ICUMT 2023

5th International Workshop on Reliable and Secure Internet-of-Things and Wearables (WeaRIoT’2023)

October 30 – November 1, 2023, Ghent, Belgium

The 5th International Workshop on Reliable and Secure Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Wearables (WeaRIoT’2023) brings together international experts, researchers and practitioners, to present original work on various aspects related to reliability and security in IoT with close focus on (but not limited to) wearables applications.

The myriad of new Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices mushroom around us every year, slowly but steadily forming the future smart infrastructure and contributing to improving the way we live and act. Simultaneously, the trend of personal handheld devices miniaturization allowed for developing a new IoT niche, namely, wearables and smaller resource-constrained devices. The traditional IoT and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions and technologies are often implemented as best-efforts with providing no or very limited Quality-of-Service (QoS) as well as security/reliability control, which is of specific interest for the sensitive data collected and sent by wearable electronics. For this reason, the workshop provides a forum to discuss the various issues, trade-offs, methods, and practical experiences related to the current state and the further improvement of security, reliability, and dependability of IoT in general, and the wearables, as an essential part of modern IoT ecosystem. Even though the primary focus of the workshop is on the reliable and secure wireless communication for IoT and wearables, the papers addressing other relevant aspects (e.g., computing, sensing, positioning, or design methodologies) also fill within the scope of interest of the forum. The Workshop is targeted to bring together top specialists and stimulate cutting-edge research discussions among academic researchers and industry from all around the world.

Call for Papers
Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length original and previously unpublished papers. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at last two members of the Scientific Programme Committee. The congress organizers reserve the right to not include a paper to the Proceedings if the congress registration fee is not paid or if the paper is not presented on the ICUMT 2023 congress.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Advanced localization and positioning starategies for IoT and wearables.
  • Approximate / inexact computing.
  • Computational and storage offloading of wearables and IoT devices.
  • Data processing aspects of IoT and wearables.
  • Design of IoT/wearable devices and systems for reliability and security.
  • Edge, cloud, fog computing.
  • Energy efficiency vs. reliability and energy efficiency vs. security tradeoffs for wearables and IoT.
  • Industrial IoT.
  • Intrusion detection and prevention including malware in IoT and wearables solutions.
  • Methods and techniques to improve the reliability/dependability/security for IoT communication and operation, IoT applications, and wearables.
  • Reliability and security aspects of wireless communication for IoT and wearables.
  • Reliability and security performance of state-of-the-art and perspective IoT wireless communication solutions.
  • Reliability/Security standardization and certification for IoT and wearables.
  • Reliable sensing and data processing for IoT and wearables.
  • Security and privacy including trustworthiness in IoT and wearables.
  • Security and reliability challenges related to IoT and wearables.
  • Solutions for reliable and secure architecture or infrastructure for IoT and wearables.
  • Threat modelling and risk assessment in IoT and wearables.
  • Trade-offs for reliability, security, safety, performance in IoT and wearables.

Results of practical experiments and real-life deployments, especially in wearables and Industrial IoT domains.

Submission Instructions
Authors should prepare a PDF file following the IEEE single-space, two-column format using at least 10-point size type. The paper must be correctly formatted to fit on A4. The paper should not exceed 6 pages including figures, tables & references. Maximum 4 additional pages are allowed. Additional pages will be overcharged. The papers cannot exceed 10 pages, otherwise they will be automatically rejected. The cost of overcharge per page is indicated in the Registration Fees. The paper must be submitted in PDF format via the EDAS System. The list of authors in the submitted manuscript should correspond to the list of the authors in EDAS. The WeaRIoT’2023 workshop proceedings will be included into the ICUMT proceedings and will be together submitted for indexing in IEEE, Scopus and Web of Science databases.

General Co-chairs
Aleksandr Ometov, Tampere Universiry, Finland (aleksandr.ometov@tuni.fi)
Konstantin Mikhaylov, University of Oulu, Finland (konstantin.mikhaylov@oulu.fi)
Pavel Masek, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic (masekpavel@vutbr.cz)
Radek Fujdiak, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic (fujdiak@vutbr.cz)

Technical Program Committee
Krystof Zeman, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Milan Simek, Sewio Networks, Czech Republic
Otto Zeman, Vodafone Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Zhaleh Sadreddini, Giresun University, Turkey
Elena-Simona Lohan, Tampere University, Finland

Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Tampere University, Finland
University of Oulu, Finland

This workshop is organized with the support of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic, under project no. VK01030109, as part of the Open Challenges in Security Research program for 2023-2029.