IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
17–20 September 2024 // Oslo, Norway

CFP - Symposium on Cyber-Physical Security

IEEE SmartGridComm 2024
CFP - Symposium on Cyber-Physical Security (CPS)


This symposium will investigate the cyber security aspects of the smart grid and how it connects, interacts, and impacts the physical systems, and the privacy aspects. The focus will be on innovative technologies, modeling and solutions, and methodologies that advance the smart grid cyber-physical security while also considering the prevailing privacy issues. Papers describing cyber resilient infrastructure, communication architectures, risk assessment and measurement, and cyber-physical security are within the scope of this symposium.  

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:  


Secure and resilient communication architectures for smart grid

  • Cryptography, key management, authentication, provenance, and access control  
  • Detection, mitigation and prevention of cyber attacks 
  • Identifying and detecting indicators of compromise (IoCs) against attacks in the power system    
  • Cyber resilience techniques  
  • Cyber situational awareness-based techniques  
  • Cloud security  
  • Hardware security (tamper-resistant device technologies and root of trust)  


Wide area monitoring and data acquisition in modernized power grid  

  • PMU-based sensing and control for attack detection, mitigation and prevention 
  • Topology and network parameter validation of power grid using PMU  measurements  
  • Identification of unusual and anomalous events in the cyber-physical power system 
  • Asset health condition monitoring by PMUs, RTUs and PLCs  
  • Digital twins for asset modelling 


Security and privacy risk assessment, measurement and management  

  • Models of smart grid security and privacy  
  • Cross-domain (cyber-to-physical or physical-to-cyber) intrusion and security event detection, analysis, and response 
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence approaches for smart grid security and privacy  
  • Profiling and characterizing cyber-attacks and attackers (pattern detection, etc.)  
  • Novel risk assessment models and techniques in cyber-physical settings  
  • Privacy preservation and inference  
  • Digital twins for security and privacy risk assessment  


Smart energy and cyber-physical applications of security  

  • Security and privacy for the Internet of Things (IoT) for smart energy 
  • SCADA and legacy system security  
  • Security by design and verification tools  
  • End-to-end security for smart energy systems  
  • Blockchain technologies for power grid  
  • Cyber-physical security for distributed energy resources, renewable generation and the energy edge  


Important Dates

-Abstract Submission Date: May 8, 2024 
-Full Paper Submission Date: May 8, 2024
-Notification of Acceptance Date:
July 5, 2024
-Final Paper Submission Date:
July 22, 2024

Symposium Chairs

Biplab Sikdar, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Email:
Ruilong Deng, Zhejiang University, China. Email:
Rongxing Lu, University of New Brunswick, Canada. Email:
Subhash Lakshminarayana, University of Warwick, UK. Email:

*Please check the deadline for the workshop paper submissions in the respective workshop pages.



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