Call for Papers: Workshop on Security and Privacy in Standardized IoT

Call for papers is now closed.

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit original research papers for the first workshop on Security and Privacy in Standardized IoT (SDIoTSec 2024). The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts from academia and industry to discuss and address security and privacy challenges posed by standardizing IoT design and implementation and their real-world deployments. The expected impacts include significantly eliminating security and privacy threats in both the design and implementation space of IoT.

Awards: The PC will select a best paper award for work that distinguishes itself in advancing the security, safety, and privacy of standardized IoT design and implementation.

Submission Guidelines for Papers

We accept (1) regular papers with up to 8 pages, (2) short papers or work-in-progress papers with up to 4 pages. The page limits does not include bibliography and well-marked appendices, which can be up to 2 pages long. Note that reviewers are not required to read the appendices or any supplementary material. Authors should not change the font or the margins of the NDSS format. The review process is double-blind. (Papers must be submitted in a form suitable for anonymous review: no author names or affiliations may appear on the title page, and papers should avoid revealing authors’ identity in the text) All papers must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and submitted through the web submission form via Hotcrp.

Submitted papers must be in English, unpublished, and must not be currently under review for any other publication. Submissions must be a PDF file in double-column NDSS format.

The submission portal for papers is:

All papers will be published by the Internet Society. At least one author of each accepted submission will register and present at the workshop. Authors are responsible for obtaining appropriate publication clearances. We are expecting to hold an in person conference and that authors will be able to travel to the conference to present their paper, but will make allowances for remote presentation in cases where all authors of a paper have legitimate reasons they are unable to attend in person.

Areas of Interest

The research should be related to emerging IoT standards (such as Matter), or common/standardized IoT design and implementation (“common” means the design or implementation is common to and used by multiple manufacturers/devices/developers). The research is related to security, privacy, safety, and governance of IoT systems.

Specific topics of interests include but are not limited to the following:

  • Novel attacks
  • Privacy-enhancing techniques
  • Problems related to heterogeneous IoT design and practices
  • Formal methods to find attack vectors or for defense
  • AI/ML/NLP based methods for analysis of specifications
  • Program analysis on implementation of Matter, or other standard implementation of IoT systems
  • End-user facing problems
  • Problems in real-world adoption of IoT-standard design and implementations
  • Policies or governance issues related to Matter or emerging IoT standards.
  • Surveillance and censorship related to Matter or emerging IoT standards
  • Anonymity and pseudonymity related to Matter or emerging IoT standards
  • Case studies and real-world experience related to Matter or emerging IoT standards

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 10 January 2024, Anywhere-on-earth (AOE, UTC -12)
  • Paper Notification: 1 February 2024
  • Camera Ready Paper: 10 February 2024
  • Workshop: 26 February 2024


Contact SDIoTSec 2024 chairs at: [email protected].