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Special Session
Special Session on
Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity
 - DTC 2018

18 - 20 September, 2018 - Seville, Spain

Within the 10th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - IC3K 2018


Teresa Pereira
Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo
Brief Bio
Teresa Pereira is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Superior School of Business Studies of Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal lecturing ICT and information security. Additionally, is the school Erasmus+ coordinator, since 2014. The research activity is developed at the ALGORITMI Research Centre of University of Minho, that focus on Information Security, Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense education. Since May of 2017, is a member of the joint task group of Information Systems of the Computing Curricular 2020 (CC2020) project and is also a member of the Multinational Cyber Defence Education and Training Project (MN CD E&T) NATO Smart Defence Project. Teresa research interests include Information Security Management; Information Security Risk Management; Cybersecurity; Cyberdefense; Information Management; Ontologies and Semantic Web.
António Amaral
Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo
Brief Bio
António Amaral holds a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Minho and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and Management from the same university. Worked as an Operations Engineer in Sociedade de Transportes Coletivos do Porto – STCP, SA; Program team member in EISS (Exploration and Information Support System). Worked as an Invited Assistant Professor in the Production and Systems Department at University of Minho and as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Business Economics and Social Sciences at Lusófona University of Porto. Presently, works as an Invited Adjunct Professor at the Business School of the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, in the disciplinary group of Organisation, Logistics and Marketing. He is also a researcher of the ALGORITMI Research Centre in the Industrial Engineering and Management Line and of the ARC4DigiT – Applied Research Centre for Digital Transformation. António’s research interests include industry and logistics 4.0; project management and sustainable mobility.
Luís Barreto
Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo
Brief Bio
Luis Barreto received a Ph.D. in Electrotechnical Engineering from the Aveiro University, Portugal. He received a B.A. degree in Electrotechnical and Telecommunications Engineering from the Oporto University, Portugal, and the Master degree in networking systems and security by the same University. He is currently a Professor, Vice-President of the direction board of Business Science Superior School, Polytechnic University of Viana do Castelo. He is a researcher in the Aveiro Telecommunications Institute. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Wireless Communications (JoWC) and guest editor of the Journal of Network Protocols and Algorithms. He has published several scientific articles in international journals and conference proceedings. Also, he performed technical coordination functions in several companies, and he is a Cisco Certified Network Professional.


Technology evolution brought by the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data analytics and mobile/social media are increasingly changing the organizational approach of “doing things”, promoting the emergence of new and innovative business models, towards enhancing customer experiences as well as to drive new efficiencies. Digital technologies offer new possibilities for organizational growth, specially by deploying an approach more focused on productivity and on value creation. It is undeniable that this rhythm of change enhanced the awareness of most business man (decision makers) about the potential effect of digital
transformation on their businesses and society, which address many challenges, mainly: driving cultural change, bridging the digital skills gap across workforce levels, changing customer expectations, data privacy and security – maximizing the return on upcoming investments. However, all these benefits come with the cost of increasing threats, especially when organization’s activity deeply rely on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Therefore, as more smart devices will be available in digital world due the advancement of the IoT, more and more serious security, privacy, and connectivity service provisioning and data storage challenges will arise. In developed regions, IoT has already stepped out of its infancy and it has been earmarked as the key driver of Industry revolution 4.0 as well as of the Future Internet. The use of new technologies, the increase use of the Internet and the emergence of the Internet-enabled services has promoted a growing interest in the continuously deployment of information security management, in order to ensure the reliability of the organizational information systems.
This special session provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to discus practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the scope of Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity and all related issues.

Topics of Interest
  • Critical Infrastructures;
  • Information Security (InfoSec);
  • Information Security Management (ISM);
  • Decision Support System for ISM;
  • Intelligent transport systems;
  • Smart mobility;
  • Urban mobility;
  • Sustainability of manufacturing within IoT;
  • Challenges of IoT to Cybersecurity;
  • IoT impact on Critical Infrastructures;
  • General Data Protection Regulation;
  • Big Data within InfoSec;
  • Small-to-medium Size Enterprises Security Management;
  • Collaborative decision making in Security Management;
  • Data Loss;
  • InfoSec Risk Management;
  • InfoSec Analysis;
  • InfoSec monitoring and auditing;
  • Ontologies to InfoSec domain;
  • Security of critical information operations;
  • Perception within Security Management;
  • InfoSec awareness;
  • InfoSec governance;
  • InfoSec standards and good practices;
  • InfoSec Controls;
  • Risk assessment;
  • Risk evaluation;
  • Domain specific security management issues (Healthcare, Financial and e-Government);
  • InfoSec and ISM case studies;
  • Frameworks for risk management.


Paper Submission: July 16, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 23, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: July 31, 2018 (expired)


Pedro Brandão, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Carlos Cunha, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Viseu - Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Luísa Gonçalves, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Nuno Lopes, Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Portugal
Joao Magalhaes, CIICESI, ESTG, Politécnico do Porto,Felgueiras, Portugal, Portugal
Carla Mota, INSTICC, Portugal
João Pereira, Estig - IPB, Portugal
Tiago Pinho, College of Business Administration - Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal
Luís Rodrigues, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
José Rufino, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Henrique Santos, University of Minho, Portugal
Joao Silva, João Pedro Silva, Portugal
André Souto, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


IC3K Special Sessions - DTC 2018
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