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CFP: Decentralized IoT Systems and Security (DISS 2020)

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Call for Papers
Decentralized IoT Systems and Security (DISS 2020)
A workshop in conjunction with NDSS 2020
February 23, 2020 — San Diego, CA


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.

Technical summary
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):

Submission Instructions
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.
Important dates
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