6th ACM Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop
(CPSS 2020)

held in conjunction with ACM AsiaCCS'20
Taipei, Taiwan, October 6, 2020

Dates | CFP | Organizers | Submission and final preparation | Program | Registration | Venue | Contact | CPSS

Important Dates

Submissions Due:
Camera-ready Due:
 March 25, 2020 (firm) February 10, 2020
 April 19, 2020
 July 8, 2020
 October 6, 2020

Virtual Conference Notice:

The 6th ACM Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop will take place as a virtual event together with the 15th ACM ASIA Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM ASIACCS 2020). It will be held on October 6th, 2020.

For more information: ACM ASIACCS 2020 (Virtual Conference)


***** The best paper of CPSS'20 will be invited to submit an extended version to *****

***** SI on "Cyber-Physical System Security"@ Cybersecurity (Springer) ******


Call for Papers  

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) of interest to this workshop consist of large-scale interconnected systems of heterogeneous components interacting with their physical environments. There exist a multitude of CPS devices and applications deployed to serve critical functions in our lives thus making security an important non-functional attribute of such systems. This workshop will provide a platform for professionals from academia, government, and industry to discuss novel ways to address the ever-present security challenges facing CPS. We seek submissions describing theoretical and practical solutions to security challenges in CPS. Submissions pertinent to the security of embedded systems, IoT, SCADA, smart grid, and other critical infrastructure are welcome. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Attack detection for CPS
  • Authentication and access control for CPS
  • Availability of and auditing for CPS
  • Blockchain for CPS security
  • Data security and privacy for CPS
  • Digital twins for CPS
  • Embedded systems security
  • Formal methods in CPS
  • Industrial control systems security
  • IoT security
  • Lightweight crypto
  • Recovery of CPS from cyber attacks
  • Security risk assessment for CPS
  • Security architectures for CPS
  • Security by design for CPS
  • Security of autonomous vehicles and vessels
  • Security of legacy CPS
  • Smart grid security
  • Threat modeling for CPS
  • Security of transportation systems
  • Vulnerability analysis for CPS

Submission and Final Preparation Instructions

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. All submissions should be appropriately anonymized. Submissions must be in double-column ACM SIG Proceedings format, and should not exceed 12 pages. Position papers describing work in progress are also welcome. Only pdf files will be accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the workshop. At least one author of each paper must be registered at the appropriate conference rate. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. A best paper award will be presented getting opportunities for a registration fee discount.

Paper submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cpss20.

The best paper of CPSS'20 will be invited to submit an extended version to the SI on "Cyber-Physical System Security" in Springer Cybersecurity (with 30% new contributions). More information about the SI is available at https://cybersecurity.springeropen.com

For final preparation of the CPSS'20 ACCEPTED PAPERS (CAMERA-READY), please follow the instructions given at https://www.scomminc.com/


Steering Committee
Dieter Gollmann (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany)
Ravishankar Iyer (UIUC, USA)
Douglas Jones (UIUC, USA)
Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain)
Jianying Zhou (SUTD, Singapore) Chair

Program Chairs
Sokratis Katsikas (Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus; and
                           Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU, Norway)

Cristina Alcaraz (University of Malaga, Spain)

Publicity Chair
Pankaj Pandey (Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU, Norway)

Publication Chair
Stefanos Gritzalis (University of Piraeus, Greece)

Program Committee  
Chuadhry Mujeeb Ahmed (SUTD, Singapore) Daisuke Mashima (ADSC, Singapore)
Alvaro Cardenas (University of California Santa Cruz, USA) Weizhi Meng (DTU, Denmark)
Mauro Conti (University of Padua, Italy) Simin Nadjm-Tehrani (Linköping University, Sweden)
Afonso Ferreira (CNRS, France) Martín Ochoa (Universidad del Rosario, Colombia)
Yanick Fratantonio (EURECOM, France) Günther Pernul (Universität Regensburg, Germany)
Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro (Telecom SudParis, France) Indraskhi Ray (Colorado State University, USA)
Vasileios Gkioulos (NTNU, Norway) Rodrigo Roman (University of Malaga, Spain)
Eunsuk Kang (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) Justin Ruths (UT Dallas, USA)
Huy Kang Kim (Korea University, Korea) Savio Sciancalepore (HBKU-CSE, Qatar)
Kandasamy Nandha Kumar (SUTD, Singapore) Martin Strohmeier (University of Oxford, UK)
Qi Li (Tsinghua University, China) Qiang Tang (LIST, Luxembourg)
Hoon Wei Lim (SingTel, Singapore) Nils Ole Tippenhauer (CISPA, Germany)
Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain) Zheng Yang (SUTD, Singapore)
Bo Luo (University of Kansas, USA) Jianying Zhou (SUTD, Singapore)
Emil Lupu (Imperial College, UK) Sencun Zhu (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Michail Maniatakos (NYU-Abu Dhabi, UAE) Saman Zonouz (Rutgers University, USA)

Program (Important note: Taiwan Time)

12:45 – 13:00
Workshop Opening

13:00 – 14:00
Keynote :  Prof. Nils Ole Tippenhauer (CISPA, Germany)

Session Chair:  Sokratis Katsikas

From Control Model to Trust, but verify? Perspectives On Industrial Device Security

14:00 – 15:00

15:00 – 16:00
Session 1:  Authentication and security requirements for CPS

Session Chair:  Jianying Zhou

  • Florian Gondesen, Sananda Mitra and Kwok Yan Lam. Feasibility of PUF based Authentication on Attiny devices with off-the-shelf SRAM

  • Cheah Huei Yoong, Venkata Reddy Palleti, Arlindo Silva and Christopher M. Poskitt. Towards Systematically Deriving Defence Mechanisms from Functional Requirements of Cyber-Physical Systems
16:00 – 16:30

16:30 – 17:30
Session 2:  Detection and diagnosis for CPS

Session Chair:  Nils Ole Tippenhauer

  • Chuadhry Mujeeb Ahmed, Gauthama Raman Mani and Aditya Mathur. Challenges in Machine Learning based approaches for Real-Time Anomaly Detection in Industrial Control Systems

  • Edwin Bourget, Frédéric Cuppens and Nora Cuppens-Boulahia. PROS2E, a Probabilistic Representation Of Safety and Security

17:30 – 18:00

18:00 – 19:00
Session 3:  Resilience for CPS scenarios

Session Chair:  Cristina Alcaraz

  • Zhongyuan Hau, John Henry Castellanos and Jianying Zhou. Evaluating Cascading Impact of Attacks on Resilience of Industrial Control Systems: A Design-Centric Modeling Approach

  • Dianshi Yang, Daisuke Mashima, Wei Lin and Jianying Zhou. DecIED: Scalable k-Anonymous Deception for IEC61850-Compliant Smart Grid Systems
19:30 -19:35
Closing Remarks


E-mail:           cpss20@easychair.org
CPSS Home:   https://www.nics.uma.es/pub/CPSS2020/

Updated: May, 2020