Wednesday, September 24, 2014

[DMANET] [deadline approaching, September 30, 2014] SI on Critical Systems Modeling and Security, Elsevier Computers & Electrical Engineering

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Special issue on Critical Systems Modeling and Security
Elsevier Computers & Electrical Engineering
Manuscript Due: September 30, 2014 (Hard deadline)

Aim and scope

Modeling is an essential tool for the study and analysis of
security and dependability of Critical Information
Infrastructures. It can be used to evaluate properties such as
disruption, disturbance and loss of information, and to
anticipate incidents that could lead to situations involving
economical, material and, even, human loss. This special issue is
intended to report the most recent research works related to
security threats, critical service malfunctioning or information
leakage targeting, among others, SCADA, Industrial Control
Systems and other Critical Scenarios, associated to both
government and industrial companies. It also seeks to report new
needs, approaches, methods and tools addressing this crucial

The objective is to bring together advances particularly in the
following fields:

- Attack and vulnerability analysis
- Benchmarking and statistical analysis tools
- Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
- Cybersecurity and cyberwarfare modeling
- Continuity of services
- Dependable communication models
- Early Warning Systems
- Embedded Technologies Security
- Intrusion detection and prevention in Critical Scenarios
- Fault tolerance and incident response
- Risk analysis and management
- SCADA/DCS and Control System Security
- Secure information sharing
- Security and dependability logistic models
- Self-management architectures
- Situation awareness and response optimization
- Trust and reputation management in Critical Scenarios

Submission Guidelines

Papers will be evaluated based on their originality,
presentation, relevance and contribution to the topic associated
to the special issue, and for their overall quality. The
submitted papers have to describe original research which has not
been published nor currently under review by other journals or
conferences. Guest editors will make an initial determination of
the suitability and scope of all submissions. Papers that either
lack originality, clarity in presentation or fall outside the
scope of the special issue will not be sent for review and
authors will be promptly informed in such cases.

Author guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found at

Papers should be submitted via the EES application that can be found at

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for
inclusion into the special issue, it is important that authors
select SI-sec4 when they reach the "Article Type" step in the
submission process.


Manuscript Due: September 30, 2014 (Extended deadline)
First Round of Reviews: November 31, 2014
Second Round of Reviews: January 15, 2015
Acceptance of Final papers: February 15, 2015
Final Manuscript Due: March 15, 2015
Publication Date: October 2015

Guest Editors

Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro
Institut Mines-Telecom, Telecom SudParis, France

Francesco Longo
University of Calabria, Italy

Gregorio Martinez Perez
University of Murcia, Spain

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