CRITIS 2017 Call for Papers

Conference Proceedings are now available at Springer LNCS Critis 2017

- Deadlines

To submit a paper please use the LNCS template and login in Easychair .

If you are submitting an extended abstract only, a plain pdf is sufficient


- Scope

CRITIS 2017 aims at promoting innovative research and key achievements in the field of critical (information) infrastructures protection (C(I)IP) and to foster the cross-sector dialogue between relevant stakeholders.

Special attention will be devoted to the contributions from young experts and researchers by continuing the tradition of the Young CRITIS Award (YCA) since our demanding multi-disciplinary field of research requires open-minded talents.

- Topics
CRITIS 2017 will be organised around the following thematic sessions:

Paper submissions should mostly focus on one of the previous topics. However, innovative contributions are welcome. Junior experts less than 32 years old may apply for the Young CRITIS Award .

- Paper Submission

All paper submissions must contain a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. All submissions will be subjected to a thorough double blind review by at least three reviewers. The paper submissions should be anonymised and all author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, and obvious traceable references should be eliminated.

Paper submission will be done via this link to EasyChair. The submitted paper (in PDF or PostScript format) must be formatted using the template offered by Springer LNCS and be compliant with Springer’s guidelines for authors .

Researchers are solicited to contribute to the conference by submitting research papers, work-in-progress reports, R&D project results, surveying works and industrial experiences describing significant advances in C(I)IP. Stakeholders from governments, Critical Infrastructure operators, and industry are encouraged to submit papers which describe their current and future challenges to be engaged by researchers and multidisciplinary research teams.

It is required that papers are not submitted simultaneously to any other conferences or publications; and that accepted papers not be subsequently published elsewhere. Papers describing work that was previously published in a peer-reviewed workshop are allowed, if the authors clearly describe what significant new content has been included.

All papers need to be written in English. There will be full papers and short papers. Full papers should be no longer than 12 pages, including bibliography and well-marked appendices. Short papers should be 4 to 6 pages long. Any submission needs to be explicitly marked as “full paper” or “short paper”.


For publication in the CRITIS 2017 proceedings, all accepted papers (full and short) must be presented at the conference; at least one author of each accepted paper must register to the conference by the early date indicated by the organizers.

The conference pre-proceedings will appear at the time of the conference. All accepted papers will be included in full length in the pre-proceedings.

As in previous years, it is planned that post-proceedings are published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Accepted full papers will be included in full length in the post-proceedings. However, we recommend that the authors produce a revised version of the paper, based on feedback received at the CRITIS event.

For accepted short papers, a four page extended abstract will be included in the post-proceedings.

Any accepted paper (full paper and extended abstract) that shall be included in the post-proceedings requires that its authors sign Springer’s copyright agreement.

“CRITIS - The International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security - 2017. IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca Campus - Lucca - Italy”