FA7: Security in Industrial Communication and Embedded Systems

Chair: Adriano Valenzano, National Research Council of Italy, Turin, Italy

Scope: The technical scope of the “security in Industrial and Factory Automation” sub-committee of TCFA includes all security issues related to ICT technologies in the context of industrial and factory automation. These issues include, and are not limited to:
Security objectives and requirements in industrial and factory automation; Embedded systems security; Secure industrial communication systems; Critical infrastructure security; Process surveillance; Risk and vulnerability analysis and assessment; Cryptography; Security protocols; Remote access; Security standards; Industrial firewalls; Methodologies for improving security solutions.


Dr. Adriano Valenzano is Director of Research with the National Research Council of Italy (CNR). He is currently with the Institute of Electronic, Information and Communication Engineering (CNR-IEIIT), Torino, Italy, where he is responsible for researches concerning industrial computer networks and distributed systems.
He graduated magna cum laude in Electronic Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. In more than thirty years of scientific activities he has been involved in many international and Italian national research projects concerning distributed and networked industrial applications with real-time constraints.
Dr. Valenzano is the recipient of the 2013 ABB & IEEE IES Lifetime Contribution to Factory Automation Award.
He has co-authored approximately 200 refereed journal and conference papers, mainly in the areas of computers and networks, industrial communications and security of industrial networks. He was awarded as the co-author of the best papers presented at IEEE WFCS 2004 and WFCS 2008. He is also the co-author of the books “Advanced Microprocessor Architectures” and “MAP and TOP Communications: Standards and Applications”, both published by Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.
Since 2007 he has been serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.
Adriano Valenzano is a Senior Member of the IEEE and vice-president of the Piedmont chapter of the Italian National Association for Automation (ANIPLA).

Contact email address: adriano.valenzano@polito.it



Luca Durante IEIIT-CNR Italy
Wolfgang Kastner TU Wien Austria
Dimitrios Serpanos University of Patras Greece
Lucia Seno IEIIT-CNR Italy