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password authentication for remote connections, unencrypted traffic or obsolete and insecure cryptographic algorithms, outdated, unmanaged and vulnerable software are among the most serious problems of the IoT landscape.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:
Authors are invited to submit their original work that has not previously been submitted or published in any other venue. Each paper length should not exceed 8 pages. All papers need to be in IEEE CS format and submitted via the dedicated Easychair submission site according to the instructions on the Initial Submissions page.
Dr. Athanasios Kakarountas, Assistant Professor, University of Thessaly
Dr. Athanasios Kakarountas (S’98-M’04-SM’12) was born in Lamia city, Greece. He holds a Diploma (1998) and a Ph.D. (2004) in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece, and an MBA (2015) from Cyprus Open University. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Thessaly, holding a position for “Computer Architecture” at the Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics. He is the Head of Intelligent Systems Laboratory-ISL, Chair of the Research and Innovation Regional Committee for the Region of Central Greece and the Deputy Chairman of National Infrastructures for Research and Technology (GRNET). In parallel to his academic career, he has served as a Director for Strategic Development of the Patras Science Park (2007-2008), as a tutor and auditor of the educational material of the Hellenic Open University, and IT expert for the Region of Western Greece and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Greek Government (2007-2008).
His research interests are focused on Computer and Embedded Systems Architecture, VLSI Circuits & Systems Design, Low-power Design and/or Design-for-Test, and Design of Hardware Accelerators for a variety of applications (e.g. image processing, cryptography, medical devices, etc.). Furthermore, he is active in Internet of Things, Cybersecurty and SmartCity/Smart Home research on Hardware. As a researcher, he has participated in more than 20 research projects funded by EU and the Greek Secretariat for Research and Technology. He has published more than 100 articles in international journals and conference proceedings. His research has received more than 900 citations. He is also the co-author of 7 chapters in technical books. He is a Member of IEEE since 2004 (student 1998, Senior Member since 2012), of IET and Senior Member of ACM. He is a reviewer in 10 magazines and journals and a permanent reviewer to more than 10 conferences. He has been a member of the Organizing Committee of numerous IEEE conferences. He is also the recipient of 3 international awards and 2 national awards. Dr. Kakarountas serves as a delegate of Greece at the IEEE Region 8 Committee Meetings since 2008. Currently, he has been elected in the Board of the Greece IEEE Section and he is the interim chairman of the Consumer Electronics Society – Greece Chapter.
Dr. Vasileios Vlachos, Assistant Professor, University of Thessaly, email@example.com
Dr. Vasileios Vlachos is Assistant Professor at the General Department of the University of Thessaly. He is a senior researcher at the Computer Technology Institute (C.T.I.) of Patras, Greece. He was a member of the Digital Awareness and Response to Threats (DART) team of the Special Secretariat for Digital Planning of the Hellenic Ministry of Economy and Finance. Dr. Vlachos holds a Diploma of Engineering in Electronic & Computer Engineering from Technical University of Crete, a MSc in Integrated Hardware and Software Systems from the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics of the University of Patras and a PhD in Information Systems Security from the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business. Dr Vlachos is member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Free/Open Source Software Society (GFOSS), member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Association of Computer Engineers (HACE) and member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Computer Society (GCS).
Dr. Periklis Chatzimisios, Associate Professor, International Hellenic University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Periklis Chatzimisios serves as a Professor in the Department of Science and Technology at the International Hellenic University (IHU), Greece. In the past he has served as the Director of the Computing Systems, Security and Networks (CSSN) Research Lab and as the Vice Dean for the Faculty of Science and Technology. He is a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Science & Technology, at Bournemouth University, UK. For more than 15 years he has been a member and/or Chairman of the Scientific/Steering/Organizing Committee of hundreds of international conferences and Founder/Organizer/Co-Chair for many Workshops which are co-allocated with major IEEE conferences. He was recently appoointed as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Standards EMagazine (eZine) and he holds editorial board positions for several journals published by IEEE (such as IEEE Network, IEEE Communication Standards Magazine, IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Access, IEEE Communication Letters) and other publishing houses. He is the author/editor of 8 books and more than 140 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on the topics of topics of performance evaluation and standardization activities of mobile/wireless communications, Internet of Things, 4th Industrial Revolution, security and vehicular networking. His published research work has received more than 4300 citations (H-index 32) by other researchers. He is regularly invited for talks, tutorials and seminars on topics related to his research interests.