Water Infrastructures and ICT @ CRITIS 2014. Call for papers

9th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security CRITIS 2014 to be held in October 13-15 , 2014, Limassol, Cyprus  (www.critis2014.org). An special Session on Water & ICT is being organized by Conference Organizing Committee, University of Cyprus – KIOS –  EFFINET. Call for papers is already open.

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According to the European Commission (2008/114/EC), Water Systems are Critical Infrastructures as they are essential for sustaining certain vital societal functions, such as health, safety, security, economic or social well-being of the people. Τheir disruption or destruction could have significant impact on the country due to the failure to maintain those functions. The key challenges in Water Systems are a) the efficient operation, which relates to improving the system performance while reducing the energy footprint, and b) their security, which relates to monitoring the system for early event detection (leakages, contamination) and taking the appropriate actions to mitigate any possible issue. Water Systems are complex large-scale systems with interoperability with other critical infrastructures, with large quantities of data for some states and no information for some other states. New technologies and algorithms need to be developed, for analyzing large quantities of data from the water systems, estimating what is not known, and make sense out of the uncertainties, noise and sensor faults.



Topics of interest:

  • Hydraulic control for energy consumption reduction
  • Leakage Management
  • Contamination Detection
  • Cyber-physical Security
  • Big Data Management
  • Hydro-informatics
  • Smart Water Networks

Important dates:

  • Deadline for submission of papers: May 30, 2014
  • Notification to authors: July 1, 2014

Submission guidelines:

Authors can submit their work as: an extended abstract or a full paper which can be possibly considered for publication in a special volume by Springer-Verlag.
The manuscripts should be submitted in PDF format and they should follow the Springer- Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science template. Papers should be no longer than 12 pages in English, including bibliography and well-marked appendices.
All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings which will be distributed during the conference. Selected papers will also be included in a special volume and published by Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
Paper submission will be done via EasyChair at: https://www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?key=11658242.Neza0RD5UtE9fyj2.

The submitted paper (in PDF or PostScript format) should follow the respective template offered by Springer: Template in LaTeX (sample file) and Template in Word 2007 or Word 2003.

Additional Information:

For more information see attached pdf document  CRITIS2014_call-for-papers_v131

Visit the CRITIS 2014 web site at http://www.critis2014.org.