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Security in Cyber-Physical Systems

Foundations and Applications

  • Ali Ismail Awad
  • Steven Furnell
  • Marcin Paprzycki
  • Sudhir Kumar Sharma

Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 339)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Md Ariful Haque, Sachin Shetty, Kimberly Gold, Bheshaj Krishnappa
    Pages 1-37
  3. Carlos Andres Lara-Nino, Arturo Diaz-Perez, Miguel Morales-Sandoval
    Pages 39-65
  4. Akash Dhiman, Kanishk Gupta, Deepak Kumar Sharma
    Pages 91-122
  5. Surabhi Athalye, Chuadhry Mujeeb Ahmed, Jianying Zhou
    Pages 155-187
  6. Amitkumar Vidyakant Jha, Abu Nasar Ghazali, Bhargav Appasani, Dusmanta Kumar Mohanta
    Pages 217-253
  7. Mohammad Hossein Basiri, Nasser L. Azad, Sebastian Fischmeister
    Pages 287-315

About this book


This book is a relevant reference for any readers interested in the security aspects of Cyber-Physical Systems and particularly useful for those looking to keep informed on the latest advances in this dynamic area.

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) are characterized by the intrinsic combination of software and physical components. Inherent elements often include wired or wireless data communication, sensor devices, real-time operation and automated control of physical elements. Typical examples of associated application areas include industrial control systems, smart grids, autonomous vehicles and avionics, medial monitoring and robotics. The incarnation of the CPSs can therefore range from considering individual Internet-of-Things devices through to large-scale infrastructures.  

Presented across ten chapters authored by international researchers in the field from both academia and industry, this book offers a series of high-quality contributions that collectively address and analyze the state of the art in the security of Cyber-Physical Systems and related technologies. The chapters themselves include an effective mix of theory and applied content, supporting an understanding of the underlying security issues in the CPSs domain, alongside related coverage of the technological advances and solutions proposed to address them. The chapters comprising the later portion of the book are specifically focused upon a series of case examples, evidencing how the protection concepts can translate into practical application. 


Cyber-Physical Systems Privacy Defense Mechanisms Data Security Risk Assessments Blockchains CPSs

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space EngineeringLuleå University of TechnologyLuleåSweden
  2. 2.School of Computer Science University of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  3. 3.Systems Research InstitutePolish Academy of SciencesWarszawaPoland
  4. 4.Institute of Information Technology and ManagementNew DelhiIndia

About the editors

Ali Ismail Awad is currently an Associate Professor (Docent) with the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden, where he also serves as a Coordinator of the Master Programme in Information Security. He is an Associate Professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Al-Azhar University at Qena, Qena, Egypt. He is also a Visiting Researcher with the University of Plymouth, United Kingdom. His research interests include Cybersecurity, Internet-of-Things security, image analysis with applications in biometrics and medical imaging, and network security. He has edited or co-edited five books and authored or co-authored several journal articles and conference papers in these areas. He is an Editorial Board Member of Future Generation Computer Systems Journal, Computers & Security Journal, Internet of Things; Engineering Cyber Physical Human Systems Journal, IET Image Processing Journal, and Health Information Science and Systems Journal. Dr. Awad is currently an IEEE senior member.

Steven Furnell is a professor of cyber security at the University of Nottingham.  He is also an Adjunct Professor with Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and an Honorary Professor with Nelson Mandela University in South Africa.  His research interests include usability of security and privacy, security management and culture, and technologies for user authentication and intrusion detection.  He has authored over 330 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, as well as books including Cybercrime: Vandalizing the Information Society and Computer Insecurity: Risking the System.  Prof.  Furnell is the current Chair of Technical Committee 11 (security and privacy) within the International Federation for Information Processing, and a member of related working groups on security management, security education, and human aspects of security.  He is the editor-in-chief of Information and Computer Security, as well as an associate editor for various other journals including Computers & Security and The Computer Journal.  His activities also include extensive contributions to international conferences in the security field, including keynote talks, event chairing, and programme committee memberships.  In terms of professional affiliations, Prof. Furnell is a senior member of the IEEE and the ACM, and a fellow of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.   He is also a Fellow and board member of the Chartered Institute of Information Security and chairs the academic partnership committee.

Marcin PAPRZYCKI, Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences. He has an MS degree from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, a Ph.D. from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, USA, and a Doctor of Science degree from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a Senior Member of ACM, a Senior Fulbright Lecturer, and was an IEEE CS Distinguished Visitor. His original research interests were in the area of high performance computing / parallel computing / computational mathematics. Over time they shifted towards intelligent systems, software agents and agent systems, and application of semantic technologies, among others. Currently he serves as Vice Chair of IEEE Poland Section. He has contributed to more than 500 publications and was invited to the program committees of over 800 international conferences. He is on the editorial boards of 12 journals.

Sudhir Kumar Sharma is currently a Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science, Institute of Information Technology & Management affiliated to GGSIPU, New Delhi, India. He has extensive experience for over 21 years in the field of Computer Science and Engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Information Technology in 2013 from USICT, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India. Dr. Sharma obtained his M. Tech degree in Computer Science & Engineering in 1999 from the Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar, India and M.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee), Roorkee, in 1997.  His research interests include Machine Learning, Data Mining, and Security. He has published more than 50 research papers in various prestigious International Journals and International Conferences. He is a life member of CSI and IETE. Dr. Sharma is lead guest editor of special issue in Multimedia Tools & Applications, Springer. He was a convener and volume Editor of ICETIT-2019 and ICRIHE-2020.  He authored and edited 6 Computer Science books in the field of Internet of Things, WSN, Blockchain, Elsevier, CRC Press, USA. He was selected as a reviewer /editorial board member for several reputed international journals. He has also served as a speaker, session chair or co-chair at various national and international conferences.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Security in Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Book Subtitle Foundations and Applications
  • Editors Ali Ismail Awad
    Steven Furnell
    Marcin Paprzycki
    Sudhir Kumar Sharma
  • Series Title Studies in Systems, Decision and Control
  • Series Abbreviated Title Studies in Systems, Decision and Control
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-67360-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-67363-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-67361-1
  • Series ISSN 2198-4182
  • Series E-ISSN 2198-4190
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 315
  • Number of Illustrations 32 b/w illustrations, 83 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cyber-physical systems, IoT
    Computational Intelligence
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