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Special Session

26 July, 2017 - Madrid, Spain

Within the 8th International Conference on Data Communication Networking - DCNET 2017


Ivan Marsa Maestre
University of Alcala
Brief Bio
Ivan Marsa Maestre, after completing his Master’s degree in Networks Engineering from the University of Alcala (UAH) in Spain in 2003, started working as a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Juan R. Velasco (UAH) on the field of automated negotiation, which he defended in 2009 (granted the “best PhD. thesis” award at the University). In 2010, he got a position as Visiting Scholar in the Center for Collective Intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in USA with a personal mobility grant from the Spanish government and under the sponsorship of Dr. Mark Klein. There he had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the leading experts in the field, such as Prof. Shelley Zhang of the University of Massachusetts in USA and Prof. Takayuki Ito, from the Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan. In 2011, back to his original research group in Spain, he took the leadership of the NeSIS research unit within the group, focusing on Networks and Information Systems Security. He also continued the Negowiki line, which has enabled to establish active collaborations with top researchers in the field.


Recent natural and man-made disasters made urgent to understand the dependency of our society from infrastructures that, if disrupted or destroyed, would seriously compromise quality of life and overall functioning of society. Therefore, Critical Infrastructure (CI) protection has become a general label for a range of activities undertaken jointly by government and operators of key facilities and systems to ensure an adequate risk management, becoming one of most important issues for the EU community. CI systems are characterized by a high degree of interconnection. Therefore, proper data communication between dependent physical, virtual and logical elements within them is paramount. Exploring techniques to make data communication in CI possible, effective, reliable, efficient and resilient is the purpose of this special session.

DCCI 2017 will discuss, among others, the following aspects and topics of such critacl infrastructures data communication processes, which have distinct relationships with DCNET main conference topics:
• Risk/resilience based decision-making
• Threat identification/assessment/monitoring models/techniques
• Advanced data communication concepts/ICTs in complex networks
• CI protection against cyber-threats
• Data communication of physical surveillance sensor data
• Interdependency analysis of CI
• Design of reliable CI communication infrastructures
• Emerging & Future Threats Detection and Management

Sponsored by FP7 project SCOUT (Multitech SeCurity system for intercOnnected space control groUnd staTions)


Paper Submission: May 15, 2017
Authors Notification: May 29, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: June 6, 2017


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee complemented by members of the main conference program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


DCNET Special Sessions - DCCI 2017