May 17 - 21, 2010
The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Special Session on Cyber and SCADA Security (SCADAS 2010)


As part of
The 2010 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS 2010)

Submission Deadline:  February 1, 2010

(Selected papers to be included in a Cyber Security Handbook edited by the session chairs)

A Special Session on Cyber and SCADA Security is being organized as part of the 2010 International Symposium on Collaborative Technologies and Systems (CTS 2010) to be held May 17-21, 2010, at Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.  This special session is proposed to bring together people from industry, utilities, defense, government and academia who are working in the field of Cyber and SCADA security.  Cyber security includes network and server protection from unauthorized and malicious access.  SCADA security includes protection of SCADA control units or industrial equipment in malfunctioning, production, power generation & distribution, fabrication, refining, public and private infrastructure institutions, and large communication systems.  The area of industrial and infrastructure security is very important and various governments have mandated the compliance by all institutions and services to many security regulations. 

This special session covers all hardware, software and applications issues that are involved in providing a reliable and robust security environments to allow collaborative tools and services to continue using the IT infrastructure without the threat of intrusion and unauthorized modifications.  We invite all types of original contributions on this emerging area of interest.  Authors of selected papers from this session will be invited to contribute to the cyber security handbook being edited by the session chairs, to be published by IGI Global Publishers. 

Topics of Interest include (but not limited to):

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers to the special session organizers by February 1, 2010 .  Electronic (PDF) submissions are encouraged and should be sent to ,  and .  For other electronic formats, please check with the organizers.  Papers submitted for review should not exceed 10 pages in IEEE single-spaced, double-column format.  Additional pages will be charged at additional fee.  Include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words.  Submissions should also include the title, authors name, affiliation, e-mail address, fax number and postal address.  In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author is responsible for correspondence should also be included.  If accepted, the final manuscript will follow the CTS 2010 format that is available on the conference Web site at

Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation.  Initial selection will be based on full papers.  Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, once accepted.  All accepted papers are required to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings.  Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2010 Symposium web site later.  It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. 

Paper submission Deadline     February 1, 2010
Notification of Acceptance February 14, 2010
Registration and Camera Ready Manuscript Due March 1, 2010

The technical program committee is co-chaired by: 
Junaid Ahmed Zubairi
SUNY at Fredonia, Fredonia NY USA
Tel:  +1-716-673-4694
Fax: +1-716-673-4821

Athar Mahboob
National University of Science and Technology
Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +9221-333-2344105
Fax: +9221-99240112

Technical Program Committee:
All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the special session technical program committee members.

For information or questions about the special session and the paper submission procedure, please contact the special session organizers.

For information or questions about Symposium's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral consortium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Symposium's web site at URL:   or contact one of the Symposium's Co-Chairs: Bill McQuay at and Waleed W. Smari at


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