The 2 nd International Workshop on Security and Forensics of IoT

to be held in conjunction with the 13 th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security
(ARES 2018 – )

August 27 – August 30, 2018, Hamburg, Germany

Internet-of-Things (IoT) are becoming increasingly prevalent in our society, as the backbone of interconnected smart homes, smart hospitals, smart cities, smart wearables and other smart environments. IoT leverage embedded technologies equipped with sensors and communication capabilities; they are able to broadcast their presence to other objects and interact with them using different protocols. Gartner predicts that, by 2020, 21 billion IoT endpoints will be in use. Along with usability, efficiency, and cost savings benefits, increasingly, the use of IoT pose security risks and raise challenges to digital forensics. The massive DDoS caused by the Mirai botnet which exploited IoT devices is a recent example.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from both communities – security and forensics – to discuss problems and solutions regarding IoT.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Security architectures and protection mechanisms for IoT
  • Threat models and attack strategies for IoT
  • Security applications and management of IoT
  • Intrusion and malware detection/prevention technologies for IoT
  • Cyber physical IoT systems
  • Security in Wireless Sensor Networks applied to IoT
  • Challenges related to IoT forensics and security
  • Privacy and trust in IoT
  • Adaptive security in IoT
  • Identification/preservation of evidence for digital forensic investigations involving IoT
  • Data analysis of IoT for forensic investigation
  • Models for risk identification and assessment in IoT networks
  • Data ownership and attack simulation methods for IoT networks and devices
  • Legal and human aspects of security and forensics of IoT
  • Coexistence of different protocols in IoT environments
  • Cryptography protocols and algorithms for IoT
  • Cybercrimes exploting IoT
  • Problems and solutions in specific IoT domains
  • Covert communication in IoT
Important Dates
Submission Deadline May 9, 2018
Author Notification June 10, 2018
Proceedings Version June 29, 2018
ARES EU Symposium August 27, 2018
Conference August 27 – August 30, 2018
Program Chair/ Workshop Chair

Virginia N. L. Franqueira
University of Derby, UK

Aleksandra Mileva
University of Goce Delcev, MK

Ville Leppänen
University of Turku, FI

Pedro Inácio
Universidade da Beira Interior, PT

Mauro Conti
University of Padua, IT

Raul H. C. Lopes
Brunel University, JISC & CMS/CERN, UK

Publicity Co-chairs

Chhagan Lal
University of Padua, IT

Chia-Mu Yu
National Chung Hsing University, TW

Program Committee

Alberto Compagno, Cisco Systems, FR
Andrew Jones, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Chhagan Lal, University of Padua, IT
Chia-Mu Yu, National Chung Hsing University, TW
Damien Magoni, University of Bordeaux, FR
Danilo Gligoroski, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO
Diogo Fernandes, PepsiCo, PL
George Grispos, University of Nebraska Omaha, US
Henrique Santos, University of Minho,PT
Hugues Mercier, University of Neuchatel, CH
Judith Rossebo, ABB AS, NO
Katinka Wolter, Freie Universität Berlin, DE
Krzysztof Szczypiorski, Warsaw University of Technology, PL
Miguel Correia, University of Lisbon, PT
Miguel Pardal, University of Lisbon, PT
Moreno Ambrosin, Intel Labs, US
Patrik Ekdahl, Ericsson AB, SE
Richard Hill, University of Huddersfield, UK
Ricardo Neisse, European Commission Joint Research Centre, IT
Samuel Lauren, University of Turku, FI
Simona Bernardi, Universidad de Zaragoza, ES
Simona Samardjiska, Radboud University, NL
Vesna Dimitrova, University Ss.Cyril and Methodius, MK

Submission Guidelines

ARES 2017 (including workshops) was published by the International Conference Proceedings Series published by ACM ( ACM ICPS ).

The submission guidelines valid for the workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. It is necessary that all papers submitted to EasyChair are anonymized (no names or affiliations of authors should be visible in the paper) .They can be found at .

Best papers will be invited to submit an extended version (at least 50% of new material) to the following special issue of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IF: 7.596):