CFP: IEEE Cyber PELS 2020, Miami, FL USA 14-16 April

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Cyber PELS 2020 will be held on the campus of Florida International University (FIU), Miami, Florida, USA. Miami is a world class destination and the conference promises to be a great technical and social experience for all participants. FIU is one of the nation’s largest public research universities which is located in the heart of this beautiful city.

The IEEE Workshop of Cybersecurity of Power Electronic Systems (Cyber PELS) provides a common forum for industry experts, researchers, and academia to share technology updates, research findings, lessons learned, and best practices in the areas of cyber-secure power and electronics systems.

The role of power electronics in power delivery and industrial applications is changing from an enabling technology, often resorted to commodity hardware boxes and to a more critical infrastructure assets. Hence ensuring cyber security of power electronic converters is becoming increasingly important as more systems from power grid, electrified transportation, data centers, and internet-of-things (IoT) utilize power electronics with embedded sensors, communications, and control mechanisms through various wired and wireless technologies. 


Submit the two-page digests by 2 MARCH 2020 to the technical program chair Dr. Burak Ozpineci at Selected digests will be invited to present at the workshop, and full papers will be indexed in IEEEXplore.


Topics of Interest

· Firmware compromise detection and integrity verification.

· Hardening internal and external power electronics communications.

· Cyber-physical attacks and approaches for hardware hardening.

· Secure firmware update and patching, including over the air updates (OTAU).

· Secure designs for power electronics devices.
Integration of hardware- and software-based hardening solutions.

· Prototypes, testbeds, and demonstrations.
Application specific needs and approaches for secure power electronics hardware (e.g. in distributed energy resources (DER), electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and data centers).

· Device-level and system-level cybersecurity challenges and solutions.



General Chair - Osama Mohammed, FIU

Technical Program Chair - Burak Ozpineci, ORNL

Publicity Chair - Xiaonan Lu, Temple University

Local Arrangements - Hassan Eldeeb, FIU