International Workshop on Secure and resilient smart manufacturing environments (SecRS)

Call for Papers

International Workshop on Secure and resilient smart manufacturing environments (SecRS)

August 17th–20th, 2021, Vienna, Austria

To be held in conjunction with the 16th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security

SecRS Workshop is co-organized by:

Workshop Description:

Industry 4.0 has emerged by the convergence of Operations Technology (i.e. traditional hardware and software systems) and Information Technology (e.g. distributed compute device, ubiquitous communication systems, big data analytics and artificial intelligence). Industrial Internet of Things (ΙΙοΤ) has great potential to enable significant advances in optimizing operations among a large number of increasingly autonomous control systems and devices. These advances can have a profound impact on many industry domains, with smart factories and logistics being among the most notable cases. At the same time, cybersecurity risks associated with IoT devices makes it extremely difficult to harness their full potential: IIoT systems dramatically increase the attack surface (introducing new security threats due to newly connected devices and protocols, which are more vulnerable to attacks such as interference and resource exhaustion). The exploitation of IoT devices can be exploited to cause disruption of process controls, theft of intellectual property (i.e. industrial espionage), loss of corporate data, and even harm to the safety of workers in the factory floor.

In this context, the aim of the first International Workshop on Secure and resilient smart manufacturing environments (SecRS) is to bring together researchers; practitioners, industrial stakeholders, and security professionals, to discuss challenges and opportunities in addressing the security, resilience, accountability and trustworthiness requirements of IIoT, collaborative manufacturing and industrial supply chains.

The first SecRS workshop is co-organized by the C4IIoT (“Cyber security 4.0: protecting the Industrial Internet Of Things), COLLABS (“A COmprehensive cyber-intelligence framework for resilient coLLABorative manufacturing Systems), CyberSANE (“Cyber Security Incident Handling, Warning and Response System for the European Critical Infrastructures”), and FISHY (“A coordinated framework for cyber resilient supply chain systems over complex ICT infrastructures”) research projects, which have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline

May 10, 2021

Author Notification

June 01, 2021

Proceedings Version

June 13, 2021

ARES EU Symposium

August 17, 2021

ARES Conference

August 17 – August 20, 2021

Topics of interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Data protection in IIoT environments
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled cybersecurity in IIoT – based collaborative manufacturing environments
  • Data anonymization, encryption and authenticity preserving mechanisms
  • Secure and privacy-aware big data analytics
  • Context-aware safety, security and privacy properties modelling and monitoring of IoT environments
  • Vulnerability analysis and mitigation techniques
  • Applications of Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT)
  • Physical device security, including secure-by-design fabrication techniques, trusted execution and remote attestation
  • Secure and sustainable distributed intelligent assets
    Advanced Persistent Threat taxonomies and models
  • Novel mechanisms to ensure the trustworthiness and general security of IIoT platforms
  • Simulation Environments for the detection, analysis, visualisation, containing and eradication of security events and their propagation effects
  • Incident handling and security and privacy risk assessment

Program Chair/ Workshop Chair

Srdjan Skrbic

University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Georgia Sakellari

University of Greenwich, United Kingdom

Haris Mouratidis

University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Program Chair/ Workshop Chair

  • Alberto Terzi HPE, Italy
  • Alexandre Santos University of Minho, Portugal
  • Ali Jaddoa Universiry of Greenwich, UK
  • Andreas Miaoudakis Sphynx Technology Solutions AG, Switzerland
  • Antonio Escobar Infineon, Germany
  • Apostolos P. Fournaris ISI/R.C. ATHENA, Greece
  • Christos Tzagkarakis FORTH, Greece
  • Davide Martintoni Raytheon Technologies Research Center, Italy
  • Diego R. Lopez Telefonica I+D, Spain
  • Dusan Jakovetic UNSPMF, Serbia
  • Eva Papadogiannaki FORTH, Greece
  • Gilad Ezov IBM, Israel
  • Giorgos Tsirantonakis FORTH, Greece
  • Giorgos Vasiliadis FORTH, Greece
  • Giovanni Giuliani HPE, Italy
  • Henrique Santos University of Minho, Portugal
  • Jacques Robin UP1PS, France
  • Jose Francisco Ruiz Atos, Spain
  • Manos Athanatos FORTH, Greece
  • Matthieu Lemerre CEA, France
  • Michalis Smyrlis Sphynx Technology Solutions AG, Switzerland
  • Panagiotis Trakadas Synelixis S.A., Greece
  • Prabhakaran Kasinathan Siemens AG, Germany
  • William Oliff University of Greenwich, UK

Submission Guidelines

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference.