The Internet of Things (IoT) are unleashing the next wave of innovations due to its inherent capability of interconnecting everything in physical world. The IoT does have the massive potential of providing social and economic benefits, however, the privacy, data assurances, and security are main concerns in IoT, and many challenging issues need to be tackled quickly and effectively. One significant challenge is the exposed security and privacy concerns since the globally connected devices pose more hidden security and privacy risks. On the other hand, it is very difficult to deploy advanced cryptographic algorithms and protocols due to hardware constraints. To pave the way for a brighter Cloud-IoT future, many technological aspects need to be considered, such as data security, privacy, access control, information assurance, trust management, secure service interoperability, and mobility. This workshop is focusing on exploiting feasible ways of improving privacy, security, and data assurance in Cloud computing, IoT and promoting IoT applications.


  • Privacy and security issues in IoT
  • Physical-layer security
  • Cyber-physical system
  • SCADA system security
  • Zero Trust Security in IoT
  • Blockchain in IoT
  • Lightweight cryptography for IoT
  • Secure Machine-to-machine communications
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Vulnerability, exploitation tools, Malware, Botnet, DDoS attacks
  • Mobile security, Android security, and trusted devices
  • Security metrics and performance evaluation, traffic analysis techniques
  • Social, economic and policy issues of trust, security and privacy
  • Security on low-power computing devices
  • Trust establishment in IoT users
  • Forensics in IoT
  • Paper Submission Guideline:

    This workshop is in conjunction with IEEE TrustCom 2020 ( and all papers must be submitted electronically via Easychair ( Distinguished papers selected from PASS4IoT 2020, after further extensions, will be recommended for submission and publication in Special Issues of SCI-indexed Journals.

    Important dates:

  • Papers submission deadline:31 Aug 2020
  • Acceptance notification:29 Sep 2020
  • Camera ready paper deadline:29 Oct 2020
  • Workshop Chairs

  • Prof. Shancang Li, UWE Bristol, UK.
  • Prof. Qindong Sun, Xi'an University of Technology, China.
  • Prof. Richard Fei Yu, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
  • Prof. Chao Wang, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
  • Prof. William Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh EH10 5DT, UK
  • Dr. Nan Jiang, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK
  • Program Committee

  • Gang Liu, Xidian University, China.
  • Lili Ding, Ocean Univertisy of China, China.
  • Jinku Li, Xidian University, China.
  • Phil Legg, University of the West of England, UK.
  • Lianyong Qi, Qufu Normal University, China.
  • Shujun Li, Kent Univerfity, UK.
  • Jinguang Han, Queen's University of Belfast, UK.
  • Dr Shanshan Zhao, UWE Bristol, UK.
  • Sponsors:

    This workshop is sponsored by IEEE, Guangzhou University, University of the West of England, Xi'an University of Technology.


    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact pass4iot(AT) or Shancang.Li(AT) .

    “Securing the Internet of Things.”