In conjunction with IEEE PERCOM 2017
March 14-18, 2016
Hawaii, USA

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a novel design paradigm, envisioned as a network of billions or trillions of machines communicating with one another and rapidly gaining global attention from academia, industry, and government. Pervasive computing is at the heart of IoT and forms a fundamental building block necessary to realize the IoT. Equipped with pervasive technologies such as RFID and smart dust  in addition to sensors, actuators and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices, IoT has the potential to offer innovative solutions to global challenges faced by ageing populations, climate change, growing cost of healthcare as well as how we manage our environment and natural resources..  The heterogeneous nature of the IoT as well as the computational constraints of many of the building blocks of the IoT make security, privacy and trust a challenging problem to solve on the one hand, while security, privacy and trust play a critical role for most if not all applications of IoT in domains such as surveillance, healthcare, security, transport, food safety, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain management. Without effective solutions for security, privacy and trust reliable data fusion and mining, qualified services with context-aware intelligence and enhanced user acceptance and experience cannot be achieved. 

The proposed IEEE Percom workshop on Security, Privacy and Trust for IoT aims to provide a forum that brings together researchers from academia as well as practitioners from industry, standardization bodies, and government to meet and exchange ideas on recent research and future directions for the IoT with a specific focus on IoT security, privacy and trust. The technical discussion will be focused on the communications and network security aspects of IoT and the key enabling technologies for IoT, especially M2M communications and networking, RFID technology and Near Field Communications (NFC), the challenges to security, privacy and trust presented and novel approaches to solving these challenges. The technical topics of interest to the workshop include, but are not limited to:


  • IoT secure access network technologies and capillary networks;
  • secure channel and traffic models;
  • secure spectrum management for M2M/IoT radio communications;
  • security of RFID, sensors, actuator technologies;
  • IoT secure network infrastructure;
  • IoT security protocols;
  • privacy in applications of the IoT;
  • IoT networking and communication security;
  • circuit and system design for secure smart objects in the IoT;
  • security, trust, and privacy issues for devices and services;
  • naming, address management and end-to-end addressability;
  • methods for secure by design IoT;
  • methods for IoT security analysis and audit;
  • privacy and anonymization techniques in IoT;
  • secure cloud of things;
  • trust management architectures;
  • lightweight security solutions;
  • authentication and access control in IoT;
  • identification and biometrics in IoT;
  • liability and policy enforcement in IoT;
  • security of Big data in IoT;
  • cyber physical systems security;
  • cyber attacks detection and prevention;
  • Embedded Platforms for Cryptography (implementations for performance-optimized, resource-constrained, energy-efficient platforms)
  • hardware security primitives
  • secure pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing Software and Systems
  • new Privacy and Security Techniques for Embedded Software and Systems; and
  • ethics and legal considerations in IoT.

The workshop paper submission and review process will follow the timeline indicated in the call for papers.
Workshop papers submission: December 4, 2016
Workshop papers notification of acceptance: January 2, 2017
Workshop papers camera ready: January 15, 2017
Author registration:  January 15, 2017