15th December 2017: The IEEE BITS 2018 website is online.

28th February 2018: Paper submission deadline has been extended.

19th March 2018: Paper submission deadline has been extended!

Call for Papers (PDF)

Smart computing aims at improving quality of life and experience in modern society represents the next wave of computing. Key technologies contributing to the realization of smart connected communities include sensing, IoTs, mobile and pervasive computing, cyber-physical-social systems, big data, machine learning, data analytics, social and cognitive computing. Smart computing help solve a wide variety of societal challenges related to transportation, energy, healthcare, finance, disaster management, and so on.

At the core of all such systems and applications, critical issues are security privacy, reliability, resiliency, and robustness. Indeed to boost the development of big data applications in smart computing, data security and data traceability as well as privacy are extremely important. For example, data security such as secure computation with fully homomorphic encryption and data traceability with both proof of storage and attribute-based encryption become indispensable.

After successful 1st IEEE International Workshop on Big Data and IoT Security in Smart Computing (IEEE BITS2017) in Hong Kong, the 2nd workshop, IEEE BITS2018, will be held focussing on theories and implementations on secure computing and secure data management in Cloud/IoT environment. BITS is a full-day workshop that is going to be organized in conjunction in conjunction with The 4th IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP2018) on 18-20 June, 2018.


The topics to be addressed at BITS2018 will include, but not limited to, theoretical or practical aspects of big data and IoT security and privacy in smart computing and cyber-physical systems. Papers describing experience on real prototype implementations are also welcome. Submissions should be targeted to one of the following sub-topics:

  • Anonymity for big data
  • Cryptology for big data (Fully Homomorphic Encryption, Proof of Storage, Attribute-based Encryption, etc.)
  • Computer architecture to speed-up secure computation
  • Cloud security (Security and privacy policies)
  • Data traceability for big data
  • Distributed systems security
  • Government funded projects in the area of data security and data traceability
  • Legal study for handling big data
  • Privacy risk assessment
  • Secure computation for big data
  • Secure information flow
  • Security management
  • Trust, security, privacy, and data provenance issues in Smart Computing
  • Security and privacy issues in various smart computing applications such as transportation, energy, environmental, smart city, healthcare, and social media

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission deadline: Saturday, March 31, 2018
  • Accepted Notification: Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Camera-Ready Papers Due: Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Workshop Date: Monday, June 18, 2018
Submission Guidelines

Paper submissions should be no longer than 6 pages (including references) and formatted according to the IEEE conference template. Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files through EasyChair by selecting BITS2018 track.

All submitted papers will be subject to peer reviews by Technical Program Committee members and other experts in the field. All presented papers will be published in the SmartComp2018 conference proceedings and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. All accepted papers will be EI indexed.

General Co-Chairs
  • Sajal K. Das, Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology, USA
  • Hayato Yamana, Waseda University, Japan

Program Co-Chairs
  • Mauro Conti, University of Padova, Italy
  • Atsuko Miyaji, Japan Advanced Inst. of Science and Technology
  • Jun Sakuma, University of Tsukuba, Japan

TPC Members
  • Moreno Ambrosin, Intel Labs, USA
  • Claudio A. Ardagna, University of Milan
  • Seiko Arita, Institute of Information Security, Japan
  • Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
  • Alberto Compagno, Cisco Systems, France
  • Ernesto Damiani, University of Milan, Italy
  • Sara Foresti, University of Milan, Italy
  • Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA
  • Wei Jiang, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
  • Masato Oguchi, Ochanomizu University, Japan
  • Masaki Shimaoka, Secom, Japan
  • Kana Shimizu, Waseda University, Japan
  • Angelo Spognardi, Sapienza Univ. of Rome, Italy
  • Julinda Stefa, Sapienza Univ. of Rome, Italy
  • Saneyasu Yamaguchi, Kogakuin University, Japan
  • Chia-Mu Yu, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Local Committee
  • Yu Ishimaki, Waseda University, Japan

08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:15 Joint Opening Remarks (BITS and SmartSys Workshops)
09:15-10:00 Chair: Sajal Das (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA)
Joint Keynote 1: Mauro Conti, University of Padova, Italy
Title: Can’t You Hear Me Knocking: Novel Security and Privacy Threats to Mobile Users
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:00 Technical Session 1: Platforms and Performance Improvement in Smart Computing
Session Chair: Shinya Okumura (Osaka University, Japan)

- Integration of Parallel Write Ahead Logging and Cicada Concurrency Control Method
    Takayuki Tanabe, Hideyuki Kawashima, and Osamu Tatebe

- Performance Improvement of File Operations on OverlayFS for Containers
    Naoki Mizusawa, Joichiro Kon, Yuya Seki, Jian Tao, and Saneyasu Yamaguchi

- Proposal of an Internet of Things Platform Using Social Graphs
    Takahiro Koita and Yasuhiro Shinsho
12:00 - 13:15 Lunch break
13:15 - 14:00 Chair: Carlo Vallati (University of Pisa, Italy)
Joint Keynote 2: Aryya Gangopadhyay, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County
Title: Blockchain Technologies: From Cryptocurrency to Healthcare
14:00 - 15:00 Technical Session 2: Privacy Preserving Systems and Trustworthiness in Smart Computing
Session Chair: Mauro Conti (University of Padova, Italy)

- Efficient and Quasi-Accurate Private Set Union
    Katsunari Shishido and Atsuko Miyaji

- Privacy Preserving Distributed Computation of Private Attributes for Collaborative Privacy Aware Usage Control Systems
    Gianpiero Costantino, Antonio La Marra, Fabio Martinelli, Paolo Mori, and Andrea Saracino

- Extracting Tweets related to Disaster Information by using Multiple Co-occurrence Relation of Words
    Akio Yuzawa, Hiroyoshi Ichikawa, and Aki Kobayashi
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-17:00 Joint Panel: Security and Trustworthiness in Smart and Connected Communities
Moderator: Sajal Das, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

  • Mauro Conti, University of Padova, Italy
  • Mario Di Francesco, Aalto University, Finland
  • Aryya Gangopadhyay, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
  • Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of California at Irvine, USA
  • Keiichi Yasumoto, Nara Institute of Technology, Japan
For further information or questions concerning the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.
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