IoT-SECFOR 2017: International Workshop on Security and Forensics of IoT

Workshop to be held in conjunction with the 10th  IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings 2017)

Exeter, UK, 21-23 June 2017


Internet-of-Things (IoT) are becoming increasingly prevalent in our society, as the backbone of interconnected smart homes, smart hospitals, smart cities, smart wearables and other smart environments. IoT leverage embedded technologies equipped with sensors and communication capabilities; they are able to broadcast their presence to other objects and interact with them using different protocols. Gartner predicts that, by 2020, 21 Billion IoT endpoints will be in use. Along with usability, efficiency, and cost savings benefits, increasingly, the use of IoT pose security risks and raise challenges to digital forensics. The massive DDoS caused by the Mirai botnet which exploited IoT devices is a recent example.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from both communities – security and forensics – to discuss problems and solutions regarding IoT.

Topics of interest comprise, but are not limited to:

  • Security architectures and protection mechanisms for IoT
  • Threat models and attack strategies for IoT
  • Security applications and management of IoT
  • Intrusion and malware detection/prevention technologies for IoT
  • Cyber physical IoT systems
  • Security in Wireless Sensor Networks applied to IoT
  • Challenges related to IoT Forensics and security
  • Privacy and trust in IoT
  • Adaptive security in IoT
  • Identification/preservation of evidence for digital forensic investigations involving IoT
  • Data analysis of IoT for forensic investigation
  • Models for risk identification and assessment in IoT networks
  • Data ownership and attack simulation methods for IoT networks and devices
  • Legal and human aspects of security and forensics of IoT
  • IoT protocols (e.g, ZigBee) and implications for security and forensics
  • Coexistence of different protocols in IoT environments


  • Virginia N. L. Franqueira, University of Derby, UK
  • Xiaojun Zhai, University of Derby, UK
  • Paul Comerford, Wrexham Glyndwr University, UK

PC members

  • Andrew Jones, University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • Richard Overill, King’s College London, UK
  • Andrew Marrington, Zayed University, AE
  • Pedro R. M. Inacio, University of Beira Interior, PT
  • Kofi Appiah, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Faycal Bensaali, Qatar University, QA
  • Abbes Amira, Qatar University, QA
  • Yanghong Tan, Hunan University, CN
  • Xingzhen Bai, Shandong University of Science and Technology, CN
  • Zhifeng Zhong, Hubei University, CN
  • George Grispos, The Irish Software Research Centre (LERO), IE
  • Ibrahim Baggili, University of New Haven, US
  • Vic Grout, Wrexham Glyndwr University, UK
  • Nathan Clarke, University of Plymouth, UK
  • Yijun Yu, The Open University, UK
  • Martin Schmiedecker, SBA Research, AT
  • Aleksandra Mileva, University Goce Delcev, MK
  • Tomasz Bosakowski, Staffordshire University, UK
  • Bogdan Ghita, University of Plymouth, UK
  • Kovila P. L. Coopamootoo, University of Derby, UK
  • Lily Meng, University of Hertfordshire, UK
  • Tanya Vladimirova, University of Leicester, UK
  • Klaus D McDonald-Maier, University of Essex, UK

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline:  22 March 2017 >> extended to 27 March 2017
  • Authors notification: 22 April 2017
  • Camera-ready version deadline: 15 May 2017
  • Early registration deadline: 15 May 2017
  • Conference: 21-23 June 2017

Submission Guidelines

All papers need to be submitted electronically in PDF format via EasyChair; EasyChair submission point is The materials presented in the papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere. Each paper is limited to 8 pages (or 10 pages with over-length charge) including figures and references using IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10 fonts). You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page:

Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings can be found at:

Once accepted, the paper will be included into the IEEE conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press (indexed by EI). At least one of the authors of any accepted paper is requested to register the paper at the conference.