Biographies and contact information of the organizers
Martin Andreoni is Lead Security Researcher with the Secure Systems Research Centre (SSRC) at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Author of several publications and patents in the area of security, virtualization, traffic analysis and Big Data. Martin is workshop chair of the 22nd International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security (ANCS’24), and he is also guest editor of the Special Issue on 6G Security using Zero-trust for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), to appear. He was co-chair of the first organizing committee of SPICES (formally USWC/HTESP) in 2022.
Michael Baddeley is a Lead Wireless Researcher with the Secure Systems Research Centre (SSRC) at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. His current research focuses on robust wireless communication for ad-hoc and infrastructure-less mesh networks: such as interference mitigation, spectral coexistence, and end-to-end dependability across a mesh-cloud continuum. Michael has been a co-chair of the CPS-IoTBench workshop for 3 years (2021, 2022, and 2023) as well as the first iteration of SPICES (formally USWC/HTESP) in 2022, and is a member of the Journal of Systems Research (JSys) editorial board. More information at michaelbaddeley.com
Javier Berrocal Affiliation: University of Extremadura. Javier's research interests include access control, and privacy in distributed systems. During the last years, Javier has organized several workshops and conferences, among which: International Workshop on Management of Cloud and Smart City System (2019-2022); International Conference on Smart Cities and IoT (2019, 2020); 1st International Workshop on Web of Things for Humans (2020), and Co-Chair of the first edition of SPICES (formally USWC/HTESP) in 2022
Gianluca Dini received his Master degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1990, and his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, Italy, in 1995. Since 1993 he has been with the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa, where he is now Full Professor. His research interests are in the field of security, with particular emphasis on security in the Internet of Things. He has published more than 100 papers in international conferences, books and journals and has participated, even with coordination roles, to many projects funded by the Commission of the European Community, the Italian Government and private companies.
Pericle Perazzo is a researcher at the University of Pisa. His research interests include the area of security and privacy in the Internet of Things, with special emphasis on attribute-based encryption, post-quantum cryptography, and blockchain. Pericle contributed to the embedded computing area with publications in venues such as: IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, ACM Trans. on Sensor Networks, etc.. Pericle has been Co-Chair of the Workshop on Management of Cloud and Smart City Systems (MoCS) in the 2021 and 2022 editions, and Co-Chair of the first edition of SPICES (formally USWC/HTESP) in 2022.
|14:00 - 14:10 (CEST)|
Welcome and Opening
| SESSION 1: Low-Layer Security |
Chair: Pericle Perazzo
|14:10 - 14:30 (CEST)|
BEAM: Body Coupled Communication Enabled Amplitude Modulation for Skinput application
|14:30 - 14:50 (CEST)|
An experimental study: RF Fingerprinting of Bluetooth devices
|14:50 - 15:10 (CEST)|
APBE: Anti-Piracy Security for SPARTN Augmented GNSS Services
|15:10 - 15:30 (CEST)|
Evaluating Concept Drift Detectors on Real-World Data
|15:30 - 16:00 (CEST)||Coffee Break|
| SESSION 2: High-layer Security |
Chair: Michael Baddeley
|16:00 - 16:20 (CEST)|
An Empirical Analysis of MeshShield: a Network Security System for Fully Distributed Networks
|16:20 - 16:40 (CEST)|
Secure Deep Learning-based Distributed Intelligence on Pocket-sized Drones
|16:40 - 17:00 (CEST)|
Who Let the Smart Toaster Hack the House? An Investigation into the Security Vulnerabilities of Consumer IoT Devices
|17:00 - 17:20 (CEST)|
Securing Embedded Devices through Obfuscation with Predictable Size and Execution Overhead
|17:20 - 17:30 (CEST)|
Discussion and Conclusions
Call for Papers
The 2nd Workshop on Security and Privacy in Connected Embedded Systems (SPICES 2023)
Co-located with EWSN 2023 -- September 25, 2023
Embedded systems have become pervasive in modern society: from managing the power grids that allow you to boil the kettle in the morning, to monitoring your sleep patterns at night. They play a crucial role in facilitating communication, enabling access to information, and powering the unseen minutiae of everyday life. Securing these networks and devices is of utmost importance to ensure the safety and privacy of individuals, businesses, and governments.
However, despite significant recent progress in recognising the need for security in such systems, it is often still an afterthought. Furthermore, emerging communication technologies such as 6G, cloud computing, and the inexorable rise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning present new security threats and privacy issues that require innovative solutions. Moreover, unconventional threats and vulnerabilities can circumvent established security and privacy dogmas, thereby exposing key weaknesses in critical systems.
The Workshop on Security and Privacy in Connected Embedded Systems (SPICES) aims to address these challenges and foster interdisciplinary collaboration to explore innovative solutions for securing wireless and embedded systems. The workshop provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and industry experts to discuss the latest topics and challenges in wireless and embedded systems security and privacy – not only on how existing systems should be secured, but exploring important security aspects (or lack of) in current research trends. We welcome submissions with unusual takes on existing techniques, proposals for novel security and privacy solutions, exposure of atypical weaknesses, and the application of unconventional approaches to solving next-generation wireless security challenges.
We invite researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to submit papers (up to 6 pages, double-column) focusing on topics such as:
- Wireless security for cyber-physical systems (e.g., factory automation).
- AI / Machine Learning assisted security and privacy, at the physical, MAC, or networking layers.
- Generative Adversarial Networks for wireless and embedded security.
- Security protocols for wireless communications and networking.
- RF Jamming attacks and defenses for wireless networks.
- Localization and positioning privacy (GPS, UWB, BLE 5.2, etc.).
- Measurement of embedded computing privacy leakage.
- Privacy enhancing and anonymization techniques in embedded computing.
- Security and privacy techniques in Embedded Computing.
- Side-channel attacks on IoT devices.
- Security and possible weaknesses in 6G cellular networks (3GPP, ETSI, IEEE, etc.).
- Testbed and experimental platforms for wireless security.
- Vehicular networks security (e.g., drones, automotive, avionics, autonomous driving).
- Security for UAV swarms (i.e., distributed, highly-mobile systems).
- Communications security in satellite systems.
- Cryptography primitives and lightweight protocols for embedded IoT devices.
- Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS).
- Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs).
- Internet of the Things (IoT) security and privacy.
- Smart Contracts and Blockchain for wireless communication
We especially encourage submissions that aim to broaden the discussion outside of traditional security and privacy challenges and approaches. Examples could include, but are not limited to:
- Bio-inspired security solutions.
- Visual/movement-based security solutions.
- Underwater communications security.
- Visual Light Communication (VLC)-based security.
- Quantum-based security.
Well reasoned arguments or preliminary evaluations are sufficient for this workshop.
Submitted papers must contain at most 6 pages, including all figures, tables, references, and adhering to the EWSN submission instructions and template https://events.dimes.unical.it/ewsn2023/call-for-paper/submission/ All submissions must be written in English and should contain the authors' names, affiliations, and contact information. Submissions may be uploaded through the SPICES workshop track under the EWSN 2023 EasyChair submission site https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ewsn2023