Second Annual Industrial Control System Security (ICSS) Workshop

Program Details   |   Proceedings

The Industrial Control System Security Workshop will be held in Los Angeles, California, Tuesday, December 6, 2016, in conjunction with the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC). ACSAC will be held at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City.

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and industrial control systems monitor and control a wide range of industrial and infrastructure processes such as water treatment, power generation and transmission, oil and gas refining and steal manufacturing. Such systems are usually built using a variety of commodity computer and networking components, and are becoming increasingly interconnected with corporate and other Internet-visible networks. As a result, they face significant threats from internal and external actors. For example, in 2010 the Stuxnet malware was specifically written to attack SCADA systems and caused millions of dollars in damages.

The critical requirement for high availability in SCADA and industrial control systems, along with the use of resource constrained computing devices, legacy operating systems and proprietary software applications limits the applicability of traditional information security solutions. The goal of this workshop is to explore new security techniques that are applicable in the control systems context. Papers of interest including (but not limited to) the following subject categories are solicited:

  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Malware
  • Vulnerability analysis and risk management
  • Digital forensics
  • Virtualization
  • Application security
  • Performance evaluation of security methods and tools in control systems
  • Cybersecurity Education

Submissions should be 5-8 pages, using the double-column ACM proceedings format. Submission website:

Important Dates

Submission Deadline:September 30, 2016 (new date!)
Acceptance Notification:October 31, 2016
Final Manuscript due:November 7, 2016
Workshop Date:December 6, 2016

Organizing Committees

General Co-Chairs:
Harvey Rubinovitz, The MITRE Corporation
Adam Hahn, Washington State University

Program Chair
Irfan Ahmed, The University of New Orleans

Program Committee Members include:

Sajal Bhatia, Fordham University
Alvaro Cardenas, University of Texas at Dallas
Ernest Foo, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Sye Loong Keoh, University of Glasgow
Marina Krotofil, Honeywell Industrial Cyber Security Lab
Tommy Morris, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Bradley Schatz, Schatz Forensic
Vassil Roussev, University of New Orleans
Julian Rrushi, Western Washington University
Saman Zonous, Rutgers University

Final papers will be published by ACM.

Workshop Registration

If you are interested in attending please check off the appropriate box on the conference registration form and add in the Industrial Control System Security (ICSS) Workshop fee. Lunch will be included as part of the workshop fee.

Additional ACSA Events:
NSPW – New Security Paradigms Workshop
LASER – Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results