GIoTS "2nd Workshop on User centric security, privacy and data governance in smart cities (USP4SC)" II

GIoTSIoT Security & Privacy
11:15 AM, Friday 9 Jun 2017 (1 hour 45 minutes)

Papers selected for this session:

  • ANASTACIA Advanced Networked Agents for Security and Trust Assessment in CPS IoT Architectures, Speaker Stefano Bianchi
  • SocIoTal-The Development and Architecture of a Social IoT framework, Speaker Jorge Bernal Bernabé
  • User-Centric Access Control for Efficient Security in Smart cities, Speaker Antonio Skarmeta Gómez


One of the latest trends in the ICT world is to embed smart objects in cities, aiming to make them “smart”. Many cities around the world have already a strategy for applying “smart city” concepts with the inclusion of technologies of the Internet of Things (IoT), others are in the process of drafting a strategy for this. The goal is to infuse “intelligent” behaviour in municipal environments, mainly for improving the services that are provided to the citizens and to improve efficiency. Already a multitude of devices in many cities are connected to the IoT and there are various projections about billions of devices that will be connected to the Internet in the near future.

However, if IoT technologies are not designed and applied in a secure and safe way, they can be vulnerable to many types of attacks, which can cause serious problems in the physical world. Since IoT devices are not only monitoring (e.g., through sensors) but also controlling physical objects (e.g., through actuators), the impact of security attacks can be devastating, including serious safety impacts as in the case of connected vehicles and smart healthcare. Thus, the IoT brings new challenges regarding security, privacy and mainly “trust” in order to protect the safety of the citizens in smart city environments. Since IoT devices are monitoring the physical world, they can be monitoring citizens and their behaviour too. Having a large numbers of devices installed in, e.g., homes, offices, busses, and on the streets, that monitor everyday activities of citizens raises issues regarding the privacy of the citizens and the access to sensitive information.

This workshop to bring together experts from different EU projects and the Internet of Things Research Cluster (IERC) that are working in cross-layer issues in the areas of user-centric security, privacy and trust in the IoT. The goal is to present the recent results to the research community, the industry and standardisation bodies and exchange ideas for joint research activities in the future. Finally, the threats of the IoT for the citizens will be identified analysed, discussing also how the results of the projects can help mitigating these threats.

The technical topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

· Security and privacy challenges of interoperable and usable IoT

· Lightweight IoT security protocols and architectures

· Privacy enhancing and anonymization techniques in IoT

· Trust and identity management in IoT

· Identity Management and IoT

· Privacy data protection in Smart Cities applications

· Secure discovery and authentication in IoT

· IoT Security Life cycle

· Data Governance on IoT

· Security and Privacy Framework for IoT Platforms

· Access control for shared data and IoT devices

· Case studies of new or existing IoT security technology

· Novel architectures, protocols, or applications that achieve both security and interoperability (usability)

· Testbeds, and experimental results in IoT domains

This workshop is supported by EU projects, ARMOUR and ARIES

Organizing Committee

Workshop General Chairs:

Dr. Antonio Skarmeta Univ. Murcia/OdinS, Spain

Prof Stephan Haller Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland


Technical Program Committee

· Dr. Mirko Presser, Alexandra Institute, Denmark.

· Dr. Ernoe Kovacs , NEC Europe

· Dr. Raffaele Giaffreda , CREATE-NET.

· Dr Domenico Rotondi. Fincons Group

· Dr Pedro Malo Uninova.

· Dr. CharalamposDoukas, CREATE-NET, Italy

· Dr. José Luis Hernández, Univ Murcia, Spain

· Dr. Jorge Bernal, , Univ Murcia, Spain

· Dr. Elias Tragos FORTH-ICS, Greece

· Dr. Adam KapovitsEurescom, France

· Dr. GianmarcoBaldini, JRC

· Dr. Juan Antonio Navarro, OdinS, Spain

· Dr. Bruno Legeard Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté / Smartesting, France

· Dr Klaus Moessner, Univ Surrey, UK

· DrFrancoisCarrez, Univ Surrey, UK

· Dr. GürkanSolmaz, NEC Europe



Istituto Italiano per la Privacy e la Valorizzazione dei Dati
Cisco Systems
Distinguished Engineer
Universidad de Murcia
Bern University of Applied Sciences

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