Cyber Security in Smart Cities (CSiSC)

The 37th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE 2024), Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, July 10 – July 12, 2024


Smart City represents a strategic concept for a city or region that involves the use of modern technologies to influence the quality of life in the city. The concept of Smart Cities covers a very broad spectrum of IT or OT technologies including energy, transportation, healthcare, and many others. The integration of next-generation mobile networks or the use of the cloud to provide smart services to citizens – using open but also very sensitive data – opens new challenges in Cyber Security of Smart Cities. Given the widespread popularity of modern technologies, the question is not if, but how to protect services and data in Smart Cities. As already mentioned, a Smart City is far from being just about technology, but mainly about the people and processes in a city or region that shape the key services provided to citizens to improve their quality of life. The question is how to link these relatively separate principles into one homogeneous approach for enhancing the security of Smart Cities. It is important to mention that Smart Cities are far from being just about Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) but include a range of non-technological perspectives. People are key players, and in the case of Smart Cities, it is mainly people who provide services to citizens. The legislative framework and the establishment of rules under which smart services are provided are also very important. Strategic planning at the city and regional level is also an integral part of this, to provide the means to realize community and policy objectives. However, this relatively simple and noble idea represents a wide range of technologies and approaches, making the idea of ensuring Cyber Security in Smart Cities difficult.


The goal of this special session is to bring together researchers from different fields of expertise, leading to better mutual understanding, and promoting interaction in this new and interdisciplinary area. All in all, we want to create an opportunity for the participants to exchange about a wide range of topics related to the area of Cyber Security in Smart Cities. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Application of Artificial Intelligence,
  • Cyber Security polygons and testbeds
  • Cyber security threats to IT/OT technologies,
  • Data processing, analysis, and management,
  • Distributed computing, databases, and blockchain technologies,
  • Educational and e-learning aspects,
  • Integration of Edge/Cloud computing principles,
  • Intelligent networks and applications,
  • Internet of Things and smart applications,
  • Intrusion detection and prevention systems,
  • Legal and ethical aspects,
  • Managerial and business aspects,
  • Measurement of applications and infrastructure services,
  • Methodical approach to security architecture development,
  • Novel architectures, protocols, algorithms,
  • Security and privacy frameworks,
  • Smart Grid, advanced metering, and energy distribution,
  • Smart sustainable city development,
  • User interaction and cognitive aspects,
  • Virtual reality and visualization in Smart Cities,
  • Wireless, mobile, and sensor networks.

Any other topics strongly related to Cyber Security and Smart Cities are also welcome. Please contact directly session chairs to confirm a suitability of your paper topic.

Important dates

Paper submission:December 15, 2023 February 19, 2024
Final Notification:January 31, 2024 March 15, 2024
Registration:April 10, 2024
Camera Ready Copy:April 10, 2024
Conference Sessions:July 10 – 12, 2024


  • Vladimir Sobeslav (chair), Department of Information Technologies, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
  • Josef Horalek (vice-chair), Department of Information Technologies, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
  • Petr Mlynek (vice-chair), Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
  • Petr Tucnik, Department of Information Technologies, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Paper Submission

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI) series. A paper will be accepted either as a long or as a short paper. Long papers will be allocated 12 pages while short papers will be allocated 6 pages in the proceedings.

Papers must be written by using the Springer template ( The submissions will go through a double blind review for originality and scientific quality.


Vladimir Sobeslav (chair): vladimir.sobeslav[a]

Josef Horalek (vice-chair): josef.horalek[a]

Petr Mlynek (vice-chair): mlynek[a]

Petr Tucnik: petr.tucnik[a]