Publications ESI CEE (2024-05)


Cybersecurity and Resilience

Posea, Vlad, George Sharkov, Adrian Baumann, and Georgios Chatzichristos. “Towards Unified European Cyber Incident and Crisis Management Ontology.” Information & Security: An International Journal 53, no. 1 (2022): 33-44. [open access]


George Sharkov. 2016. From Cybersecurity to Collaborative Resiliency. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Workshop on Automated Decision Making for Active Cyber Defense (SafeConfig’ 16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3-9. ISBN: 978-1-4503-4566-8. [SCOPUS]


Sharkov, G., Todorova, C. (2024). Approaching Cyber Situational Awareness Through Digital Services Availability Monitoring and Threat Intelligence: The MonSys Platform Experience. In: Tagarev, T., Stoianov, N. (eds) Digital Transformation, Cyber Security and Resilience. DIGILIENCE 2020. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1790. Springer, Cham.  [SCOPUS]


Sharkov, G., Todorova, C., Koykov, G., Nikolov, I. (2022) Towards a Robust and Scalable Cyber Range Federation for Sectoral Cyber/Hybrid Exercising: The Red Ranger and ECHO Collaborative Experience”, Information & Security: An International Journal 53, no. 2 (2022): 287-302.  [open access]


Sharkov, George, Christina Todorova, Georgi Koykov, and Georgi Zahariev. A System-of-Systems Approach for the Creation of a Composite Cyber Range for Cyber/Hybrid Exercising. Information & Security: An International Journal 50, no. 2 (2021): 129-148.   [open access]


Sharkov, G., Todorova, C., Koykov, G., Zahariev, G. Hybrid exercising for cyber-resilient healthcare and cross-sector crisis response operability (2021), CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 2933, pp. 329-351. ISSN: 1613-0073.

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Sharkov, G. (2020) Assessing the Maturity of National Cybersecurity and Resilience, December 2020, Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19(4):5-24, ISSN 1812-1098, e-ISSN 1812-2973. [open access, SCOPUS]


Todor Tagarev, Nikolai Stoianov, and George Sharkov, “Integrative Approach to Understand Vulnerabilities and Enhance the Security of Cyber-Bio-Cognitive-Physical Systems” in Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Cyberwarfare and Security (ECCWS19), edited by Tiago Cruz and Paulo Simoes, University of Coimbra, Portugal, 4-5 July 2019, pp. 492-500, ISBN: 9781510890091,   [SCOPUS, WoS]


Todor Tagarev, George Sharkov: Computationally Intensive Functions in Designing and Operating Distributed Cyber Secure and Resilient Systems. CompSysTech ’19: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies June 2019 Pages 8–18   [SCOPUS, WoS]


Sharkov, G., Papazov, Y., Todorova, C., Koykov, G., Zahariev, G., MonSys: A Scalable Platform for Monitoring Digital Services Availability, Threat Intelligence and Cyber Resilience Situational Awareness, Information & Security An International Journal 46-2 (2020):155-167 [open access]


Yavor Papazov, George Sharkov, Georgi Koykov, Christina Todorova (2021/3) Managing Cyber-Education Environments with Serverless Computing, In: “Digital Transformation, Cyber Security and Resilience of Modern Societies”, pp. 49-60, Springer Nature. ISBN 978-3-030-65721-5, ISSN 21976503. [SCOPUS]


George Sharkov (2017), A Systems-of-Systems Approach to Cybersecurity and Resilience, Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 37 (2017), pp. 69-94, ISSN 0861-5160, e-ISSN 1314-2119. [open access]


George Sharkov and Christina Todorova. Capture the Flag for Cyber-Resilience Exercising through Cryptographic Puzzles and Collaborative Problem-Solving. Information & Security: An International Journal (2017): 95-102. [open access]




Christina Todorova, George Sharkov, Huib Aldewereld, Stefan Leijnen, Alireza Dehghani, Stefano Marrone, Carlo Sansone, Maurice Lynch, John Pugh, Tarry Singh, Kitti Mezei, Péter Antal, Péter Hanák, Alessandro Barducci, Fernando Perez-Tellez, and Francesco Gargiulo. 2023. The European AI Tango: Balancing Regulation Innovation and Competitiveness. In Proceedings of the 2023 Conference on Human Centered Artificial Intelligence: Education and Practice (HCAIep ’23). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 2–8. [SCOPUS]


Sharkov, George, Christina Todorova, and Pavel Varbanov. Strategies, Policies, and Standards in the EU Towards a Roadmap for Robust and Trustworthy AI Certification. Information & Security: An International Journal 50, no. 1 (2021): 11-22. [open access]


Sharkov, G., Todorova, C., Varbanov, P. (2022) Harnessing the Power of Responsible Innovation: The Shift Towards Human-Centered Skills and Competences in AI Engineering, CEUR Workshop Proceedings ISGT’22, Vol. 3191, ISSN 1613-0073, pp. 1-17. [open access, SCOPUS]


George Sharkov (2021) Harnessing the Potential of AI Against COVID-19 Through the Lens of Cybersecurity: Challenges, Tools, and Techniques. Information & Security: An International Journal, Vol. 49 (2021):49-69. [open access]




Sharkov, G., Stoeva, M. (2022) Multi-disciplinary approach to industry standards in the IT higher education programs, CEUR Workshop Proceedings ISGT’2022, Vol. 3191, ISSN 1613-0073, pp. 51-62.   [open access, SCOPUS]


Sharkov, G., Stoeva, M. (2021) Introducing software quality maturity models in software engineering education and small organizations, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 2933, pp. 97-113.  ISSN: 1613-0073.  [open access, SCOPUS]


Ivaylo Gueorguiev, Christina Todorova, Pavel Varbanov, Petar Sharkov, George Sharkov, Carina Girvan, Nikoleta Yiannoutsou and Marianthi Grizioti: Educational Robotics for Communication, Collaboration and Digital Fluency. In: Lepuschitz W., Merdan M., Koppensteiner G., Balogh R., Obdržálek D. (eds) Robotics in Education. RiE 2017. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 630, pp. 113-125. Springer, Cham, ISBN 978-3-319-62874-5.


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