IWSSS 2016

4th International Workshop on Systems Safety & Security

IWSSS 2016 Workshop Details

About IWSSS 2016

Control systems safety & security is a challenging research domain having a continuous development and a growing importance in the global political, military and economic context. The critical systems involved in energy production and distribution, petrochemical plants, transportation and road management relay on automatic control systems. All of them are based on sensor, transducers, controllers and other automation equipment. Most of them are now connected in various wired or wireless networks and sometimes are remotely operated via the Internet. The threats that since now was related to business or consumer PCs only are now targeting the automation systems. That is reason why many researchers from academia and industry are making efforts to assure control systems safety & security without affecting their performance and their ability to reach their objectives.
IWSSS 2016 is interdisciplinary and concentrates valuable knowledge from various fields of automatic control, computers and electronics. Special interest topics of the workshop are preventing, detecting and responding cyber-attacks and malware in control systems and networks by using modern approaches.
Our intention is to bring together practitioners and implementers from industry, prestigious researches from academia and young scientists and specialists. Our aim is to create an event to promote scientific research in this challenging field of systems safety and security and to let academia and industry make a strong partnership in order to develop new products and technologies.

Workshop Topics

  • Systems security & safety
  • Malware detection, modelling and analysis methods in control systems
  • Data security and privacy in critical systems
  • Real time monitoring of critical infrastructures
  • Physical and logical access control
  • Biometric identification of persons
  • Systems security & safety with applications in automotive industry
  • Intelligent sensors applied in safety and security solutions
  • Wireless sensor networks security
  • Signal processing and data acquisition
  • Artificial intelligence used in the field of safety and security
  • Automotive tracking, monitoring and surveillance solutions
  • 25.01.16
    IWSSS 2016 website launched
  • 25.01.16
    IWSSS 2016 call for paper launched
  • 01.02.16
    EasyChair paper submission system open
  • 20.05.16 30.05.16
    Paper submission deadline
  • 10.06.16
    Notification of acceptance
  • 15.06.16
    Camera-version & authors registration
  • 30.06.16
    ECAI 2016 Conference & IWSSS 2016 Workshop

IWSSS 2016 is organized  in conjuction with
The 8th Electronics, Computers & Artificial Intelligence International Conference - ECAI 2016
Past IWSSS Editions:
IWSSS 2016 Program
The final program for IWSSS 2016 is now available

Invited talk

Topic: Network Attacks on a Smart City Wireless Mesh

Abstract: Smart City is a concept that uses sensing and data-processing technologies to increase efficiency and productivity of resources throughout a municipality. A typical deployment of a Smart City infrastructure is of many sensor nodes connected to a wireless mesh network. The routing mechanisms proposed by the IETF to establish multihop network topologies is the IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks (RPL). RPL constructs a Directed Acyclic Graph (DODAG) and uses this graph to route data traffic. It has been designed and optimized for routing data through the DODAG towards special gateway nodes. In this talk I will first introduce the main concepts of RPL and then describe and discuss possible attacks on RPL networks.

Prof. Reuven Cohen - Short Biography

Reuven Cohen received the Ph.D. degree in 1991. From 1991 to 1993, he was with the IBM T.J.Watson Research Center. Since 1993, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science at the Technion, where he is now a full professor. Between 1994 and 1997, he also worked for HP Labs. Reuven’s research areas touch many aspects of networking and protocols, including wireless networks, sensor networks, mobile networks, protocol design and analysis, traffic engineering, and algorithms for big data. Reuven has served as an editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking journal and the ACM Journal on Wireless Networks (WINET). In addition, he was the TPC co-chair of Infocom 2010.

Authors information

Paper submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers electronically using EasyChair system.
Papers submitted for presentation should contain original research, not published or being considered for publication elsewhere. All materials must be written in English.
The papers will undergo a peer review process, coordinated by the International Scientific Committee. The corresponding author of each paper will be notified of the result by e-mail.If the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must attend the workshop and present the paper.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings which will be indexed in IEEE Xplore database.
The papers from all the previous editions (IWSSS 2013, 2014 and 2015) were indexed by IEEE Xplore database.
The accepted papers of IWSSS 2013 were indexed by IEEE Xplore, Scopus and Thompson Reuters Web of Science (ISI) Databases.

The participants must prepare the full version of their paper following IEEE Conference Submission Standards. The template can be downloaded from this link. Maximum six pages A4 in double column format are allowed. Authors may upload longer manuscript up to a maximum of eight pages total. However, each page in excess of six will incur a supplementary charge.

As a part of the procedure, authors of accepted papers must send us a signed Copyright Form for each paper. Missing this document may lead to paper unpublishing.

Workshop fees

  • 180 EUR (20% off for IEEE members; 40% off for IAS members);
  • 90 EUR - second paper fee;
  • 400 RON - Workshop Fee for Romanian participants;
  • 200 RON - Workshop Fee for Young Romanian researchers (PhD students
  • Prospective International Scientific Committee

    • Masaki

      Committee Chair

      Osaka University, Japan

    • Nicolae

      Committee Co-Chair

      Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

    • Alina

      Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

    • Wadji

      REGIM - University of Sfax, Tunis

    • Jaouhar

      Laval University,

    • Ridha

      Laval University,

    • Ali G.

      Vega Systems, UK
      IEEE UK

    • Octavian

      Honeywell, Romania

    • Loretta

      Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

    • Trupil

      NIIT University, India

    • Sanda

      Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

    • Moeiz

      Ecole de Technologie Supérieure, University of Quebec, Canada

    • Mihai

      University of Pitesti, Romania

    • Zdzislaw

      Lower Silesian University of Entrepreneurship and Technology in Polkowice, Poland

    • Dan

      Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

    • Radu-Emil

      Politehnica University of Timisoara , Romania

    • Emil

      Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

    • Gabriel

      Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

    • Anatoliy

      Ternopil National Economic University, Ukraine

    • Grigore

      Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

    Accomodation & travel information

    IWSSS 2016 Workshop will take place in conjunction with The 8th Electronics, Computers & Artificial Intelligence - ECAI 2016 International Conference, that will be hosted by Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, 39, Bucuresti Blvd., Ploiesti, Romania.

    Ploiesti is situated 60 km north from Bucharest, being crossed by the 26th degrees meridian, which divides the European continent in approximately two equal parts. The city has a high degree of industrialization and it is well known everywhere in the world for its oil processing facilities. The world’s first refinery opened at Ploiești in 1856-1857.

    Program Committee

    • Dan

      Workshop Chair

      Politehnica University of Bucharest

    • Emil

      Workshop Co-Chair

      Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

    Organizing Committee

    • Emil

      Organizing Committee Chair

      Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania

    • Grigore

      Organizing Committee Co-Chair

      Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

    Contact & INFORMATION

    If you have any questions regarding IWSSS 2016 you can use our contact form on the right or use the contact data below:

    Emil PRICOP, M.Sc., Eng.

    Automatic Control, Computers and Electronics Department
    Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti
    București Blvd., nr. 39, RO-100680, Ploiești, România

    E-mail: emil.pricop [at] upg-ploiesti [dot] ro *
               emilpricop [at] ieee [dot] org

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