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The 6th International Symposium for ICS & SCADA Cyber Security brings together researchers with an interest in the security of industrial control systems in the light of their increasing exposure to cyber-space. The topics of interests are broad, ranging from security for hardware/firmware used in industrial control systems, to system aspects of ICS such as secure architectures and vulnerability screening to the human aspects of cyber security such as behaviour modelling and training. ICS-CSR is a research conference aimed at high quality academic research in any of the specified themes and topics of interest. We welcome original contributions that present innovative ideas, proof of concepts, use cases, and results from a variety of domains with a wish to enhance the security of infrastructure.

Proceedings of the ICS-CSR are hosted by the British Computer Society (BCS) in their eWiC series. Proceedings are indexed in the ACM Digital Library, EBSCO, DBPL and Google Scholar.

This year's conference will take place on the 10th to 12th of September 2019 at University of Piraeus (Day 1) and the Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media (Days 2 and 3) in Athens, Greece.

As with previous editions, we will be inviting the best conference submissions to a special issue in Elsevier Journal of Information Security and Applications (JISA) and in EAI Transactions on Security and Safety. Papers will have to be significantly extended and will undergo an additional peer-review process before acceptance. The call for extended papers will be distributed at the conference.

Topics of Interest and Special Sessions


ICS-CSR is welcoming contributions that have a direct application or relevance to security aspects of Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA), Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Smart City, or Industry 4.0.

This list of topics is not meant to be exhaustive; ICS-CSR is interested in all aspects of computer security relating to ICS. Papers without a clear application to SCADA, Embedded Systems or Industrial Control, however, will be considered out of scope and may be rejected without full review.

Main Conference Themes

  • Hardware Security Solutions
    • Encryption, Authentication, Availability Assurance
    • Resilient Systems
    • Application Security
    • Secure Firmware
    • Communication Systems
    • Timing Vulnerabilities in RT-Control Systems
    • Security Implications of Feature Interactions
  • System Security
    • Security Architectures
    • Safety-Security Interactions
    • Intrusion Detection
    • Security Monitoring
    • Malware Analysis
    • Cyber Security Engineering
    • Vulnerability Assessment/Screening
    • Secure Communication Protocols
    • Metrics
    • Anonymity
    • Language-based Security
    • Network Security
    • Patching and Maintenance
  • Digital Forensics and Response
    • Hardware Forensics
    • Incident Response
    • Live Forensics
    • Accountability
    • Forensic Readiness
  • Security Management
    • Risk Management
    • Security Metrics
    • Governance and Policy
    • Business Continuity
    • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Human Factors Security
    • Awareness and Training
    • Behavioural Modelling
    • Threat Profiling

Accepted Papers

...will be announced in due time.

Submission and Guidelines


Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers must be clearly presented in English, must not exceed 10 pages, including tables, figures, references and appendixes and follow the EWIC formatting guidelines: Accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings and indexed in the ACM digital library.

All papers will be peer reviewed by members of the Programme Committee. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation. Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be considered for publication in a special issue. The program committee will select a Best Paper Award winner for this conference. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work.

Submit your paper via EasyChair:

Instructions for Short Positional Paper Submission:

We welcome the submission of short positional papers for poster presentation during the conference. Positional papers must be clearly presented in English, must not exceed 4 pages, including tables, figures, references and appendixes and follow the EWIC formatting guidelines: Accepted papers will be eligible for inclusion for presentation as a poster during the conference and selected papers will be included as an annex in the published conference proceedings. Submit your short positional paper via EasyChair: and use the prefix "POSITIONAL" in the registration title.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Due: May 31st, 2019 (23:59 CET) - extended
Acceptance Notification: June 20th, 2016
Registration: Now open!
Conference: Workshop: September 10th, 2019, University of Piraeus Conference: September 11th - September 12th, 2019, Ministry of Digital Policy, Athens

Keynote Speakers


This year's keynotes will be held by Joanna Burkey and Sokratis K. Katsikas. Previous Keynote Speakers include John S. Baras (University of Maryland), John Matherly (Shodan), Stephan Luders (CERN), Eric Byres (Tofino, Belden), Thomas Brandstetter (Limes), Sally Levesley (New Risk), and Eeiran Leverett (Cambridge University).

Keynote: Joanna Burkey

Moving Beyond the Silos: Holistic Cybersecurity at Siemens
Global Head of Cyber Defense, Siemens AG

Sokratis Katsikas

Joanna Burkey is the Global Head of Cyber Defense at Siemens AG. In this role, Joanna and her team have responsibility for cybersecurity defense across IT/OT infrastructure as well as products, solutions, and services. The Cyber Defense organization at Siemens includes Product CERT, Corporate CERT, and three global Cyber Defense Centers in China, Portugal and the USA.
Joanna has a computer science/engineering background from The University of Texas at Austin and Angelo State University and has focused on cyber security throughout her career. Her previous roles have included software engineering, product strategy, and security evangelism, and she worked at TippingPoint Technologies, 3COM, and Hewlett-Packard prior to Siemens. Before taking on her current role at Siemens she was the CISO for Region Americas with information security responsibility across North, Central and South America. She is currently based in Texas, USA, and Munich, Germany.
Siemens, based in Berlin and Munich, Germany, is a global company that focuses on manufacturing and electronics.

Keynote: Sokratis K. Katsikas

Security and resilience of the crewless ship
Center for Cyber and Information Security, Dept. of Information Security and Communication Technology,
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik, Norway

Sokratis Katsikas

Sokratis K. Katsikas was born in Athens, Greece, in 1960. He received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece in 1982, the Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, USA, in 1984 and the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering & Informatics from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece in 1987. He is a Professor with the Center for Cyber and Information Security, Department of Information Security and Communications, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, and a Professor with the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences of the Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. His research interests lie in the areas of information and communication systems security and of estimation theory and its applications. His research activity over the past 30 years has resulted in the publication of 39 books; 35 book chapters; 86 journal publications (of which 9 invited); and 130 publications in conference proceedings (of which 30 invited). According to Googlescholar, his research work has been cited 3.085 times and his h-index is 27. He has participated in more than 60 funded national and international R&D projects in his areas of research interest. He is serving on the editorial board of several scientific journals, and has served on/chaired the technical programme committee of more than 600 international scientific conferences. He chairs the Steering Committee of the ESORICS Conferences.


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Organisers and Partners

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De Montfort University is a public research and teaching university situated in the city of Leicester, England, adjacent to the River Soar and the Leicester Castle Gardens. In 2008, 70% of the university's research was deemed 'world leading' (40%), or 'internationally excellent' (30%) in the United Kingdom Research Assessment Exercise. The university's pioneering research, driven by over 1,000 research students and supported by 500 staff, is internationally renowned and addresses some of the most critical issues affecting our world. Demonstrating the significance of this work, three key pieces of research are listed among the UK's top 100 projects that will have a profound impact on the future.

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The University of Piraeus was founded in 1938 under the title of the "School for Industrial Studies", by the Industrialists and Tradesmen Association. Today, the following nine Departments are run by the University of Piraeus: i) Economics, ii) Business Administration, iii) Statistics and Insurance Science, iv) Financial Management and Banking, v) Industrial Management, vi) Maritime Studies, vii) Informatics, viii) Digital Systems and ix) International and European Studies. The Department of Digital Systems covers the areas of digital/network services, broadband (wireless and optical) networks, as well as the security of digital systems. The department's research staff consists of 25 faculty members, 20 postdoctoral researchers and 75 PhD candidates, whose collective expertise covers many key areas in distributed systems and services. Driven by the evolution of the e-business area, in 2008, the department invested on the organization of a new Postgraduate Degree Programme, on "Digital Systems Security", and the assembly of a research laboratory the Systems Security Laboratory (SSLab). SSLab paves the way for the realization of a secure and trustworthy digital society focusing on the areas of Network Security, Wireless and Mobile Communications Security, Intrusion Detection Systems, Trust and Security Management, Web Security, Formal Methods for the Analysis and Design of Cryptographic Protocols, Hardware and Software Reverse Engineering, Privacy Enhancing Technologies, Digital Forensic, Legal and Regulatory issues in Data and Privacy Protection, Security and Privacy Economics, Medical Informatics Security and Privacy, and Risk Assessment Methodologies.

Details on Conference Locations

Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media
11, Fragoudi Str. and Al. Pandou
10163 Kalithea, Athens, Greece
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University of Piraeus
80, M. Karaoli and A. Dimitriou St.
18534 Piraeus, Greece

Department of Digital Systems
150, Androutsou St.
18532 Piraeus, Greece
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Program Committee


General Conference Chairs

Organising Chairs

Organising Committee

  • Web Chair: Robert Luh (St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences):
  • Publication Chair: Leandros Maglaras (De Montfort Universtiy)
  • Workshop Chair: Adam Wedgbury (Airbus), Joanne Barwick (DeMontfort University)

Special Session Chairs

  • Ulrik Franke, (RISE SICS -- Swedish Institute of Computer Science):
  • Paul Smith (AIT, Austria)
  • Kieran McLaughlin (Queen's University Belfast, UK)

Technical Programme Committee (TPC)

  • Ahmin Ahmed, University of Larbi Tebessi
  • Jo Barwick, De Montfort University
  • Jens Braband, Siemens AG
  • Thomas Brandstetter, Limes Security / St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
  • Periklis Chatzimisios, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki
  • Tiago Cruz, University of Coimbra
  • Abdelouahid Derhab, King Saud University
  • George Drivas, University of Piraeus
  • Christian Facchi, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
  • José M. Fernandez, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
  • Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Guelma University
  • Patrick Francis, Airbus Defence and Space Limited
  • Ulrik Franke, RISE
  • Peter Fuhr, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College London
  • Bela Genge, Petru Maior University of Tg Mures, Romania
  • Dieter Gollmann, Hamburg University of Technology
  • Piroska Haller, Petru Maior University
  • Chris Hankin, Imperial College London
  • David Hutchison, Lancaster University
  • Sotiris Ioannidis, FORTH
  • Chris Johnson, University of Glasgow
  • Kevin Jones, Airbus Group
  • Athanasios Kakarountas, University of Thessaly
  • Christos Kalloniatis, Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean
  • Vasilios Katos, Bournemouth University
  • Panayiotis Kotzanikolaou, University of Piraeus
  • Antoine Lemay, École Polytechnique de Montréal
  • Eireann Leverett, Concinnity Risks
  • Shujun Li, University of Kent
  • Robert Luh, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences
  • Leandros Maglaras, De Montfort University
  • Ioannis Mavridis, Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia
  • Peter Maynard, CSIT
  • Kieran Mclaughlin, CSIT
  • Edmundo Monteiro, University of Coimbra
  • Thomas Morris, The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Sotiris Moschoyiannis, University of Surrey
  • Konstantinos Moulinos, European Network & Information Security Agency
  • Mithun Mukherjee, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology
  • Robert Oates, Rolls-Royce
  • Jules Ferdinand Pagna Disso, EADS
  • Simon Parksinson, University of Huddersfield
  • Stephan Reiff-Marganiec, Department of Computer Science, University of Leicester
  • Michael Rossberg, Technische Universitaet Ilmenau
  • Howard Shrobe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Paulo Simoes, University of Coimbra
  • Florian Skopik, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
  • Paul Smith, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
  • Richard Smith, De Montfort University
  • Paul Smith, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
  • Adriano Valenzano, IEIIT/CNR
  • Vasileios Vlachos, University of Thessaly
  • Adam Wedgbury, Airbus Group
  • Stephen D. Wolthusen, Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Christos Xenakis, University of Piraeus


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Submission: May 31st, 2019 (23:59 CET) - extended
Notification: June 20th, 2019
Registration: June 30th, 2019 Register here
Workshop: Sept. 10 2019, University of Piraeus, Athens
Conference: Sept. 11 & 12, 2019, Ministry of Digital Policy, Athens


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