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Workshop on Security Research Challenges of Autonomous Connected Systems (SRACS)

November 29th - December 1st


Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1


Workshop Sponsorship

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Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global

The current progress in Internet services, Internet of Things (IoT), data science and AI technologies have enabled the development and deployment of autonomous systems at large scale, such as unmanned autonomous vehicles, unmanned maritime ships, drone applications, smart transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, just to name a few.

Autonomous systems are designed to adapt their behavior according to running context, operating in a dynamically changing environment. The autonomy of a system enables to carry out a series of instructions chosen between possible courses of action. Decision-making occurs after an information gathering process, which may lead to a subsequent change in system behavior. Autonomy is not absolutely achieved, and still a challenging field of research especially in environments where direct human control is not physically possible.

Successful design and deployment of highly secure autonomous systems is extremely important especially in mission critical applications for which the failure will result in human lives and disasters (e.g., TBD – related navy: satellite failures, drones, robots, engines, human autonomous behavior, and ship). Achieving highly secure autonomous systems will ensure that such systems are safe, reliable, trustworthy and can meet the performance requirements of their applications and services.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together multidisciplinary group (industry, academia, and government) to address these challenges and present their solutions to address them. The 4-day workshop will investigate the following topics that we consider as building blocks to derive a methodology for building autonomous systems:

The objective of this workshop is to provide a platform of exchange between academic, government and industry experts actively addressing these research challenges to present their research approaches and results. Attending this workshop is an opportunity to enable academics, government, and industry experts to facilitate and develop potential collaborations among them.

At the end of the workshop, we will provide a detailed report that summarizes the workshop and a roadmap for scientific research tasks and technology development that will overcome security challenges of autonomous systems.

Day 1 – November 29th, 2023 – Tutorials
  • 9:00 - 10:30
    Premiers pas dans la cybersécurité (First Step in Cyber Security)

    Alexis Janin, DigitalBerry, France

  • Coffee break ☕
  • 10:30 – 12:00
    Autonomic Cyber Security - The next Paradigm to Design Self-Protection Cyber Systems and Applications

    Salim Hariri, University of Arizona, USA

Day 2 - November 30th, 2023 - Workshop
  • Session 1 - Opening
  • 09:00 – 09:15
    Research funding programs: France and Europe

    Angélique Favre, UCBL Lyon Ingénierie Projet, France

  • 09 :15 – 09:30
    Open Discussions for Potential Proposals to ONR Global

    Mamadou H. Diallo, Science Director, ONR Global

  • Session 2 - AI & Security
  • 09:30 – 10:00
    The journey of face analysis and recognition for security related applications: progress and challenges

    Liming Chen, Ecole Centale Lyon, France

  • 10:00 – 10:30
    AI-Driven Automation in Beyond 5G: Architectural Models, Use Cases, and Security Considerations

    Muslim Elkotob, Principal Solutions Architect,Vodafone Business, Germany

  • Coffee break ☕
  • 11:15 – 11:45
    Graph Learning to Detect Attacks in IoT Networks

    Mohamed-Lamine Messai, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon, France

  • 11:45 – 12:15
    Semantic-Based Approaches to Enhance Sentiment Analysis Quality

    Salima Benbernou, Université Paris Cité, Paris, France

  • Lunch break 🍽️
  • Session 3 - Connected Systems
  • 14:00 – 14:30
    A Category-Based Hybrid Access Control Model for Smart Home IoT

    Clara Bertolissi, Aix-Marseille University

  • 14:30 – 15:00
    Security Risk Management in Autonomous Connected Systems

    Raimundas Matulevicius, University of Tartu, Institute of Computer Science, Estonia

  • 15:00 – 15:30
    Machine-Learning-Based Detection and Analysis of Android Malware under Polymorphic Evolutions

    Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Rende, Italy

  • Coffee break ☕
  • Session 4 - Trustworthy and resilient systems
  • 16:00 – 16:30
    Trustworthy Intelligent Multi-Domain Transportation Management System (TIMTS)

    Hoessein Rastgoftar, The University of Arizona, USA

  • 16:30 – 17:00
    Towards a Robust Network System: Connectivity-Based Resilience to Targeted Attacks

    Mohammed Lalou, University of Bourgogne, France

  • 17:00 – 17:30
    Zero Trust integrated with Quatum key distribution networks (QKDN)

    Taesang Choi, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea

  • Workshop Dinner 🥂
Day 3 - December 1st, 2023 - Workshop
  • Session 5 - Data intelligence and security
  • 09:00 – 09:30
    Secure and Efficient Big Data Analysis: (Some) Challenges and Perspectives

    Laurent D’orazio, University of Rennes, France

  • 09:30 – 10:00
    STAGE - Socio-Technical Analysis of GDPR Requirements

    Claudia Sofia Negri Ribalta, IRiSC - SnT, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

  • 10:00 – 10:30
    ICAD: An Intelligent Framework for Real-Time Criminal Analytics and Detection

    Yehia Taher, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin (UVSQ), Paris, France

  • Coffee break ☕
  • 11:00 – 11:30
    Resilient Access Control Mechanism for Healthcare Data Sharing through Polystores

    Juba Agoun, Université Lumière Lyon 2 – ERIC, France

  • 11:30 – 12:00
    Privacy and Resilience in Decentralized AI

    Sonia Benmokhtar, CNRS – Liris France

  • 12:00 – 12:30
    Automatic Cyber-Risk Assessment for Networked Systems

    Marco Angelini, Sapianza University of Rome, Italy

  • Lunch break 🍽️
  • Session 6 - Closing
  • 14 :00 – 15:00


The workshop will take place on the Campus Scientific de la Doua:

To get there, take Tramway T1 or T4 (stop CONDORCET or UNIVERSITE LYON 1) – Click to see the map 🧭