Title of Workshop: International workshop on Intelligent Security Models, Tools, and Applications for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)  

Aim and Scope

Internet of Things (IoT) is being used more and more by businesses and enterprises within their key processes and critical functions. The tremendous growth of IoT devices within progressively evolved cyber-physical systems motivates experts and researchers to push the application boundary of IoT a little more. Industrial IoT (IIoT) is the most transformative application of IoT. It tends to connect industrial control systems with enterprise systems, critical business processes, and analytics. It enables intelligent business operations by utilizing advanced data analytics. As far as IoT security is concerned, vulnerabilities have been expanded from low-end consumer devices to critical devices of business operations. IIoT has created new critical and complex dependencies among different businesses and technologies like cloud computing, resulting in a rise in cyber risks, threats, and attacks. Nowadays, IIoT is providing a foundation for the critical infrastructures of a nation. The potential threats or attacks associated with these critical infrastructures are far-reaching since they could affect the economy, health, security, national security, and government services. Therefore, there is an absolute and urgent need for intelligent enough solutions to deal with these attacks at such a large scale through decision-making in real-time. Risk assessment models, segmentation, device integrity and availability, encryption, patches and updating, interoperability, privacy, software development cycle, and vulnerability disclosures are some of the safeguards deployed by organizations that employ IIoT.

This workshop aims at providing a platform for researchers and practitioners to exchange and publish the latest research trends and results in the area related to the advancements of intelligent security in IIoT. The main objective of this workshop is to empower researchers to explore the key concepts that can lead to effective, secure, and performance-oriented IIoT.

Topics and keywords treated in the workshop for paper submission systems

  • Risk assessment models
  • Device integrity and availability in IIoT
  • Cryptography for IIoT
  • Interoperability in IIoT
  • Authentication mechanisms for IIoT
  • Data management in IIoT
  • Data security and privacy in IIoT
  • Big data analytics for IIoT
  • Cloud computing for IIoT

Paper Submission Guidelines:

Authors are invited to submit papers to the workshop. Full papers must be submitted through the conference paper submission site (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icspn2021). Authors must add (Workshop: WS01) at the beginning of paper title during the submission. Paper should be submitted in PDF format electronically with maximum length of 10 pages as per the Springer LNNS series format. All manuscripts will be reviewed and judged on merits including originality, significance, interest, correctness, clarity, and relevance to the broader community. Papers are strongly encouraged to report experiences, measurements, and user studies, and to provide an appropriate quantitative evaluation.

Submitted papers must include original work, and may not be under consideration for another conference or journal. They should also not be under review or be submitted to another workshop, conference, or journal during the review process. Authors should submit full papers electronically following the instructions from the ICSPN 2021 conference web site. Accepted papers will appear in proceedings available electronically. Authors of accepted papers are expected to register for and present their work at the workshop (in online mode).

Workshop Chair(s):

  • Dr. Gianni D’Angelo, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Dr. Raffaele Pizzolante, University of Salerno, Italy

Technical Program Committee:

  • Dr. Arcangelo Castiglione, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Prof. Francesco Palmieri, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Dr. Christian Esposito, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Dr. Lidia Ogiela, Pedagogical University in Krakow, Poland.
  • Dr. Alessio Merlo, University of Genova, Genova, Italy.
  • Prof. Xinyi Huang, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, China.
  • Prof. Marek Ogiela, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland.
  • Prof. Florin Pop, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania.
  • Prof. Debiao He, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.
  • Prof. Francesco Colace, University of Salerno, Fisciano, Italy.
  • Prof. Weizhi Meng, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark.
  • Dr. Xiaokang Wang, St Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada.

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2021
  • Decision Notification: July 25, 2021
  • Registration: August 10, 2021


All the accepted and registered papers of the workshop will be published by the conference proceedings published by Springer in LNNS Series.

Journal Publication: Authors of a selected set of top-quality papers from the workshop will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers in the special issues of SCIE/SSCI/Scopus/WoS indexed journals.

Best Paper: All the regular papers will be considered for the BEST PAPER AWARD.

NOTE: While submitting paper in this workshop, please specify “International workshop on Intelligent Security Models, Tools, and Applications for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)” at the top (above paper title) of the first page of your paper.