ECyTeCC 2020 : Workshop on Emerging Cybersecurity Technologies for Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Sunday 20 Sep 2020 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates May 6, 2020 - May 8, 2020
Conference Address Toronto, Canada
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Conference Call for Papers

ECyTeCC 2020: Workshop on Emerging Cybersecurity Technologies for Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility

Ryerson University

Toronto, Canada, May 6-8, 2020


Most current Cooperative Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) applications do not take automated actions based on data from external sensors. This fact severely limits the potential performance gains of cooperative applications. Having a secure vehicular communication sub-system is thus mandatory to extend situational awareness beyond the limits of the onboard sensors and to design truly cooperative automated mobility applications. Over the last decade there has been a vast amount of work on security for vehicular applications, leading to the standardization of several security protocols and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) architectures, being the most relevant the IEEE 1609.2 and ETSI ITS Security Standards. These security architectures are relatively complex and have a central management authority, with public and private stakeholders. However, it has been reported that some aspects of these standards are insecure and are not at a quantum-safe cryptography level. Furthermore, traceability is also an issue, made possible by sniffing network traffic and compare it with static information. Recently, several promising research lines have been proposed to overcome the limitations of existing security architectures for CCAM, notably the ones based on blockchain, self-sovereign identity, hybrid security schemes, and physical-layer security.

In this context, the 1st International Workshop on Emerging Cybersecurity Technologies for Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility aims to provide researchers and practitioners a forum for presenting and discussing research challenges addressing security technologies for CCAM systems and applications. In the last few years, with the onset of autonomous driving, cooperation among intelligent vehicles has been gaining increasing attention from car manufacturers, communication equipment producers, and mobile operators as a way to offer new services and improve the overall traffic performance while enhancing road users’ safety. However, the increased complexity and information sharing bring higher security risks and an extended exposure to attacks, which might compromise anonymity and safety.

Original, high quality contributions that are not yet published, submitted or not currently under review by journals or peer-reviewed conferences are sought. These can be of two types, full paper with up to 12 pages and short communication with up to 6 pages, both in Springer conference format.


Autonomous vehicle security

CCAM security architectures

Privacy-enhancing technologies

Hybrid network security

Vehicular 5G security

Vehicular security through artificial intelligence

Security performance and impact on vehicular communications

Lightweight security and its applications

Modelling of cybersecurity threats

Applications of distributed ledger technologies for vehicular security

Key management schemes

Secure over-the-air updates

Quantum safe security

In-vehicle sensing, infotainment or network security

V2X security

Security testbed construction, validation and assessment

User privacy in CCAM application


Submission deadline: September 20, 2019

Notification of acceptance: October 20, 2019

Deadline for camera-ready version: November 20, 2019

Workshop Date: May 6-8, 2020


Authors should prepare a PDF version of their paper formatting according to Springer Word or LaTex template available at

Short papers should be up to 6 pages maximum including references AND regular papers should be up to 12 pages maximum including references.

The submission page for ECyTeCC 2020 through EasyChair system is :

In order to submit your paper, you must first create an EasyChair account if you do not have one already, using EasyChair system will then email you your password, which you can then use.

All accepted papers will be included in Springer Series: Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies. Proceedings will be sent by Springer for indexing in MetaPress, ISI Proceedings, Springerlink, and DBLP. Authors of accepted papers will be given instructions for submission of camera-ready and copyright form. All authors of accepted papers will have access to the electronic version of the proceedings.

Extended versions of selected papers at Widecom 2020 will be considered for publication in Special Issues of Internet of Things Journal, Elsevier and The International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing (IJSSC), Inderscience.

For any additional query, please email the conference organizers using:


Joaquim Ferreira ( (Main organizer)

Arunita Jaekel (,

Sherif Saad (

Paulo C. Bartolomeu (


The conference will be held in Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to Joaquim Ferreira (

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