27th December 2019: The IEEE BITS 2020 website has been online.

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 for realizing smart computing include sensing, IoTs, mobile and pervasive computing, cyber-physical-social systems, big data, machine learning, data analytics, social and cognitive computing. Smart computing helps to 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 include security, privacy, reliability, resiliency, robustness, and efficiency. Indeed, to boost the development of big data applications in smart computing, data security and data traceability as well as efficiency are extremely important.

After successful previously held three IEEE International Workshops on Big Data and IoT Security in Smart Computing (IEEE BITS2017/2018/2019), the 4th workshop, IEEE BITS2020, will be held focussing on theories and implementations on security, privacy, reliability, resiliency, and robustness secure computing and efficient data management in Cloud/IoT environment. BITS is a full-day workshop that is going to be organized in conjunction in conjunction with The 6th IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SmartComp2020) on 20-25 June, 2020.


The topics to be addressed at BITS2020 will include, but not limited to, theoretical or practical aspects of big data and IoT 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
  • Big data management and its efficiency in Smart Computing
  • Cloud security and privacy policies
  • Data traceability for big data
  • Distributed systems security
  • Encryption theory and its implementations for big data
  • IoT services and applications in Smart Computing
  • Legal study for big data
  • Machine learning in Smart Computing
  • Privacy risk assessment
  • Secure computation for big data
  • Security management
  • Side-channel attacks in Smart Computing
  • Trust, security, privacy, and data provenance issues in Smart Computing
  • Privacy issues for big data
  • 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 to 22nd March 2020
  • Accepted Notification: Extended to 13th April 2020
  • Camera Ready Deadline: 30th April 2020
  • Workshop Date: (during SMARTCOMP2020)
Submission Guidelines

Paper submissions should be no longer than 6 pages and formatted according to the IEEE conference template. Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files through EasyChair by selecting BITS2020 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 SmartComp2020 conference proceedings and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. All accepted papers will be EI indexed.

IEEE conference template:

EDAS (please select BITS 2020):

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

Technical Program Co-Chairs
  • Abhishek Dubey, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • Keiichi Yasumoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Mauro Conti, University of Padova, Italy

Technical Program Committee
  • Angelo Spognardi, Sapienza Univ. of Rome, Italy
  • Alberto Compagno, Cisco Systems, France
  • Atsuko Miyaji, Osaka University, Japan
  • Chia-Mu Yu, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
  • Claudio A. Ardagna, University of Milan, Italy
  • Hirozumi Yamaguchi, Osaka University, Japan
  • Kana Shimizu, Waseda University, Japan
  • Masato Oguchi, Ochanomizu University, Japan
  • Saneyasu Yamaguchi, Kogakuin University, Japan
  • Seiko Arita, Institute of Information Security, Japan
  • Sushil Jajodia, George Mason University, USA
For further information or questions concerning the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.