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

Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

General Chairs

Nora Cuppens

Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

Costas Lambrinoudakis

University of Piraeus, Greece

Publicity Chair

Vasileios Gkioulos

Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU, Norway

Technical Program Committee

Cristina Alcaraz

University of Malaga

Marios Anagnostopoulos

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Alvaro Cardenas

University of California Santa Cruz

Mauro Conti

University of Padua

David Espes

University of Brest

Khan Ferdous Wahid

Airbus Group

Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro

Telecom SudParis

Vasileios Gkioulos

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Dieter Gollmann

Hamburg University of Technology

Youssef Laarouchi


Masahiro Mambo

Kanazawa University

Michail Maniatakos

NYU-Abu Dhabi

Sjouke Mauw

University of Luxembourg

Weizhi Meng

Technical University of Denmark

Pankaj Pandey

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Nikos Pitropakis

Napier University

Indrakshi Ray

Colorado State University

Rodrigo Roman

University of Malaga

Ayed Samiha

Telecom Bretagne

Andrea Saracino

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Houbing Song

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Georgios Spathoulas

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Qiang Tang


Nils Ole Tippenhauer


Stefano Zanero

Politecnico di Milano

Jianying Zhou


Submission Details

The conference proceedings will be published in the LNCS series. Springer have committed to publishing LNCS proceedings even in the event that conferences are cancelled, held virtually, or postponed. 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. Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer’s proceedings LaTeX templates are available in Overleaf. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each accepted paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made 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.

The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. After evaluating the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the decision has been made to run ESORICS 2020 and the associated workshops as an all-digital conference experience, and it will now be an online event. Therefore, CyberICPS 2020, like ESORICS 2020, will take place as entirely virtual. The conference and workshop dates remain the same: September 14 - 18, 2020.

The best paper of CPSS'20 will be invited to submit an extended version to SI on "Cyber-Physical System Security"@ Cybersecurity (Springer)

Submission deadline to the Special Issue extended to 30 September 2020

Here can be found the Consent Form for Videos and Instructions for Presenters.

The paper “Cybersecurity Awareness Platform with Virtual Coach and Automated Challenge Assessment” was ranked as the CyberICPS 2020 Best Paper, and its authors were invited to submit an extended version to the special issue on Cyber-Physical System Security of the Cybersecurity journal.

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

Important Dates

Submission Deadline

20 June 2020
3 July 2020

12 July 2020

Notification To Authors

17 July 2020
3 August 2020

10 August 2020

Camera-Ready Version

20 September 2020

25 September 2020


Other Info

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

frederic.cuppens[at]polymtl.ca or sokratis.katsikas[at]ntnu.no