CrISS Workshop

CrISS – Critical Infrastructure Safety and Security Workshop


The CrISS workshop evolved from the conference Dependable Systems, Services & Technologies DESSERT 2006-2010. It will approach holistically the issue of infrastructure safety and security. This subject for the interim DESSERT workshop was chosen in order to address:

  1. Integration, interaction and interdependencies of sets of systems and the ensuing challenges in providing infrastructure safety;
  2. Roles of IT (SW, HW, FPGA)-based systems becoming a mandatory part of each system and the linkage between infrastructures. Thus turning distinct infrastructures in a complex system of critical importance; IT systems are used to ensure safety and, on the other hand, introduce vulnerabilities;
  3. Interdisciplinary research in studying failures in critical systems that are caused, as a rule, by a number of reasons.
  4. Resource-effective and green IT-based approaches to safe and sustainable development.

A new direction in engineering—"Safeware Engineering"—may be the answer to challenges in providing safety and security of critical infrastructures. 

 In 2011 and 2013 about 200 people took participation in CrISS Workshop from all over the world: Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chezh Republic, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Luxemburg, Moldova, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, UK, USA.

More than 150 peer-reviewed articles were published in scientific journals:

  • special issue of "Radio-Electronic and Computer Systems" Journal (Ukraine, KhAI) ,
  • Information & Security: An International Journal (Bulgaria, CSDM)
  • Reliability: Theory and Applications International e-Journal

The CrISS Workshop (CrISS 2011, CrISS 2013) examines policies, regulation, analysis, modelling, development, integration, verification, diagnostics and maintenance of complex computer and communications systems and infrastructures for safety-, mission-, and business-critical applications. 

In the organization of CrISS Workshop as the organizers the following organizations took part: 

  • National Aerospace University "KhAI", Ukraine
  • Sevastopol Banking Institute, Ukraine 
  • Research and Production Corporation Radiy, Ukraine 
  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Poltava National Technical University, Ukraine
  • Section IEEE-Ukraine
  • Centre for Security and Defense Management, Bulgaria
  • Institute of Precision Mechanics and Control, Russian Academy of Science, Russia
  • Institute of Information Registration Problems
  • Institute of Information Science and Technologies of CNR, Italy
  • IT-Department and Information Security Department of National Bank of Ukraine
  • Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems
  • National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • IT Ukraine Association, Ukraine
  • Centre for Infrastructure-Oriented Research and Analysis, Ukraine

Nowadays the following organizations took part in the sponsorship of CrISS Workshop:

  • Research and Production Corporation Radiy, Ukraine

In 2011 and 2013 in the organization of CrISS Workshop as the information and media-partners the following organizations took part:

In the organization of CrISS Woskrhop the following project partners took part:

Main topics 

Main topics on the workshop agenda include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Policies for providing safety and security of critical infrastructures;
  • Methodological and mathematical foundations of safety engineering;
  • Macro-diagnostics of infrastructures;
  • Resilience and safety of web-, GRID- and Cloud computing-based IT-infrastructures;
  • Evolving infrastructures and safety management. Self*-systems and infrastructures;
  • High availability systems and infrastructures;
  • Formal methods in IT-infrastructure development and verification;
  • Multi-version technologies in safety and security engineering;
  • Critical infrastructure survivability;
  • Dependability and safety of human-machine systems;
  • Functional safety of I&C systems for critical infrastructures;
  • Infrastructure aspects for complex electronic component (CEC)-based systems safety;
  • Safety- and Assurance-Case methodologies, techniques and tools;
  • Energy grid safety;
  • Vulnerability analysis and intrusion-tolerant systems;
  • Evolving infrastructures and self*-systems;
  • Smart grid safety and security;
  • Green ITs and energy critical systems.
  • Dependability and security remote banking services and interbanking systems;
  • Security of payment systems (include plastic card security);
  • ICT-infrastructures for monitoring of ecosystems;
  • Dependability and resilience of web-, GRID- and Cloud computing-based IT-infrastructures;
  • Safety of human-machine interfaces and systems;
  • Safety, security of FPGA and SW-based embedded I&C systems;
  • Testing infrastructures for complex electronic components and systems;