Conference Program

The final program of CRITIS 2021 will be available here in pdf. This page is only a provisional planning which is subject to change!

Papers presented a the conference will be made available through Springer LNCS (post-proceedings). As a service to the attendants at CRITIS 2021, pre-proceedings versions of these papers are available in the following shared drive (protected with a password provided at the registration desk).

Provisional program (last update: 05.07.2021). Time zone: Central European Time (CET). [R] = Recorded.
Legend of the colours used in the program:

  • Opening/closing, social event, networking, break/lunch (incl. posters and demonstrations exhibition)
    Contact: info@critis2021.org

  • Scientific session, regular technical paper (full and short)
    Contact: dimitri.perciadavid@unige.ch

  • Keynote session
    Contact: mermouda@ethz.ch

  • Industrial/practical experience report or testbed/dataset report session
    Contact: david.baschung@vtg.admin.ch
    Sponsors: kilian.cuche@vtg.admin.ch

Monday 27 Sept 2021 – Day 1

Location : SwissTech Convention Center (STCC) – ROOM GARDEN ABC, Rue Louis Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

  • 8:30 – Opening of the registration desk & welcome coffee
    9:00 – Introduction by Alain Mermoud, General chair and Bernhard Hämmerli, Steering Committee chair

  • Session I: Protection of Cyber-Physical Systems and Industrial Control Systems (ICS). Session chair: Thomas Maillart, UNIGE

    Optimal Man-In-The-Middle Covert Attack
    Luca Faramondi, Gabriele Oliva and Roberto Setola

    Bank Of Models: Sensor Attack Detection and Isolation in Industrial Control Systems
    Chuadhry Mujeeb Ahmed and Jianying Zhou

    Super Detector: An Ensemble Approach for Anomaly Detection in Industrial Control Systems
    Madhumitha Balaji, Siddhant Shrivastava, Sridhar Adepu and Aditya Mathur

    Model-Based Risk Analysis Approach for Network Vulnerability and Security of the Critical Railway Infrastructure
    Himanshu Neema, Leqiang Wang, Xenofon Koutsoukos, Cheeyee Tang and Keith Stouffer

    [R] Impact Analysis of PLC Performance when Applying Cyber Security Solutions using Active Information Gathering
    Yeop Chang, Taeyeon Kim and Woonyon Kim

  • 10:15 – Coffee break (incl. posters and demonstrations exhibition)

  • 10:45 – Adrian Perrig, Network Security Group, ETH Zurich and Franco Monti, MSF Partners

  • Session II: C(I)IP Organisation, (Strategic) Management and Legal Aspects. Session chair: Dimitri Percia David, UNIGE

    [R] The cost of incidents in essential services: data from Swedish NIS reporting
    Ulrik Franke, Johan Turell and Ivar Johansson

    A survey on applications of formal methods in analysis of SCADA systems
    Mihael Marović, Ante Đerek and Stjepan Groš

  • 12:15 – Lunch & networking (incl. posters and demonstrations exhibition)

  • Session III: Human Factor, Security Awareness and Crisis Management for C(I)IP and Critical Services. Session chair: Bernhard Hämmerli, HSLU

    Multi-Categorical Risk Assessment for Urban Critical Infrastructures
    Sandra König, Stefan Schauer and Stefan Rass

    [R] Use-Case Informed Task Analysis for Secure and Usable Design Solutions in Rail
    Amna Altaf, Shamal Faily, Huseyin Dogan, Alexios Mylonas and Eylem Thron

  • 14:30 – Coffee break (incl. posters and demonstrations exhibition)

  • Session Industrial / Practical Experience. Session chair: David Baschung, ETH Zurich
    15:00 – Erik Dinkel, CISO University Hospital Zurich
    15:15 – Fabrice Guye, ELCA
    15:30 – Leo Bolshanin, AdNovum
    15:45 – Gerrit Holtrup, Kudelski

  • 16:00 – Gregory J. Falco, Orbital Security Alliance, Stanford University (online)

  • Social Event – Day 1
    17:30 – Group photo (weather permitting) at Agora Lombard Odier, EPFL
    17:45 – EPFL Guided tour to learn about the exceptional history and design of the Rolex Learning Center (RLC) and visit of the Musée Bolo, the EPFL computer museum
    18:45 – Reception and Networking Event at the Cyber-Defence Campus, EPFL Innovation Park, Building I (participants of Day 2 are welcome). Demonstrations organized by Giorgio Tresoldi, Head of International Relations at the Cyber-Defence Campus.

Tuesday 28 Sept 2021 – Day 2

Location : SwissTech Convention Center (STCC) – ROOM GARDEN ABC, Rue Louis Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

  • 8:30 – Opening of the registration desk & welcome coffee
    9:00 – Introduction by Alain Mermoud, General chair and Vincent Lenders, Head of Cyber-Defence Campus

  • 9:30 – Jean-Pierre Hubaux, EPFL Full Professor, Laboratory for Data Security, Academic Director of the Center for Digital Trust (C4DT)

  • 10:00 – Coffee break (incl. posters and demonstrations exhibition)

  • Session Industrial / Practical Experience. Session chair: David Baschung, ETH Zurich
    10:30 – Peter Friedli, AWK Group AG
    10:50 – Ivo Maritz, CISO BKW Energie AG, MSF Partners
    11:10 – Daniel Caduff, Head of the ICT Division at the Federal Office for National Economic Supply

  • 11:30 – Marcus M. Keupp, Military Academy at ETH Zurich

  • 12:00 – Lunch & networking (incl. posters and demonstrations exhibition)
    13:15 – EPFL CYD Campus Fellowship Presentation, Veronika Földvary

  • 13:30 – Stefan Brem, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Risk Analysis and Research Coordination at Federal Office for Civil Protection

  • 14:00 – Alexandre Vautravers, Security Expert, Senior Security Advisor, State of Geneva

  • 14:30 – Coffee break (incl. posters and demonstrations exhibition)

  • Session Cyber-Defence Campus & CRITIS. Session chair: Alain Mermoud, General chair

    GNSS Positioning Security: Automatic Anomaly Detection on Reference Stations
    Stéphanie Lebrun, Stéphane Kaloustian, Raphaël Rollier and Colin Barschel

    Studying Neutrality in Cyber-Space: A Comparative Geographical Analysis of Honeypot Responses
    Martin Strohmeier, James Pavur, Ivan Martinovic and Vincent Lenders

  • 16:00 – Startup Challenge hosted by Colin Barschel, Director of Industry Relations at Cyber-Defence Campus. Topic: Boost your Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC).

  • 17:00 – Bernd König, CISO at German Armed Forces and Senior Cyber Security Strategist at Fortinet

  • Social Event – Day 2
    17:30 – Group photo (weather permitting) at Agora Lombard Odier, EPFL
    19:00 – Conference Gala Dinner at Gina Ristorante (Les Arcades, Rue Louis Favre 8c, 1024 Ecublens). Please book your extra banquet ticket before Sept, 15.

Wednesday 29 Sept 2021 – Day 3

Location : SwissTech Convention Center (STCC) – ROOM GARDEN ABC, Rue Louis Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens

  • 8:30 – Opening of the registration desk & welcome coffee
    9:00 – Introduction by Alain Mermoud, General chair

  • Session IV: Future, TechWatch & Forecast for C(I)IP and Critical Services. Session chair: Dimitri Percia David, UNIGE

    Tableau: Future-Proof Zoning for OT Networks
    Piet De Vaere, Claude Hähni, Franco Monti and Adrian Perrig

    Link Prediction for Cybersecurity Companies and Technologies: Towards a Survivability Score
    Santiago Anton Moreno, Anita Mezzetti and William Lacube

  • 10:15 – Coffee break (incl. posters and demonstrations exhibition)

  • Session Testbed / Dataset Report. Session chair: David Baschung, ETH Zurich
    10:45 – Alina Matyukhina, Siemens
    11:00 – Vittorio Rosato, ENEA Casaccia Research Centre
    11:15 – Hagen Lauer, Fraunhofer

  • 11:30 – Stefan Pickl, Universität der Bundeswehr München
    CRITIS 2022 announcement (with Bernhard Hämmerli)

  • 12:00 – Lunch & networking (incl. posters and demonstrations exhibition)

  • 13:00 – Back-up Keynote

  • 13:30 – Young CRITIS Award (YCA). Session chair: Thomas Maillart, UNIGE

  • 13:45 – Rump Session. Session chair: Thomas Maillart, UNIGE
    Participants are invited to give 5 minute talks on new ideas, reflections on presented work, ongoing research, research published recently in other venues, or entertaining perspectives. To reserve a slot, please sign up with the Rump Session chair (thomas.maillart@unige.ch) during the conference.

  • Social Event – Day 3
    14:15 – Closing remarks by Alain Mermoud, General chair
    14:30 – Visit of the EPFL ArtLab Exhibition (optional). Topic: Deep Fakes, Art and Its Double.