Call for Papers for the 7th IEEE International Symposium on

Security , Privacy and Anonymity in Internet of Things

( SpaIoT 2014)


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 
IEEE Computer Society

Trusted Computing Institute, Central South University, China

Tsinghua University, China

Venue & Dates:
Beijing, China, 24-26 September
, 2014



With the extensive research and development of computer, communication and control technologies, it is possible to connect all things to the Internet such that the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) can be formed. These things may be equipped with devices such as sensors, actuators, and RFID tags, in order to allow people and things to be connected anytime and anywhere, with anything and anyone. IoT will enable collaborations and communications among people and things, and among things themselves, which expand the current Internet and will radically change our personal, corporate, and community environments. When more and more things connect to the Internet, security and privacy issues become more serious, especially in the case that these things are equipped with actuators and can support control.


For the better protection of secure communication and user privacy, including location, identity and behavior habits, it is necessary to develop anonymous communication theories, methods and key technologies of anonymous communication systems in all varieties of application environments. Anonymous communication is used to hide communication participants or communication relations so as to achieve effective protection for network nodes and user identities. Anonymous communication can address potential network security issues, and becomes one of the hot topics in the field of network and information security.


Scope and Interests

SpaIoT 2014 aims at providing a forum for discussing the latest academic and industrial research results in all aspects of security and privacy in IoT. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

(1) Security, privacy architectures for IoT

(2) Security, privacy platforms for IoT

(3) Security, privacy applications for IoT

(4) Architecture for anonymous communication system

(5) Resilience to external and internal attacks in IoT

(6) Anonymity measures and evaluation

(7) Anonymous communication in IoT

(8) Anonymous communication & privacy protection

(9) Anonymous communication & privacy protection

(10) Anonymous browsing system


Submission and Publication Information

All presented papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Papers should be written in English conforming to the IEEE conference proceedings format (8.5" x 11", Two-Column). Papers should be submitted through the paper submission system at the symposium website. Each paper is limited to 6 pages (or 8 pages with the over length charge). Distinguished papers, after further revisions, will be considered for possible publication in SCI & EI indexed special issues of prestigious international journals. The program committee will select and award one "Best Paper Award" for this symposium. By submitting a paper to the conference, authors assure that if the paper is accepted, at least one author will attend the conference and present the paper.


Important Dates

(1)  Submission Deadline:            20 June, 2014 (Firm Deadline)

(2)  Authors Notification:             10 July, 2014

(3)  Final Manuscript Due:            20 July, 2014 

(4)  Registration Due:                   20 July, 2014 

(5)  Conference Dates:                 24-26 September, 2014  


Steering Chairs

Guojun Wang, Central South University, China

Gregorio Martinez, University of Murcia, Spain

General Co-Chairs

Indrakshi Ray, Colorado State University, USA

Jose M. Alcaraz Calero, University of the West of Scotland, UK 

Program Co-Chairs

Felix Gomez Marmol, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany

Juan E. Tapiador, The University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

Mianxiong Dong, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT),Japan


Program Committee (In alphabetical order)

Afrand Agah, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA

Sachin Kumar Agrawal, University of Limerick (UL), Ireland

Rui L. Aguiar, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Reaz Ahmed, University of Waterloo, Canada

Kemal Akkaya, Southern Illinois University, USA

Mehran Asadi, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, USA

Mohamad Badra, Zayed University, UAE

Cataldo Basile, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Pino Caballero-Gil, University of La Laguna , Spain

Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy

Garth V. Crosby, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA

Nora Cuppens-Boulahia, IMT / TELECOM Bretagne

Yao Guo, Peking University, China

Ying Guo, Central South University, China

Bidyut Gupta, Southern Illinois University, USA

Hsiang-Cheh Huang, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Youssef Iraqi, Khalifa University of Science, Technology, and Research, The United Arab Emirat

Wissam Mallouli, Montimage, French

Mirka Miller, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Juan Pedro Munoz-Gea, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain

Renita Murimi, Oklahoma Baptist University, USA

Hebert Perez-Roses,  University of Lleida, Spain

Pedro Peris-Lopez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Zeeshan Pervez, University of the West of Scotland, UK

Altair Olivo Santin, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil

Kaoru Ota, Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan

Gang Tan, Lehigh University, USA

Qiang Tang, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Bin Wang, Central South University, China

Lanier A. Watkins, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, USA

Congxu Zhu, Central South University, China


Publicity Co-Chairs

Scott Fowler, Linkoping University, Sweden

Md. Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Central South University, China

Kami Makki, Lamar University, USA   



Yuxin Ye, Central South University, China



Please email inquiries concerning IEEE SpaIoT 2014 to:

Prof. Guojun Wang: csgjwang AT gmail DOT com

and the symposium organizer: SpaIoT2014 AT gmail DOT com




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