In 2016, the International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security reaches its 11th anniversary.

CRITIS 2016 continues the tradition of presenting innovative research and exploring new challenges in the field of critical (information) infrastructures protection (C(I)IP) and fostering the dialogue with stakeholders. CRITIS 2016 aims at bringing together researchers and professionals from academia, industry and governmental organisations working in the field of the security of critical (information) infrastructure systems.

As in previous years, invited speakers and special events will complement a programme of original research contributions. The conference invites the different research communities and disciplines involved in the C(I)IP space, and encourages discussions and multi-disciplinary approaches to relevant C(I)IP problems.

This year’s edition of CRITIS will be hosted in Paris, France by the International Union of Railways (Union Internationale des Chemins de fer - UIC) - the worldwide professional association representing the railway sector and promoting rail transport.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Paris in October 2016!

Latest news

* The next CRITIS edition will take place between 9-11 October 2017 in Lucca, Italy
* Speakers are kindly requested to prepare their presentations using the standard presentation template.
* 30 papers accepted for presentation and publication.
* Detailed upload and copyright instructions were sent via email.
* Preliminary programme now available.
* Online registration open until 3 October 2016.
* Additional workshops organised the next day after CRITIS as associated events.
* CRITIS 2014 and 2015 proceedings recently published in Springer LNCS. Details here.

Main topics

CRITIS 2016 covers five thematic foci (details in the Call for Papers):

  • Topic 1 - Technologies: Innovative responses for the protection of cyber-physical systems
  • Topic 2 - Procedures and organisational aspects in C(I)IP: Policies, best practices and lessons learned
  • Topic 3 - Advances in Human Factors, decision support, and cross-sector CI(I)P approaches Through this topic, CRITIS 2016 aims to bring a slightly new touch compared to the previous editions in order to further reinforce the focus on end-users and the interest in this conference from the side of behavioural and social scientists.
  • Topic 4 - Special private stakeholder session. Another core message that we would like to pass through CRITIS 2016 is the practical application of the research results for different stakeholders.
  • Topic 5 - Young CRITIS and CIPRNet Young CRITIS Award (CYCA). In 2013, the CRITIS series of conferences has started to foster contributions from young experts and researchers (“Young CRITIS”), and this has been reinforced through the CIPRNet Young CRITIS Award (CYCA) in 2014 and 2015. We will continue this process at CRITIS 2016, since our demanding multi-disciplinary field of research requires open-minded talents.

Key dates

Call for papers January 2016 closed
Call for sponsors February 2016 closed
Full-text submission 10 May 2016 (Extended to: 12 June) closed
Registration period 1 July - 3 October 2016 closed
Notification of acceptance 15 July 2016 (Postponed to: 25 July) sent
Early-bird before 10 August 2016 (Extended to: 10 September) closed
Preliminary programme mid-August 2016 available
Camera-ready papers 1 September 2016 (Extended to: 5 September) closed
CRITIS event date 10-12 October 2016
Associated events IMPROVER Workshop 13 October registration closed
CIPRNet Plenary Meeting 13-14 October restricted to project members

CRITIS 2016 presentation template
Springer paper template
Call for Papers as PDF