19/09/2017 Article about research donde in NICS in the Foundation Desqubre magazine

03/06/2017 Best Thesis Award in JNIC 2017 for NICS member David Nuñez

David Nuñez, postdoctoral researcher at NICS Labs, has been honored with the Best Thesis Award in JNIC 2017 (the National Conference on Cybersecurity Research), for his doctoral dissertation, entitled “New Security Definitions, Constructions and Applications of Proxy Re-Encryption”. David defended his thesis on January 2016, with professors Isaac Agudo and Javier Lopez as advisors. 

07/02/2017 Twenty-second European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2017)

C a l l     F o r     P a p e r s

Twenty-second European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2017)

Oslo, Norway -- September  11-15, 2017



07/12/2016 CFP: 3rd ACM Cyber‐Physical System Security Workshop (ACM CPSS’17)

3rd ACM Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop (ACM CPSS’17)
Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 2, 2017
Conference Outline

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) consist of large-scale interconnected systems of heterogeneous components interacting with their physical environments. There are a multitude of CPS devices and applications being deployed to serve critical functions in our lives. The security of CPS becomes extremely important. This workshop will provide a platform for professionals from academia, government, and industry to discuss how to address the increasing security challenges facing CPS. Besides invited talks, we also seek novel submissions describing theoretical and practical security solutions to CPS. Papers that are pertinent to the security of embedded systems, SCADA, smart grid, and critical infrastructure networks are all welcome, especially in the domains of energy and transportation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Authentication and access control for CPS
- Autonomous vehicle security
- Availability, recovery and auditing for CPS
- Data security and privacy for CPS
- Embedded systems security
- EV charging system security
- Industrial control system security
- Intrusion detection for CPS
- IoT security
- Key management in CPS
- Legacy CPS system protection
- Lightweight crypto and security
- Risk assessment for CPS
- SCADA security
- Security architectures for CPS
- Smart grid security
- Threat modeling for CPS
- Urban transportation system security
- Vulnerability analysis for CPS
- Wireless sensor network security
Important Dates

- Submission due:  Jan 12, 2017
- Notification:  Feb 15, 2017
- Camera-ready due:  Feb 25, 2017
Steering Committee

- Dieter Gollmann (Hamburg University of Technology, Germany) Ravishankar
- Iyer (UIUC, USA)
- Douglas Jones (ADSC, Singapore)
- Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain)
- Jianying Zhou (I2R, Singapore) – Chair
Program Chairs

- Jianying Zhou (I2R, Singapore)
-Ernesto Damiani (KUSTAR, UAE)
Publicity Chair

- Cristina Alcaraz (University of Malaga, Spain)
Publication/Web Chair

- Ying Qiu (I2R, Singapore)
Program Committee

- Cristina Alcaraz (University of Malaga, Spain)
- Basel Alomair (KACST, Saudi Arabia)
- Claudio Ardagna (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
- Ioannis Askoxylakis (FORTH, Greece)
- Alvaro Cardenas (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
- Lorenzo Cavallaro (RHUL, UK)
- Stephen Chai (Thales, Singapore)
- Aldar Chan (University of Hong Kong, HK)
- Binbin Chen (ADSC, Singapore)
- Xiaofeng Chen (Xidian University, China)
- Frédéric Cuppens (Telecom Bretagne, France)
- Nora Cuppens (Telecom Bretagne, France)
- Sebti Foufou (Qatar University, Qatar)
- Aurelien Francillon (EURECOM, France)
- Dieter Gollmann (Hamburg Uni of Tech, Germany)
- Felix Gomez‐Marmol (NEC Labs, Germany)
- Huaqun Guo (I2R, Singapore)
- Jin Han (Twitter, USA)
- Masaki Hashimoto (Institute of Info Security, Japan)
- Matt Henricksen (I2R, Singapore)
- Thomas Hildebrandt (IT Uni of Copenhagen, Denmark)
- Xinyi Huang (FJNU, China)
- Zbigniew Kalbarczyk (UIUC, USA)
- Sokratis Katsikas (NTNU, Norway)
- Shinsaku Kiyomoto (KDDI R&D Labs, Japan)
- Marina Krotofil (Honeywell, USA)
- Hoon Wei Lim (I2R, Singapore)
- Peter Loh (SIT, Singapore)
- Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, Spain)
- Xiapu Luo (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK)
- Michail Maniatakos (NYU-Abu Dhabi, UAE)
- Konstantinos Markantonakis (RHUL, UK)
- Weizhi Meng (DTU, Denmark)
- Chris Mitchell (RHUL, UK)
- Ganesh Narayanan (Ernst & Young, Singapore)
- Surya Nepal (CSIRO, Australia)
- Susan Pancho-Festin (Uni of Philippines, Philippines)
- Michael Papay (Northrop Grumman, USA)
- Axel Poschmann (NXP, Germany)
- Indrakshi Ray (Colorado State University, USA)
- Gritzalis Stefanos (University of the Aegean, Greece)
- Rui Tan (NTU, Singapore)
- William Temple (ADSC, Singapore)
- Nils Ole Tippenhauer (SUTD, Singapore)
- Alberto Trombetta (Università dell'Insubria, Italy)
- Luca Viganò (King’s College London, UK)
- Claire Vishik (Intel, USA)
- Long Wang (IBM Research, USA)
- Yang Xiang (Deakin University, Australia)
- Jia Xu (I2R, Singapore)
- David Yau (SUTD, Singapore)
- Chan Yeob Yeun (KUSTAR, UAE)
- Ye Zhang (Google, USA)
- Peng Zhou (Shanghai University, China)
- Sencun Zhu (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
- Saman Zonouz (Rutgers University, USA)
Submission Instructions

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. All submissions should be appropriately anonymized (i.e., papers should not contain author names or affiliations, or obvious citations). Submissions must be in double‐column ACM SIG Proceedings format, and should not exceed 12 pages. Position papers and short papers of 6 pages describing the work in progress are also welcome. Only pdf files will be accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the workshop. At least one author of the paper must be registered at the appropriate conference rate. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. There will also be a best paper award.
Paper submission site:
CPSS Home:

11/05/2016 The 11th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2016)

Paris, France, October 10-12, 2016\
Important Dates:

Submission of full papers: June 1, 2016
Notification of acceptance:  July 15, 2016
Camera-ready papers: September 1, 2016
CRITIS 2016 event: October 10–12, 2016

24/02/2016 Track on Trustworthy Authentication in Pervasive Computing, 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing (ATC 2016)

Call for Papers

Trustworthy Authentication in Pervasive Computing (Track)

13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing
July 18-21, Toulouse, France



Important Dates:

* Submission: March 11, 2016
* Notification: May 6, 2016
* Camera ready: May 20, 2016

08/09/2015 2nd ACM Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop (ACM CPSS’16)

2nd ACM Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop 

Xiían, China - May 30, 2016
(in conjunction with ACM AsiaCCS'16)

Important Dates
Submission due:    Dec 5, 2015
Notification:      Feb 15, 2016
Camera-ready due:  March 15, 2016

07/09/2015 PhD students Positions offered (not available)

15 PhD students positions are offered within the ETN Marie Curie NeCS.



07/04/2015 The Eighteenth Information Security Conference (ISC 2015)

Call for Papers: The Eighteenth Information Security Conference (ISC 2015)

16/03/2015 ACM* PE-WASUN 2015, Cancun, Mexico, November 2nd - 6th, 2015

C. Alcaraz is currently organizing the  12th ACM* International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks (Jointly with the 18th ACM MSWiM Conference)

04/02/2015 Research project SACO in the news!

Training in Cyberdefense / La formación en Ciberdefensa

03/02/2015 12th International Conference on Trust, Privacy and security in Digital Business 2015

NICS is involved in the organization of the 12th International Conference on Trust, Privacy and security in Digital Business 2015, Valencia (Spain), 1-2 September 2015

03/02/2015 9th International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems, CRISIS 2014

03/02/2015 Data Protection, Privacy, and Transparency (DPPT'15)

NICS is co-organizing the Data Protection, Privacy, and Transparency (DPPT'15), Hamburg, 29th of May 2015

03/02/2015 ESORICS-2015- Call for Workshops

03/02/2015 The 10th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2015)

NICS participates and collaborates in the organization of the 10th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security (CRITIS 2015) in Berlin, Germany, October 5–7, 2015.  


19/12/2014 News about the Cristina Alcaraz's fellowship and her stay at RHUL and NICS Lab

Cristina Alcaraz was recently interviewed by the Diario Sur of Malaga so as to know her activities on CAIN and her future perspectives. CAIN is a research project on "Controllability under Adversarial Influence in Critical Information Infrastructures" supported by the Mari Curie COFUND programme "U-Mobility" of the Univerisity of Malaga and the EU 7th Framework Programme grant 246550/COFUND2013-40259.


19/12/2014 News about the SACO project in Uciencia

The NICS Lab at the University of Malaga (UMA) participes in the development of a new cyber-security training simulator together with the COSEC Lab at the University Carlos III (UC3M) and the Indra company. This simulator is aimed to train both professionals and members of the state security forces

27/10/2014 1st Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop (CPSS 2015)

1st Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop (CPSS 2015)

27/10/2014 The 11th Information Security Practice and Experience Conference (ISPEC 2015)

5-8 May 2015, Beijing, China

Important Dates:

Submission Due: 14 December 2014
Notification to Authors: 8 February 2015
Camera-ready Copy Due: 23 February 2015
Conference dates: 5-8 May 2015

28/07/2014 NICS is organizing an A4Cloud tutorial at the IFIP summer school

Organization of an A4Cloud tutorial at IFIP summer school (8th of September 2014), Patras (Greece)

18/02/2014 The LockPic app has been published in the Android Market

LockPic was one of two applications selected in the 1st Android Application Development Contest at the University of Malaga. It has been recently uploaded to the Android Market and there are plans to release an IOS version in the near future.

24/01/2014 NICS will hold the A4Cloud Summer School on Accountability and security in the cloud in June 2014

First A4Cloud summer school in Malaga, June 2014

03/09/2013 8th International Workshop on Critical Information Infrastructures Security - CRITIS 2013

8th International Workshop on Critical Information Infrastructures Security - CRITIS 2013

29/08/2013 Internet of Things security article in the most downloaded list of the "Computer Networks" journal

Our article "On the Features and Challenges of Security and Privacy in Distributed Internet of Things", recently published by Computer Networks journal, has been featured in its "most downloaded articles" list. This list provides the most downloaded articles from ScienceDirect in the last 90 days, which indexes all Computer Networks issues starting from 1999.

10/06/2013 BIC/DIMACS/A4Cloud/CSA International Workshop on Trustworthiness, Accountability and Forensics in the Cloud (TAFC 2013) held in Malaga, 6-7 June 2013

The TAFC workshop was held in Malaga on 6-7 June 2013 in conjunction with IFIPTM 2013. The TAFC 2013 workshop brought together international experts from computer science and other disciplines to discuss collectively how public and private sectors as well as the research community can increase the confidence in the use of cloud computing to deploy and use innovative services by citizens and businesses. The TAFC 2013 workshop will not only focus on current on-going research work, but also on future research challenges that need to be addressed by the international research and innovation communities in programmes such as H2020. 

The workshop is a continuation of what began as the EU-US summit series of international workshops. The workshop was sponsored by the EU projects SecurIST, INCO-Trust, BIC and A4Cloud, and th United States National Science Foundation grant on International cooperation on Trustworthy Computing, DIMACS.

03/06/2013 7th IFIP International Conference on Trust Management (June 2013)

NICS organized in Málaga the 7th IFIP International Conference on Trust Management (3-7 June 2013)

27/05/2013 Spring school on "Trusted & Secure Service Composition"

NICS organized in Málaga the Spring School on "Trusted & Secure Service Composition". Malaga, May 27th-31st of May 2013.

22/05/2013 Wide-Area Situational Awareness for Critical Infrastructure Protection

The article "Businesses Take Cyber Security Seriously" has recently been published by the THE INSTITUTE, the member newspaper of the IEEE, in order to highlight the relevance of protecting information systems against cyber-threats. The vast majority of these systems are integrated inside critical infrastructures to manage their services themselves, such as banks, energy systems, control systems, etc. The article also stresses some interesting cyber-defense solutions which have recently been published in the IEEE Computer Magazine, and among them, our paper "Wide-Area Situational Awareness (WASA) methodological framework for critical infrastructure protection".

03/04/2013 Interview on "Malaga Hoy" about NESSoS project


17/02/2013 News about NESSoS in the Huffington Post

Neelie Kroes, Vice president of the European Comission was interviewed by the Huffington Post. During this interview she was asked about the possible threats one might encounter when using computers. She mentioned the EU is working towards a common research agenda for internet security. In particular, she highlighted how NESSoS was contributing to it by considering security for the Future Internet.

24/12/2012 DEPHISIT research project on Intelligent Transport System approved by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

DEPHISIT project will deliver a hybrid wireless platform for intelligent transport systems. The platform will be demonstrated trough several use cases for road safety, traffic management, valued added services and road-users.

11/12/2012 NICS Lab involvement in FACIES on the news

Today Joly Group has published an interview with some members of NICS Lab regarding our involvement in the FACIES European research project started last September.

27/10/2012 Kick-off meeting of the A4Cloud project

The kick-off meeting of the A4Cloud project took place in Bristol, UK, at the premises of HP Labs, from October 24th to 26th.

30/09/2012 Final review of the PASSIVE project

The PASSIVE project, in which NICS participates, has been successfully reviewed by the EC Commission.

27/09/2012 FACIES project on Critical Infrastructure protection had the kick off meeting in Rome

Last September 26th we had our first meeting in Rome for the FACIES research project, hosted by the University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome.

13/07/2012 NICS Lab visited Incheon University and Technological Park

A delegation from the University of Malaga visited Incheon in order to work together in research proyects. NICS Lab was one of the only 4 research groups selected from the University of Malaga in different disciplines such as Biology, Chemistry and Computer Science.

05/06/2012 Approval of FP7-funded projects A4Cloud and FACIES

A4Cloud (Accountability for Cloud and other Future Internet Services) and FACIES (online identification of Failure and Attack on interdependent Critical InfrastructurES), in which NICS participates, have been approved by the EC Commission in the recent Call 8 of the FP7 program.

02/02/2012 Article in SINC, Servicio de Información y Noticias Científicas depending from the Spanish ministry of Economy

SINC, is the first information public agency for science, technology and innovation in Spanish. They produce news, articles and interviews and the audience they target are mainly the scientific community. For this issue they included an article based on the NESSoS. The article focuses on how security will have to be included in the Future Internet.

20/01/2012 3rd International ACM Sigsoft Symposium on Architecting Critical Systems (ISARCS 2012)

NICS Lab organizes the 3rd International ACM Sigsoft Symposium on Architecting Critical Systems that will be held in Bertinoro (Italy) on June 26-28, 2012. ISARCS is a symposium in the area of architectural design for dependable, safe and secure systems, which constitutes an exclusive forum for exchanging views on the theory and practice of architecting critical systems.

12/01/2012 Preparados para la ‘Internet de los objetos’

El Network Information and Computer Security Lab (NICS), integrado en el grupo GISUM de la UMA, colabora en un proyecto europeo destinado a sentar las bases de la red del futuro en materia de seguridad.

02/12/2011 NESSoS project passed the first review

The FP7 funded project NESSoS had its first review in December 2011. It was held in Leuven in the premises of KUL. The review was very successful.

08/11/2011 Carmen Fernández Gago participated in the Coffee with Science event at UMA

As part of the week of Science the University of Málaga organized round tables where researchers explained their activities to secondary school students. Carmen Fernandez-Gago participated explaining NICS activities.

06/11/2011 9th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS'11)

The 9th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ACNS '11)was held on June 7-10, 2011 in Nerja (Malaga), Spain. It was organized by the "Network, Information and Computer Securty Lab"(NICS)from the Computer Science Department of University of Malaga.

28/06/2011 Organization of STM'11, Copenhage (Denmark)

The 7th International Workshop on Security and Trust Management, supported by ERCIM, was held in Copenhage (Denmark) on the 27th-28th of June 2011, in conjunction with IFIPTM'11. Almost 40 papers were submitted and 12 were accepted for submission. The event also included a panel where the new paradigms of trust were discussed. The proceedings will shortly be available in Springer, LNCS series.

05/04/2011 The FP7 project SPIKE finished successfully

The FP7 funded project SPIKE had its final review in April 2011. The review was very successful since all the objectives were achieved as expected. SPIKE provided a collaborative platform for the rapid and easy set-up of enterprises alliance, giving special focus to security.