The 7th International Workshop on Internet on Things: Privacy, Security and Trust (IoTPST 2017, previously MobiPST)

(in conjunction with ICCCN 2017)

Vancouver, Canada

July 31-August 3, 2017

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 [General Info] [Scope and Topics] [Important Dates] [Submissions and Publications] [Organizing Committees] [Traval Information][Contact]  

General Information

The 7th International Workshop on Internet on Things: Privacy, Security and Trust (IoTPST 2017) will be held in conjunction with the The 26th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2017), in Vancouver, Canada. All papers presented in IoTPST 2017 will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Outstanding papers will be invited to extend to full version for a SCI(E)-indexed journal, which is currently under contact.

Scope and Topics

Internet of Things (IoT) technology, a new paradigm of the development of the Internet, has been developed and applied into cyber-physical social systems such as industrial control systems and healthcare information systems. The growth and application of these IoT devices such as smart phones, sensors, healthcare wearables, connected vehicles, smart home gadgets and appliances are expected to improve the intelligence of cyber physical systems, enhance the reliability, resilience, operational efficiency, and energy efficiency of current information systems while reducing system costs and resource consumption. However, when IoT devices are pervasively used in cyber physical systems, their security, privacy and trustworthiness have become critical issues. In October 2016, 150,000 compromised IoT devices composed of CCTV cameras and digital video recorders were used as botnets by hackers to launch massive and sustained Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that have caused outages and network congestion for a large number of websites. By the year 2020, it says that 50 billion devices will be exposed to cyber attacks.

Moreover, specific features such as portability, mobility, and sensitivity of IoT devices, further impose the challenge of security and privacy in those systems. Despite recent advances, many research issues still remain in the design of secure, privacy-preserving, or trust architectures, protocols, algorithms, services, and applications on mobile and wireless systems. For example, when IoT devices have more storage space, high bandwidth, and super sensing capability, more sensitive information will be stored in those devices. On the other hand, operating systems running on those devices are not as powerful and reliable as those on traditional computers. Both OS layer and higher-level layer protocols are expected to enhance the security and preserve the privacy of those devices. With more IoT devices being used in cyber physical social systems, novel trust models are essential for new applications. New cryptographic algorithms, key distribution schemes and access control policies are also encouraged to addressing security issues of IoT special characteristics. Other issues such as malware, cyber threat, intrusion detection, attack modeling, security analysis, identity management and anonymity techniques also need to be revisited in the IoT systems.

This workshop aims to bring together the technologists and researchers who share interest in the area of IoT security, privacy and trust, as well as explore new venues of collaboration. The main purpose is to promote discussions of research and relevant activities in the models and designs of secure, privacy preserving, or trust architectures, protocols, algorithms, services, and applications, as well as analysis on cyber threat in IoT systems. It also aims at increasing the synergy between academic and industry professionals working in this area. We plan to seek papers that address theoretical, experimental research, and work in-progress for IoT security, privacy and trust related issues that include, but are not limited to, the following:



Important Dates


Paper submission due:  March 24, 2017 April 7th, 2017

Acceptance notification:  April 30, 2017

Camera-ready due:  May 8, 2017

Workshop: August 3, 2017


Submissions and Publications


Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the workshop. Submissions should include a title, abstract, keywords, author(s) and affiliation(s) with postal and e-mail address(es) of the corresponding author. Submitted manuscripts must be formatted in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10-pt font) and must be submitted via EasyChair ( under "7th International Workshop on Internet on Things: Privacy, Security and Trust" as PDF files (formatted for 8.5x11-inch paper). The manuscripts should be no longer than 6 pages. Two additional page is permitted if the authors are willing to pay an over-length charge at the time of publication (manuscripts should not exceed 8 pages).


Submitted papers cannot have been previously published in or be under consideration for publication in another journal or conference. The workshop Program Committee reserves the right to not review papers that either exceed the length specification or have been submitted or published elsewhere. Submissions must include a title, abstract, keywords, author(s) and affiliation(s) with postal and e-mail address(es). All authors of a paper must be registered in the RIGHT order via EasyChair at the SUBMISSION TIME and cannot be changed after the submission due time at EasyChair. The paper title and author name list/order cannot be changed during the final camera-ready submission.

Outstanding papers will be invited to extend to full version for a prestigious journal, Journal of Security and Network targeting publication in early 2018.

When uploading a camera-ready at IEEE, note that the paper title, author names/affiliation and order must be IDENTICAL to the original submission for peer reviewing. No title change, author addition or removal is allowed.


A paper must be registered by a co-author in the full rate. It must be presented by one of registered authors in the venue.


Camera-ready and registration due date May 8, 2017 is FIRM. Check ICCCN homepage to find detailed instructions. Please try to complete the process as early as possible in order to avoid the rush hour, giving you time to deal with unexpected but possible issues/delay.


Organizing Committees


Workshop Program Co-Chairs

Guenevere (Qian) Chen, Savannah State University, USA

Sherif Abdelwahed, Mississippi State University, USA


Technical Program Committees

          Yanmin Gong, Oklahoma State University, USA

          Zhidong Shen, Wuhan University, China

          Kewei Sha, University of Houston Clear Lake, USA

          Jian Shi, Mississippi State University, USA

          Toshifusa Sekizawa, Nihon University, Japan

          Jeffrey Nichols, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

          Frederick Sheldon, The University of Idaho, USA

          Robert Abercrombie, The University of Memphis, USA

          Wilson Rivera-Gallego, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, USA

          Zhiwei Wang, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Travel Information

The reservation info of the registration and conference hotel on the ICCCN 2017 website; Please make the reservations ASAP to take advantage of the reduced rate for ICCCN 2017

Contact Information

Guenevere (Qian) Chen , Savannah State University, USA