Welcome to CRITIS2024 !

The CRITIS Conference

In an era where the security and stability of critical infrastructures are increasingly under threat, this conference serves as a vital platform for interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration. We welcome submissions focused on Critical (Information) Infrastructure Security aimed at addressing the challenges and solutions in defending our vital systems against emerging threats and vulnerabilities. 

Welcome to Rome

The Eternal City welcomes you! Throughout the centuries, the magic of Rome has been recounted on paper in the words of poets and writers, wonderfully depicted in the works of great artists. Rome's grandiose monuments, hundreds of churches, and spectacular fountains outline its marvellous skyline, making it the city with the highest concentration of historical, archaeological, and architectural heritage worldwide. Its historic centre, bounded by the perimeter of the Aurelian Walls, is an overlay of evidence spanning nearly three millennia and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The heart of Catholic Christianity, Rome is also the only city in the world to host a foreign state within its borders, the enclave of Vatican City.


Call for Papers

CRITIS 2024 continues the tradition of bringing forth innovative research in the field of critical information infrastructures protection C(I)IP, exploring ideas that address challenges to resilience and societal safety & security, and fostering dialogue with stakeholders.

CRITIS 2024 welcomes especially but not limited to research topics focusing on information exchange security and securing information infrastructures in various ways, also topics related to hybrid threats and critical information infrastructure security are encouraged. Furthermore, during 2023 papers focusing on complex safety & security, digital twins, technology forecasting, monitoring, foresight, scouting for C(I)IP are most welcome in a special TechWatch & TechForecast track

Moreover, CRITIS 2024 will also focus on the critical infrastructure protection in general and in the context of C(I)IP. Papers, testbeds, datasets reports, industrial/practical experience reports on that crisis are specially welcome.

  • Invited Session Deadline: April 15th, 2024
  • Regular Paper Submission: April 15th, 2024
  • Ongoing Research Paper Submission: May 15th, 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 15th, 2024
  • Final versions due: July 20th, 2024
  • Early Bird Registration: June 20th, 2024


    • Topics for CRITIS 2024 include, but are not limited to:
    • Protection of Cyber-Physical/Cyber-Physical Human Systems, and Industrial Control Systems
    • Analytics, Strategic Management, (C(I)IP Organization)
    • Security Awareness & Crisis Management for C(I)IP, Human Factors and Critical Services
    • Future, TechWatch & Forecast for C(I)IP and Services Oriented Approaches, Explainable AI and Digital Twins
    • Safety & Security: Complex Vulnerability Analysis
    • Intelligence Analysis & Quantum Intelligence
    • Legal Aspects and Ethical Perspectives
    • Climate change implications in Critical Infrastructures and services
    • Natural Threats to Critical Infrastructures

Organizing Committee CRITIS 2024


  • Fabio Pistella, Italy
  • Stefano Panzieri, Director of MCIPlab (Models for Critical Infrastructure Protection laboratory), University Roma TRE, Italy
  • Gabriele Oliva, Director of the Complex Systems and Security Laboratory, University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy
  • Federica Pascucci, University Roma TRE, Italy
  • Luca Faramondi, University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Italy
Special Session Chair
  • Maurizio Pollino Head of "Analysis and Protection of Critical Infrastructures" Laboratory - ENEA
Poster Session Chair
  • Gregorio D'Agostino - Knowledge Exchange Officer, ENEA – Netonets, President
Local Organizing Chairs
  • Valeria Bonagura, University Roma TRE, Italy
  • Camilla Fioravanti, University Campus Bio-Medico of Roma, Italy
Industrial Chair
  • Chiara Foglietta, University Roma TRE, Italy
Publicity and Communication Chair
  • Graziana Cavone, University Roma TRE, Italy
Young Critis Award Chair
  • Bernhard M. Hämmerli, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Acris GmbH, Switzerland
Critis Steering Committee Chairs
  • Bernhard M. Hämmerli, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Acris GmbH, Switzerland
  • Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
  • Stephen D. Wolthusen, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK and NTNU, Norway



The CRITIS 2024 conference will be hosted at the Department of Civil, Computer Science and Aeronautical Technologies Engineering of the University of Roma Tre, located in Rome, Italy. You can find us at Via Vito Volterra 62, nestled within the Marconi district in the southern quadrant of the city.

How to Reach the Venue

The pedestrian entrance to the venue is located in Via Vito Volterra 60 . The most efficient and straightforward route to reach the venue is by metro, with the nearest station being Stazione Basilica S. Paolo on the B line (also known as blue line). From there, you can easily reach the venue with just a 10-minute walk following these directions:

  1. Upon exiting the station, head towards the Basilica di San Paolo. If you're on the right side, you'll easily spot the white bell tower of the Basilica.
  2. Proceed to cross the traffic light and continue westward along Viale Ferdinando Baldelli, staying left-hand sidewalk.
  3. At the traffic lights, shortly after passing the Bambino Gesù Hospital, make a left turn onto Via Tullio Levi Civita, ensuring you stay on the right-hand sidewalk.
  4. As soon as you reach the intersection of Via Tullio Levi Civita and Viale Marconi, cross Viale Marconi.
  5. Continue straight for one more block along Via Corrado Segrè. Here, you will reach the pedestrian gate of the Faculty, identifiable by the University's distinctive pyramid-shaped logo.

Alternatively, bus 170, which connects Stazione Termini (an interchange stop between the A and B metro lines) with the EUR district, stops at Viale Guglielmo Marconi, just one block away from the venue in both southbound and northbound directions. Additionally, bus 23 departs from the terminal bus stop at Largo San Leonardo Murialdo, just a 5-minute walk from the venue, and provides a direct connection to the Vatican City district. It's important to note that the bus service may experience delays during heavy traffic or rush hours. Furthermore, bus 670 has its terminus at Via Salvatore Pincherle, which is about 400 meters far from the conference venue. It is important to note that the bus service may experience delays during heavy traffic or rush hours.

Parking Spots

A spacious free car parking lot, open until late evening, is conveniently located just 50 meters from the venue at Via della Vasca Navale 109. To reach the venue from there, simply head east until you reach the gate at Via della Vasca Navale 81.

Contact us


  • E-mail: stefano.panzieri@uniroma3.it
  • Address: University Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale, 79, 00146, Roma, Italy


  • E-mail: g.oliva@unicampus.com
  • Address: Università Campus Biomedico, Via Alvaro del Portillo, 21, 00128, Roma, Italy