The Internet of Things (IoT) is a well-established paradigm disrupting many computational fields. Many solutions have been developed addressing interoperability, data management, and scalability. Also, considering the continuous rise in the number of IoT devices that are present in our everyday life, security is today a hot topic and a paramount area of research and development because of its intrinsic connectivity. Among different technologies, virtualization is being leveraged to provide security that scales down from the high-end computational power cloud environments to the low-end embedded devices at the edge.
Virtualization technology enables the execution of multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) onto the same hardware platform. Resources are securely partitioned, and multiplexed to those VMs in a time- and space- isolated manner. It provides security by isolation and makes it harder for an attacker to get full control of an entire system. Also, the result of its deployment brings several benefits such as resource utilization, and modularity, among others as portability, scalability, and maintainability. This technology is widely adopted in cloud computing and relatively recent advances in hardware platforms make it possible to host a virtualization layer on top of some IoT devices, including autonomous systems, medical appliances, smart cards, consumables, mobile phones, etc. However, traditional virtualization approaches do not meet the new security requirements of IoT devices. Besides security, intrinsic requirements (memory constraints, real-time, and performance) of such applications also co-exist and have motivated new and more simplistic approaches for virtualization.
Improvements in secure virtualization for IoT devices are welcome and are considered innovations in the field. Many hypervisors are in an evolving stage to reach a solid state for being applied in different application scenarios and applied in products. The novelty and technical innovations presented in this special session can be seen in the following topics leveraging hypervisors: (i) portable and modular components in hypervisors, (ii) scalability of virtualization solutions and VMs, (iii) Hardening techniques for secure hypervisors, (iv) hypervisor support on emerging hardware technologies, (v) machine learning applied to hypervisors to enhance its security, (vi) Performant, hypervisor-agnostic and support for I/O Virtualization.
Call for Papers
Prospective authors, from academia and industry, are invited to submit original papers on topics including, but not limited to:
- Hypervisor support on emerging hardware technologies;
- Hardening and Secure hypervisor solutions on IoT devices;
- Virtualization technologies and innovative architectural approaches;
- Sharing devices virtualization approaches (e.g. QEMU, virtIO);
- Testing frameworks for embedded hypervisors;
- Best practices in Secure Hypervisor Development Life Cycle;
- Deployment of mainstream hypervisors for IoT use-cases;
- Vulnerabilities and mitigations on commercial and open-source virtualization technologies.
Please submit your paper for this Special Session using the link to eWorks:
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Everton de Matos: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find more details here:https://wfiot2022.iot.ieee.org/spes-04/