Impact of IT/OT Convergence on the Resilience of Critical Infrastructures (IOCRCI)

    Scope of the workshop

    Our economy and society are increasingly dependent on the proper functioning of critical infrastructures such as for example electricity supply networks, drink water systems, water works, road traffic systems, and gas distribution systems. Traditionally, critical infrastructures are isolated systems. However, they are increasingly being connected to other systems and the internet. Digitalization is an irreversible trend because of significant business advantages such as reduced overhead and process optimization. The digitization of critical infrastructures, also referred to as IT/OT convergence, requires novel methods, models and technologies for design, detection, response, and recovery from cyber-attacks and (cascading) failures in converged IT/OT systems.

    The half-day IOCRCI workshop offers a timely venue for researchers and industry partners to present and discuss their latest results on the impact of IT/OT Convergence on the Resilience of Critical Infrastructures. we aim to get a clear understanding of the research challenges for this theme, including insight in the state-of-the-art, availability of data sets and testbeds, positioning papers, experimental and operational experience and situational awareness around the subject.

    The workshop can be seen as a continuation of a series of workshop, jointly organized by Delft University of Technology and University of Girona, on the theme “Robustness of Complex Networks”. For the last three editions see:

    This workshop will be held exclusively in-person.

    Topics of interest

    We solicit original papers including but not limited to:
    • Challenges for (cyber) resilient critical infrastructures
    • State-of-the-art studies
    • Lessons learned from cyber-attacks and/or cascading failures on critical infrastructures
    • Methods for predicting upcoming failures in critical infrastructures
    • Security by design
    • Detection and mitigation of anomalies indicating cyberattacks or other resilience threats
    • Digital twins for (cyber) resilience
    • Methods for modeling resiliency in critical infrastructures
    • Methods for situational awareness and incident response
    • Quantitative risk analysis
    • Control loops for end-to-end resilience

    Important Dates

    • Paper submission: 21 March 28 March 2023 (extended)
    • Paper acceptance notification: 25 April 2023
    • Camera ready: 2 May 6 May 2023
    • Workshop date: 12 June 2023

    Paper Submission

    Submitted papers should be written in English by following the IEEE conference format (double-column, 10pt font), with a maximum length limit of 6 (six) printed pages, including all figures, references, and appendices.

    Papers should be submitted through EDAS in PDF using the following link:

    Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for review elsewhere will be considered for publication in the proceedings.

    Papers will appear in the conference proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

    At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present the work in the workshop.

    Workshop General co-chairs

    • Prof. Robert Kooij, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
    • Dr. Erik Meeuwissen, TNO, the Netherlands
    • Prof. Jose Marzo, University of Girona, Spain

    TPC Members

    • Arunabha Sen, Arizona State University, USA
    • Roland Bouffanais, University of Ottawa, Canada
    • Enrico Zio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    • Gregorio D'Agostino, ENEA, Italy
    • Rob van der Mei, Vrije Universiteit, the Netherlands
    • Savio Sciancalepore, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
    • Roland van Rijswijk, Twente University, the Netherlands
    • Alex Chiumento, Twente University, the Netherlands
    • Yoram Meijaard, TNO, the Netherlands
    • Martin Warnier, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
    • Alex Stefanov, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
    • Annalisa Socievole. National Research Council of Italy, Italy
    • Song Yang, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
    • Nils Ole Tippenhauer, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Germany
    • Maksim Kitsak, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
    • Venkata Reddy Palleti , Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy, India
    • Sridhar Adepu, University of Bristol, UK
    • Alberto Costa, Future Resilient Systems Singapore - ETH Zurich, Singapore
    • Qin Lin, Cleveland State University, USA
    • Evangelos Pournaras, University of Leeds, UK
    • Eusebi Calle, University of Girona, Spain
    • Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, Linköping University, Sweden

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