CFP: Decentralized IoT Systems and Security (DISS 2020)
Call for Papers Decentralized IoT Systems and Security (DISS 2020)
A workshop in conjunction with NDSS 2020
February 23, 2020 — San Diego, CA
Farinaz Koushanfar, UCSD, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Pekka Nikander, Aalto University, FI (email@example.com)
George C. Polyzos, AUEB, GR (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vasilios A. Siris, AUEB, GR (email@example.com)
TPC co-Chairs: Pekka Nikander and Vasilios A. Siris
An open full-day workshop with extensive discussion. It is the 3rd in a series with NDSS.
Revised papers will be published as post-workshop proceedings by the Internet Society.
The success of the Internet of Things (IoT) depends significantly on solving related decentralization, security and privacy challenges. A key aspect is decentralization, as many if not most of the IoT use cases include big data collection from large-scale and heterogeneous device deployments. Furthermore, decentralized security may help to overcome privacy concerns and scalability bottlenecks, both of which become increasingly serious in large-scale deployments, such as smart cities, Industry 4.0, or next generation business platforms.
A decentralized approach to IoT systems and security brings forth many opportunities but also challenges, such as operating with constrained devices, with intermittent network connectivity, state synchronization, and trust management — these and additional challenges listed below would be the scope of the proposed workshop.
Following the spirit of NDSS, the goal of this workshop is to bring together academia and industry, researchers and practitioners, to analyze and discuss the potential and limits of decentralization in secure IoT systems.
The proposed topics include the following (but we will not reject relevant papers not falling under these topics):
Secure interoperability across IoT ecosystems
Security and privacy trade-offs related to IoT scalability and decentralization
Securing the Web of Things
Secure service provisioning and software upgrading for large-scale IoT
Self-awareness and self-adaptation in decentralized IoT
Usable and context-aware security for decentralized IoT
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) security and privacy in IoT
Blockchains and other Distributed Ledger Technologies for secure and trusted interaction in the IoT and edge systems
Security and privacy in multi-tiered edge systems ("fog computing")
Smart Contracts for the IoT, including formal verification of smart contracts
Decentralized access control and rights management
Decentralized trust management and governance
Authentication and access management at the IoT edge
IoT security and privacy architectures for 5G Networks
IoT Key Management Protocols
Trust, Security, Safety, and Privacy in IoT-enabled tactile and critical infrastructures
Scalable programmable network infrastructures for supporting secure IoT applications
NFV, Management & Orchestration for distributed, scalable and secure IoT architectures
Decentralized (edge & backend) IoT analytics and embedded intelligence
Application of concepts from outside of the IoT to decentralized IoT security
Security & Privacy for Federated/Distributed Machine Learning with Adversarial Agents
Attestation in the large scale decentralized IoT
The workshop will accept papers of between four to six pages in length
for publication in post-workshop proceedings. Proceedings will be published by
the Internet Society with the revised papers based on the workshop discussions and reviewer comments.
Papers shall be submitted for review in print-ready form using the NDSS paper template and the review
will be single blind. For a paper to be published, at least one of the authors must attend the entire
workshop, the paper must be revised based on the discussion at the workshop, and the revised paper must
be submitted in time for the publication deadline.
As previously, submissions and reviews will be handled by EasyChair. PC members have been invited
and will be announced soon.
Abstract submission: December 13, 2019 December 20, 2019 (extended)
Paper Submissions Due: December 20, 2019 January 1, 2020 (extended)
Decision Notice to Authors: January 17, 2020
Camera-ready paper: March 13, 2020