SeTTIT 2012 Completion

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The Successful Completion of the SeTTIT 2012 Workshop

The SeTTIT (Security Tools and Techniques for Internet of Things) Workshop in conjunction with the BodyNets 2012 Conference concluded on Wednesday September 26, 2012, Oslo, Norway. The workshop featured 2 keynote speeches and 4 regular papers. The program of the workshop was as follows:

The first keynote speech, "Information Management Challenges in a Context-Aware Internet of Things (ioT) towards a Healthy You" by Prof. Stefan Poslad, has covered the ‘Old’ Internet of Devices vs the ‘New’ IoT, IoT Architecture Models, IoT Apps in eHealth, and the objectives and challenges of information management including how IoT such as sensors and RFID tags add more low resource digital things, and single-task OS & RTOS devices that run vertical services are networked but not IP networked and cannot easily be orchestrated, and how the use and value of sensor data and the ways can be orchestrated can be enhanced if the appropriate contexts for the sensor data are defined, can be captured, linked to, browsed and post-processed which represent key information management challenges in a context-aware IoT towards a healthy you.

The second keynote speech, “Game Theory and Trust Models for the IoT" by Dr. Mohamed Hamdi, analyzed the threat sophistication in the IoT based on real attack cases, discussed relevant examples including coalition attacks and impersonation in online gaming applications, reviewed the mathematical foundations of game theory with a listing of the different categories of games and their main features, and a discussion of the categories that better fit the requirements for IoT trust management, and explored potential use cases of game theory for IoT trust management with three scenarios the interception of a message by an intruder, the propagation of a worm in a networked system, and the use of game theory to assess the vulnerability of an ad hoc topology against denial of service attacks.

The four regular papers addressed security and privacy threats in IoT architectures by Prof Jari Veijalainen, metrics-driven adaptive security management in eHealth IoT applications by Mr Reijo Savola, risk-based adaptive security for IoT in eHealth by Dr. Habtamu Abie, and managing access control for things-a capability-based approach by Mr Domenico Rotondi, respectively.

Both the presentations and discussions were instructive and fruitful. In sum, the workshop has achieved its main objectives of bringing experts from science and industry together to discuss new insights from work in progress, technological and scientific breakthroughs and practical aspects of securing the IoT. The audience had the opportunity to take part in the discussion of protection tools and techniques for the IoT.

Workshop Chairs

Dr. Mohamed Hamdi, School of Communication Engineering, Tunisia

Dr. Habtamu Abie, Norwegian Computing Center, Norway



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