SafeThings 2019 - IEEE Workshop on the Internet of Safe Things
Co-located with Oakland
May 23, 2019 - San Francisco, California, USA

Call for Papers
As the traditionally segregated systems are brought online for
next-generation connected applications, we have an opportunity to
significantly improve the safety of legacy systems. For instance, insights
from data across systems can be exploited to reduce accidents, improve air
quality and support disaster events. Cyber-physical systems (CPS) also
bring new risks that arise due to the unexpected interaction between
systems. These safety risks arise because of information that distracts
users while driving, software errors in medical devices, corner cases in
data-driven control, compromised sensors in drones or conflicts in societal
policies. Accordingly, the Internet of Safe Things workshop (or SafeThings,
for brevity) seeks to bring researchers and practitioners that are actively
exploring system design, modeling, verification, authentication approaches
to provide safety guarantees in the Internet of Things (IoT). The workshop
welcomes contributions that integrate hardware and software systems
provided by disparate vendors, particularly those that have humans in the
loop. As safety is inherently linked with the security and privacy, we also
seek contributions in these areas that address safety concerns. With the
SafeThings workshop, we seek to develop a community that systematically
dissects the vulnerabilities and risks exposed by these emerging CPSes, and
create tools, algorithms, frameworks, and systems that help in the
development of safe systems. SafeThings workshop covers safety topics as it
relates to an individual’s health (physical, mental), the society (air
pollution, toxicity, disaster events), or the environment (species
preservation, global warming, oil spills). The workshop considers safety
from a human perspective, and thus, does not include topics such as thread
safety or memory safety in its scope. Our workshop will cover, but not
limit itself to, the following subject categories:

* Adversarial machine learning and testing of IoT/CPS systems
* Authentication in IoT/CPS settings
* Compliance with legal, health, and environmental policies
* Conflict resolution between IoT applications
* Integration of hardware and software systems
* Managing device lifecycle (e.g., secure software updates and security of
  legacy devices)
* Privacy challenges in IoT/CPS settings
* Privacy preserving data sharing and analysis
* Resiliency against attacks and faults
* Safety in human-in-the-loop systems
* Secure connectivity in IoT
* Secure updates
* Support for IoT development - debugging tools, emulators, testbeds
* Usable security and privacy for IoT platforms
* Verification of safety in IoT platforms

Our workshop will cover, but not limit itself to, the following domains :
* Autonomous vehicles and transportation infrastructure
* Medical CPS and public health
* Smart buildings, smart grid, and smart cities

Call for Posters and Demos
If you would like to share a provocative opinion, an interesting
preliminary work, or a cool idea that will spark discussion about IoT
safety, the poster and demo section is a perfect venue to introduce new or
ongoing work. Poster and demo presenters will have the opportunity to
discuss their work, get exposure, and receive feedback from attendees.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: 01/23/2019
Paper/Poster/Demo Submission Deadline: 01/30/2019
Acceptance Notifications to Authors: 02/20/2019
Publication-ready Paper Submission Deadline: 03/11/2019