SPECIAL SESSION #13

Cybersecurity and AI Technologies for Reliable and Efficient Maritime Systems (CyMar)

ORGANIZED BY

Oliveira Alan Oliveira

Alan Oliveira

Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal

Parisot Augusto Parisot

Augusto Parisot

Federal Fluminense University, Brazil

ABSTRACT

The influence of the cyber domain in the naval environment is increasing. Maritime systems are inevitably aligning with global trends and adopting the advanced technologies of Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things (IoT), smart sensors, and more. These technologies provide significant advantages to various naval sectors, including military and merchant navies, as well as offshore industries.

Considering the expanding role of the cyber domain in the maritime environment, the CyMar Special Session at the 2024 IEEE TechDefense is organized to explore the latest developments in cybersecurity mechanisms and AI technologies for maritime systems. This session aims to gather innovative approaches to safeguarding maritime vessels and infrastructure against cyber threats, also leveraging AI-based solutions for improving the reliability and efficiency of maritime operations (both in military and commercial maritime sectors).

TOPICS

In this sense, CyMar seeks original contributions on the following themes (but not limited to):

  • Security tools and instruments in the naval scope:
    • Security Information and Event Management - SIEM;
    • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS);
    • Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS);
    • Vulnerability Management Systems;
    • Security Tests;
    • Security Event Correlation.
  • Cybersecurity mechanisms, attack modeling, and characterization of vulnerabilities in naval sensors and systems:
    • Integrated Bridge Systems (IBS);
    • Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS);
    • Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems;
    • Systems that interface with electronic navigation systems and propulsion/maneuvering systems;
    • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS);
    • Radar and ARPA equipment;
    • Positioning systems (GPS, etc.);
    • Automatic Identification System (AIS);
    • Other monitoring and data collection systems.
  • Standards, conformity, and risk assessment for cybersecurity of maritime sensors and systems;
  • Applied Cryptography in communications systems;
  • AI-based applications for:
    • maritime surveillance;
    • safe autonomous navigation;
    • predictive maintenance of maritime systems;
    • energy efficiency in naval transportation;
    • route planning;
    • port logistics optimization.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS

Alan Oliveira de Sá holds a Ph.D. in Informatics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2019), received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (2015) and graduated in electronic engineering at the Rio de Janeiro Federal Center for Technological Education (2006). He is currently Professor at the Department of Informatics, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, and integrated member of the LASIGE - Computer Science and Engineering Research Centre. His research interests include cybersecurity, defense systems, control systems, and intelligent systems.

Augusto Parisot de Gusmão Neto is a Brazilian Navy Lieutenant Commander. He holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science by the Federal Fluminense University (2023), graduated in Naval Sciences by the Brazilian Naval College (2010) and in Computing Systems Technologies by the Federal Fluminense University (2023). His research interests include cybersecurity, naval systems, defense systems, intelligent systems and quantum computing.

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