Security for IoT Networks and Devices in 6G (Sec4IoT)

    Scope of the workshop

    As the deployment of 5G networks is in progress, the researchers and engineers are now shifting their attention towards developing the next generation of mobile networks (6G), which is expected to provide Tbps wireless connectivity with ultra-high reliability and extremely low latency (less than 1ms). The new generation of mobile networks, which is expected to be commercialized by 2030, are envisioned to offer much wider range of applications comparing to 5G by interconnecting billions of IoT devices such as extended reality devices, wearable displays, drones, and autonomous vehicles. Definitely, the unprecedented growth of 6G-enabled IoT devices along with the massive emergence of connections in the future 6G communication platform will increase the security vulnerabilities for the IoT networks and devices, leading to a wide spectrum of known and unknown security threats. However, the high resource requirements of conventional security solutions render them inappropriate for IoT protection as they cannot be afforded by i) the resource-constrained IoT devices with limited processing power, storage capacity, and battery life, and/or (ii) the constrained environment in which the IoT devices are deployed and interconnected using lightweight communication protocols. Consequently, there is an urgent need for developing novel security solutions for IoT networks and devices, taking into consideration the inherent limitations of IoT devices and networks due to their resource-constrained characteristics.

    In this context, the main motivation for Sec4IoT 2023 workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on novel security solutions for IoT networks and devices and disseminate current research issues and advances. Sec4IoT 2023 workshop welcomes submissions focused on the design and development of novel security solutions for IoT networks and devices in the future 6G communication platform.

    This workshop will be held exclusively in-person.

    Topics of interest

    Potential topics of this workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Lightweight Security Mechanisms for IoT
    • Intrusion Detection and Prevention System for IoT
    • Machine Learning for Intrusion Detection in IoT
    • Datasets for IoT Intrusion Detection Systems
    • Federated Learning for IoT Intrusion Detection
    • Security Analysis for IoT Networks and Devices in the Future 6G Communication Platform
    • Blockchain-based IoT Security Solutions
    • IoT Attack Models
    • Threat Analysis of IoT-based Systems
    • Authentication in IoT
    • User Authentication for IoT devices
    • IoT Malware
    • Simulators for IoT security
    • Large Scale Pilots and Testbeds for Secure IoT Applications and Platforms

    Important Dates

    • Paper submission: 21 March 28 March 2023 (extended)
    • Paper acceptance notification: 25 April 2023
    • Camera ready: 2 May 6 May 2023
    • Workshop date: 12 June 2023

    Paper submission

    Submitted papers should be written in English by following the IEEE conference format (double-column, 10pt font), with a maximum length limit of 6 (six) printed pages, including all figures, references, and appendices.

    Papers should be submitted through EDAS in PDF using the following link:

    Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for review elsewhere will be considered for publication in the proceedings.

    Papers will appear in the conference proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

    At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present the work in the workshop.

    Workshop General co-chairs

    • Dr. José Ribeiro, EVOTEL INFORMATICA SL, Spain
    • Prof. Raed Abd-Alhameed, University of Bradford, UK

    TPC Members

    • Dr. Felipe Gil-Castiñeira, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
    • Prof. George Anastassopoulos, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
    • Prof. Tasos Dagiuklas, London South Bank University, UK
    • Dr. Ilias Politis, University of Piraeus, Greece
    • Dr. George Mandellos, University of Patras, Greece
    • Dr. Abdulkareem Karasuwa, University of South Wales
    • Prof. Dimitrios Lymberopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
    • Dr Victor Sucasas, Cryptography Research Center, Technology Innovation Institute, UAE

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