The Fourth International Workshop on Security, Privacy and Trust in the Internet of Things (SPT-IoT)

In conjunction with IEEE PERCOM 2020

March 23 -27, 2020, Austin, Texas, USA

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a novel design paradigm, envisioned as a network of billions or trillions of “Things” 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 together with tiny sensors, actuators and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication technologies, IoT has the potential to offer innovative solutions to global challenges faced by ageing populations, growing cost of healthcare, climate change, bio security, 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 an extremely challenging problem to solve on 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 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
  • IoT secure network infrastructure
  • IoT security protocols and IoT networking and communication security
  • Methods for secure by design IoT
  • Methods for IoT security analysis and audit
  • Identification and biometrics in IoT
  • Security of Big Data in IoT
  • Privacy and anonymization techniques in IoT
  • Cyber physical systems security
  • Circuit and system design for secure “Things”
  • Secure firmware and secure firmware update for “Things”
  • Secure Cloud of Things
  • Trust management architectures
  • Security in pervasive and ubiquitous computing including Smart Objects
  • Secure sensing
  • Embedded Platforms for Cryptography (implementations for performance-optimized, resource-constrained, energy-efficient platforms)
  • Hardware security primitives and lightweight security solutions
  • Secure pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing Software and Systems
  • Digital forensics in IoT
  • Ethics and legal considerations in IoT including liability and policy enforcement in IoT