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Title: 1st International Workshop on Resilience Assessment of Critical Infrastructures



Critical Infrastructures (CI) are complex and highly interdependent systems, networks and assets that provide essential services in our daily life. They span a number of key sectors, including energy, finance, government, telecommunications, information technology, transportation, ports, and many others. In particular, the deployment of communication technologies to the power-grid has attracted worldwide industry and government interest.

Assessing resilience is thus a keystone for improving trustworthiness and/or maintaining the reliability of critical infrastructures. Both academia and industry have been researching methods and developing tools for resilience assessment. However, in spite of decades of research and continuous progress, resilience evaluation of critical infrastructures is still a challenging problem. For Smart-grids there are mandatory requirements in several countries for resilience assessment.

This workshop invites researchers and practitioners to submit original research papers and industrial reports describing experience with techniques to increase the resilience of critical infrastructures.


8:30AM - 8:45AM: Welcome

8:45AM - 10:00AM: Keynote
"Making Sound Cyber Security Decisions through a Quantitative Metrics Approach"
William H. Sanders (University of Illinois, USA)

10:00AM - 10:30AM: Short presentations

10:30AM - 11:00AM: Coffee break

11:00AM - 12:45AM: Panel
"Resilience Assessment of CI: challenges and promising directions"

12:45AM - 1:00PM: Wrap-up


Making Sound Cyber Security Decisions through a Quantitative Metrics Approach
William H. Sanders 

Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering 
Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.,
Computer Science Dept.,
Information Trust Institute, and
Coordinated Science Laboratory University of Illinois  


Resilience Assessment of CI: challenges and promising directions

Invited Panelists:  
Robin Bloomfield (City University London, UK)
João Batista Camargo Jr. (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Mohamed Kaaniche (LAAS-CNRS, France)
William H. Sanders (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA).

Facilitator: Alberto Avritzer, Siemens, USA

Email for Contact information:



Marco Vieira
University of Coimbra

Alberto Avritzer
Siemens Corporate Research

Felicita Di Giandomenico