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International Union of Railways (UIC)
16 rue Jean Rey 75015


International Union of Railways (UIC)
16 rue Jean Rey 75015

Online registration for CRITIS 2016 is closed

Please follow the prompts below to register and complete your payment. Payment is required to confirm your attendance.

There is a discounted fee for confirmed speakers (i.e. one presenting author per accepted paper), attending students, as well as for members of the associated events (IMPROVER and CIPRNet). In addition, there is an early bird fare before 10 September. Registration will close five working days before the event.

The registration fee includes:

  • 3-day access to the conference sessions, exhibition area and full social programme from 10 to 12 October
  • access to the IMPROVER workshop held on 13 October (within the limit of available places)

The official dinner (EUR 70 incl. VAT 20%) must be paid separately. The dinner includes a unique visit of the Paris Wine Museum.

Registration fees

(20% VAT included)
(before September 10th: 20% discount)
(from September 10th until October 3rd)
Delegate fee [1] EUR 550 EUR 660
Discounted speaker fee [2] EUR 450 EUR 540
Discounted student fee [3] EUR 250 EUR 300
Discounted fee for associated events [4] EUR 450 EUR 540
Discounted fee for the CRITIS Steering Committee [5] EUR 450 EUR 540
Official dinner: EUR 70

All registration fees include VAT. For any queries regarding registration, please contact us.

Payment methods (Bank transfer, cheque or credit card)

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Terms and conditions

Payment is required to confirm your attendance. Payment must be made in full prior to the event to guarantee admission. All fees are payable in Euros (€) only.

The student fee is only valid in combination with an authorized identification qualifying for discount (valid student card in the academic year 2016/17). Please bring your student card with you. The Organising Sceretariat reserve the right to charge regular delegate registration fees on-site if documentary proof does not meet the criteria for student status.

In line with the general practice of several recent International and European conferences, for each accepted paper only one author can register with a discounted speaker fee.

Substitutions & Cancellations
Delegates may nominate an alternative person from their organisation to attend up to five days prior to the start of the event, at no extra charge. Should substitution not be possible, cancellation charges apply as follows:

  • 95% refund on or before August 15th
  • 50% refund between August 16th and September 15th
  • Starting September 16th there will be no refunds in case of cancellations
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Dr Artūras PETKUS
NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence, NATO ENSEC COE, Lithuania

CEIP and Energy Security in Perspective of NATO Energy Security Center of Excellence (CIPRNet Lecture)

Cyber attacks on key energy infrastructure – and on the electricity system in particular – are increasing, both in frequency and sophistication (U.S. Department of Homeland Security). Some countries adopt military doctrines, that could be called "Hybrid War". Unlike its conventional counterpart, hybrid war blends elements of diplomacy, clandestine action, disinformation, sabotage, irregular troops and standard kinetic force to achieve strategic objectives. While hybrid war takes place over several dimensions, it appears that critical energy infrastructure and energy industry of any country could be targeted as part of a wider campaign to reduce the county’s ability and willingness to resist. Therefore NATO strives to "continue to develop NATO’s capacity to support national authorities in protecting critical infrastructure, as well as enhancing their resilience against energy supply disruptions that could affect national and collective defence, including hybrid and cyber threats" (NATO Warsaw Summit Declaration). NATO Energy Security Center’s of Excellence contribution to this priority will be presented.

Dr. Artūras Petkus joined the Strategic Analysis and Research Division of the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence in 2015 as a Head of division. His main areas of responsibility are: performance of energy security related analysis on strategic level; development of methodology and theoretical approach for assessment of energy security risks and threats, contribution to development of NATO Strategic Foresight Analysis; research in field of Energy Security (contribution to NATO CMX scenario, etc.)

Commander (French Navy) Cyril STYLIANIDIS
Ministry of Interior, General Directorate for Civil Protection and Crisis Management, France

The "Cellule Interministeriel de Crise" (CIC), the French tool for interministerial level crisis management

The increasing use of the Crisis Interministerial Cell (CIC) in France demonstrates how most crisis situations are now quickly rated as joint, interministerial ones. This reveals the important need for a smooth strategic level coordination in order to bring a response as efficient as possible to these crises. After a brief introduction on how crisis management is organized in France, I will introduce the Crisis Interministerial Cell (CIC) in all aspects: When, What, Why etc. and will intend to show how this tool complements efficiently, from a strategic level perspective, the actions taken by local level crisis managers and decision makers. I will illustrate this presentation with examples picked up from relatively recent critical situations from France, ranging from Bataclan’s terrorist attacks to large events such as COP 21, EURO 2016 and even… waves of farmers converging on Paris to protest.

CDR Stylianidis is currently appointed to the French ministry of interior, Directorate of civil security and crisis management in the office in charge of planning regarding crisis management. Amongst other tasks, he brings naval expertise to projects involving crisis management within a maritime environment and is a member of the coordination cell running the CIC. He is more specifically in charge of coordinating the activation of the anticipation CIC cell. He is also a naval liaison officer with the French Joint and Naval HQs in Paris. Surface warfare officer since 1989, he has been fulfilling numerous positions at sea on various ships as well as in joint and international HQs, including 7 years in NATO in England and Italy. He is an alumnus from the Cranfield (UK) and Paris VI (France) universities, from which he has respectively graduated with an MSc in “Resilience” and a degree in Biophysics.

University of Huddersfield, Applied Criminology Centre (ACC), UK

Findings from the PRE-EMPT Project: Establishing Best Practice for Reducing Serious Crime and Terrorism at Multi-Modal Passenger Terminals (MMPT)

Crowded places such as large land-based transport hubs (multi-modal passenger terminals: MMPTs) are attractive sites for terrorist attack. MMPTs also present acute security challenges due to their complexity. They bring together different forms of transport (often above and below ground) different land uses (shopping and leisure as well as transportation) and different jurisdictional control (multiple owners) whilst at the same time needing to ensure the free flow of large transitory populations. I report on findings from a recent EU project called PRE-EMPT (’Process Review and Evaluation of Multi-Modal Passenger Terminals Resilience for Counter Terrorism’) which was aimed at establishing ’best practice’ in preventing terrorist attacks and serious crime for MMPTs. The study draws on our findings from a comprehensive search of published literature, experience-based knowledge gained from MMPT site visits, and the development of a Conceptual Attack Framework (CAF) which draws on theories from the fields of Crime Prevention and Counterterrorism to identify ’theoretically plausible’ attack opportunities. We derived 8 general principles in providing the steps that would need to be achieved to establish a baseline level of security for MMPTs across the EU and to make MMPTs safer.

Kris Christmann is an applied criminologist and Research Fellow at the Applied Criminology Centre (ACC) at the University of Huddersfield. His main research interests include the study of terrorism; radicalisation; and hate crime (for clients such as the: Youth Justice Board, Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, the Home Office, and the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency). This work includes how to improve reporting measures and interventions to prevent and control violent extremism and terrorism. Kris and ACC colleagues have recently completed research in counter terrorism for the EU (DG Move - Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport) examining how to protect large, multi-modal transport hubs across Europe from terrorist attack as well as from serious crime. The suite of reports delivered are currently being studied by commissioners and it is anticipated that some of this material will be published in the near future.

Thales Communications & Security, France

A way towards a fully bridged European certification of IACS cybersecurity

This presentation relates the work of DG JRC’s ERNCIP Thematic Group on IACS cybersecurity certification. First we present the history of the TG, its goals and its methodology. The 2014 first phase of its activity led to a report that established a 2015-2020 plan of action to help IACS cybersecurity certification progress in Europe. We mainly present the principles and levels of the European Compliance & Certification Scheme advocated by the TG. We also provide details about the 7 projects for the 2015-2020 period and we propose a review of its progress to date.

Paul Théron, PhD, FBCI, is Thales Communications & Security’s cyber-defence bids manager (export) and expert on cyber resilience. He is co-head of the Aerospatial Cyber Resilience research chair. Former member of ENISA’s Permanent Stakeholders Group, he also leads DG JRC’s European Thematic Group on the “Certification of the cybersecurity of Industrial Automation & Control Systems”. His work in cybersecurity includes cyber intelligence, C2 systems, cyber-attack strategies, awareness raising, the cyber resilience of massively collaborative systems such as the future European ATM system, and European studies of the resilience of telecommunications.

IMPROVER Workshop (13 October 2016, 10:00 – 17:00)

The IMPROVER H2020 project (Improved risk evaluation and implementation of resilience concepts to Critical Infrastructure) organises annual workshops with associated partners such as CI operators, emergency services, etc. to obtain their feedback on the progress of the project and validate results.

After the first year, results from the project suggest that public expectations for continued service during and after disasters are high, and that there is an expectation gap in terms of the services CI operators should provide in the aftermath of a disaster.

This workshop ("Meeting public expectations in response to crises") aims to discuss how infrastructure operators meet these requirements today and how this can be improved. The program will begin with a short introduction to the project and then detail our findings with regards to the tolerance of the public to service disruption. We will then present some scenarios which could affect critical infrastructure services before discussing with the operators about public expectations and crisis management.

The workshop is intended for the IMPROVER associate partners to discuss the public expectations of critical infrastructure in times of crises; however we would welcome and encourage all who are interested to attend, including infrastructure owners and operators; emergency response agencies and national emergency management authorities; as well as researchers.

The workshop will be interactive and breakout groups will focus on individual infrastructure sectors including water, transportation and energy.
Download the invitation in PDF


  • project coordinator David Lange email
  • project dissemination manager Laura Melkunaite email

CIPRNet Plenary Meeting (13-14 October 2016)

This will be a one and a half day private event reserved to the CIPRNet Consortium members.

Contact project coordinator: Erich Rome email

To promote and support young researchers operating in the CIP framework, CIPRNet has established a grant for the best young researchers’ papers in Critical Infrastructure Protection. The award was granted during the annual CRITIS conferences in 2014 and 2015 and will also be granted at CRITIS 2016.

Who should apply?

Young scientists or junior experts less than 32 years old by 10 May 2016 may apply for the CIPRNet Young CRITIS Award. We explicitly invite early stage experts and researchers form universities, research organisations and industry to apply. In general, a mature piece of work is expected such as a PhD thesis in final or near final status, as well as outstanding works from young industry or research organisations researchers.

Note: An eligible CYCA candidate is allowed to submit more than one papers for the CYCA Award. Each paper will be evaluated independently.

General information

Three CYCA applicants will be selected to present their work at CRITIS 2016 in Paris in the CYCA Award Session. It is mandatory that the selected applicants attend the conference and present their contribution.

The ranking of up to three winners (depending on the number of applications and the paper quality) will be done at the conference itself, and the awards will be presented to the winners at a closing ceremony.

The total available award money is 2.500 Euro. In addition, limited travel funding opportunities are possible under conditions (please contact the organiser for details and conditions).

Evaluation process

The evaluation procedure is as follows:

  • Three experts will review the CYCA contributions, applying the same evaluation criteria as for the other CRITIS submissions.
  • The up to five best accepted contributions of CYCA applicants are forwarded to the CYCA evaluation committee for further selection.
  • The CYCA evaluation committee selects up to three finalists for the CYCA award session.
  • The up to three finalists present their contributions during the CYCA award session. The applicants not selected will present their contributions during the regular programme in other sessions.
  • The final ranking of the finalists takes place after their presentations.
  • The awards will be bestowed during a closing ceremony.

Note: If you get a positive evaluation, but you are not selected for CYCA Award, your paper will be presented at the conference in the regular slots as all other papers. Therefore, you can only win by applying for CYCA.

Evaluation Committee

The Evaluation Committee consists of the Award Committee and Experts from the CRITIS Steering Committee according to the needs and the number of submitted papers. The Chair of the CYCA Evaluation Committee is Prof. Bernhard M. Hämmerli.

How to apply?

Submit your contribution via the EasyChair conference system of CRITIS 2016 and inform Prof. Bernhard M. Hämmerli that your contribution is an application for CYCA. The submitted paper must be formatted using the template offered by Springer LNCS and be compliant with Springer’s guidelines for authors.

Extended deadline for full-text submission: 12 June 2016 at 24:00 CET

Additionally, the CIPRNet Young CRITIS Award questionnaire should be submitted. This questionnaire has the following purpose:

  • to make available the candidate’s CV and contact details.
  • to specify in case several authors are contributing in the paper, which part the candidate is responsible for, and which type of support the candidate obtained during the research.
  • to provide recommendations of supervisors / professors.
  • to provide an anti-plagiarism statement.
    The questionnaire and the CV must be sent to the moderator of CYCA - Prof. Bernhard M. Hämmerli: Email

If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt, please try to resend or inform the CRITIS 2016 organiser in order to exclude transfer problems.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at CRITIS 2016?

A limited number of opportunities are available for organisations and companies that wish to exhibit at this conference.

As a Sponsor or Exhibitor you will be able to present your products and services in the Exhibition Area, which will be located in the heart of CRITIS 2016 event. Conference attendees will have full and frequent access to the Exhibition Area, which will be open continuously during all three days of the conference. The Exhibition Area will be located on UIC ground floor and may include maximum 8 to 10 stands. This area will also be the location for coffee and lunch breaks, so that the Sponsors and Exhibitors will get most of the attention value. This will be a unique occasion of networking and exchanges.

If you are interested in sponsoring CRITIS 2016 or reserving an Exhibition Package, please contact us.

Sponsorship Packages (3 categories)

Platinum (only one): 5.000 EUR

  • one stand 6 m2 (with table, 2 chairs, electricity, internet connection)
  • one presentation included in the Conference programme (not included into the post-conference proceedings)
  • one flyer/brochure in conference bag
  • logo on conference bag
  • logo on CRITIS 2016 website
  • free access for 2 persons (3 days conference and full social programme)

Gold: 3.500 EUR

  • one stand 6 m2 (with table, 2 chairs, electricity, internet connection)
  • one flyer/brochure in conference bag
  • logo on conference bag
  • logo on CRITIS 2016 website
  • free access for 1 person (3 days conference and full social programme)

Silver: 2.000 EUR

  • space for one poster/roll-up
  • one flyer/brochure in conference bag
  • logo on conference bag
  • logo on CRITIS 2016 website
  • free access for 1 person (3 days conference and full social programme)

Exhibition Packages (2 categories)

Exhibition & Demo Desk (3 days): 2.000 EUR

  • one stand 6 m2 (with table, 2 chairs, electricity, internet connection, including space for one roll-up)
  • logo on CRITIS 2016 website

Poster area (3 days): 500 EUR

  • space for one roll-up / advertisement poster (no entrance included)

Special offer for funded research projects

Poster + one entrance (3 days): 700 EUR

  • space for one roll-up / advertisement poster
  • free access for 1 person (3 days conference and full social programme)
All prices VAT excluded.

10th CRITIS 2015 – Berlin (Organiser: Fraunhofer IAIS)

9th CRITIS 2014 – Cyprus (Organiser: University of Cyprus, KIOS)

8th CRITIS 2013 – Amsterdam (Organiser: TNO, The Hague)

7th CRITIS 2012 – Lillehammer (Organisers: Gjøvik University College, NorSIS, Oppland County Governor)

6th CRITIS 2011 – Lucerne (Organisers: TU Lucerne and Swiss Federal Office for Civil Protection)

5th CRITIS 2010 – Athens (Organisers: University of Piraeus and University of Malaga)

4th CRITIS 2009 – Bonn (Organiser: Fraunhofer IAIS)

3rd CRITIS 2008 – Frascati (Organisers: ENEA and Università di Tor Vergata Rome)

2nd CRITIS 2007 – Benalmadena Costa (Organiser: University of Malaga)

1st CRITIS 2006 – Samos Island (Organisers: University of the Aegean and University of Malaga)


General Chair

  • Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General of UIC, represented by UIC Security Division

Local Chair

  • Jacques Colliard, Head of UIC Security Division, Paris, France

Programme Chair

Programme Co-Chairs




  • Robin Bloomfield, City University London, UK
  • Sandro Bologna, AIIC, Italy
  • Sokratis K. Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway and University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Elias Kyriakides, University of Cyprus
  • Eric Luiijf, TNO, the Netherlands
  • Marios M. Polycarpou, University of Cyprus
  • Reinhard Posch, Technical University Graz, Austria
  • Saifur Rahman, Advanced Research Institute, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Erich Rome, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
  • Roberto Setola, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy
  • Nils Kalstad Svendsen, Gjovik University College, Norway
  • Marianthi Theocharidou, EC Joint Research Centre, IPSC, Italy


List under continuous update! Names are added as members give their consent.
Updates: 29.01; 02.02; 12.02; 25.02; 02.03; 11.03; 18.03; 01.04
  1. Marc ANTONI, UIC (Infrastructure), Paris, France
  2. Fabrizio BAIARDI, University of Pisa, Italy
  3. Yohan BARBARIN, CEA, France
  4. Arslan BRÖMME, Vattenfall, Germany
  5. Maria Cristina BRUGNOLI, CNIT, Italy
  6. Emiliano CASALICCHIO, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  7. Michal CHORAS, University of Technology Poland
  8. Kris CHRISTMANN, University of Huddersfield, UK
  9. Gregorio D’AGOSTINO, ENEA and AIIC, Italy
  10. Myriam DUNN, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  11. Mohamed EID, CEA, France
  12. Adrian GHEORGHE, Old Dominion University, USA
  13. Luigi GLIELMO, University Sannio, Italy
  14. Stefanos GRITZALIS, University of the Aegean, Greece
  15. Chris L. HANKIN, Imperial College London, UK
  16. Apiniti JOTISANKASA, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
  17. Marieke KLAVER, TNO, the Netherlands
  18. Panayiotis KOTZANIKOLAOU, University of Piraeus, Greece
  19. Rafal KOZIK, University of Technology Poland (UTP)
  20. José R. MARTI, UBC, Canada
  21. Maddalen MENDIZABAL, Tecnalia, Spain
  22. Igor NAI FOVINO, EC Joint Research Centre (JRC)
  23. Aristotelis NANIOPOULOS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  24. Eiji OKAMOTO, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  25. Gabriele OLIVA, University Campus Bio Medico di Roma, Italy
  26. Evangelos OUZOUNIS, ENISA
  27. Stefano PANZIERI, University Roma Tre, Italy
  28. Alexander PAZ-CRUZ, University of Nevada, USA
  29. Vittorio ROSATO, ENEA, Italy
  30. Brendan RYAN, University of Nottingham, UK
  31. Andre SAMBERG, The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS), Belgium
  32. Antonio SCALA, CNR (and LIMS, OSN, IMT fellow), Italy
  33. Maria Paola SCAPARRA, University of Kent, UK
  34. Eric SCHELLEKENS, ARCADIS, the Netherlands
  35. Dominique SERAFIN, CEA, France
  36. George STERGIOPOULOS, Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece
  37. André H. TEIXEIRA, TU Delft, the Netherlands
  38. Alberto TOFANI, ENEA, Italy
  39. William J. TOLONE, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), USA
  40. Simona Louise VORONCA, Transelectrica, Romania
  41. Marc VUILLET, Ecole des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris, France
  42. René WILLEMS, TNO, the Netherlands
  43. Christos XENAKIS, University of Piraeus, Greece
  44. Enrico ZIO, Ecole Centrale Paris and Supelec, France
  45. Inga ŽUTAUTAITĖ, Lithuanian Energy Institute


UIC Headquarters

CRITIS 2016 will take place at the International Union of Railways (UIC) Headquarters, in the very heart of Paris, between the banks of the Seine and Champs de Mars, only a foot away from the Eiffel Tower.

Address: 16 rue Jean Rey, F-75015 Paris, France
Get directions: map

Travel to Paris

By plane (

  • Roissy - Charles de Gaule Airport (CDG)
  • Orly Airport (ORY)

By train: international arrivals at Gare du Nord and Gare de Lyon

  • Thalys trains arriving from Brussels, Amsterdam and Cologne
  • Eurostar trains arriving from London
  • Lyria trains arriving from Geneva, Lausanne, Zürich, Basel and Bern

How to get to UIC

Metro: Line 6 (Stop: Bir Hakeim)
RER: Line C (Stop: Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel)
Bus routes: 42, 69, 82, 87
Taxi: One taxi station next door

Coming from Roissy - Charles De Gaulle Airport

You need to take the RER B suburb train in the direction of Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse or Robinson to Denfert Rochereau, and change to Metro line 6 (direct change) in the direction of Charles de Gaulle Etoile and get off at Bir Hakeim. Plan your itinerary.

You can also take ’LE-BUS DIRECT’ which leaves from Terminal 2F and can take you to Champs de Mars-Tour Eiffel, just in front of UIC.

Coming from Orly Airport

Take the RER C suburb train in the direction of Pontoise or Versailles Château or Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines or Versailles Chantiers. Gett of at Champs de Mars-Tour Eiffel.

You can also take the Orlyval (dedicated shuttle from Orly Airport) to Antony. At Antony station, take the RER B in the direction of Aéroport Charles de Gaulle or Mitry-Claye, to Denfert Rochereau, then change to Metro line 6 (direct change) and continue in the direction of Charles de Gaulle Etoile until Bir Hakeim (where you get off).

Photo credit: UIC / P. Fraysseix

We encourage you to book your room in one of the following hotels which are not far away from the Conference venue.

Some of these hotels propose reduced fares if you attend a meeting at UIC. When you book your room do not forget to mention the name of UIC.

Photo credit: UIC / P. Fraysseix


The presentation template for CRITIS 2016 is now available. Speakers are requested to prepare their presentations using this standard template. Please download the template and follow the instructions provided inside the file.

Full programme download

Detailed programme available here

Monday, October 10

12:00 - Registration and get together
13:50 - Taking seats
14:00 - 14:30 Conference Opening
14:30 - 16:00 Session 1a
16:30 - 17:50 Session 1b
18:00 - Networking Cocktail

Tuesday, October 11

08:50 - Taking seats
09:00 - 10:30 Session 2a
11:00 - 12:00 Session 2b
12:00 - 13:20 Lunch
13:20 - Taking seats
13:30 - 14:40 Session 3
14:40 - 15:20 Session 4a
15:50 - 17:10 Session 4b
19:30 - Official Dinner (Paris Wine Museum)

Wednesday, October 12

08:50 - Taking seats
09:00 - 10:30 Session 5a
11:00 - 12:30 Session 5b
12:30 - 13:50 Lunch
13:50 - Taking seats
14:00 - 15:10 Session 5c
15:10 - 15:50 Session 6

Thursday, October 13 - Associated events

10:00 - 17:00 IMPROVER Workshop - Room 203 (More information here)
09:00 - 17:00 CIPRNet Plenary Meeting - Room 205

Friday, October 14 - Associated event

09:00 - 15:00 CIPRNet Plenary Meeting - Room 205


CRITIS 2016 seeks to promote innovative research and key achievements in the field of critical (information) infrastructures protection (C(I)IP) and to foster the cross-sector dialogue between relevant stakeholders. In addition, CRITIS 2016 aims to encourage and inspire early stage researchers researchers demonstrating outstanding research performance. In 2013, the CRITIS series of conferences has started to foster contributions from young experts and researchers (“Young CRITIS”), and this has been reinforced by 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.


CRITIS 2016 covers five thematic foci. Paper submissions should focus on one of the following topics.
Note: If you wish to look up definitions for the keywords used in the CfP, then please resort to CIPRNet’s new online glossary CIPedia©.

Topic 1: Technologies: Innovative responses for the protection of cyber-physical systems

  • C(I)IP – Critical Information Infrastructure Protection
  • Cyber security in critical infrastructure systems
  • Fault tolerant control for cyber-physical systems
  • Security and protection of smart buildings
  • Self-healing, self-protection, and self-management architectures
  • Modelling and analysis of cyber-physical systems for monitoring and control
  • Modelling, Simulation, Analysis and Validation Approaches
  • C(I)IP applications in transportation, energy, communication, finance, health and water infrastructures
  • CI in modern Warfare and cyber-warfare

Topic 2: Procedures and organisational aspects in C(I)IP: Policies, best practices and lessons learned

  • Preparedness, prevention, mitigation and planning
  • Risk management in C(I)IP
  • Security, protection, resilience and survivability of complex cyber-physical systems
  • CI Preparedness and Emergency Management
  • C(I)I exercises and contingency plans
  • Crisis Management and CI
  • CI Resilience Assessment
  • Impact and consequence analysis of C(I)I loss or reduction of quality of service
  • Public-private partnership for critical infrastructure resilience
  • C(I)IP policies at national and cross-border levels
  • The role of C(I)I in the implementation of the EU directive on European Critical Infrastructures in EU Member States
  • C(I)IP R&D agenda at national and international levels
  • Economics, investments and incentives of critical infrastructure protection
  • Defence of civilian C(I)I in conflicts with cyber elements
  • Forensics and attribution in C(I)I

Topic 3: Advances in Human Factors, decision support, and cross-sector CI(I)P approaches – focus on end-users

  • Analysis of Human Factor and Security Awareness in C(I)IP
  • Advanced decision support for mitigating C(I)I related emergencies
  • Social aspects and public communication in C(I)IP
  • Psycho-social dimensions of crisis management and intervention
  • Training for C(I)IP and effective intervention
  • Coping with Social Media in C(I)I-related Crisis Management
  • Recent trends in cyber economy (clouds, quasi-monopolies, new payment methods etc.) and implications for C(I)I and C(I)IP

Topic 4: Special private stakeholder session

  • C(I)IP specificities in the railway sector
  • Constraints, challenges and opportunities for railway infrastructure
  • Tunnel protection and tunnel control systems
  • Protection of depots and marshalling yards
  • Power stations
  • Railway bridges
  • Railway construction

Topic 5: Young CRITIS and CIPRNet Young CRITIS Award (CYCA)

  • Topics of interest include all topics mentioned under topic categories 1 and 4.
Download the short Call for Papers in PDF

Paper submission

We encourage submissions containing original ideas that are relevant to the scope of CRITIS 2016. Researchers are solicited to contribute to the conference by submitting research papers, work-in-progress reports, R&D project results, surveying works and industrial experiences describing significant advances in C(I)IP. Stakeholders from governments, Critical Infrastructure operators, and industry are encouraged to submit papers which describe their current and future challenges to be engaged by researchers and multidisciplinary research teams.

It is required that papers are not submitted simultaneously to any other conferences or publications; and that accepted papers not be subsequently published elsewhere. Papers describing work that was previously published in a peer-reviewed workshop are allowed, if the authors clearly describe what significant new content has been included.

All papers need to be written in English. There will be full papers and short papers. Full papers should be no longer than 12 pages, including bibliography and well-marked appendices. Short papers should be 4 to 6 pages long. Any submission needs to be explicitly marked as “full paper” or “short paper”.

All paper submissions must contain a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. All submissions will be subjected to a thorough double blind review by at least three reviewers. The paper submissions should be anonymised and all author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, and obvious traceable references should be eliminated.

Paper submission will be done via this link to EasyChair. The submitted paper (in PDF or PostScript format) must be formatted using the template offered by Springer LNCS and be compliant with Springer’s guidelines for authors.
Extended deadline for full-text submission: 12 June 2016 at 24:00 CET

Acceptance policy and publications

For publication in the CRITIS 2016 proceedings, all accepted papers (full and short) must be presented at the conference; at least one author of each accepted paper must register to the conference by the early date indicated by the organizers.

The conference pre-proceedings will appear at the time of the conference. All accepted papers will be included in full length in the pre-proceedings.

As in previous years, it is planned that post-proceedings are published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Accepted full papers will be included in full length in the post-proceedings. However, we recommend that the authors produce a revised version of the paper, based on feedback received at the CRITIS event.

For accepted short papers, a four page extended abstract will be included in the post-proceedings.

Any accepted paper (full paper and extended abstract) that shall be included in the post-proceedings requires that its authors sign Springer’s copyright agreement.


CRITIS 2016 post-proceedings published in Springer LNCS

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

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