EnCyCriS 2023

The 4th edition of the International Workshop on Engineering and Cybersecurity of Critical Systems (EnCyCriS) is being held in May 2023.

Publisert: 17. November 2022

This workshop is organized in conjunction with the 45th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). The workshop will be held in may 2023.

Call for papers

The workshop will facilitate discourse and discussions among researchers, practitioners, and students who are working on challenges and solutions related to the industrial revolution There will be a particular focus on sharing industry experience and project results pertaining to cyber threats on critical systems, secure software engineering, and attack detection and response mechanisms.

EnCyCriS invites contributions from research scholars and practitioners working on challenges and solutions for engineering and cybersecurity of critical systems on the following topics:

  • Safe, reliable, and secure by design - and - Safety and security co-engineering.
  • Threat modeling and analyzing software systems security in critical infrastructures.
  • Identification and impact estimation for response of cyber effects on software and hardware of critical infrastructures using models, simulations, and digital twins.
  • The role and impact of human in cybersecurity in critical infrastructures development and operation.

Important dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 30th January 2023
  • Paper Acceptance Notification: 24th February 2023 6th March
  • Camera-ready Papers: 17th March 2023
  • Workshop date: May 20th


This workshop will include keynote talks and accepted papers organized into different sessions, with a corresponding session chair. Each presentation (pre-recorded video or live presentation) will be followed by a live Q&A session where the authors will be invited.

Full program accessible on the ICSE webpage.

Social Event

EnCyCriS Social Function taking place on Friday 19 May from 1800 – 2100 at:

  • Bang Pop, South Wharf,
    35 S Wharf Promenade,
    South Wharf VIC 3006

The event will include dinner and a 3 hour beverage package (no spirits).

Paper Submission

Workshop proceedings will be prepared by IEEE CPS and published in ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Workshop papers must follow the ACM formatting instructions. Papers must have a maximum length of 8 pages. All paper should be submitted in PDF through the HotCRP platform of the workshop: https://encycris23.hotcrp.com/

Each paper will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity by at least three program committee members.

Accepted papers:

  • Studying Secure Coding in the Laboratory: Why, What, Where, How, and Who?
    Ita Ryan1, Klaas-Jan Stol2, Utz Roedig3
    1. School of Computer Science and Information Technology, University College Cork. Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research Training in Advanced Networks for Sustainable Societies
    2. Lero, the SFI Research Centre for Software, School of Computer Science and IT, University College Cork
    3. Connect Research Centre, School of Computer Science and IT, University College Cor
  • Evaluating Moving Target Defenses against Realistic Attack Scenarios
    Alex Brown, Tze-Wen Lee, Jin B. Hong
    University of Western Australia
  • Functional cyber-resilience – Extending the cybersecurity paradigm in critical infrastructures
    Johannes de Haan
  • Cryptography Based Security for the ATM Surveillance Chain
    Johannes de Haan, Abdel Youssouf
  • Autoencoder via DCNN and LSTM Models for Intrusion Detection in Industrial Control Systems of Critical Infrastructures
    Yakub Kayode Saheed1, Sanjay Misra2, Sabarathinam Chockalingam3
    1. American University of Nigeria
    2. Østfold University College
    3. Institute for Energy Technology
  • The State of Secure Coding Practice: Small Organisations and “Lone, Rogue Coders”
    Ita Ryan, Klaas-Jan Stol, Utz Roedig
    University College Cork


All participants, including workshop organizers, keynote speakers, and invited guests, must register for the workshop through ICSE webpage. Registrations are mandated and must be performed at least 10 days prior to this workshop. We cannot guarantee participation after this date.

Please follow the ICSE conference instructions:

The workshop is included in the "co-located event registration" category. Participants require only one day participation.


This workshop will be organized as a physical and virtual hybrid event. The physical venue of this workshop is Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia. The workshop is aiming to be organized physically as a co-located event to ICSE 2023. Be advised that although we aim for a hybrid event (both physically and digitally), the digital option is not confirmed yet and may be changed. The workshop will not cover participants or authors expenses for travel or registration

A social arrangement for the organization staffs, authors and participants is organized on Friday May, 19th in Melbourne at 18:00 PM local time, at Bang Pop, South Wharf.


Program committee

  • Doo-Hwan Bae, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 
  • Eunkyoung Jee, KAIST, South Korea 
  • Sizarta Sarshar, Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway 
  • John Eidar Simensen, IFE, Norway  
  • Sabarathinam Chockalingam, IFE, Norway 
  • Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain 
  • Mary-Ann Lundteigen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 
  • Nadia Saad Noori, University of Agder, Norway  
  • Vasileios Gkioulos, NTNU, Norway 
  • Nathan Lau, VirginiaTech, USA 
  • Mehdi Mirakhorli, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
  • Paul Smith, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria 
  • Kate Labunets, Utrecht University, The Netherlands 
  • Milan Lopuhaa-Zwakenberg, University of Twente, The Netherlands 
  • André Teixeira, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Sridhar Adepu, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Organization Committee 

  • Coralie Esnoul, IFE, Norway 
  • Eunkyoung Jee, KAIST, South Korea 
  • Doo-Hwan Bae, KAIST, South Korea 
  • John Eidar Simensen, IFE, Norway  
  • Sabarathinam Chockalingam, IFE, Norway 
  • Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain 


For any questions, please contact our organizers: coralie.esnoul@ife.no and ekjee@se.kaist.ac.kr