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ECCWS Pre-Conference Workshops

Two Pre Conference Workshops - Wednesday 27th June 2018

  • Fake news workshop
  • Cybersecurity for Industrial and Automation Control Systems in the IoT and Big Data era: the ATENA approach

The cost of attending each workshop is £30 for participants registered for the European Conference on Gender Research and £60 for anyone wishing to participate who is not attending the conference. To reserve a place on this workshop please use the online form

For further informaiton email: elaine@academic-conferences.org


10:00 - 12:00

Fake news workshop

Led by Dr. Char Sample, ICF

ECCWS 2018 Pre-Conference Workshop - Fake News Workshop

Fake news is a term that is frequently discussed in political and journalism circles and more recently is being discussed in cyber security. Fake news represents a new area of effort for NATO, educational institutions, and industry along with government researchers.  There are several aspects to Fake News that require discussion as well as additional research. This workshop is designed to address these areas.  The topics discussed include the following:

  • Why Fake New is a cyber security issue
  • Characteristics of fake news
    • Content
    • Distribution
    • Spread
    • Related areas
  • Methods to rapidly and accurately identify
    • Fake news targets
    • Fake news stories
    • Fake news distribution
    • Fake news spread
  • Countering Fake News
    • Technological
    • Human
    • Other
  • Way forward

 Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding why fake news is a relevant cyber security issue
  • Methods for identifying fake news
  • Methods for countering fake news
  • Applying lessons on fake news detection to other data

13:30 - 15:30

Cybersecurity for Industrial and Automation Control Systems in the IoT and Big Data era: the ATENA approach

Led by Tiago Cruz and Paulo Simões, University of Coimbra, Portugal

ECCWS 2018 - Pre-Conference Workshop - Cybersecurity for Industrial and Automation Control Systems in the IoT and Big Data era: the ATENA approach

Over the recent years, systems adopted in Critical Infrastructures have become more complex, moving towards an IoT-centric paradigm, due to the increasing number of interconnected distributed devices, sensors and actuators, often widely dispersed in the field. Wire to water generation, micro generation or smart metering, are examples of such systems.
Consequently, the boundaries of the sensor and control infrastructures are expanding well beyond the monolithic and contained premises model, deployed on geographically constrained spaces under the responsibility of a single operator. Such systems need to be flexibly and securely managed, monitored and configured, while preventing risks, both from operational errors and from cyberattacks, intrusions and malware, compromising their operation or even resulting in disasters.

The cost of attending each workshop is £30 for participants registered for the European Conference on Gender Research and £60 for anyone wishing to participate who is not attending the conference. To reserve a place on this workshop please use the online form:

www.academic-conferences.org/conferences/eccws/eccws-pre-conference-workshops/

For further information email: elaine@academic-conferences.org