2nd Workshop on Cyber-Physical Security and Resilience in Smart Grids

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Workshop Scope

Future power systems and smart grids will include a greater Information and Communication Technology (ICT) component to support new energy services. While this prospect has many benefits, it also makes power systems and smart grids more vulnerable to cyber-attacks and introduces increasingly critical dependencies between the cyber and physical domain of power systems. Building on the success of its first iteration, the purpose of this workshop is to continue to be a forum for discussion on hot topics and key challenges in ensuring the security and resilience of cyber-physical smart grids. This multi-disciplinary international workshop is being co-organised by three major European-funded research projects in the smart grid area, namely the SALVAGE, SEGRID and SPARKS projects. The workshop is expected to run for a full-day and include a keynote speech plus regular paper presentations. A Best Paper Award will be presented to an outstanding paper and presentation at the workshop.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, cyber-physical aspects of:

  • Intrusion detection systems and security analytics for the smart grid
  • Resilient control of power systems
  • Security and resilience metrics for the smart grid
  • Privacy issues and protection schemes for the smart grid
  • (Co-)simulation and testbed environments for analysing security and resilience
  • Cyber vulnerability detection and assessment
  • Risk analysis of cyber-attacks to smart grids
  • The design of secure and resilient smart grids, e.g., architectural design decisions
  • The economics of security and resilience for the smart grid

Workshop Programme

TimeProgramme Item
09:00 - 09:15Welcome to the Joint International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Security and Resilience in Smart Grids: CPSR-SG 2017
Oliver Gehrke (Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark), Paul Smith (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria), and Reinder Wolthuis (TNO, The Netherlands)
09:15 - 11:15Paper Session I (Chair: Oliver Gehrke, Technical University of Denmark (DTU))

Privacy Friendly Aggregation of Smart Meter Readings, Even When Meters Crash
Jaap-Henk Hoepman (TNO / Radboud University, The Netherlands)

Performance Metrics for Storage-Based Transient Stability Control
Abdallah Farraj, Eman Hammad, and Deepa Kundur (University of Toronto, Canada)

Cyber-Attacks to Voltage Control Applications via Wide Area Monitoring, Protection and Control System
Christian Moya and Jiankang Wang (The Ohio State University, U.S.A.)

Hidden Moving Target Defense in Smart Grids
Jue Tian (Xi’an Jiaotong University, P.R. China, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Rui Tan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Xiaohong Guan (Xi’an Jiaotong University, P.R. China, Tsinghua University, P.R. China), and Ting Liu (Xi’an Jiaotong University, P.R. China, Cornell University, U.S.A.)
11:15 - 11:30Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:15Keynote Address
12:15 - 13:30Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:30Paper Session II (Chair: Paul Smith, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria)

Impact of Cyber Attacks on Data Integrity in Transient Stability Control
Abdallah Farraj, Eman Hammad, and Deepa Kundur (University of Toronto, Canada)

Mitigating Synchronized Hardware Trojan Attacks in Smart Grids
Chenglu Jin, Lingyu Ren, Xubin Liu, Peng Zhang, and Marten van Dijk (University of Connecticut, U.S.A.)

A Systematic Approach of Identifying Optimal Load Control Actions for Arresting Cascading Failures in Power Systems
Ajay Chhokra, Amogh Kulkarni, Saqib Hasan, Abhishek Dubey, Nagabhushan Mahadevan, and Gabor Karsai (Vanderbilt University, U.S.A.)

A Study on Software Vulnerabilities and Weaknesses of Embedded Systems in Power Networks
Margus Välja, Matus Korman, and Robert Lagerström (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)

15:30 - 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 - 18:00Paper Session III (Chair: Reinder Wolthuis, TNO, The Netherlands)

Integrated Multi-domain Risk Assessment Using Automated Hypothesis Testing
Oliver Gehrke, Kai Heussen, and Matus Korman (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)

Attack Models for Advanced Persistent Threats in Smart Grid Wide Area Monitoring
Sarita Paudel, Paul Smith (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria), and Tanja Zseby (TU Wien, Austria)

Analysis of Time Delay Attacks against Power Grid Stability
Jiankang Wang and Chunyi Peng (The Ohio State University, U.S.A.)

Analyzing the Effectiveness of Attack Countermeasures in a SCADA System
Matus Korman, Margus Välja, Gunnar Björkman, Mathias Ekstedt, Alexandre Vernotte, and Robert Lagerström (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
18:00 - 18:15Concluding Remarks and Best Paper Award
Oliver Gehrke (Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark), Paul Smith (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria), and Reinder Wolthuis (TNO, The Netherlands)

Paper Submissions

Submissions should present unpublished original research, not under review elsewhere, and not exceed six pages. The workshop language is English. The submitted papers are required to comply with the ACM formatting guidelines (submitted as a PDF, printable on US Letter and A4 sized paper, using the two-column ACM format and be in 10 pt font). Please submit your original work via the EasyChair submission system. Accepted and presented papers will appear in the ACM Digital Library, subject to final approval by the conference committee.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 3rd February 2017 10th February 2017
  • Notification deadline: 17th February 2017
  • Final paper submission deadline: 1st March 2017
  • Workshop date: 21st April 2017

Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Paul Smith (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria)
  • Reinder Wolthuis (TNO, The Netherlands)
  • Oliver Gehrke (DTU, Denmark)

Technical Program Committee

  • Rohan Chabukswar, (UTRC, Ireland)
  • J.K. Wang (The Ohio State University, USA)
  • Mathias Ekstedt (KTH, Sweden)
  • Frank Fransen (TNO, The Netherlands)
  • Rajesh Kavasseri (North Dakota State Uni, USA)
  • Kieran McLaughlin (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)
  • Nuno Neves (FFCUL, Portugal)
  • Eugeniusz Rosolowski (PWR, Poland)
  • Walid Saad (VirginaTech, USA)
  • Judith Rossebo (ABB, Norway and University of Oslo, Norway)
  • Alberto Schaeffer-Filho (UFRGS, Brazil)
  • Jin Wei (The University of Akron, USA)
  • André Herdeiro Teixeira (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
  • Marco Tiloca (SICS, Sweden)
  • Kai Heussen (DTU, Denmark)
  • Abdallah Farraj (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Eman Hammad (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Niamh O’Mahony (Dell EMC, Ireland)
  • Daisuke Mashima (ADSC, Singapore)

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