Cyprus is hosting International Conference on Security of Critical Infrastructure Systems
The 9th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2014) is being held on October 13-15 2014 in Limassol, Cyprus. CRITIS 2014 is co-organized by the KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks, at the University of Cyprus. CRITIS 2014 continues a well-established tradition of successful annual conferences. CRITIS brings together researchers and professionals from academia, industry and governmental organizations working in the field of the security of critical infrastructure systems. The conference has previously been held in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Greece.
The security of critical infrastructure systems has received considerable attention, at high-levels, and is a key policy priority of the EU and an increasing global concern. Modern society relies on the availability and smooth operation of Critical Infrastructure Systems. Our everyday life and well-being depend heavily on the reliable operation and efficient management of these critical infrastructure systems, such as electric power systems, telecommunication networks, water distribution systems, transportation systems, wastewater and sanitation systems, and oil/natural gas pipelines. Citizens expect the availability of critical infrastructure will always be available and that, at the same time, they will be managed efficiently (i.e., they will have a low cost). We rely on the uninterrupted operation of such systems and when they fail, the consequences can be immense, in terms of societal, health, and economic effects.
The conference will discuss the state of the art techniques for information and data security, cyber-physical systems, security policies and decision support systems. The participants will have the opportunity to hear the latest developments from four keynote presentations made by leading experts in the field and also attend a special session with a local focus on the current status and the future challenges of critical infrastructure protection in Cyprus.
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