Workshop Description and Scope

The International Workshop on Secure Internet of Things 2018 (SIoT 2018) will be held in conjunction with the European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2018) in Barcelona, Spain, at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, on 6 September 2018.

SIoT is a community where interested stakeholders, from academia and industry, can present their original work on providing a secure environment for connecting systems in an Internet-specific structure. The wide spread of mobile and embedded devices, able to connect to a network and share information, requires a careful look at the security risks taken by end users. In this context, the workshop will focus on contributions related to the security of mesh and machine-to-machine networks, secure software stacks running on ubiquitous network nodes, and algorithms used to provide secure end-to-end communication between nodes.

Call for Papers

You are welcome to send the CFP (available TXT format) to your friends and colleagues working in the field.

Workshop Topics

The focus of this workshop is to create a secure environment for connecting systems in an Internet-specific structure. These may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Threat Models in Internet of Things
  • Attack Strategies for Internet of Things
  • Security Architectures
  • Secure Mobile Applications
  • Secure Mobility Management
  • Intrusion and Malware Detection
  • Security in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Reliable Interactions with Network Services
  • System and Data Integrity
  • Scalability and Robustness for Internet of Things
  • Identity Management in Internet of Things
  • Trustworthiness in Internet of Things
  • Secure Operating Systems
  • Privacy in Internet of Things
  • Adaptive Security in Internet of Things

Program - 6 September

The SIOT workshop will have a joint program with the PADG Workshop. 08:45 - 09:10 Opening Remarks
09:00 - 11:00 Session 1 - PADG
  • Self-Generating Policies for Machine Learning in Coalition Environments
    Seraphin Calo
  • AGENP: An ASGrammar-based GENerative Policy Framework
    Alessandra Russo
  • Value of Information: Quantification and Application to Coalition Machine Learning
    Geeth de Mel
  • Can N-version Decision-Making Prevent the Rebirth of HAL 9000 in Military Camo?
    Elisa Bertino
11:15 - 12:55 Session 2 - PADG
  • Simulating user activity for assessing effect of sampling on DB activity monitoring anomaly detection
    Hagit Grushka
  • FADa-CPS - Faults and Attacks Discrimination in Cyber Physical Systems
    Leonardo Querzoni
  • Towards Enabling Trusted Artificial Intelligence via Blockchain
    Donna Dillenberger
14:00 - 15:00 Keynote Speaker PADG - Florian Kerschbaum
15:00 - 15:30 Keynote Speaker SIOT - Miroslaw Kutylowski (presenting joint work with Piotr Syga nad Moti Yung): Watchdogs for IOT
  • One of critical security challenges that emerge for large scale systems based on cheap devices is the threat of a poor and/or malicious implementation of protocols. Such a weakness may lead to leaking secrets from IoT devices -- in particular the secrets that are fundamental for security claims of the system. Unfortunately, the security flaw discovered in RSA implementation of Estonian personal ID cards proves that this is not a hypothetical situation. In our talk we concentrate on protocols based on symmetric cryptography. We present an approach based on a watchdog concept – a man-in-the-middle device that does not know the secrets of communicating parties, but aims to destroy any covert channel leaking secret information (regardless whether the channel is intentional or not). We do not propose to redesign all the existing protocols. Instead, we focus on upgrading cryptographic primitives used by the cryptographic protocols so that they become controllable by the watchdog.
15:45 - 17:15 Session 3 - SIOT
  • Optimal Deployments of Defense Mechanisms for the Internet of Things
    Mengmeng Ge, Charles A. Kamhoua, Jin-Hee Cho and Dong Seong Kim
  • Guidelines for the Choice of a Wireless Secure Positioning and Communication System
    Baptiste Pestourie, Vincent Beroulle and Nicolas Fourty
  • PADS: Practical Attestation for Highly Dynamic Swarm Topologies
    Moreno Ambrosin, Mauro Conti, Riccardo Lazzeretti, Md Masoom Rabbani and Silvio Ranise
17:15 - 17:30 Closing Remarks

Organizing Committee

Workshop Co-Chairs

Costas PATSAKIS, University of Piraeus, Greece

Web Chair

Mihai CHIROIU, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania

Program Committee Members

Alysson BESSANI, LaSIGE, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Mauro CONTI, University of Padua, Italy
Lucas Davi, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Răzvan DEACONESCU, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania
Bogdan GROZA, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Marek KLONOWSKI, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Samuel MARCHAL, Aalto University, Finland
Paolo PALMIERI, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Costas PATSAKIS, University of Piraeus, Greece
Alfredo RIAL, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Rodrigo ROMAN, University of Malaga, Spain
Agusti SOLANAS, Rovira i Virgili University. Catalonia, Spain
Ihor VASYLTSOV, Samsung Electronics, South Korea
Jonathan VORIS, New York Institute of Technology, US

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: June 27th June 20th, 2018
  • Author Notification: August 1st, July 20th, 2018
  • Author Registration: August 1st, July 30th, 2018
  • Camera Ready: September 1st, 2018
  • Publishing version: September 1st, 2018
  • SIoT Workshop: September TBA, 2018

Submission Guidelines

Papers submitted for publishing must adhere to the CPS template and should be at most 10 pages in this format, including the bibliography and well-marked appendices. The original settings of textwidth and textheight should be preserved. Accepted papers will be published by Conference Publishing Services (CPS) in IEEE Xplore, ISI Thompson, etc.

Submissions must be written in English and must be in pdf format. Papers must be submitted via the EasyChair conference system.

Venue and Registration

SIoT 2018 will be held in conjunction with ESORICS 2018 Barcelona, Spain. Please folow this link to see venue details.



Department of Computer Science, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania
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