10th January 2019: The IEEE BITS 2019 website has been online.

29th April 2019: Camera ready: The deadline will be extended to 15th May for camera ready submission. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the delay.
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Call for Papers

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 and 2nd IEEE BTS2018 in Italy, the 3rd workshop, IEEE BITS2019, 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 with the 5th IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP2019) on 12-15 June, 2019.


The topics to be addressed at BITS2019 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 (extended): Sunday, March 10 Sunday, 31 March, 2019 (firm deadline)
  • Accepted Notification: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Camera Ready Deadline: Sunday, April 28 Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Workshop Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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 BITS2019 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 SmartComp2019 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
  • Abhishek Dubey, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • Keiichi Yasumoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Technical Program Committee
  • Claudio A. Ardagna, University of Milan
  • Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
  • Shameek Bhattacharjee, Western Michigan University, USA
  • Alberto Compagno, Cisco Systems, France
  • Atsuko Miyaji, Osaka University, Japan
  • Masato Oguchi, Ochanomizu University, Japan
  • Jun Sakuma, Tsukuba University, Japan
  • Kana Shimizu, Waseda University, Japan
  • Masaki Shimaoka, Secom, Japan
  • Hirozumi Yamaguchi, Osaka University, Japan
  • Saneyasu Yamaguchi, Kogakuin University, Japan
  • Chia-Mu Yu, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
8:00 - 8:30 Registration
8:30 - 8:50 Meet and Greet Networking Session
8:50 - 9:00 Welcome Remarks
9:00 - 10:00 Common Keynote
Connecting Dots for Health and Security
Prof. WenZhan Song
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 12:00 Technical Session 1: Secure Systems and Theory in Smart Computing
Chair: Keiichi Yasumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Decentralized Multi-authority Anonymous Authentication for Global Identities with Non-interactive Proofs

    Hiroaki Anada

  • fABElous: An Attribute-Based Scheme for Industrial Internet of Things

    Michele Manna, Pericle Perazzo, Marco Rasori and Gianluca Dini

  • Identifying Security Bug Reports Based Solely on Report Titles and Noisy Data

    Mayana Pereira, Alok Kumar and Scott Christiansen

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 - 15:00 Technical Session 2: Applications in Smart Computing
Chair: Abhishek Dubey (Vanderbilt University)
  • Achieving Efficient Similar Document Search over Encrypted Data on the Cloud

    Daisuke Aritomo and Chiemi Watanabe

  • Homomorphic Encryption for Privacy-Preserving Genome Sequences Search

    Yuki Yamada, Kurt Rohloff and Masato Oguchi

  • Smart Transportation Delay and Resiliency Testbed based on Information Flow of Things Middleware

    Jose Paolo Talusan, Francis Tiausas, Keiichi Yasumoto, Michael Wilbur, Geoffrey Pettet, Abhishek Dubey and Shameek Bhattacharjee

  • Fully Homomorphic Encryption with Table Lookup for Privacy-Preserving Smart Grid

    Ruixiao Li, Yu Ishimaki and Hayato Yamana

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00 Common Panel
How to Build a Smart and Connected Communities: Challenges and Approaches
Moderator: Dr. Gurdip Singh, Syracuse University

Nalini Venkatasubramanian, UC Irvine
Ben Levine, Metrolab Network
Meghan Houghton, NSF
Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy
For further information or questions concerning the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.