The Internet of Things(IoT) is a global networked infrastructure, linking physical and virtual things through the exploitation of data capture and communication capability. IoT allows objects to connect to the Internet and to send and receive a variety of data. With IoT devices, we can obtain a log of information including temperature (and environment parameters) of any place, traffic on any street, video stream captured in office or outside, energy consumption at home and other daily physical activities. These could contribute improved safety and health in our life.

However, IoT devices are at risk in terms of security and privacy. Data could be manipulated or forged because of limited power and always-on devices are easy to be compromised. Malicious device may manipulate the whole network so that it spoils an availability of particular service. Personal data scanned from IoT device could violate our privacy.

To address this plethora of security and privacy issues related with IoT devices, the workshop aims to develop security technologies required in IoT devices. Topics include lightweight authentication, scalable group communication protocols, distributed algorithms for key management for devices, privacy-preserving technologies for mining useful knowledge from data of IoT etc.

Workshop topics

We encourage contributions innovative work on security technologies in IoT. The topics include but not limited to:


Authors are encouraged to submit papers describing original, previously unpublished, and not currently under review by another conference or journal. Accepted papers will be included in the Mobiquitous 2016 Conference Proceedings.

Submissions may not exceed 6 pages, and must be formatted using the ACM Author's Kit.

Papers must be submitted via Confy .

How do I submit a paper in Confy?

  1. Go to Confy website
  2. Login or sign up as new / existing user
  3. Scroll the list of conferences open for submission
  4. Select IoTSec 2016
  5. Click the 'submit a paper' link and follow the instructions

Important Dates


Workshop co-Chairs

  • Dhiren R. Patel, Ph. D., Professor & Head - Computer Engineering Department, NIT Surat, INDIA
  • Chun-I Fan, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Hiroaki Kikuchi, Ph.D., Professor, Dean, Graduate School of Advanced Mathematical Sciences, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan

Program Committee

  • Sanjay Chaudhary, Ahmedabad University, India
  • Shinkanshu Kiyomoto, KDDI R&D Labs, Japan
  • M Rajarajan, City University London, UK
  • Ng Wee Keong, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
  • Kouichi Sakurai, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Katsunari Yoshioka, Yokohama National University, Japan
  • Masakazu Soshi,, Hiroshima City University, Japan
  • Chia-Mei Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
  • Raylin Tso, National Chengchi University, Taiwan


List of accepted papers [pdf]

November 28, Monday

9:00 - 9:10: Opening

9:10 - 9:40: IoTSec Keynote, Chair: Hiroaki Kikuchi

  • IoT Security: Challenges and Opportunities
    Dhiren Patel, NIT Surat, India

9:40 - 10:40: IoT and System Security, Chair Dhiren Patel

  • Intrusion Detection System for 6LoWPAN Devices
    Himanshu Bhikhubhai (NIT-Surat); Jinwala, DeveshC (University of Denver); Patel, DhirenR (NIT-Surat)
  • Person Detection Techniques for an IoT Based Emergency Evacuation Assistance System
    Annadata, Prasad (University of Denver); Eltarjaman, Wisam (University of Denver); Thurimella, Ramakrishna (University of Denver)

10:40 - 11:10: Break

11:10 - 12:10: IoT and Secure Protocol, Chair: Chun-I Fan

  • Joint Diversity Scheme with TMSA to Promote the Reliability of Security for IoT Applications
    Chen, Joy Iong-Zong (Da-Yeh University)
  • Lightweight Authentication Scheme with Dynamic Group Members in IoT Environments
    Huang, Jheng-Jia (National Sun Yat-sen University); Juang, Wen-Shenq (National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology); Fan, Chun-I (National Sun Yat-sen University); Tseng, Yi-Fan (National Sun Yat-sen University); Kikuchi, Hiroaki (Meiji University)

12:10-13:30: Lunch Break

13:30- 14:20: Plenary Keynote

  • (TBA) Christian Becker