Call for Papers

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: July 1st, 2021 July 15th, 2021
  • Acceptance notification: August 8th, 2021
  • Camera-ready: August 24th, 2021 September 7th, 2021
  • Workshop date: November 2nd, 2021 November 1st, 2021 | 7-10:30AM PST

The submission page for the Camera-ready is different from the initial submission page. Please consider the following link: Camera-ready submission.
The instruction for preparing the Camera-ready are available at the ICNP Conference page.

How to prepare your paper presentation

  1. Paper presentations and Q&A are going to be live via Zoom, with Q&A right after each presentation. Your presentation should be about 18 minutes. The final program which includes a detailed schedule for all the paper presentations is posted on the workshop website.
  2. We request you to make a pre-recorded video no longer than 18 minutes. This is not a replacement for your live presentation; rather it is a backup in the unlikely event that you will not be able to give the live presentation (e.g. network issues.)
  3. We request the authors to upload the pre-recorded video no later than October 25th. The video file MUST meet the following requirements:
    • Landscape orientation 16:9
    • Resolution: 1280 x 720 (=16:9 ratio, 720p)
    • FPS: 30 frames / sec
    • In .MP4 format optimized for streaming
    • The Video Codec MUST be H.264
    • The Audio Codec MUST be AAC
    • Max file size: 2GB
    Please check that the audio level IS NOT too low. Name your video files as follows:
    Example: 23_Davis_SystemX-TALK2.mp4
  4. All paper presentation videos must be accompanied by a signed release form. The IEEE copyright form included an A/V option for you to accept our use of the recorded material. If you opted out of that, we will provide you another form to complete and return.
Please upload your recorded videos using the Dropbox link that was sent to you by email.

Following the success of the previous editions, the 6th IEEE International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security Protocols 2021 (CPS-Sec 2021) aims to represent a forum for researchers and practitioners from industry and academia interested in the areas of CPS security. Therefore, CPS-Sec seeks novel submissions describing practical and theoretical solutions to the cyber security challenges of the emerging networks for safer and more secure deployment of CPS. Submissions may represent any application area for CPS. Hence, papers that are pertinent to the security of next generation networks (5G and 6G), Internet of Things (IoT), Critical Infrastructure Networks, Transportation Systems, Medical Devices are all welcome.

Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal and has not been previously published. All submissions must be written in English with a maximum paper length of 6 pages and formatted according to the two-column IEEE conference format. Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Digital Library after the conference and included in the IEEE ICNP proceedings.
Papers should be submitted using the EasyChair system .

Example topics of interest are given below, but are not limited to:

  • Access control for CPS
  • Anonymization in CPS
  • Authentication mechanisms for CPS
  • Availability, recovery, and auditing for CPS
  • Data security and privacy for CPS
  • Distributed secure solutions for CPS
  • Energy-efficient and secure CPS
  • Intrusion detection for CPS
  • Secure 5G and 6G technologies
  • Secure network protocol design in CPS
  • Secure SDN-IoT architecture
  • Secure SDN-enabled smart healthcare
  • Secure SDN-enabled smart transportation
  • Security and trust in autonomous systems
  • Security of Cloud environment
  • Security of CPS in medical devices/systems
  • Security of CPS in transportation systems
  • Security of industrial control systems
  • Security of Internet-of-Things
  • Security on heterogeneous CPS
  • Trusted computing in CPS
  • Vulnerability analysis of CPS