IEEE CyberPELS 2020 has been postponed due to the current COVID-19 Conditions. The organizers will communicate further information to all once a future plan is identified

Digest Submission Deadline March 2nd, 2020

Cybersecurity of power electronics is increasingly essential as more systems from electrical grids, electrified transportation, data centers and internet-of-things utilize power electronics with embedded sensor, converter, and actuation and control mechanisms through various wired and wireless connections, which imposes a new security and safety risks from potential cybersecurity threats. Power electronics needs to define hardware hardening, especially in the design phase, to guard embedded components and their influence on the system from incidental and deliberate interferences by cyber-physical attacks. Emerging requirements in hardware hardening across components, usage, and communication modes are the focus of this workshop. As a key element of the Cyber-Physical Security Initiative by IEEE PELS, this workshop is organized in cooperation with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community.

Main topics:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Firmware compromise detection and integrity verification
  • Hardening internal and external power electronics communications
  • Cyber-physical attacks and approaches for hardware hardening
  • Secure firmware update and patching, including over the air updates (OTAU)
  • Secure designs for power electronics devices
  • Integration of hardware- and software-based hardening solutions
  • Prototypes, testbeds, and demonstrations
  • Application specific needs and approaches for secure power electronics hardware (e.g. in distributed energy resources (DER), electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and data centers)
  • Device-level and system-level cybersecurity challenges and solutions

For Digest Submission:
Submit the two-page digests by March 2nd, 2020 to the technical program chair Dr. Burak Ozpineci at burak@ieee.org. Selected digests will be invited to present at the workshop, and full papers will be indexed in IEEEXplore.

Key dates:

  •  2 pages Digest Submission
    Deadline : March 2nd, 2020 (Firm deadline)
  • Decisions about the digest will be announced by email by 20th March, 2020.
  • Conference Time : 14-16 April, 2020.