Euromicro Conference on
Digital System Design

September 1 – 3, 2021
Palermo | Italy

DSD 2021

DSD 2021 Call For Papers Committees Submissions

Paper Submission Deadline:

1 April 2021 20 April 2021 5 May 2021

Notification of Acceptance:

15 May 2021 5 June 2021 12 June 2021

Camera-Ready Papers:

15 June 2021 20 June 2021 2 July 2021

Security and Privacy of Cyber-Physical Systems (SPCPS)

Special Session Scope

This session focuses on tools, techniques and architectures for security and privacy-aware design of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Such systems are characterized by periodic/event-driven communication between physical processes and control law computation. Such computations mostly happen on resource constrained embedded platforms, e.g. automotive ECUs, industrial PLCs etc. Given the nature of such implementation platforms along with communication bandwidth constraints, the aspect of security and privacy is often an afterthought in standard CPS design techniques. However, most CPS applications are safety critical in nature thus mandating primitives for securing possible attack surfaces against leakage of system related information as well as private data of system users. Leakage of system dynamics can help an attacker craft suitable stealthy attacks while leakage of user data may lead to user identification. Also, such leakages may lead to more damaging higher order attacks. In this regard, the topics of interest for this session include, but does not limit itself to the following research aspects.

  • Design and Validation Strategies
  • Formalizing CPS threat models and attack scenarios
  • Formal verification of CPS security primitives (Transportation/Medical/Industrial-control
  • Power system and other domains)
  • AI/ML based and formal techniques for attack detection in CPS
  • Security aware controller design for CPS, Secure state estimation for CPS
  • Design exploration of secure CPS (area, power, performance, security)
  • Applications
  • Securing automotive control loops with control theoretic techniques
  • Security aspects of safety-critical CPS and automotive networks (intra and inter vehicle)
  • Protection against sensor attacks in CPS (e.g., autonomous driving, process control)
  • Securing industrial control systems, automotive ECUs, etc
  • Privacy-aware metering schemes and control design for Smart Grids

Submission Guidelines

Authors are encouraged to submit their manuscripts via EasyChair web service at web page Each manuscript should include the complete paper text, all illustrations, and references. The manuscript should conform to the IEEE format: single-spaced, double column, US letter page size, 10-point size Times Roman font, up to 8 pages. In order to conduct a blind review, no indication of the authors' names should appear in the manuscript, references included.

Special Session Chairs

S. Dey (IIT Kharagpur, India)

S. Park (TU Berlin, D)

J. Sepúlveda (Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, D)

Special Session Program Committee

Debdeep Mukhopadhyay (IIT Kharagpur, IND)

Philip Kindt (TU Munich, DE)

Mohammad Hamad (TU Munich, DE)

S. Narayanaswamy (TU Munich, DE)

Jian-Jia Chen (TU Dortmund, DE)

Qi Zhu (Northwestern Univ, USA)

Anupam Chattopadhyay (NTU, SG)

Dip Goswami (TU Eindhoven, NL)

Younghyun Kim (Univ WISC, USA)

Eugenio Villar (TEISA U Cantabria, ESP)

Elif Kavun (Sheffield University, UK)

Nele Mentens (KU Leuven, BEL)

Francesco Regazzoni (Univ Lugano, CH)

Michail Maniatakos (NYU, Abu Dhabi)

Mainack Mondal (IIT Kharagpur, IND)

Chester Rebeiro (IIT Madras, IND)

Nicolas Sklavos (Univ Patras, GR)

Contact Information

S. Dey (IIT Kharagpur, India)