Network of Excellence in Internet Science

EINS Workshop on Emerging Trends in Critical Infrastructure Protection

11-12 May 2015

Panhans Grand Hotel, Semmering, Austria

Press Release: The Internet is a Critical Infrastructure for Society

The main objective of this workshop is to discuss and analyse emerging trends in the protection of critical infrastructures that have a strong dependence on communication networks. Uncertainties stemming from challenges of various sorts (complexity of operation, overload conditions, disasters and attacks) make it difficult to guarantee safe and secure operation. The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts with complementary backgrounds to report on a better understanding of the key challenges that must be addressed to protect our critical infrastructures in the future.

Registration and Further Details

To receive further details and to register for the workshop, please contact one of the workshop organisers below.

Programme

Monday 11th May

14:00 – 14:30: Welcome, Workshop Aims and Round of Introductions, Helmut Leopold, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
14:30 – 14:45: Introduction to EINS JRA7 and SEA2, Heiko Niedermayer,Technische Universität München (TUM)
14:45 – 15:30: Critical Infrastructure Provider Current and Emerging Challenges, Chidung Lac, Orange Labs, Stephan Kehrer, Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH, Nicolai Kuntze, Huawei
15:30 – 15:50: Coffee break
15:50 – 16:00: Define the working session challenge for the afternoon
16:00 – 17:30: Working Session Challenge One: Breakout session, addressing critical infrastructure protection challenges
17:30 – 18:00: Group Reports for Challenge One: Working groups report back to the whole workshop on their findings
19:30: Dinner

Tuesday 12 May

09:00 – 09:45: Keynote Talk: Quantifying the robustness of interdependent networks, Rob Kooij, TNO
09:45 – 10:30: Critical Infrastructure Provider Current and Emerging Challenges, Helmut Scnhitzer, Austrian Federal Chancellery (BKA), Kurt Einziger, Net Visual, Oliver Hanka, Airbus
10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:10: Define the working session challenge for the day
11:10 – 12:30: Working Session Challenge Two: Breakout session, addressing critical infrastructure protection challenges
12:30 – 13:30: Lunch (OII)
13:30 – 14:15: Keynote Talk: Who should we blame? Allocating responsibility on the Internet, Mark Rouncefield, Lancaster University
14:15 – 15:00: Working Session Challenge Two (Continued): Breakout session, addressing critical infrastructure protection challenges
15:00 – 15:30: Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:00: Group Reports for Challenge Two: Working groups report back to the whole workshop on their findings
16:00 – 16:30: Workshop Conclusions and Next Steps, Heiko Niedermayer, TUM, David Hutchison, Lancaster University, Helmut Leopold and Paul Smith, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology