IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things
12-14 December 2016 // Reston, VA, USA

2016 IoT Security and Privacy Industry Forum


Session Objective

IoT will allow people and objects in the physical world as well as data and virtual environments to interact with each other so as to create smart environments such as smart transport systems, smart cities, smart health, smart energy, etc., as part of a prosperous digital society. IoT is likely to improve the quality of people’s lives, create new markets and new jobs, increase economic growth and be an impetus for competition.

However, IoT raises important questions and introduces new challenges for the security of systems and processes and the privacy of individuals. Some IoT applications are tightly linked to sensitive infrastructures and strategic services such as the distribution of water and electricity and the surveillance of assets. Other applications handle sensitive information about people, such as their location and movements, or their health and purchasing preferences. Confidence in and acceptance of IoT will depend on the protection it provides to people’s privacy and the levels of security it guarantees to systems and processes.

IoT will enable objects to become active participants: these objects will be able to recognize events and changes in their environment and to sense and react autonomously without human intervention. Introducing objects into the control processes makes IoT security very difficult to address. Indeed, the Internet of Things is a complex system in which people interact with the technological ecosystem based on smart objects through complex processes. The interactions of these four IoT components: personsintelligent objectstechnological ecosystem, and processes highlight a systemic and cognitive dimension to the security of IoT. The interaction of people with the technological ecosystem requires the protection of their privacy. Similarly, their interaction with control processes requires to guaranteeing their safety. Processes must ensure their reliability and realize the objectives for which they are designed.

The move towards a greater autonomy for objects will bring the security of technologies and processes and the privacy of individuals into sharper focus. Furthermore, in parallel with the increasing autonomy of objects to perceive and act on the environment, IoT security should move towards a greater autonomy in perceiving threats and reacting to attacks.

This industry forum session aims to bring together state-of-the-art contributions on Internet of Things Security and Privacy: design methods of secure IoT applications and architectures, security attacks detection, prevention and counter measures. Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in all aspects of this discipline.

Topics of Interest

  • 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
  • Virtualization and auto-immunity of smart objects
  • Security of Big data in IoT
  • Cyber physical systems security
  • Cyber attacks detection and prevention
  • Ethics and legal considerations in IoT


Chair: Prof. Dr. Antonio, Skarmeta, co-Chair, IEEE COMSOC IOT & 5G subCommittees, TPC Chair, WF-, University of Murcia, Spain

Following expert panelists will be invited:

  • Joe Klein, CEO, Disrupt6, Dulles, Virginia, USA
  • Yoshihiro Ohba, Toshiba, Japan
  • Daniel Engels, Prof at SMU in Dallas, Texas, USA and a CRFID DL on Security and Privacy in an Internet of Things World
  • Deborah Cooper, Member of NoVA Section, former president of Computer Society and division director, USA
  • L. Jean Camp, Professor, School of informatics; Indiana university, USA