Call for Papers: Securing Critical Infrastructure across Cyber and Physical Dimensions
IEEE Security & Privacy seeks submissions for this upcoming special issue.

Important Dates

  • Submissions Due: 5 December 2022
  • Publication: July/August 2023

From smart cities, to smart cars and smart manufacturing, we live in a fully connected world that relies on complex supply chains. To make matters worse, attacks against such cyber-physical critical infrastructure are evolving and expanding, while their disruption comes at a cost in terms of economic losses and even human-life losses.

This special issue of IEEE Security & Privacy is soliciting articles focusing on the research and practices for securing physical critical infrastructure. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Verification and validation techniques for cyber-physical systems security;
  • Design-centric approach for securing cyber-physical critical infrastructure;
  • Digital twins for cyber-physical systems — scalable platforms for security validations for research, training, and operational environments;
  • Data-centric approaches for securing cyber-physical critical infrastructure;
  • Secure supply chains – covering multiple perspectives such as hardware, software, operational state;
  • Cyber-physical systems testbeds that provide realistic environments for security research and training.

Submission Guidelines

For author information and guidelines on submission criteria, please visit the S&P’s Author Information page. Please submit papers through the ScholarOne system, and be sure to select the special issue name. Manuscripts should not be published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Please submit only full papers intended for review, not abstracts, to the ScholarOne portal.


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Guest Editors:

Gabriela Ciocarlie (UTSA, USA)

Jianying Zhou (SUTD, Singapore)

Call for Papers: Securing Critical Infrastructure across Cyber and Physical Dimensions
5 December 2022