IoTPST 2018

The 8th International Workshop on Internet on Things: Privacy, Security and Trust (IoTPST 2018)

(in conjunction with ICCCN 2018)

Hangzhou, China

July 30-August 2, 2018

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 [General Info] [Scope and Topics] [Important Dates] [Submissions and Publications] [Organizing Committees] [Travel Information][Contact]

General Information

The 8th International Workshop on Internet on Things: Privacy, Security and Trust (IoTPST 2018) will be held in conjunction with the The 27th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2018), in Hangzhou, China. All papers presented in IoTPST 2018 will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Outstanding papers will be invited to extend to full version for a SCI(E)-indexed journal, which is currently under contact.

Scope and Topics

Internet of Things (IoT) technology, a new paradigm of the development of the Internet, has been developed and applied into cyber-physical social systems such as industrial control systems and healthcare information systems. The growth and application of these IoT devices such as smart phones, sensors, healthcare wearables, connected vehicles, smart home gadgets and appliances are expected to improve the intelligence of cyber physical systems, enhance the reliability, resilience, operational efficiency, and energy efficiency of current information systems while reducing system costs and resource consumption. However, when IoT devices are pervasively used in cyber physical systems, their security, privacy and trustworthiness have become critical issues. In October 2016, 150,000 compromised IoT devices composed of CCTV cameras and digital video recorders were used as botnets by hackers to launch massive and sustained Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that have caused outages and network congestion for a large number of websites. By the year 2020, it says that 50 billion devices will be exposed to cyber attacks.

Moreover, specific features such as portability, mobility, and sensitivity of IoT devices, further impose the challenge of security and privacy in those systems. Despite recent advances, many research issues still remain in the design of secure, privacy-preserving, or trust architectures, protocols, algorithms, services, and applications on mobile and wireless systems. For example, when IoT devices have more storage space, high bandwidth, and super sensing capability, more sensitive information will be stored in those devices. On the other hand, operating systems running on those devices are not as powerful and reliable as those on traditional computers. Both OS layer and higher-level layer protocols are expected to enhance the security and preserve the privacy of those devices. With more IoT devices being used in cyber physical social systems, novel trust models are essential for new applications. New cryptographic algorithms, key distribution schemes and access control policies are also encouraged to addressing security issues of IoT special characteristics. Other issues such as malware, cyber threat, intrusion detection, attack modeling, security analysis, identity management and anonymity techniques also need to be revisited in the IoT systems.

This workshop aims to bring together the technologists and researchers who share interest in the area of IoT security, privacy and trust, as well as explore new venues of collaboration. The main purpose is to promote discussions of research and relevant activities in the models and designs of secure, privacy preserving, or trust architectures, protocols, algorithms, services, and applications, as well as analysis on cyber threat in IoT systems. It also aims at increasing the synergy between academic and industry professionals working in this area. We plan to seek papers that address theoretical, experimental research, and work in-progress for IoT security, privacy and trust related issues that include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Healthcare Information Systems
    • Internet of Things Security
    • Self-protecting computing systems
    • Cryptography for Mobile and Wireless Systems
    • Cryptography for Cloud Computing, Fog/Edge Computing
    • Wireless Local Area Networks
    • Wireless Sensor Networks
    • Wireless Mesh Networks
    • Wireless Ad-hoc Networks
    • Vehicular Networks
    • Body-area Networks
    • Cellular Networks (4G, 5G, …)
    • WiMAX Networks
    • Machine to Machine (M2M) Networks
    • Software Defined Networks (SDN)
    • Social Networks
    • Smart Grid
    • RFID-based Systems
    • Mobile Cloud
    • Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
    • Internet of Things
    • Location-based Service Systems
    • Mobile Healthcare Systems
    • Smart Building Systems
    • Big Data
    • IoT Cyber Security Education

Important Dates

Paper submission due: March 31, 2018

Acceptance notification: April 28, 2018

Camera-ready due:  May 10, 2018

Workshop: August 2, 2018

Submissions and Publications

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the workshop. Submissions should include a title, abstract, keywords, author(s) and affiliation(s) with postal and e-mail address(es) of the corresponding author. Submitted manuscripts must be formatted in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10-pt font) and must be submitted via EasyChair ( under “8th International Workshop on Internet on Things: Privacy, Security and Trust” as PDF files (formatted for 8.5×11-inch paper). The manuscripts should be no longer than 6 pages. Two additional page is permitted if the authors are willing to pay an over-length charge at the time of publication (manuscripts should not exceed 8 pages).

Submitted papers cannot have been previously published in or be under consideration for publication in another journal or conference. The workshop Program Committee reserves the right to not review papers that either exceed the length specification or have been submitted or published elsewhere. Submissions must include a title, abstract, keywords, author(s) and affiliation(s) with postal and e-mail address(es). All authors of a paper must be registered in the RIGHT order via EasyChair at the SUBMISSION TIME and cannot be changed after the submission due time at EasyChair. The paper title and author name list/order cannot be changed during the final camera-ready submission.

Outstanding papers will be invited to extend to full version for a prestigious journal, Journal of Security and Network targeting publication in early 2018. When uploading a camera-ready at IEEE, note that the paper title, author names/affiliation and order must be IDENTICAL to the original submission for peer reviewing. No title change, author addition or removal is allowed.

A paper must be registered by a co-author in the full rate. It must be presented by one of registered authors in the venue. Camera-ready and registration due date May 10, 2018 is FIRM. Check ICCCN homepage to find detailed instructions. Please try to complete the process as early as possible in order to avoid the rush hour, giving you time to deal with unexpected but possible issues/delay.

Organizing Committees

Workshop Program Co-Chairs

         Guenevere (Qian) Chen, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

         Sherif Abdelwahed, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

         Zhan Qin, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Technical Program Committees

          Yanmin Gong, Oklahoma State University, USA

          Zhidong Shen, Wuhan University, China

          Kewei Sha, University of Houston Clear Lake, USA

          Jian Shi, Mississippi State University, USA

          Toshifusa Sekizawa, Nihon University, Japan

          Frederick Sheldon, The University of Idaho, USA

          Robert Abercrombie, The University of Memphis, USA

          Wilson Rivera-Gallego, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, USA

          Zhiwei Wang, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

          Wenjia Li, New York Institute of Technology, USA

Travel Information

The reservation info of the registration and conference hotel on the ICCCN 2018 website; Please make the reservations ASAP to take advantage of the reduced rate for ICCCN 2018

Contact Information

Guenevere (Qian) Chen, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA