International Workshop on Cyber Security for Intelligent Transportation Systems

3-7 September, 2018, Barcelona, Spain

Held in Conjunction with ESORICS 2018

Scope & Topics

Ever since humanity invented transportation systems, it has also introduced new problems, previously unknown. After inventing a boat, it was clear that a life saving device must be invented as well. After inventing a car, it was clear that safety belt, as well as airbags are the new necessity. Today's boats and cars are being rapidly digitalized, thus introducing even more advanced problems. Similarly, today's digital life saving devices and safety belts, are digital as well. The physical problems that were affiliated for many decades with the transportation domain, are now spilling out into the digital realm. It is therefore expected, that the solutions to such new problems will emerge within the digital domain as well.

Since the modern vehicles, whether they drive, sail or fly, are being more and more digitalized, they are also inheriting the cyber-security problems, previously associated purely with the digital domain. The intersection between physical and digital is being blurred, and smart transportation is located at the center of this metamorphosis.

Moreover, some of the security problems forged by the collision of digital and physical realms, introduce cyber security phenomena, which are unique to intelligent transportation, and may cost human lives.

It is therefore critical to address the emerging cyber security related problems, which may be inflicted upon the various phases of smart transportation.

This workshop aims to bring together the latest research of cyber security with respect to different segments and phases of Intelligent Transportation Systems. We are soliciting contributions in (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Autonomous vehicle (land, sky and sea) cyber security
  • Deep learning in avionic system and intelligent drones
  • Security of Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks of vehicles (MANET, VANET, etc)
  • Autonomous driving security
  • Adversarial AI and sensor attacks (e.g. fooling image recognition) in autonomous vehicles
  • V2X security
  • Security of vehicles’ communication channels (CAN BUS, ARINC-664, etc.)
  • Traffic management and security of UAVs
  • ADS-B security.


Program Committee Chairs

Prof. Yuval Elovici, PhD
Dept. of Software and Information Systems Eng.
Head of Cyber Security Research Center at Ben Gurion University
Head of Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories at Ben Gurion University
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Dr. Asaf Shabtai, PhD, CISSP
Dept. of Software and Information Systems Eng.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Email: shabtaia [at] bgu [dot] ac [dot] il

Program Committee Members

  • Martin Strohmeier, University of Oxford, UK
  • Nils Ole Tippenhauer, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
  • Rami Puzis, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Chris Johnson, Glasgow University, UK
  • Jianying Zhou, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
  • Anupam Chattopadhyay, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  • Ariel Stulman, Jerusalem College of Technology, Israel
  • Elisa Canzani, iABG Innovation Center, Germany
  • Paper Submission

    Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that have been simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Submissions should be at most 16 pages long (full paper), or 8 pages (short paper) including the bibliography and appendices, and should follow the LNCS style.
    Submissions are to be made to the submission web site in pdf format. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present their work at the workshop; otherwise the paper will not be included in the proceedings.
    Pre-proceedings will be made available at the workshop. Accepted conference papers are planned to be published by Springer in the LNCS collection.

    For further inquiries, please contact one of the program committee chairs at: shabtaia [at] bgu [dot] ac [dot] il

    Important Dates

    Submission deadline:

    June 20th, 2018

    June 30th, 2018

    July 7th, 2018 (Final)

    Notification to authors:

    July 20th, 2018

    Camera-ready versions:

    July 25th, 2018



    Last update May 2, 2018.