NET-SCIP Workshop on Security

Date: October 13, 2010
Place: Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Registration Form: http://net-scip.cmuportugal.org/?page_id=116

The Innovation Network on Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection (NET-SCIP) is currently gathering the scientific community, the private sector and the main government agencies in Portugal with the goal of developing comparative advantages in new security technologies, services, and protection of critical infrastructures.

As part of this initiative, NET-SCIP is organising a one-day workshop on the 13th of October 2010 at Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal. Researchers, professionals and practitioners interested in participating are invited to submit a 1-page position abstract outlining the topic of their ongoing work and interests. Selected submissions will be invited for presentation at the workshop.

The organisers wish to especially encourage industry professionals and junior researchers (Ph.D. students, post-docs) to consider participating in this workshop.

Theme & topics:
The convergence of telecommunication networks, information systems and control technologies has become a reality. The internet is more and more the platform of choice for the many information flows that support critical infrastructures and critical information and communication systems. Examples include energy and fuel networks, supply chains for materials, water and food, transportation networks and healthcare systems, as well as medium and large enterprises exploring business relationships in a open global market of inter-dependent services. At the same time sophisticated technologies based on sensor networks allow for the aggregation of physical data in real time with respect to spaces, equipment and people.

Given the growing inter-dependence of all these systems, the impact of cyber-attacks is no longer circumscribed to particular information systems and is now a real threat both to the infrastructures and basic services on which we all depend in our everyday life.

Centered on scientific and technological advancement, NET-SCIP shall promote an inter-disciplinary approach by which experts from engineering, basic sciences, economy, design and psychology come together to create new knowledge and develop security solutions for all kinds of users and companies.

Important dates:
30 September 2010: Submission of position papers
5 October 2010: Notification of acceptance
13 October 2010: Workshop is held

Submission: send position abstracts to:
nuno@di.fc.ul.pt
vassilis@cmu.edu
luis.caires@di.fct.unl.pt 

For more information, please visit
http://net-scip.cmuportugal.org