IEEE 4th World Forum on Internet of Things
05-08 February 2018 – Singapore

Wrk7 – User Centric Security, Privacy, and Data Governance in Smart Cities

Call for Papers

One of the latest trends in the ICT world is to embed smart objects in cities, aiming to make them “smart”. Many cities around the world have already a strategy for applying “smart city” concepts with the inclusion of technologies of the Internet of Things (IoT), others are in the process of drafting a strategy for this. The goal is to infuse “intelligent” behaviour in municipal environments, mainly for improving the services that are provided to the citizens and to improve efficiency. Already a multitude of devices in many cities are connected to the IoT and there are various projections about billions of devices that will be connected to the Internet in the near future.

However, if IoT technologies are not designed and applied in a secure and safe way, they can be vulnerable to many types of attacks, which can cause serious problems in the physical world. Since IoT devices are not only monitoring (e.g., through sensors) but also controlling physical objects (e.g., through actuators), the impact of security attacks can be devastating, including serious safety impacts as in the case of connected vehicles and smart healthcare. Thus, the IoT brings new challenges regarding security, privacy and mainly “trust” in order to protect the safety of the citizens in smart city environments. Since IoT devices are monitoring the physical world, they can be monitoring citizens and their behaviour too. Having a large numbers of devices installed in, e.g., homes, offices, busses, and on the streets, that monitor everyday activities of citizens raises issues regarding the privacy of the citizens and the access to sensitive information.

This workshop to bring together experts from different EU projects and the Internet of Things Research Cluster (IERC) that are working in crosslayer issues in the areas of user-centric security, privacy and trust in the IoT. The goal is to present the recent results to the research community, the industry and standardisation bodies and exchange ideas for joint research activities in the future. Finally, the threats of the IoT for the citizens will be identified analysed, discussing also how the results of the projects can help mitigating these threats.

The technical topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Security and privacy challenges of interoperable and usable IoT
  • Lightweight IoT security protocols and architectures
  • Privacy enhancing and anonymization techniques in IoT
  • Trust and identity management in IoT
  • Identity Management and IoT
  • Privacy data protection in Smart Cities applications
  • Secure discovery and authentication in IoT
  • IoT Security Life cycle
  • Data Governance on IoT
  • Security and Privacy Framework for IoT Platforms
  • Access control for shared data and IoT devices
  • Case studies of new or existing IoT security technology
  • Novel architectures, protocols, or applications that achieve both security and interoperability (usability)
  • Testbeds, and experimental results in IoT domains and smart cities
  • Social IoT
  • Smart Cities Platform design
  • MEC/FOG and security

This workshop is supported by EU projects CPaaS.io, ANASTACIA, ARMOUR and ARIES

Organizing Committee

Workshop General Chair:

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Publicity Chair:

Technical Program Committee

  • Dr. Mirko Presser, Alexandra Institute, Denmark
  • Dr. Ernoe Kovacs , NEC Europe
  • Srdjan Krco, DNET, Serbia
  • Dr. Raffaele Giaffreda , CREATE-NET
  • Dr Domenico Rotondi. Fincons Group
  • Dr Pedro Malo, Uninova
  • Dr. Charalampos Doukas, CREATE-NET, Italy
  • Dr. José Luis Hernández, Univ Murcia, Spain
  • Dr. Jorge Bernal, , Univ Murcia, Spain
  • Dr. Elias Tragos INSIGHT. Ireland
  • Dr. Adam Kapovits Eurescom, France
  • Dr. Gianmarco Baldini, JRC
  • Dr. Juan Antonio Navarro, OdinS, Spain
  • Dr. Bruno Legeard Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté / Smartesting, France
  • Dr Klaus Moessner, Univ Surrey, UK
  • Dr Francois Carrez, Univ Surrey, UK
  • Dr. Gürkan Solmaz, NEC Europe
  • Dr. Antonio Iera, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
  • Dr. Nenad Gligoric, DNET Serbia

Paper Submission Guidelines

All final submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages see web conference for instructions. Papers must be submitted through EDAS. See conference web page for instructions: http://wfiot2018.ieee-wf-iot.org/authors/ “IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference, including IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, if the paper is not presented by the author at the conference.”

Important Dates

Workshop paper submission Due Date: October 6, 2017
Paper acceptance notification: November 15, 2017
Camera-ready submission: December 15, 2017