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.

General Chairs

Sokratis Katsikas

Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU, Norway

Frederic Cuppens

Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

Program Committee 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

Habtamu Abie

Norwegian Computing Centre

Cristina Alcaraz

University of Malaga

Marios Anagnostopoulos

Aalborg University

Samiha Ayed

University of Technology of Troyes

Mauro Conti

University of Padua

David Espes

University of Brest

Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro

Institut Polytechnique de Paris

Vasileios Gkioulos

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Dieter Gollmann

Hamburg University of Technology

Youssef Laarouchi


Michail Maniatakos

New York University

Sjouke Mauw

University of Luxembourg

Weizhi Meng

Technical University of Denmark

Pankaj Pandey

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Nikolaos Pitropakis

Napier University

Indrakshi Ray

Colorado State University

Rodrigo Roman

University of Malaga

Andrea Saracino

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Georgios Spathoulas

University of Thessaly

Nils Ole Tippenhauer

CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security

Khan Ferdous Wahid

Airbus Group

Stefano Zanero

Politecnico di Milano

Jianying Zhou

Singapore University of Technology and Design

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.

For further inquiries, please contact one of the program committee chairs at:
nora.boulahia-cuppens[at]polymtl.ca or clam[at]unipi.gr
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Important Dates

Submission Deadline

16 July 2021

30 July 2021

Notification To Authors

10 September 2021

Camera-Ready Version

24 September 2021



Other Info

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

nora.boulahia-cuppens[at]polymtl.ca or clam[at]unipi.gr