Joint Workshop on Cyber-Physical Security and Resilience in Smart Grids (CPSR-SG 2016)

12th April 2016, Vienna, Austria
CPS Week 2016, 11th – 14th April 2016, Vienna, Austria


Overview and Aims

Future power systems and smart grids will include a greater Information and Communication Technology (ICT) component, in order to support future energy services. Whilst 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. The purpose of this workshop is to be a forum for discussion on the key challenges in ensuring the security and resilience of cyber-physical smart grids. This multi-disciplinary workshop is being held at the Cyber Physical Systems week (CPS Week 2016) and is  co-organized by three major European-funded research projects in the smart grid area, namely the SALVAGE, SEGRID and SPARKS projects. The workshop will run for a full day and include a keynote speech plus regular paper presentations.

Topics of Interest

  • Intrusion detection systems and security analytics for the smart grid
  • Resilient control of power systems
  • Security and resilience metrics for the cyber-physical smart grid
  • Privacy issues and protection schemes for the smart grid
  • (Co-)simulation and testbed environments for analyzing security and resilience
  • Cyber vulnerability detection and assessment
  • Risk analysis of cyber-attacks to smart grids
  • Security architectures for the smart grid
  • The economics of security and resilience for the smart grid
  • Regulatory and legal aspects


Workshop ChairsProgram Committee
Anna Magdalena Kosek (DTU, Denmark)Rohan Chabukswar, (UTRC, Ireland)
Paul Smith (AIT, Austria)Mathias Ekstedt (KTH, Sweden)
Reinder Wolthuis (TNO, The Netherlands)Frank Fransen (TNO, The Netherlands)
Oliver Gehrke (DTU, Denmark)
Robert Griffin (RSA, Switzerland)
Mislav Findrik (AIT, Austria)
Kieran McLaughlin (Queen’s University Belfast, UK)
Nuno Neves (FFCUL, Portugal)
Eugeniusz Rosolowski (PWR, Poland)
Judith Rossebo (ABB, Germany)
Alberto Schaeffer-Filho (UFRGS, Brazil)
André Herdeiro Teixeira (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
Marco Tiloca (SICS, Sweden)
Kai Heussen (DTU, Denmark)

Paper Submission

Submitted papers should not exceed six pages, the workshop language is English. The submitted papers are required to comply with the IEEE conference format guidelines . Please submit your original work via EasyChair submission system. Accepted and presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore, subject to final approval by the conference committee.

Important Dates

Full paper submission deadline: 1st February 2016 (Deadline extension: 5th February 2016)
Notification deadline: 1st March 2016
Final paper submission deadline: 25th March 2016
Workshop date: 12th April 2016

Workshop Programme

TimeProgramme Item
7:45 - 8:15Registration
8:15 - 9:308:15 - 8:30: Opening: Johannes Fröhlich, TU Wien Rectorate
8:30 - 9:30: Keynote: Rajeev Alur
9:30 - 9:45Coffee break
9:45 - 10:00Welcome to the Joint International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Security and Resilience in Smart Grids: CPSR-SG 2016
Anna Magdalena Kosek (Technical University of Denmark (DTU))
Reinder Wolthuis (TNO)
Paul Smith (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology)
10:00 - 12:00Paper Session I (Chair: Anna Magdalena Kosek)

10:00 - 10:30: Including Threat Actor Capability and Motivation in Risk Assessment for Smart Grids
Judith E. Y. Rossebø (ABB)
Frank Fransen and Eric Luiijf (TNO)

10:30 - 11:00: Analyzing Attack Resilience of an Advanced Meter Infrastructure Reference Model
Rikard Blom, Matus Korman, Robert Lagerström and Mathias Ekstedt (KTH - Royal Institute of Technology)

11:00 - 11:30: Attack Path Reconstruction from Adverse Consequences on Power Grids- with a focus on Monitoring-Layer Attacks
J.K. Wang and Christian Moya (Ohio State University)

11:30 - 12:00: The Privacy Case: Matching Privacy-Protection Goals to Human and Organizational Privacy Concerns
Tudor B. Ionescu and Gerhard Engelbrecht (Siemens AG)
12:00 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:15Cyber Security Landscape from a Vendor’s Perspective
Bart de Wijs (Head of Cyber Security at ABB b.v. from Power Grids Division)
14:15 - 15:45Paper Session II (Chair: Paul Smith)

14:15 - 14:45: The Most Frequent Energy Theft Techniques and Hazards in Present Power Energy Consumption
Robert Czechowski (Wroclaw University of Technology)
Anna Magdalena Kosek (Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

14:45 - 15:15: A Supervisory Approach towards Cyber-Secure Generator Protection
Rajesh Kavasseri, Yinan Cui and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri (North Dakota State University)

15:15 - 15:45: What's under the hood? Improving SCADA security with process awareness
Justyna Chromik (Twente Universiteit), Anne Remke (University of Muenster) and Boudewijn R. Haverkort (Twente Universiteit)
15:45 - 16:00Coffee break
16:00 - 18:00Paper Session III (Chair: Reinder Wolthuis)

16:00 - 16:30: On Bounded Rationality in Cyber-Physical Systems Security: Game-Theoretic Analysis and Application to Smart Grid Protection
Anibal Sanjab and Walid Saad (Virginia Tech)

16:30 - 17:00: A Deep Learning-Based Cyber-Physical Strategy to Mitigate False Data Injection Attack in Smart Grids
Jin Wei and Gihan J. Mendis (The University of Akron)

17:00 - 17:30: Contextual anomaly detection for cyber-physical security in Smart Grids based on an artificial neural network model
Anna Magdalena Kosek (Technical University of Denmark (DTU))

17:30 - 18:00: Cascading Failures Caused by Node Overloading in Complex Networks
Volker Turau and Christoph Weyer (Hamburg University of Technology)
18:00 - 18:05Best Paper Award:

The Privacy Case: Matching Privacy-Protection Goals to Human and Organizational Privacy Concerns
Tudor B. Ionescu and Gerhard Engelbrecht (Siemens AG)