IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference
10-13 January 2020 // Las Vegas // USA

1st IEEE Workshop on Security and Privacy for Smart and Connected Systems (SPSCS’20)

1st IEEE Workshop on Security and Privacy for Smart and Connected Systems (SPSCS’20)

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Security and Privacy for Smart and Connected Systems

Theme and Scope

Smart and connected systems are changing our daily life, and make it incredibly convenient and enjoyable. For example, smart home allows the house owners to control lighting, temperature, entertainment, and home security systems, and corresponding appliances can be controlled remotely from any internet-connected place in the world using a mobile or other networked device. Smart and connected health systems not only reduce costs but to also provide safer and more effective, efficient, equitable, and user-centered services through pervasive computing innovations. In this way, people can avoid, for as long as possible, any interaction with healthcare institutions, which in turn reduces pressure on the health system in the physical world. Together with the development of 5G technologies, smart and connected vehicular systems make self-driving and automated transportation reliable and practical, and the drivers access the 5G network from the car for anything from entertainment to safety purposes. When big data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are added in, the smartness/intelligence of those systems and the benefits brought will be further enhanced. For example, autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or Internet of drones (IoD) play a vital role to support various applications including medical, industrial, agricultural, and public safety. To realize real-time perception and autonomous control, computing and communications in AI-enabled Internet of things (IoT) can be more complex and heterogeneous than before. Especially for mission-critical applications, such as autonomous driving, a reliable and trustworthy framework for smart and connected devices is in an urgent need.

However, due to the characteristics of complex systems, vulnerable end devices, limited resources, heterogeneous networking, etc., security and privacy in smart and connected systems are extremely challenging in terms of computing, communication, caching, data processing, etc. There exist many security threat incidents, from system invasion, cyber-attack, industrial control damage, to data privacy leakage. Also, data collected from sensors for AI-based approaches, including deep neural networks, offer great commercial potentials but also pose new challenges on privacy protection. Since IoT devices with limited computing power cannot perform complex encryption and decryption of large datasets, traditional security solution cannot directly be applied.

The objective of this workshop is therefore to bring together state-of-the-art innovations, research activities (both in academia and industry), and the corresponding standardization impacts of security and privacy in smart and connected systems. This workshop will also provide a venue for exchanging ideas and networking experts/researchers/engineers/students involved in the area of security and privacy in smart and connected systems.

Topics of interest (including but not limited to):

  • Security and privacy in smart health systems

  • Security and privacy in smart home/building

  • Security and privacy in smart city

  • Security and privacy in cloud/fog/edge computing

  • Security and privacy in machine learning

  • Security architectures for smart and connected systems

  • Threat models and attack strategies for smart and connected systems

  • Security applications and management of smart and connected systems

  • Intrusion and malware detection/prevention technologies for smart industrial systems

  • Privacy and trust in smart and connected systems

  • Models for risk identification and assessment in smart systems

  • Lightweight cryptographic algorithms and protocols

  • Data privacy in smart and connected systems

  • Cross-layer/cross-domain/cross-service security in smart city

  • Security and privacy related policies in smart city

  • Authentication in smart and connected systems

  • Security and privacy in industrial smart and connected systems

  • Security and privacy in UAV networking

  • Security and privacy in connected vehicles

  • Architecture design and implementation of Security-enhanced IoT

  • Modeling and analysis for risk identification and assessment in IoT

  • Energy-efficient architectures/solutions for trustworthy IoT

  • AI and Machine-Learning solutions for trustworthy IoT

  • Blockchain for trustworthy IoT

Submission Guidelines

We encourage researchers to submit original paper that has not been previously published and is not currently under review by another conference or journal. All submitted papers will be reviewed and judged based on originality, technical correctness, relevance, and quality of presentation.

Papers must be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) following the IEEE format. The papers presented by an author at the workshop will be included in the IEEE CCNC 2020 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore. Papers exceeding 9 pages will not be accepted at EDAS.

Please See IEEE CCNC 2020 conference website for more details:

Submission link: Coming Soon.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: October 4, 2019

  • Acceptance notification: October 25, 2019

  • Final camera-ready paper due: November 8, 2019

  • Workshop presentations: Coming Soon.

General Chair

Miao Pan, University of Houston, USA,

Yu-Jia Chen, National Central University, Taiwan,

Technical Program Committee

Ing-Ray Chen, Virginia Tech, USA,