exchange for experts and authorities involved in Critical
Infrastructures, but with a focus on information infrastructures.

It is supported by CRIS, the international Institute for Research on
Critical Infrastructures ( and is a follow-up to a
European union IST workshop recently held on "The future of ICT for power
systems: emerging security challenges".

The workshop seeks two categories of papers:
(1) high quality unpublished papers (full papers)
(2) work-in-progress and student papers discussing recent interesting work

related to the following research areas:

* Dynamic network protection with adaptive and proactive methods
* Intrusion prevention, detection, tolerance and response
* Defence strategies for ISP networks
* Infrastructure vulnerabilities and dependencies
* Monitoring and analysing attack patterns within specific systems or
* Monitoring and analysing attack patterns in Internet data
* Recognition and response systems for distributed attacks, e.g. CAPTCHAs
* Distributed denial of service attacks
* Self-propagating malicious code
* Cyber terrorism and organized crime
* System management and self-managed systems
* Self-healing systems, automated patching and node/link recovery, ad-hoc
* Real-time response and mitigation
* Network fault-tolerance: wireless networks, sensor networks, IP networks
* Security policy, protection, access control and authentication
* Models and architectures for network survivability
* Interoperability between hybrid wireline/wireless networks
* Robust infrastructures

The topics indicated are not restrictive, on the contrary they are listed as
a guide for the reader.

The articles will be reviewed and selected based on their originality,
significance and soundness. Selected papers will be proposed for a special
issue of a distinguished journal (contacts in progress).


* Submission deadline (full papers & WIP/Student): 30 March 2005
* Acceptance notification: 15 April 2005
* Final version due: 1 May 2005

Articles should be submitted through the website, using PDF format. The 
papers must not exceed 10 pages including authors information, 
author's e-mail, abstract 3-5 keywords, figures and bibliography.


Simin Nadjm-Tehrani
Linköping University, Sweden


Mats Söderström
Linköping University, Sweden


Kalle Burbeck
Claudiu Duma
Almut Herzog
Linköping University, Sweden

Questions to:


Massoud Amin
University of Minnesota, USA

David Bakken
Washington State University, USA

Stefan Burschka
Swisscom, Switzerland

Germano Caronni
Sun Microsystems, USA

David Chadwick
University of Salford, UK

Geert Deconinck
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Rune Gustavsson
Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sweden

Peng Liu
Penn State University, USA

Simin Nadjm-Tehrani
Linköping University, Sweden

Rick Schlichting

Nahid Shahmehri
Linköping University, Sweden

Andreas Wespi
IBM, Switzerland