SecRIoT 2019

1st International Workshop on Security and Reliability of IoT Systems

Santorini Island, Greece

May 29-31, 2019

co-located with DCOSS 2019

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: March 8, 2019
  • New Extended Final Paper Submission Deadline: March 18, 2019
  • Acceptance Notification: April 1, 2019
  • Camera Ready: April 15, 2019
  • Early Registration Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Special hotel rates: April 19, 2019

Important Info

  • Camera ready instructions here
  • Registration information here
  • Hotel special rates here
  • Accepted papers announced here
  • Τhis workshop is co-organized in the context of the VICINITY EU research project
  • Maximum length of paper submissions: eight (8) double column pages
  • Accepted and presented papers will be included in the same volume with the DCOSS 2019 proceedings

Call for papers


The next years more than 20 billion devices will be interconnected. The Internet of Things provides unparalleled opportunities for the development of new novel services. Currently most of the new electronic devices are offering from basic to advanced networking capabilities in the context of smart environments. Newer vehicles are partially or completely autonomous, powered by modern microprocessors, hundreds of sensors and Internet enabled services. The same applies to robotic and medical devices and almost every other advanced equipment. Despite the longstanding efforts of the scientific community to secure Internet and Network communications, Operating Systems and Software Applications only a limited amount of this knowledge has been applied to the IoT ecosystems. Most of the IoT devices, including modern vehicles suffer from numerous and multilayered vulnerabilities. Default, weak or no password authentication for remote connections, unencrypted traffic or obsolete and insecure cryptographic algorithms, outdated, unmanaged and vulnerable software are among the most serious problems of the IoT landscape. Even more alarming is the unregulated manufacturing process of many IoT constructors. Aiming to reduce the cost and minimize the time to market of their products, minimal or none effort is put to secure and support them sufficiently. Worse, there are recorded cases of IoT devices delivered with preinstalled malware that demonstrate total lack of operations security in the supply chain. In contrary to software applications in PCs and mobile devices, the owners are not likely to replace their devices because of security problems. As consequence these systems remain vulnerable for extended periods. Recent very large scale DDoS attacks based and executed entirely by IoT Botnets, signify the magnitude of the problem.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and professionals that are responsible for the secure design, deployment and operation of current and future IoT systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • IoT Security and Privacy
  • IoT Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
  • Cyber Physical Security and IoT
  • Secure Design Methodologies for IoT Systems
  • Secure Hardware and Software Codesign
  • Development of Secure Embedded Systems
  • Secure Embedded Operation Systems
  • IoT Malware
  • Autonomous Vehicles Cybersecurity
  • Secure Network Protocols for IoT Systems
  • IoT and Blockchain
  • Secure Manufacturing Process of IoT Devices
  • Privacy Protection in IoT Environments
  • Security and Privacy of Medical Devices
  • IoT Trust and Reliability
  • Reliable Robotic Devices


Workshop Chairs

Vasileios Vlachos (University of Thessaly, Greece)

Athanasios Kakarountas (University of Thessaly, Greece)

Periklis Chatzimisios (Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki (ATEITHE), Greece and Bournemouth University, UK)

Ioannis Chochliouros (Head of Research Programs Section, OTE, Greece)

Technical Program Committee

Ageliki Tsioliaridou (Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece)

Alexandros Kostopoulos (OTE, Greece)

Antonios Andreatos (Hellenic Air Force Academy, Greece)

Dimitrios Myridakis (University of Thessaly, Greece)

Dimitris Schoinianakis (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany)

Eirini Vasilaki (OTE, Greece)

Evangelos Sfakianakis (OTE, Greece)

Georgios Spathoulas (University of Thessaly, Greece)

Ioannis Chatzigeorgiou (Lancaster University, UK )

Joachim Lueken (Nokia Bell Labs, Germany)

Klimis Ntalianis (University of West Attica, Greece)

Leandros Maglaras (De Montfort University, Leicester)

Maria Belesioti (OTE, Greece)

Nikolaos Petrelis (University of Thessaly, Greece)

Renato Lo Cigno (University of Trento, Italy)

Vasileios Chioktour (University of Thessaly, Greece)

Publicity Chair

Kyriaki Chantzi

Selected papers will be published in the Special Issue "Security and Reliability of IoT---Selected Papers from SecRIoT 2019" website ( In addition, an SecRIoT Best Paper Award, consisting of 300 CHF sponsored by Future Internet, will be awarded to the most innovative and challenging paper of the SecRIoT, recognizing promising research towards IoT security.


Greek Association of Computer Engineers

The Greek Association of Computer Engineers (EMYPEE) is the official representative of scientists and engineering professionals in Information and Communication Technologies in Greece. Founded originally in 1987 as Hellenic Association of Engineering / Computer & Information Technology (HAECIT), as the first alumni of the Department of Informatics, Greece, Department of Engineering / Computers and Informatics, University of Patras. Gradually it has been evolved evolving into the expression entity of all Engineering and Computer Science engineers and professionals and was renamed in 2006 in Greek Association of Computer Engineers. The main objective of EMYPEE, is a valid representation of Computer Engineering at the scientific, professional and political level to promote the interests of the greek Computer Engineers and the promotion of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Greece. EMYPEE is based in Athens, while a branch is residing in Patras. In Thessaloniki is the seat of the Association of Computer Engineers of Northern Greece.

Greek Computer Society

Greek Computer Society is a non-profit organization, committed to representing all Greek scientists engaged in any activity relevant to Computer Science, Information Technology, and other relevant scientific areas. It was established in 1977.

Its aims are:

  • To promote the use of Information Technology to the general public
  • To contribute to the development of scientific research on and education in Information Technology, throughout Greece
  • To represent and support all Information Technology professionals in Greece and abroad
  • To develop professional codes of practice for Information Technology professionals
  • To provide technical consultancy on Information Technology to the State, when so requested

National Cyber Security Authority (NCSA)

The National Cyber Security Authority (NCSA) of Greece was established in the General Secretariat of Digital Policy, Ministry of Digital Policy Telecommunications and Media following a Presidential Degree. NCSA is responsible for coordinating all competent Ministries and independent authorities of Greece, in order to take all necessary steps towards a secure Greek Cyber space. The Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media is responsible for planning and implementing national policy, as well as contributing to the development of the appropriate institutional frameworks in the fields of information, audiovisual, telecommunication and communication technologies, as well as eGovernment at a European and international level.