The International Workshop on Secure Smart Objects


co-located with IEEE iThings/CPSCom 2013

August 20-23, 2013



With the emergence of new information and communication technologies, smart objects combined with communication infrastructures such as Internet and mobile networks enable accessing to things anywhere anytime, and collecting data secretly. To avoid emergence of a Big Brother world, stringent control on the applications involving this kind of objects is highly required with the need for objects to support security functions. The challenging issue is that smart objects are extremely constrained in terms of energy, computational power and memory, so support of strong security is made arduous.


Smart cards, crypto-keys, mobile telephony, RFID and NFC, TPM or TEE are examples of these devices where complex hardware and software are designed to solve major constraints of security, safety, reliability, efficiency, quality of service, and price. Many applications with high social and business impact are part of IoT/SSO domain, including personal healthcare, intelligent transportation, home automation, mobile payment, e-passport, surveillance, etc. The most important challenges are: i) the definition of architectures, protocols and algorithms to secure smart objects and their connection to the information system on the Internet/Cloud; and ii) the creation of platforms and services that are open, secure, and interoperable to interconnect things/smart objects.


The aim of this workshop is to bring together practitioners and researchers from both academia and industry in order to have a forum for discussion and technical presentations on the recent advances in theory, application and implementation of the SSO concept: technologies, protocols, algorithms, applications and services, standardisation initiatives, user experience.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


- RF & hardware for the IoT/SSO

- System architectures for the IoT/SSO

- Communication protocols for the IoT/SSO

- Security and Testing for the IoT/SSO

- New applications, services and their deployment for the IoT/SSO

- Mobility management for the IoT/SSO

- Experimental prototypes for the IoT/SSO

- Performance evaluation for the IoT/SSO


All submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal. The workshop will accept papers describing completed work as well as work-in-progress. Authors are invited to submit Full Papers (up to 8 pages) or Short Papers (up to 4 pages) including figures, tables, and references. Papers should be written according to the IEEE Computer Society format:


The submission deadline is May 31, 2013. The PDF file of your paper must be submitted on line using the following link: For any question, send an email to


Workshop proceedings will be published in the proceedings of iThings'13 by IEEE Computer Society (EI indexed). Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in several SCI-index international journals.




Workshop co-chairs:

Samia Bouzefrane, CNAM, Paris, France

Jean-Louis Lanet, University of Limoges, France

Maryline Laurent, Telecom SudParis, Evry, France

Li Li, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China



Technical Program Committee:

Gildas Avoine, Univ. catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Pascal Berthomé, ENSI de Bourges, Bourges, France

Patrick Biget, Trusted Logic, France

Selma Boumerdassi, CNAM, Paris, France

Lee Ming Cheng,  City University, Hong Kong

Boutheina Chetali, Trusted Labs, France

Saïd Gharout, Orange Labs, France

Xiaolin Gui, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

Chuanhe Huang, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Dijiang Huang, Arizona State University, USA

Michael Hutter, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Jean-François Lalande, ENSI de Bourges, Bourges, France

Hongbin Liang, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Jun Ma, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Andrew Philip Martin, University of Oxford, UK

Pierre Paradinas, CNAM, Paris, France

Weijun Qin, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Nguyen Quang-Huy , Trusted Labs, France

Hang Tu, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Zheng Yan, Aalto Univ., Finland and Xidian Univ., China

Laurence T. Yang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada

Haojin Zhu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


Important dates:

Submission deadline: May 31, 2013

Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2013

Camera-ready due: July 10, 2013

Conference: August 20-23, 2013