Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism (IJCWT)

Special Issue On: Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence Towards Critical Infrastructure

Submission Due Date

Guest Editors
National Technological University (Universidad Tecnológica Nacional),
University of the Republic (Universidad de la República),

University of Rome Tor Vergata,

National Institute of Ionizing Radiation Metrology (ENEA-INMRI),

The special issue highlights the aspects of cybersecurity in relation to trending fields like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) applied to critical infrastructure, especially from a perspective of cyberterrorism and intelligent cyber-warfare.

Critical infrastructure is a conglomerate of systems, networks and assets that are so essential that their continued operation is required to ensure the security and seamless running of a given nation, its economy, and its people. Although critical infrastructure is quite similar in many nations due to the basic requirements of life, the infrastructure deemed critical can vary as well according to a nation’s needs, resources and development level. Nonetheless, it ranges mostly across the chemical sector, commercial facilities, communications sector, critical manufacturing, dams, defense industrial base, emergency services, energy sector, financial services, food, water and agricultural sector, government facilities, healthcare, information technology, nuclear sector and transportation systems. Hovering across the length and breadth of the domain of critical infrastructure, it constitutes the backbone of any nation.

Recent years has seen a phenomenal increase in the use of trending fields like AI and IoT applied to multifarious applications across the domain of critical infrastructure. Starting from healthcare and transport systems till the government services and nuclear sector, the embrace of advanced technologies is increasing fast. But this poses a huge vulnerability and threat towards critical infrastructure, especially from the perspective of cybersecurity. For example, in the area of automated decision-making in many of these fields, a significant part is powered by the AI. Especially in the domain of critical infrastructure, if the cybersecurity is compromised in areas like automated decision-making, the impact would be fierce, long-lasting, and beyond limits. Especially in recent times, with the area of AI being quite distributed and dispersed across isolated or semi-connected systems, the challenge of ensuring unified security throughout the critical infrastructure gets tougher every time.

This special issue sheds light on the junction of critical infrastructure and the trending technologies like IoT and AI, opening the discussion in the perspective of cybersecurity and cyberterrorism. Modern day cybersecurity threats expand much beyond trivial messagepassing systems and cover the wide domain of machine learning, AI and intelligence-based automated decision-making. The special issue aims at showcasing the trending research and developments in this direction of cybersecurity in critical infrastructure.

Recommended Topics
• Cyberterrorism in critical infrastructure
• Cyberthreats and protection
• Critical infrastructure risks and control
• Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to prevent emergency and reduce risks during disasters
• Cyber-investigation in critical infrastructure
• CBRNe cyber-forensics
• Big data analytics and data mining towards safety and security in critical infrastructure
• Software and ICT tools for critical Infrastructure safety & security
• Predictive analytics in cyber risk management
• Cybersecurity and modern cyber-warfare & cyberterrorism
• ICT Vulnerabilities and Computational Aspects of Safety & Security in critical infrastructure
• Privacy Issues in IoT, AI and Smart Systems in critical infrastructure
• Intelligent systems in critical infrastructure risk management
• Intelligent decision support systems in Safety & Security of critical infrastructure

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence Towards Critical Infrastructure — Research and Trends on or before 30 June 2020. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

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Guest Editors
International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism (IJCWT)

All manuscripts should be submitted using the submission link below: