International Workshop on Security in Air Traffic Management and other Critical Infrastructures
(SecATM 2017)

In conjunction with ARES 2017

29. August - 1. September 2017
Reggio Calabria, Italy


Global air traffic management and other critical infrastructure systems are evolving from siloed, local, proprietary systems to interconnected wide-area information systems. Within the field of air traffic management, there is rapid development, as demonstrated by the FAA NextGen and the European Single European Sky ATM Research programmes. Similar large scale transformation programmes have been launched for critical infrastructure systems. The higher levels of automation and interconnectivity translate into increased security risks and poses challenges to system and security engineering.

Air traffic management (and aviation critical infrastructure) security is understood to include two dimensions:

  1. the self-protection / resilience of the ATM system / critical infrastructure, and
  2. collaboration with other security stakeholders concerning security incidents.

This workshop will focus on security of next-generation air traffic management systems and similar critical information infrastructures. The objective is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for academic and professionals to discuss recent progress and research in this field.

Given the nature of the security dimensions, papers are encouraged to address one dimension or show interdependencies between the both. Papers may address institutional, organisational, methodological, or technological aspects of the security of air traffic management / similar critical infrastructures. Papers may report on on-going or completed research, case-studies, or real-world security development / deployment activities.


Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following in ATM and related critical infrastructures:

Important dates:

Submission Deadline: May 22nd, 2017
Author Notification: June 2nd 2017
Author Registration: June 20th 2017
Proceedings Version: June 20th 2017
Conference: August 29th - September 1st 2017

Organizing committee:

Rainer Kölle, Lancaster University, UK (chair)
John Hird, Eurocontrol, Belgium
Martin Gilje Jaatun, SINTEF Digital, Norway

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit research and application papers according the following guidelines: two columns, single-spaced, including figures and references, using 10 pt fonts and number each page.

We solicit the submission of research papers (8 pages) representing original, previously unpublished work. Submitted papers will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition.

Duplicate submissions are not allowed. A submission is considered to be a duplicate submission if it has been submitted to (or if it has been already accepted to be published in) other conferences/workshops/journals. Duplicate submissions thus will be automatically rejected without review.

Contact author must provide the following information: Paper title, authors' names, affiliations, postal address, phone, fax, and e-mail address of the author(s), about 200-250 word abstract, and about five keywords. Formatting instructions for the paper submission are available via:

Paper registration and submission is done through the ARES Paper Management System at the following address:

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register for the ARES conference and present the paper in the workshop. No-show papers will be removed from the digital library after the workshop. Guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) will be given after the notification of acceptance. ARES requires anonymized submissions, so please remove all author names and obvious self references from your submission.

International Program Committee

(To be confirmed)
Rosana Casar Rodríguez, Isdefe, Spain
Birgit Gölz, DFS, Germany
Ivonne Herrera , SINTEF, Norway
Denis Koehl, SESAR JU, Belgium
Matias Krempel, DFS, Germany
Chris Machin, Aztech, Belgium
Patrick Mana, Eurocontrol, Belgium
Garik Markarian, Lancaster University, UK
Patrizia Montefusco, Leonardo, Italy
Jean-Paul Moreaux, Airbus, France
Odd Nordland, SINTEF, Norway
Edouard Painchault, Thales, France
Carlos Regidor Gil, Isdefe, Spain
Julien Touzeau, Airbus, France
Leendert Wienhofen, SINTEF, Norway

Illustration by Randall Munroe - CC BY-NC 2.5