Special Issue "Game Models for Cyber-Physical Infrastructures"
A special issue of Games (ISSN 2073-4336).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2018).
Interests: Game theory; cybersecurity; resilient and secure cyber-physical-human systems; AI methods in automation; Internet of Things; critical infrastructures; resource allocation and economics; stochastic control and games; control of communication networks; decentralized control and decision-making; human factors in control systems
Contemporary information technology infrastructures are becoming increasingly complex, interconnected and employ a strongly growing variety of different assets and (electronic) gadgets. This trend towards the Internet of things creates new challenges and opportunities on both sides, for the defender and the attacker, which are largely unexplored so far. The power of game theory to model complex interactions between entities with conflicting interests has long been recognized for security, but game theoretic approaches to the complex domain of advanced persistent threats are still rare. The special issue therefore calls for work on modeling and complex multi-stage attacks, that can involve cyber-attacks, physical intrusion, as well as combinations and variations thereof. Accurate models are, therefore, expectedly as heterogeneous, and combining different models to describe the complex circumstances that make infrastructures vulnerable is a demanding challenge.
The Special Issue is also open to receiving regular submissions that discuss a relevant topic.Dr. Stefan Rass
Dr. Quanyan Zhu
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- Game Theoretic Treatment of Advanced Persistent Threats
- Game-theoretic analysis of IoT/CPS security
- Game theory for privacy
- Cyber-Security Risk Assessment using Game and Decision Theory
- Risk Management based on Game and Decision Theory
- Empirical and Behavioral Game Theory
- Model Validation and Verification
- Simulation of Security Games
- Models of Bounded Rationality in Decision Making
- Organizational Behaviors and Incentives
- Information Sharing and Cooperation
- Mechanism Design of Security and Privacy
- Dynamic Games for Cyber Security
- Adversary Behavior and Ecosystem
- Security and Resilience of Critical Infrastructures
- Numerical Methods for Solving Security Games