IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
3–5 October 2022 // Austin, TX, USA // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference

Cyber-Physical Systems Security Workshop

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The scientific evolution of digital, analog, and physical devices and their interactions with the networked systems created Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Today, the boundary between cyber and physical systems is blurring. CPS covers a multitude of smart devices, ranging from smartphones and tablets to devices and applications used in industrial, transportation, medical, home security, building automation, emergency management, power, and many other systems. These all enable the vision of CPS by allowing human beings to interact with the physical world and serve critical functions in our lives. Given the popularity of the CPS applications, securing them against malicious activities is of utmost importance. Otherwise, malfunctioning and insecure CPS devices and applications can cause enormous damage to individuals, businesses, and nations.

Following the success of the previous editions, the 7th IEEE International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security 2022 (CPS-Sec 2022) aims to represent a forum for researchers and practitioners from industry and academia interested in the areas of CPS security. Therefore, CPS-Sec seeks novel submissions describing practical and theoretical solutions for cyber security challenges in CPS. Submissions may represent any application area for CPS. Hence, papers pertinent to the security of embedded systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems, Smart-Grids, Critical Infrastructure Networks, Transportation Systems, and Medical Devices are all welcome.

Example topics of interest are given below but are not limited to:

  • Secure CPS architectures
  • Authentication mechanisms for CPS
  • Access control for CPS
  • Blockchain applications for CPS
  • Data security and privacy for CPS
  • Forensics for CPS
  • Intrusion detection for CPS
  • Trusted-computing in CPS
  • Energy-efficient and secure CPS
  • Availability, recovery, and auditing for CPS
  • Distributed secure solutions for CPS
  • Threat models for CPS
  • Physical layer security for CPS
  • Security on heterogeneous CPS
  • Secure protocol design in CPS
  • Vulnerability analysis of CPS
  • Anonymization in CPS
  • Security of CPS in automotive systems
  • Security of CPS in aerospace systems
  • Security of embedded systems
  • Security of CPS in medical devices/systems
  • Security of CPS in civil engineering systems/devices
  • Security of industrial control systems
  • Security of Internet-of-Things


Submission Deadline: 26 July, 2022 *Extended: 11 August, 2022
Acceptance Notification: 21 August, 2022 *Extended: 31 August, 2022
Camera Ready: 5 September, 2022
Workshop Date: 5 October, 2022


Steering committee:

Kemal Akkaya, Florida International University, USA
Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy
Selcuk Uluagac, Florida International University, USA

Program Co-Chairs:

Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman, Florida International University, USA
Tooska Dargahi, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Eleonora Losiouk, University of Padua, Italy

Technical Program Committee Members: 

Chia-Mu Yu, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Gautam Srivastava, Brandon University, Canada
Mohammad Manshaei, Arizona State University, USA
Nick Multary, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
Mumin Cebe, Marquette University, USA
Hisham Kholidy, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, USA
Md Abdullah Al Hafiz Khan, Kennesaw State University, USA
Amit Kumar Sikder, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Ahmad Alsharif, University of Alabama, USA
Abdullah Aydeger, Southern Illinois University, USA
Mahmoud Nabil Mahmoud, North Carolina A&T State University, USA
Tarek Gaber, University of Salford, UK

Submission Instructions:

Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published. All submissions must be written in English with a maximum paper length of 6 pages and formatted according to the two-column IEEE conference format. Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Digital Library after the conference and included in the IEEE CNS proceedings. Papers should be submitted using EDAS submission system.