[hpc-announce] CFP: RESILIENCE WEEK, San Antonio, TX, Nov 4-7, 2019

Krishna Kant tuf42198 at temple.edu
Wed Apr 24 12:22:52 CDT 2019

San Antonio, TX, Nov 4-7, 2019

Large disasters may ripple across cities, regions or even nationally 
through interconnected critical infrastructure systems. Right now, many 
of those connections are invisible, making it very difficult to put 
effective mitigation strategies in place. Critical links are often 
uncovered too late, causing greater impacts to infrastructure and 
challenging recovery efforts on the ground. Join us for the Resilience 
Week symposium to discuss how private and public partners can work 
together to ensure a secure and reliable flow of energy across the 
nation. We are excited to announce an industry-led session this year. 
Stay tuned for more information!

SUBMISSION SCHEDULE Refer to the Resilience Week website 
(http://www.resilienceweek.com) for the latest information
Call for Papers & White Papers/Lightning Talks
* Submission Due: June 3
* Acceptance Notification: September 9
* Final Submission Due: September 23

* Full papers: written following IEEE format and limited to seven double 
column pages in a font no smaller than 10 points. Note that an extra 
page fee of $100 for each page (up to three additional pages) will apply 
to any camera-ready version exceeding the page limit.
* Work in progress and industry practice: written following IEEE format 
and limited to four double column pages, in a font no smaller than 10 
points. Work-in-progress papers describe research that has not yet 
produced the results required for a full paper, but that due to its 
novelty and potential impact deserves to be shared with the community at 
an early stage.
* Accepted papers and work-in-progress papers will be submitted to IEEE 
for publication in Xplore.

ELEMENTS OF RESILIENCE (accepting special session proposals and papers)

Control Systems: Engineering systems are increasingly subjected to 
disturbances which are not generally predictable at design time. These 
disturbances can be man-made or naturally occurring, and they can be 
physical or cyber in nature. In order to ensure resilient system 
performance, multidisciplinary control approaches that provide intrinsic 
state awareness and intelligence are required. Topical areas include: 
Control Theory; Control Framework; Sensor Architectures, 
Monitoring/Control Security; Data Fusion, Data Analytics, Predictive 
Analytics, Prognostics, Computational Intelligence; Cyber-physical power 
and energy systems; Robotic systems; Cyber-physical system security, and 
Cybersecurity for industrial control systems.

Cyber Systems: Engineered systems in use today are highly dependent on 
computation and communication resources. This includes systems of all 
kinds, ranging from vehicles to large-scale industrial systems and 
national critical infrastructures. The resilience of the computational 
systems and infrastructures underlying these technologies is of great 
importance for mission continuity, security and safety. Resilience, in 
this context, is understood as the ability of a system to anticipate, 
withstand, recover, and evolve from cyberattacks and failures. In this 
symposium, we will focus on the topic of resilience of cyber-physical 
systems. Among others, the concepts of cyber awareness, anticipation, 
avoidance, protection, detection, and response to cyberattacks will be 
promoted and will help set the tone of the event. A better understanding 
of the science and engineering of these concepts and its supporting 
technologies will help provide some of the key underlying capabilities 
for the design and development of resilient cyber-physical systems. 
Topical areas include: Cyber Architecture; Human Machine Interaction and 
Cyber Social understanding; Human Systems Design, Human and Systems 
Behavior; Education and Workforce Development; Sensor Architectures; 
Data Fusion; Computational Intelligence; Resilient Cyber Frameworks and 
Architectures, Adaptive/ Agile/ Moving Defenses, and Resilient Cyber- 
physical power and energy systems.

Cognitive Systems: Many environments critical to cyber and physical 
infrastructure exhibit interplays between engineering systems design and 
human factors engineering. The Cognitive Systems track will explore how 
people, individually and in teams, engage in cognitive and cooperative 
problem-solving in complex, time-critical, and high-consequence 
settings. We will emphasize technology designs, operating concepts and 
procedures, and cognitive science research that improve overall 
human-system performance and increase the resilience and robustness of 
complex sociotechnical systems. Joint sessions with the Control Systems 
and Cyber Systems Symposia will explore the functional relations of 
systems integrating humans, automation, and system management resources. 
Topical areas include: Selection, training and performance in complex 
sociotechnical systems; Human performance models of event response; 
Cognitive readiness in high-consequence environments; Macroergonomics, 
systems design, and safety; Human factors of security, privacy, and 
trust; Situation cognition in cyber, physical, and hybrid environments; 
Procedures, checklists, and skilled performance; Human supervisory 
control and complex systems performance; Distributed cognition, 
expertise coordination, and teamwork; Human-machine interaction with 
automation, computers, and robots, and Autonomous and semi- autonomous 

Communications Systems: Many commercial and government applications 
require reliable and secure communications for effective operations. 
These communications are often challenged in contested environments 
whether from hostile states in a denial of service scenario, degraded 
infrastructure following a man-made or natural disaster, or finite 
spectrum pressure that restrict agility. The symposium will highlight 
how incorporation of resiliency in communications systems can support a 
wide range of applications given uncertainty in the communication 
environment. Topical areas include: Architectures; Threats and Failures; 
Remediation and recovery; Characterization; Networks and Infrastructure; 
Military applications, Civil applications, Security, Privacy and trust 
in communications, Communications for cyber-physical systems (including 
but not limited to: power transmission and distribution, transportation, 
autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, building management systems, 
health care, agriculture, logistics, etc.), Cloud, Edge and Fog Computing.

COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS (accepting special session proposals, papers, and 
white papers/lightning talks)

Infrastructures: Creating and sustaining resilient critical 
infrastructure is a diverse and complex mission. Critical infrastructure 
systems in the United States consist of a diversity of interdependent 
networks, varied operating and ownership models, systems in both the 
physical world and cyberspace, and stakeholders from multijurisdictional 
levels. Methods to improve critical infrastructure resilience are 
advancing, but much more can be done. Large-scale disasters have 
revealed that decision-makers often struggle to identify or determine 
key components and interdependency relationships in infrastructure 
systems, optimal resource allocation to increase resilience or reduce 
risk, and optimal response plans. The Resilient Critical Infrastructure 
Symposium seeks to bridge the gaps among local, city and state entities, 
infrastructure owner-operators, federal agencies, and researchers to 
advance a productive discussion of tools, technologies, and policies for 
improving critical infrastructure resilience. Topical areas include: 
Modeling, analytical techniques, or decision support tools to determine 
vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, assess resilience, and/or 
inform planning and investment, Adaptations to respond to catastrophic 
events; Best practices for local, state, federal infrastructure 
protection entities or infrastructure owner-operators; techniques to 
improve critical infrastructure resilience to all-hazards; case studies 
of infrastructure planning and disaster response; Emergency services and 
regional resilience; Dependency or interdependency examinations of 
cascading impacts of infrastructure failures; Cyber-physical 
interdependencies in critical infrastructure analysis; Resilience 
assessment methodologies and incorporation of sociotechnical approaches; 
Application of advanced visualization methodologies (e.g., geospatial 
and virtual reality) that enhance critical infrastructure analysis 
reports and information sharing processes.

Communities: Communities provide the fabric for effective provisioning 
of our societal well-being during major intentional or natural 
stressors. In addition to infrastructure, human factors such as 
connections between individuals and groups serve as critical resources 
for bouncing back from shocks. It is important that resilience planning 
and policies reflect how communities value resilience, how they react to 
events, and how availability and distribution of key resources will make 
communities and populations more resilient to large-scale disruptions. 
Topical areas include: Governance and resilience policy; effects of 
human factors in recovery; models, metrics and systematic approaches to 
resilience planning; scientific approaches to resilience, capacity 
building and sustainability challenges, and role of distributed 
community-based assets (utility and customer owned) in recovery.
General Chair
* Craig Rieger, Idaho National Laboratory General Organizing Chair
* Jodi Grgich, Idaho National Laboratory Elements of Resilience Control 
* Frank Ferrese, Naval Sea Systems Command
* David Scheidt, Weather Gage Technologies
* Kevin Schultz, Johns Hopkins App. Physics Lab Cyber Systems
* David Manz, Pacific Northwest National Lab
* Nate Evans, Argonne National Laboratory
* Nicole Beebe, University of Texas, San Antonio Cognitive Systems
* Ron Boring, Idaho National Laboratory
* Roger Lew, University of Idaho
* Nathan Lau, Virginia Tech
* Phil Bennett, Sandia National Laboratories Communication Systems
* Krishna Kant, Temple University
* Gurdip Singh, Syracuse University
* Brad Nelson, Idaho National Laboratory Complex Environments 
* Cherrie Black, Idaho National Laboratory
* John Hummel, Argonne National Laboratory
* Fred Petit, Argonne National Laboratory Communities
* Abraham Ellis, Sandia National Laboratories
* Ray Byrne, Sandia National Laboratories

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