Resilience in Critical Infrastructures and Systems


Belgrade, Serbia, 8–11 September, 2024

With the increased digitalization and adoption of off-the-shelf information technology components, Critical Infrastructures (CI) have benefited in many ways, but the cyber-attack surface also became larger. Besides many single CI cyber risks, inter-CI systems and software also have a need for unified prevention, protection, data processing, and fast recovery. The European Commission tries to tackle the resilience of CI with the integration of different strategies, indicators, and tools that rely on intelligent processing of available data, as well as regulations and policy measures.


Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Use of artificial intelligence for the protection of Critical Infrastructures
  • Intelligent processing of data about the behavior of Critical Infrastructures in a provisional context (e.g., pandemics)
  • Architecture of Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems for CIs
  • Real-time processing of CI systems and subsystems data
  • Designs of critical infrastructures and systems
  • Interdependencies among the entities in the context of the NIS2 and CER Directives of the EU
  • Socio-technical view of critical infrastructures and systems
  • Frameworks and metrics for measuring resilience in critical infrastructure and systems
  • Risk and incident management in Cyber-Physical systems
  • Strategies for resilience of critical infrastructures
  • Cybersecurity risk management
  • Access control systems
  • Cybersecurity and resilience training
  • Compliance with NIS2, CER and CRA
  • Socio-economic impacts
  • Ethical issues

Thematic Track organizers

  • Blanco, Jose Miguel, Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain
  • Jovanovic, Aleksandar, European Risk and Resilience Institute (EU-VRi), Germany
  • Pasic, Aljosa, Eviden, Spain
  • Schauer, Stefan, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), Austria
  • Segou, Olga, Netcompany-Intrasoft, Greece

Submission rules

  • Authors should submit their papers as Postscript, PDF or MSWord files.
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 12 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). More pages can be added, for an additional fee. IEEE style templates are available here.
  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the Topical Area.
  • Preprints containing accepted papers will be published online.
  • Only papers presented at the conference will be published in Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® database.
  • Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers and posted at the conference WWW site.
  • Conference proceedings will be submitted for indexation according to information here.
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS Tracks.

Important dates

  • Thematic Track proposal submission: November 28, 2023
  • Paper submission (no extensions): May 28, 2024
  • Position paper submission: June 11, 2024
  • Author notification: July 1, 2024
  • Final paper submission, registration: July 23, 2024
  • Early registration discount: July 23, 2024
  • Conference date: September 8–⁠11, 2024

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