CIPRNet Young CRITIS Award (CYCA)

To promote and support young researchers operating in the See critical infrastructure protection
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framework CIPRNet established a grant for the best young researchers' paper in The European Council Directive 2008/114/EC defines: ‘Critical infrastructure’ (CI) means an asset, system or part thereof located in Member States which is essential for the maintenance of vital societal functions, health, safety, security, economic..
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Protection. The award has been granted during the annual CRITIS conferences in 2014, 2015 and 2016. 

At CRITIS 2014 in Limassol, Cyprus, the first CYCA has been bestowed (Call text: 2014 call).

The second CYCA has been bestowed at CRITIS 2015 in Berlin, Germany.

The third CYCA has been awarded at CRITIS 2016 in Paris, France.

The conference chairs of CRITIS 2017 intend to continue with CYCA, maybe in slightly different form. Watch out for announcements at forthcoming CRITIS events!

Third CIPRNet Young CRITIS Award (2016)

The 2016 CIPRNet Young CRITIS Award (CYCA) honoured the top young engineer/scientist who participated at CRITIS 2016. The award for outstanding research in Critical Infrastructure Security and Protection sponsored by EU FP7 Project CIPRNet, is successfully promoting the activities of young researchers form industry and research institutions. From 17 submissions we selected 6 CYA candidates for awarding, based on the peer evaluation of their paper.

The co-winners of this third CYCA were Tingting Li and Amélie Grangeat both with outstanding performance also in presenting the contribution. Tingting Li and Chris Hankin wrote the paper “Effective Defence Against Zero-Day Exploits Using Bayesian Networks”. Amélie Grangeat and Julie Sina, Vittorio Rosato, Aurélia Bony and Marianthi Theocharidou wrote the paper “Human intrinsic properties of something resulting in susceptibility to a risk source that can lead to an event with a consequence
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vulnerability
mapping facing critical service disruptions for crisis managers”.

Four finalists competing with the winners were: Sridhar Adepu, Sabarathinam Chockalingam, Steve Muller and Stefano Sebastio. The contribution they were involved with a major part of their own research were:

The CIPRNet team congratulates the winners and the finalists!

Second CIPRNet Young CRITIS Award (2015)

The 2015 CIPRNet Young CRITIS Award (CYCA) honoured the top young engineer/scientist who participated at CRITIS 2015. The award for outstanding research in The European Council Directive 2008/114/EC defines: ‘Critical infrastructure’ (CI) means an asset, system or part thereof located in Member States which is essential for the maintenance of vital societal functions, health, safety, security, economic..
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Security and Protection sponsored by EU FP7 Project CIPRNet, aims at promoting the activities of young industry or research organisations researchers.

The winner of this second CYCA was Mr. Varun Badrinath Krishna who presented his paper with title “ARIMA-Based Modeling and Validation of Consumption Readings in Power Grids.", co-authored by Ravishankar K. Iyer and William H. Sanders.

Mrs Marzia Mastrapasqua and Mr Gabriele Oliva received finalist awards. Mrs Mastrapasqua presented a paper on "The professional figure of the Security Liaison Officer in the Council Directive 2008/114/EC", co-authored by Maria Carla De Maggio and Roberto Setola, and Mr Oliva presented "Identifying The European Council Directive 2008/114/EC defines: ‘Critical infrastructure’ (CI) means an asset, system or part thereof located in Member States which is essential for the maintenance of vital societal functions, health, safety, security, economic..
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Critical Infrastructure
Clusters via Spectral Analysis
", co-authored by Roberto Setola and Stefano Panzieri.

We congratulate the winner and the finalists!

First CIPRNet Young CRITIS Award (2014)

The 2014 CIPRNet Young CRITIS Award (CYCA) honoured the top young engineer/scientist who participated at CRITIS 2014. The award for outstanding research in The European Council Directive 2008/114/EC defines: ‘Critical infrastructure’ (CI) means an asset, system or part thereof located in Member States which is essential for the maintenance of vital societal functions, health, safety, security, economic..
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Critical Infrastructure
Security and Protection sponsored by EU FP7 Project CIPRNet, aims at promoting the activities of young industry or research organisations researchers.

The winner of this first CYCA was Mr. Constantinos Heracleous who presented his paper with title “Critical Infrastructure Online Fault Detection: Application in Water Supply Systems.” The paper introduces a testbed that emulates the operation and common faults of a water supply system and its interactions with a SCADA system. An online fault detection algorithm based on a fault diagnosis architecture for nonlinear uncertain discrete-time systems was then implemented and applied to the testbed. The experimental results illustrated the effectiveness of the approach in detecting faults accurately and fast which can increase critical infrastructures resilience. 

Mrs Federica Inderst and Mr Stavros Ntalampiras received finalist awards. Mrs Inderst presented a paper on "Improving Situational Awareness for First Responders", and Mr Ntalampiras presented "Automatic Fault Identification in Sensor Networks Based on Probabilistic Modeling".

We congratulate the winner and the finalists!