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INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE:

CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS IN THE ERA OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
CIS-AI Nexus - Convergence of Critical Infrastructure and Artificial Intelligence

Followed by an interactive exercise:
Critical infrastructure systems in the era of artificial intelligence
"Attack scenario and response to cyber incidents"

17-18 October 2024, Hotel Jugoslavija, Belgrade, Serbia

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

CONFERENCE TOPICS

Critical infrastructure systems (CIS) are the backbone of modern society, spanning a wide range of sectors including energy, transportation, water supply, telecommunications, security, healthcare, finance, etc. These systems are of vital importance for the functioning of economies, the well-being of citizens, as well as the efficient functioning of state bodies. They are interconnected and interdependent, which means that the disruption of even one system or part of it can have cascading and devastating effects in other systems and in society.

With the increased complexity and integration of CIS, security risks and challenges increase as most of today's critical infrastructures are based on cyber-physical systems, meaning they contain both physical and virtual aspects based on technology solutions. This structure exposes critical systems to the risks of natural disasters, cyber-attacks, physical attacks and other disasters that can have devastating consequences. Ensuring CIS security starts with identifying the threats they exploit various vulnerabilities of these systems. This requires constant investment in infrastructure maintenance, modernization and security measures, as well as cooperation between governments, private sector entities, scientific institutions, as well as civil society organizations.

An additional challenge is communication within and between different systems. Two-way communication can have advantages such as faster response times, but it is also subject to additional security concerns such as loss of control over intelligent systems, especially in the face of threats from multiple sources or resulting from the interdependence of multiple sector vulnerabilities. The diversity of system types, as well as the types of attacks that can cause them, require more comprehensive techniques that are able to detect threats of a different nature. These comprehensive detection methods must rely on artificial intelligence to accurately identify and classify threats under conditions of uncertainty and the need for rapid response.

On the other hand, artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly developing area in the technology industry. The importance of AI stems from its transformative potential in multiple domains, such as CIS. AI's prominent role in the CIS (energy, transport, banking, financial instrument markets, health, water, wastewater, digital infrastructure, public administration, space, food processing and distribution), lies in its ability to drive innovation, improve efficiency and solving complex challenges in different domains, ultimately shaping the future of our economy and society. In other words, the integration of AI into CIS has the potential to improve the resilience, security and efficiency of infrastructure systems, ensuring the continued functioning of essential services on which social stability relies. Many researchers and developers are widely applying methods and techniques that simulate human-like intelligence in CIS algorithmic operations.

The potential benefits of using AI in CIS are undeniable, but careful planning, development and implementation of these solutions is necessary to minimize risks and ensure responsible use of this powerful technology. One of the biggest problems is the lack of theoretical knowledge in this area. Most studies show the impressive results of new methods without explaining in detail how they are further generalized in the face of future unforeseeable challenges. This lack of transparency and analysis of strategic risks has reduced people's confidence in new approaches. Moreover, it has made it difficult to apply appropriate international and national regulation, as well as regulation techniques as an integral part of applying AI methods to any real-world application. The exponential development and integration of AI into all aspects of technology has also raised ideological and ethical dilemmas. Reports highlight that reliance on AI could create new system vulnerabilities that could be maliciously exploited.

In short, as our world becomes increasingly interconnected and technology-driven, protecting vital infrastructure from emerging threats and improving its efficiency through AI-based solutions has become imperative.

The CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS IN THE VI ERA: CIS-VI Nexus conference is dedicated to exploring the symbiotic relationship between CIS and AI, and is poised to unravel the complexities and potential of the convergence of these two transformative domains. It serves as a dynamic platform for interdisciplinary dialogue, collaboration and knowledge exchange. We invite researchers, engineers, policy-makers, industry leaders, practitioners and investors to join us in shaping the future of critical infrastructure resilience and sustainability through innovative technology integration of AI.

Through keynotes, thought-provoking panels, interactive exercise and presentations of the latest research, we aim to foster a deeper understanding of how AI can revolutionize the management, protection and optimization of critical infrastructure systems. We invite you to explore new methodologies together, share best practices and chart a path to a more secure, efficient and adaptable infrastructure.

Below are the key topics and objectives of the conference.

GENERAL TOPICS
SPECIFIC TOPICS
CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS
CONFERENCE PARTNERS
AGENDA - Day 1 (October, 17th)
AGENDA - Day 2 (October, 18th)
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LOCATION OF THE EVENT

Hotel Jugoslavija
3 Nikola Tesla Boulevard, Belgrade, Serbia 

GALLERY

REGISTRATION FEE

The registration fee is 250e until September 1, 2024, then 300e until the start of the conference.

WHAT DOES THE REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDE

  • lunch on October 17 and 18
  • coffee service during breaks
  • conference material
  • Danube and Sava cruise and a gala dinner (October 17)
  • an interactive exercise on the topic "Critical infrastructure systems in the era of artificial intelligence "Attack scenario and response to cyber incidents"
  • conference book of abstract/proceedings

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  CONTACT DETAILS

Prof. dr Zoran Keković
CENTER FOR RISK ANALYSIS AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT

 

Our Address

Omladinskih brigada St. 7a/1
11070 Novi Beograd, Belgrade
Serbia
 

Phone

00381 (0)69 123 02 65

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