Call for Papers ICS-CSR

23 maart 2016

The 4th International Symposium for  ICS & SCADA Cyber Security brings together researchers  with an interest  in the security  of industrial control  systems  in  the  light   of  their increasing  exposure  to cyber-space. ICS-CSR is a research conference aimed at high quality academic research in any of the specified themes and topics of interest. We  welcome original  contributions that  present innovative ideas, proof  of concepts, use  cases, and  results from a  variety of domains with a wish to enhance the security of infrastructure.


4th International Symposium for Industrial Control System & SCADA Cyber Security Research (ICS-CSR)


*Special Session on Cyber Security of ICS for Smart Grid* 


23 - 25 August 2016 Centre for Secure Information Technologies Queen's University Belfast


*Deadline: Thursday 9th May 2016 (23:59 GMT)*



Special Session on Cyber Security of ICS for Smart Grid:


  •     -    Securing legacy industrial control systems in a modern smart grid
  •     -    Smart grid ICS threat analysis and modelling
  •     -    Cyber security risk management for smart grid
  •     -    Cyber-attack resilience and tolerance analysis
  •     -    Control strategies for the recovery of the smart grid under cyber attack
  •     -    Smart grid security analytics and intrusion detection
  •     -    Secure state estimation
  •     -    Cyber security for microgrids
  •     -    Cyber security for electrical substation automation
  •     -    Data security technologies for smart meters


We welcome the submission of full papers of 10 pages long, or 4 page short/positional papers for short presentation or poster presentation. 

Proceedings of the ICS-CSR are  hosted by the British Computer Society

(BCS) in their eWiC series. Proceedings are indexed in the ACM Digital Library, EBSCO, DBPL and Google Scholar


As with last  year's edition, we will be inviting  the best conference submissions to a special issue on Cyber Security of Industrial Control Systems.  Papers  will have  to  be  significantly extended  and  will undergo an additional peer-review  process before acceptance. The call for extended papers will be distributed at the conference.



Important Dates (All deadlines are 23:59 CET)


Paper Submission due:     9 May  2016

Acceptance notification: 13 June 2016

Revised papers due:       4 July 2016



For details about the main conference and parallel tracks visit:   


For the full conference call for papers visit:   



Special Session Chairs for

Cyber Security of Industrial Control Systems for Smart Grid

* Kieran McLaughlin, Queen's University Belfast, UK

* Paul Smith, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology


Special Session Technical Programme Committee

  • - André Teixeira, TU Delft, Netherlands
  • - David Laverty, Queen's University Belfast, UK
  • - Frank Fransen, TNO, Netherlands
  • - Henrik Sandberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • - John O'Raw, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • - Kieran McLaughlin, Queen's University Belfast, UK
  • - Lucie Langer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • - Martin Hutle, Fraunhofer AISEC, Germany
  • - Paul Smith, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • - Rohan Chabukswar, United Technologies Research Center, Ireland
  • - Silvio La Porta, EMC, Ireland
  • - Yi Yang, State Grid Jiangsu Electric Power Company Research   Institute, China