IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security
2–5 October 2023 // Orlando, FL, USA


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Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) cover a multitude of smart devices, ranging from smartphones and tablets to devices and applications which exist in industrial, transportation, medical, home security, building automation, emergency management, power, and many other systems. These all enable the vision of CPS by allowing human beings to interact with the physical world and serve critical functions in our lives. Given the popularity of CPS applications, securing them against malicious activities is of utmost importance. Otherwise, malfunctioning and insecure CPS devices and applications can cause enormous damage to individuals, businesses, and nations.

Following the success of the previous editions, the 8th IEEE International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems Security (CPS-Sec 2023) 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 facing CPS. Submissions may represent any application area for CPS. Hence, papers that are pertinent to the security of embedded systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems, Smart-Grid Systems, Critical Infrastructure Networks, Transportation Systems, and Medical Devices are all welcome.

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

  • Secure CPS architectures
  • Authentication mechanisms for CPS
  • Access control for CPS
  • Blockchain applications for CPS
  • Data security and privacy for CPS
  • Forensics for CPS
  • Intrusion detection for CPS
  • Trusted-computing in CPS
  • Energy-efficient and secure CPS
  • Availability, recovery, and auditing for CPS
  • Distributed secure solutions for CPS
  • Threat models for CPS
  • Physical layer security for CPS
  • Use of AI and ML in CPS Security
  • Secure protocol design in CPS
  • Vulnerability analysis of CPS
  • Anonymization in CPS
  • Security of CPS in automotive systems
  • Security of CPS in aerospace systems
  • Security of embedded systems
  • Security of CPS in medical devices/systems
  • Security of CPS in civil engineering systems/devices
  • Security of industrial control systems
  • Security of Internet-of-Things
  • Security on heterogeneous CPS



Submission DeadlineJuly 26, 2023 August 13, 2023

Acceptance Notification: August 21, 2023 September 1, 2023

Camera Ready: September 5, 2023 September 10, 2023

Workshop Date:  October 5, 2023




Kemal Akkaya, Florida International University, USA

Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy

Selcuk Uluagac, Florida International University, USA



Mohammad Ashiqur Rahman, Florida International University, USA

Tooska Dargahi, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Alessandro Brighente,  University of Padua, Italy



Mahdi Dolati, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Iran



Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain

Md Abdullah Al Hafiz Khan, Kennesaw State University, USA

Ahmad Alsharif, University of Alabama, USA

Abdullah Aydeger, Florida Institute of Technology, USA

Sana Belguith, University of Bristol, UK

Mumin Cebe, Marquette University, USA

Uttam Ghosh, Meharry Medical College, USA

Kishor Gupta, Clark Atlanta University, USA

Mohammad Hammoudeh, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Olamide Jogunola, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Hisham Kholidy, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, USA

Ahmad Khonsari, University of Tehran, Iran

Amit Kumar Sikder, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Chhagan Lal, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Mohammad Manshaei, Arizona State University, USA

Daisuke Mashima, Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore

Nick Multary, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Mahmoud Nabil Mahmoud, North Carolina A and T University, USA

Nils Ole Tippenhauer, CISPA, Germany

Nazmus Sakib, Kennesaw State University, USA

Moritz Schulze Darup, TU Dortmund, Germany

Savio Sciancalepore, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Mina Sheikhalishahi, Open Universiteit, The Netherlands

Gautam Srivastava, Brandon University, Canada

Jincheng Wang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Chia-Mu Yu, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan



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. For the templates, please refer to the IEEE Page here:

Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Digital Library after the conference and included in the IEEE CNS proceedings. Papers should be submitted using EDAS submission system.

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