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8th International Workshop on 
Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2013)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

September 16-18, 2013


The annually held CRITIS conference is devoted to Critical
(Information) Infrastructure security, protection and resilience. The
8th edition will be held from 16-18 September 2013 in Amsterdam, The

The CRITIS 2013 Call for Papers is addressed to all researchers and
critical infrastructure stakeholders who wish to present their papers
at the conference. More information can be found at:

Modern societies increasingly depend on critical
infrastructures. Those themselves increasingly depend on and are
entangled with Information and Communication Technologies
(ICT). Disruption or loss of (ICT-based) critical infrastructures may
result in serious consequences for the functioning of the society, the
economy, the functioning of governments, the ecology and social
well-being of people, and in the most unfortunate cases loss of human
lives, livestock and other animals. As a consequence, the security,
reliability and resilience of these infrastructures are critical for
the society. Critical (Information) Infrastructure Protection (C(I)IP)
is therefore a major objective for governments, companies, operators
of these infrastructures and the worldwide research community.  CRITIS
2013 is set to continue a well-established tradition of presenting
innovative research and exploring new challenges for the protection of
critical information-based infrastructures (CIP/CIIP). CRITIS brings
together stakeholders from industry, operators and governments as well
as researchers and professionals from academia, applied research
organisations and industry interested in all different aspects of

One focus of CRITIS 2013 is on the new challenges of Resilience of
Smart Cities, a topic that will be highlighted by thought provoking
and visionary keynote speeches and by conference papers.

The second day of CRITIS 2013 will be a meeting place between the
diverse set of C(I)IP stakeholders with their short, medium and long
term needs and the academic and applied research
communities. CRITIS2013 intends to foster collaboration, to find
common, collaborative approaches towards solutions and to boost R&D to
address the identified needs. On the third day, the focus will be on
the (academic) advances in C(I)IP R&D.  A (virtual) multi-disciplinary
community of new talented PhD students and junior researchers in the
field of C(I)IP will be build: YOUNG CRITIS. Young CRITIS appeals to
the scientific C(I)IP communities at national, European and global

Given the focus areas above, the programme committee will select
papers per topic category (or track) mentioned below. Therefore,
authors need to state which topic category they address. Researchers
are solicited to contribute to the conference by submitting research
papers, work-in-progress reports, R&D project results, surveying works
and industrial experiences describing significant advances in
C(I)IP. Stakeholders from governments, Critical Infrastructure
operators, and industry are encouraged to submit papers which describe
their current and future challenges to be engaged by researchers and
multidisciplinary research teams.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of papers: May 10, 2013
Notification to authors: June 30, 2013
Camera-ready papers: August 16, 2013

The CRITIS 2013 Scientific Committee invites papers for the following four topic categories:

Topic category 1:  Resilience of Smart Cities 

Topic category 2:  Requirements for C(I)IP by C(I)I Stakeholders 

Topics of interest for category 2 include:

C(I)IP requirements for Resilient Smart Cities

C(I)IP requirements posed as future (near, mid and long term)
challenges, e.g. mobility and smart grids

Requirements for Resilient (Information) Infrastructures

C(I)I Survivability requirements

The use of clouds for C(I)I operations

Economics, Investments and Incentives of C(I)IP

C(I)I Exercises & Contingency Plans

Trust Models in Normal Situations and During Escalation

C(I)IP Polices at National and Cross-border levels

C(I)IP R&D Agenda at National and International levels

Stakeholders include Industry, CI operators, government agencies, EU
Directorates) and integrated solution directions by CIP/CIIP-related
R&D communities and disciplines. Papers submitted for topic categories
1 and 2 that do not fit the focus of the category, may be reassigned
by the Scientific Committee to topic categories 3 or 4.

Topic category 3:  Advances in C(I)IP  and  Topic category 4:  YOUNG CRITIS  

Topics of interest for categories 3 and 4 include all topics mentioned
under topic category 2 as well as topics like:

Resilient C(I)I and C(I)I Survivability
Resilience of interacting C(I)I
Cyber Defence of C(I)I
Self-healing, Self-protection, and Self-management Architectures
C(I)I dependency Modeling, Simulation, Analysis and Validation
Protection of Complex Cyber - Physical Systems
Cyber security related threats & vulnerabilities, modeling and analysis
Cyber Security of Smart Grids, Process Control and SCADA
Advanced Forensic Methodologies for C(I)I
Public - Private Partnership for C(I)I Resilience

Instructions for Paper Submission

All submissions will be subjected to a thorough blind review by at
least three reviewers. Papers should be in English and no longer than
12 pages, including bibliography and well-marked appendices. As in
previous years, it is planned that post-proceedings are published by
Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science
series. Pre-proceedings will appear at the time of the conference. At
least one author of each accepted paper is required to register with
the Workshop and present the paper. Paper submission will be done via
EasyChair. The submitted paper (in PDF or PostScript format) should
follow the respective template offered by Springer.

The paper must start with a title, a short abstract, and a list of
keywords. However, the submission should be anonymised and all author
names, affiliations, acknowledgements, and obvious traceable
references should be eliminated.  Extended and fully revised versions
of the best papers accepted for CRITIS 2013, after a further
peer-reviewed process, will be published in a special issue of the
International Journal of Critical Infrastructures (Inderscience).

Programme Committee Co-Chairs

Pieter Hartel (TU Twente & TNO, Netherlands) 
Eric Luiijf (TNO, The Netherlands)

Programme Committee (Invitations are sent out, confirmations partly pending)

Reinhard Posch (Technical Univ. Graz, Austria)
Geert Deconinck (K. U. Leuven, Belgium)
Paulo Maciel (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
Andre Samberg (Sec-Control, Finland and IMG-S TA2, European Union)
Arslan Brömme (Vattenfall, Germany)
Jurge Cuellar (Siemens, Germany)
Christoph Krauss (Fraunhofer AISEC, Germany)
Stefan Pickl (Bunderswehruniversität München, Germany)
Erich Rome (Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany)
Neeraj Suri (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Stelios Dritsas (Athens Univ. of Economics & Business, Greece)
Stefanos Gritzalis (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Sokratis Katsikas (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Panos Kotzanikolaou (Univ. of Piraeus, Greece)
Evangelos Ouzounis (European Network and Information Security Agency, Greece)
Christos Xenakis (University of Piraeus, Greece)
Marianthi Theoharidou (Athens Univ. of Economics & Business, Greece)
Gregorio D'Agostino (ENEA, Italy)
Sandro Bologna (AIIC, Italy)
Emiliano Casalicchio (Università di Tor Vergata, Italy)
Giovanna Dondossola (RSE, Italy)
Fabio Martinelli (CNR, Italy)
Stefano Panzieri (University Roma Tre, Italy)
Roberto Setola (Università CAMPUS Bio-Medico, Italy)
Eiji Okamoto (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Janne Hagen (Proactima, Norway)
Katrin Franke (Gjøvik University Collage, Norway)
Margrete Raaum (CERT University of Oslo, Norway)
Ketil Stølen (SINTEF and University of Oslo, Norway)
Nils Kalstad Svendsen (Gjøvik University College, Norway)
Stephen Wolthusen (Gjøvik University College, Norway and Royal Holloway, U. of London, UK)
Janusz Gorski (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland)
Paolo Verissimo (Universidad de Lisboa, Portugal)
Christina Alcaraz (University Malaga, Spain)
Jorge L. Hernandez-Ardieta (INDRA, Spain)
Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain)
Barend Taute (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa)
Stefan Brem (Federal Office for Civil Protection, Switzerland)
Myriam Dunn (ETH Centre for Security Studies, Switzerland)
Bernhard M. Hämmerli (University of Applied Sciences Lucerne, GUC Gjøvik and CEO Acris GmbH)
Marcelo Masera (EU Joint Research Centre Petten, The Netherlands)
Robin Bloomfield (City University London, UK)
Chris Johnson (Glasgow University, UK)
Adrian Gheorghe (Old Dominion University, USA)
Saifur Rahman (Advanced Research Institute, Virginia Tech, USA) 
Steven M. Rinaldi (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
Angelos Stavrou (George Mason University, USA)

Steering Committee Chairs

Bernhard M. Hämmerli (University of Applied Sciences Lucerne, GUC Gjøvik and CEO Acris GmbH)
Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain)
Nils Kalstad Svendsen (Gjøvik University College, Norway)

Steering Committee Members

Robin Bloomfield (City University London, UK)
Sandro Bologna (AIIC, Italy)
Sokratis Katsikas (University of the Aegean, Greece)
Reinhard Posch (Technical Univ. Graz, Austria)
Saifur Rahman (Advanced Research Institute, Virginia Tech, USA)
Roberto Setola (Università CAMPUS Bio-Medico, Italy)
Erich Rome (Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany)
Stephen Wolthusen (Gjøvik University College, Norway and Royal Holloway, Univ. of London, UK)