Paper submission

We encourage submissions containing original ideas that are relevant to the scope of CRITIS 2015. Researchers are solicited to contribute to the conference by submitting research papers, work-in-progress reports, R&D project results, surveying works and industrial experiences describing significant advances in C(I)IP. Stakeholders from governments, Critical Infrastructure operators, and industry are encouraged to submit papers which describe their current and future challenges to be engaged by researchers and multidisciplinary research teams. 

It is required that papers are not submitted simultaneously to any other conferences or publications; and that accepted papers not be subsequently published elsewhere. Papers describing work that was previously published in a peer-reviewed workshop are allowed, if the authors clearly describe what significant new content has been included.

All papers need to be written in English. There will be full papers and short papers. Full papers should be no longer than 12 pages, including bibliography and well-marked appendices. Short papers should be 4 to 6 pages long. Any submission needs to be explicitly marked as “full paper” or “short paper”.

All paper submissions must contain a title, a short abstract, and a list of keywords. All submissions will be subjected to a thorough double blind review by at least three reviewers. The paper submissions should be anonymised and all author names, affiliations, acknowledgements, and obvious traceable references should be eliminated. 

Paper submission will be done via this link to EasyChair. The submitted paper (in PDF or PostScript format) must be formatted using the template offered by Springer LNCS and be compliant with Springer's guidelines for authors.

Acceptance policy and publications

For publication in the CRITIS 2015 proceedings, all accepted papers (full and short) must be presented at the conference; at least one author of each accepted paper must register to the conference by the early date indicated by the organizers. 

Publication – Pre-proceedings

Pre-proceedings will appear at the time of the conference. All accepted papers will be included in full length in the pre-proceedings. 

Publication – Post-proceedings

As in previous years, it is planned that post-proceedings are published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Accepted full papers will be included in full length in the post-proceedings. However, we recommend that the authors produce a revised version of the paper, based on feedback received at the CRITIS event.

For accepted short papers, a four page extended abstract will be included in the post-proceedings.

Any accepted paper (full paper and extended abstract) that shall be included in the post-proceedings requires that its authors sign Springer’s copyright agreement.