CyberICPS is the result of the merging of the CyberICS and WOS-CPS workshops that were held for the first time in conjunction with ESORICS 2015.

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are physical and engineered systems that interact with the physical environment, whose operations are monitored, coordinated, controlled and integrated by information and communication technologies. These systems exist everywhere around us, and range in size, complexity and criticality, from embedded systems used in smart vehicles, to SCADA systems in smart grids to control systems in water distribution systems, to smart transportation systems, to plant control systems, engineering workstations, substation equipment, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and other Industrial Control Systems (ICS). These systems also include the emerging trend of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) that will be the central part of the fourth industrial revolution.

As ICS and CPS proliferate, and increasingly interact with us and affect our life, their security becomes of paramount importance. CyberICPS intends to bring together researchers, engineers and governmental actors with an interest in the security of ICS and CPS in the context of their increasing exposure to cyber-space, by offering a forum for discussion on all issues related to their cyber security.


CyberICPS invites submissions that present innovative ideas, proof of concepts, use cases, and results from a variety of topics relevant to ICS and CPS, including (but not limited to) the following ones:

    Security Governance

  • Security policies
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Vulnerability assessment and metrics
  • Awareness, training and simulation
  • ICS/CPS security standards
  • Privacy and Anonymity in ICS/CPS
  • System and Network Security

  • Threat modeling
  • Security architectures
  • Access control
  • Malware and cyber weapons
  • Intrusion detection and visualisation
  • Defense in depth
  • Monitoring and real time supervision
  • Applied cryptography
  • Perimeter security

  • Safety-security interactions
  • Cyber security engineering
  • Secure communication protocols
  • Formal models for ICS/CPS security
  • Hardware Security
  • Resilient ICS/CPS
  • Application Security
  • Secure Firmware
  • Incident Response and Digital Forensics for ICS/CPS

  • Forensics in ICS
  • Incident Response
  • Accountability

    Case Studies

  • Case studies in the energy, utility, chemical, transportation, manufacturing, and other industrial and critical infrastructure sectors.

Program Committee Chairs

Sokratis Katsikas

Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU, Norway

Frederic Cuppens

IMT Atlantique, France

General Chairs

Nora Cuppens

IMT Atlantique, France

Costas Lambrinoudakis

University of Piraeus, Greece

Publicity Chair

Anis Bkakria

IMT Atlantique, France

Technical Program Committee

Marios Anagnostopoulos

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Youssef Laarouchi


Chris Mitchell

Royal Holloway, University of London

Vasileios Gkioulos

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Stefano Zanero

Politecnico di Milano

Samiha Ayed

Telecom Bretagne

Mauro Conti

University of Padua

Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro

Telecom SudParis

Pankaj Pandey

Center for Cyber and Information Security (CCIS), Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Houbing Song

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Georgios Spathoulas

University of Thessaly

Andrea Saracino

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Weizhi Meng

Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical Universtiy of Denmark

Sjouke Mauw

University of Luxembourg

Cristina Alcaraz


Khan Ferdous Wahid

Airbus Group

David Espes

University of Brest

Dieter Gollmann

Hamburg University of Technology

Masahiro Mambo

Kanazawa University

Submission Details

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that have been simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Submissions should be at most 16 pages long, including the bibliography and well-marked appendices, and should follow the LNCS style. Submissions are to be made to the submission web site. Only pdf files will be accepted. Submissions not meeting these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits. Papers must be received by the submission deadline listed below (11:59 p.m. American Samoa time). Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the workshop. Pre-proceedings will be made available at the workshop.

For further inquiries, please contact one of the program committee chairs at:
frederic.cuppens[at]imt-atlatique.fr or sokratis.katsikas[at]ntnu.no
Submit Paper

Important Dates

Early Submission Deadline with priority in program, and early notification

3 June 2019

Late Submission Deadline

24 June 2019

15 July 2019

Notification To Authors

22 July 2019

9 August 2019

Camera-Ready Version

31 July 2019

20 September 2019


    Friday 27.09.2019 11:00 - 12:30 Room 005

  • Session 5: Attack detection and mitigation for Cyber Physical Systems
  • • Anomaly Detection for Industrial Control Systems Using Sequence-to-Sequence Neural Networks
    Jonguk Kim, Jeong-Han Yun and Hyoung Chun Kim

    • Reflective Mitigation of Cyber-Physical Attacks
    Mariana Segovia, Ana Cavalli, Nora Cuppens, Jose Rubio-Hernan and Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro

    • Distributed UCON in CoAP and MQTT Protocols
    Athanasios Rizos, Daniel Bastos, Andrea Saracino and Fabio Martinelli

    Friday 27.09.2019 14:00 - 16:00 Room 005

  • Session 6: Secure Cyber Physical Systems in Critical Infrastructures
  • • Towards The Creation of A Threat Intelligence Framework for Maritime Infrastructures
    Nikolaos Pitropakis, Marios Logothetis, Gennady Andrienko, Jason Stefanatos, Eirini Karapistoli and Costas Lambrinoudakis

    • Connect and Protect: Requirements for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship in Urban Passenger Transportation
    Ahmed Amro, Sokratis Katsikas and Vasileios Gkioulos

    • Simulation-based evaluation of DDoS against Smart Grid SCADAs
    Damjan Gogić, Bojan Jelačić and Imre Lendák

    • Identifying Safety and Human Factors Issues in Rail using IRIS and CAIRIS
    Amna Altaf, Shamal Faily, Huseyin Dogan, Alexios Mylonas and Eylem Thron

Other Info

For further inquiries, please contact one of the program committee chairs at:

frederic.cuppens[at]imt-atlatique.fr or sokratis.katsikas[at]ntnu.no