[hpc-announce] Please post this

Krishna Kant tuf42198 at temple.edu
Wed Mar 13 12:34:49 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!

Refer to the Resilience Week website (http://www.resilienceweek.gov)
for the latest information
Call for Special Sessions
   * Submission Due: April 22
   * Acceptance Notification: April 29
Call for Papers & White Papers/Lightning Talks
   * Submission Due: June 3
   * Acceptance Notification: September 9
   * Final Submission Due: September 23

* Within all topical areas, participants interested in exploring new
interdisciplinary approaches or perspectives on resilience are
encouraged to complete the special session template with title,
paragraph overview, topical areas and chairs.
* Sessions or full tracks may be proposed, including invited and paper
presentations, panels and facilitated discussions.

* 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

   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 Systems
* 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 Infrastructures
* 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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