1st Cyber Security in Cars Workshop (CSCS) at CCS

Salt Lake City, U.S.A.

co-located with the 31st ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security

Call for Papers ACM CCS 2024

We are excited to announce the 1st Cyber Security in Cars Workshop (CSCS), a workshop focused on addressing the complex challenges of cyber security in modern vehicles. This workshop aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, developers, and anyone interested in solving the myriad cyber security problems in the automotive domain. It offers a platform to discuss the latest developments, share current research contributions, and foster networking and collaboration to develop innovative solutions.

The Cyber Security in Cars Workshop (CSCS) is the successor of the ACM Computer Science in Cars Symposium, building upon the foundation laid by its predecessor and further advancing the field of automotive cybersecurity.

Call for Papers

Aim of the Event

Industry, as well as academia, have made great advances working towards an overall vision of fully autonomous driving. Despite the success stories, great challenges still lie ahead of us to make this grand vision come true. On the one hand, future systems have to be yet more capable to perceive, reason, and act in complex real-world scenarios. On the other hand, these future systems have to comply with our expectations for robustness, security, and safety.

Workshop Scope

Topics: Submission of contributions are invited in (but not limited to) the following key areas:


We are looking for papers with high quality, original and unpublished contributions of twelve pages (without references). Note that reviewers are not required to read appendices or any supplementary material. The review process is double-blind. Submissions have to be anonymized.

All papers must be formatted in the double-column ACM format and submitted via the submission system. Authors should not change the font or the margins of the ACM format. Submissions not following the required format may be rejected without review.

Important Dates

All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. anywhere-on-earth time on the day of the corresponding deadline.

Full paper track
Submission deadline: June 20, 2024
Notification to authors: August 8, 2024
Camera ready due: September 5, 2024

Camera-Ready and Conference Presentation

If a paper is accepted, the author list of the initial submission cannot be changed when preparing the camera-ready version. Authors of accepted papers must also guarantee that their papers will be presented at the workshop.


Program Chairs

Mario Fritz

CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Germany

Mario Fritz is faculty member at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, Saarbruecken, Germany and professor at the Saarland University. Previously, he was senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and post-doc at UC Berkeley and the International Computer Science Institute on a Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. His research focus is at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning with Security & Privacy. His recent work focuses on Deep Learning techniques that allow end-to-end training of complex and multi-modal approaches. He has over 90 publications - 50 in top venues. His key contributions include work on visual domain adaptation, latent factor models, the Visual Turing Test, privacy in visual data, and attack as well as defenses for machine learning models. He has served as area chair for ECCV and ICCV, is associate editor of TPAMI and is member of the ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee.

Christoph Krauß

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and INCYDE GmbH

Christoph Krauß is full professor for Network Security at the Department of Computer Science at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (HDA) and Head of Automotive Security Research at INCYDE GmbH, which he co-founded. At HDA, he is the spokesperson of the IT Security Expert Group, head of the research group Applied Cyber Security Darmstadt (ACSD), and member of the inter-university PhD Center for Applied Computer Science PZAI. At INCYDE, he coordinates the research activities and research projects of the automotive sector. He has over 15 years of experience in the area of cyber security. Currently, his fields of interest and activities are focused on automotive security and privacy, railway security, intelligent energy networks security, trusted computing, network security, efficient and post quantum cryptography, and security engineering.

Hans-Joachim Hof

Technical University of Ingolstadt, Germany

Hans-Joachim Hof is full professor and vice president of Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany. He leads the research group „Security in Mobility“ in the CARISSMA Institute of Electric, Connected, and Secure Mobility (C-ECOS). His research focus is on the security testing of vehicles as well as on secure automotive software. Previously, Hans-Joachim was a full professor at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany and research scientist at Corporate Technology of Siemens AG, Germany. He holds a PhD from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Hans-Joachim is a member of the board of the German Chapter of the ACM and of the German national computer science association (Gesellschaft für Informatik).

Web Chairs and Local Organization Chairs

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