20th IEEE International Conference on
Emerging Technologies and
Factory Automation

September 8-11, 2015, Luxembourg


SS05 Secure and Resilient Industrial Automation and Control Systems

Special Session Organizers:

Yumei Li, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
André Herdeiro Teixeira, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden andretei@kth.se

Aim: Industrial automation and control systems (IACS) play an important role in daily life. The security and resiliency of IACS becomes increasingly critical as they are connected using different, and even open, public networks. For IACS, the potential impact of an attack may be more serious than for computer systems in general. Therefore, designers and operators of IACS need to pay correspondingly increased attention to security and resiliency issues. Furthermore, resilient control, as an emerging technology applied to IACS, can provide a certain degree of protection for critical infrastructures, such as electric power generation, transmission and distribution network, oil and gas production, water treatment.

Security and resiliency in IACS face numerous challenges due to the pervasive use of information and communication technologies and their inherent exposure to cyber and physical threats. Moreover, since threats in IACS could also arise in the interaction between their physical, digital and software parts, the security of the individual components could not be separately ascertained.

A holistic approach, bridging across multiple domains, is therefore required to design secure and resilient IACS. This special session provides a platform for professionals from academia, government, and industry to discuss how to tackle the increasing security challenges faced by IACS.

Topics: Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Design of secure and resilient IACS
  • Risks management of IACS
  • Threat modelling of IACS
  • Security and resiliency analysis of IACS
  • Security policies and resilient control for IACS
  • Safety and reliability analysis for IACS
  • Security and Privacy in IACS (e.g. mobile device, operating system, recommender systems, satellite communication systems)
  • Security issues in IACS applications (e.g. mobile robots, traffic systems, sensor network, factory automation, smart grid, UAV control, water treatment, large-scale distributed control systems, cyber-physical systems)
  • Intrusion detection systems
  • Big Data security analytics
  • Secure state estimation
  • Failure tolerance, identification and recovery
  • Networked control systems under cyber attack

The program of the special session can be found here.

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