MalIoT 2017 : International Workshop on Malicious Software and Hardware in the Internet of Things

Posted on December 14, 2016 in Conferences
Submission Deadline Friday 10 Feb 2017  ( Deadline extended ? Click here to edit )
Conference & Submission Link
Conference Dates May 14, 2017 - May 15, 2017
Conference Address Siena, Italy
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Malicious Software and Hardware in the Internet of Things

Co-located with ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers 2017

Siena, Italy, 15 May 2017

Aim and Scope:

Cyber-physical and smart embedded systems, already highly networked, will be even more connected in the near future to form the Internet of Things, handling large amount of private and safety critical data. The pervasive diffusion of these devices will create several threats to privacy and could open new possibilities for attackers, since the security of even large portions of the Internet of Things could be harmed by compromising a reduced number of components. The possibility of securely updating devices should be guaranteed and it should be possible to verify and assert the root of trust of components. With respect to this context we expect contributions in different areas of security in the Internet of Things. Topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:

• Malicious firmware design and detection

• Malware in Internet of Things applications

• Hardware root of trust

• Privacy issues of smart-home systems and complex systems

• Hardware Trojans and their effects on systems

• Hardware authentication and IP protection

• Secure communication and key management

• Implementation attacks and countermeasures

• Emerging threats and attack vectors in the Internet of Things

• Supply chain security

Prospective authors are invited to submit novel contributions, work in progresses, and positional papers (4 to 6 pages for regular papers, 2 pages for extended abstracts, double-column ACM SIG alternate style). Submissions must be anonymous with no author names, affiliations, acknowledgments, or obvious references. Computing Frontiers 2017 has obtained the technical sponsorship of the ACM Association for Computing Machinery. All the papers will be published on the ACM Digital Library. At least one author of an accepted paper is required to register for the whole Computing Frontieers 2017 conference.

Workshop Organizers

Georg T. Becker, Digital Society Institute, ESMT Berlin, Germany, email:

Francesco Regazzoni, ALaRI – USI, Switzerland, email:

More details about MAL-IOT16 and submission instructions can be found at:

General information about CF17 are available at:

**********************************IMPORTANT DATES********************************

Submission of full papers: February 10, 2017

Notification of acceptance/rejection: March 11, 2017

Submission of camera-ready papers and registration: March 26, 2017