11th International IEEE Conference
Dependable Systems, Services and Technologies
Ukraine, Kyiv, May 14-18, 2020

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  • Deadlines

    Paper submission: Extra deadline March 3, 2020

    Notification of paper acceptance: March 23, 2020

    Final manuscript: April 5, 2020

    Registration and payment: April 8, 2020

    Program draft publication: May 1, 2020

    Conference date: May 14-18, 2020

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    Department 503, DESSERT’2020 Organizing Committee,
    National Aerospace University n. a. N. E. Zhukovsky “KhAI”,
    Chkalov str., 17, Kharkiv, 61070, Ukraine
    Phone: +38 (095) 564 76 69
    (contact person – Anastasiia Strielkina)


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Nikolai Stoianov, Matteo Merialdo

Strengthening Cyber Defence in Europe through efficient multi-sector and multi-domain collaboration, based on a network of centres of competences


Cybersecurity challenges have been identified by the European Commission for the upcoming years:

· Retain and develop essential capacities to secure its digital economy, infrastructures, society, and democracy

· Better align cybersecurity research, competences and investments across different sectors

· Step up investment in technological advancements to make EU’s digital single market more cybersecure and overcome the fragmentation of research

· Support industries and equip them with the latest technologies and skills to develop innovative security products and services and protect their vital assets against cyberattacks

The ECHO project is going to answer to these challenges by creating a large network of cyber research and competence centers. Among the activities of the network, the creation, and development of multi-sector technology roadmaps involving early warning, sector-specific certification schemes and federation of cyber-ranges.

Col Dr. Eng. Nikolai Stoianov, assoc. prof. (male), deputy-director of Bulgarian Defence Institute. He is well experienced in development of information systems with different designation, many of which are already brought into use in the Bulgarian Army. He is specialized in the field of Information Security and as such is involved in the European Projects on the FP7 “INDECT”, “HOMER”. H2020 projects “GaP”, “ROBORDER”, “CAMELOT”,”FOLDOUT”, “MEDEA”, EDA projects “SPIDER”, “PYTHIA”, and NATO SPS project “CyRADARS”. He is member of external advisory group of FP7 project “PANOPTESEC”.
Dr. Nikolai Stoianov is a Bulgarian national representative in NATO STO IST Panel and he is member of “Future concepts and tools for Cyber Defence”, “Cyber Defence Situational Awareness”, “Defence Implications of Cloud Computing at Tactical Edge”, “Cyber Attack Detection, Forensics and Attribution for Assessment of Mission Impact”, “Visual Analytics (Cyber Security)”, “Intelligent Autonomous Agents for Cyber Defence and Resilience”, and Research Lecture Series Director on “Cyber Security Science and Engineering”. Dr. Stoianov has more than 80 published paper in national and international scientific conferences and journal, he is author and co-author of four books in field of information security.
The project experience of Dr. Stoianov consists of: Project coordinator of NATO SPS project “CyRADARS” (2017-2020). WP leader of FP7 HOMER project (2013-2016); WP leader of EDA projects SPIDER (2016-2018), PYTHIA (2018-2020), Task leader in H2020 project ROBORDER (2017-2020),, External Advisory Board member of FP7 Project PANOPTESEC (2013-2016); Lecture series director for NATO STO research lecture series on “Cyber Security Science and Engineering” (2016-2019).

Matteo Merialdo, RHEA Group, Brussel, Belgium


He has wide experience in cyber-security product development, including cyber-ranges, dynamic risk assessment and information sharing. As a project manager, he led multiple wide research projects for the European Commission and the European Space Agency.

Among other activities, he is currently technically leading the Horizon 2020 project ECHO, a large initiative aiming at developing a European-wide network of cyber-security centers.

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