11th May. 2021: The paper submission dealine has been extended to 22 May 2021 (firm deadline).

18th Jan. 2021: The IEEE BITS 2021 website is online.


Registration Deadine: (TBA)

Call for Papers

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 BITS2017/2018/2019/2020), the 5th workshop, IEEE BITS2021, 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 7th IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SmartComp2021) on August, 2021.


The topics to be addressed at BITS2021 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: 16 May 2021 22 May 2021 (AoE) (firm deadline)
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance: 31 May 2021 5 June 2021
  • Submission of Camera-ready Deadline: 10 June 2021 (firm deadline)
  • Workshop Date: (during SMARTCOMP2021)
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 EDAS. IEEE provides corresponding formatting templates at IEEE conference template. Make sure to use the conference mode of the template, i.e., LaTeX users must use the conference option of the IEEEtran document class.

Papers must be submitted electronically as a single PDF file on US Letter size paper (not A4), with all fonts embedded (the PDF-A standard complies with that). Prior to submission, ensure that any running headers/footers, page numbering, as well as blue underlining for URLs and email addresses has been removed.

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 IEEE SMARTCOMP 2021 conference proceedings and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

IEEE conference template: Here

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

<Program Co-Chairs>
  • Keiichi Yasumoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Shameek Bhattacharjee, Western Michigan University, USA

<Technical Program Committee> as of 2021/Apr/12
  • Abhishek Dubey, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • Andrea Saracino, National Research Council, Italy
  • Kana Shimizu, Waseda University, Japan
  • Masato Oguchi, Ochanomizu University, Japan
  • Nicola Bena, University of Milan, Italy
  • Pericle Perazzo, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Saneyasu Yamaguchi, Kogakuin University, Japan
  • Satoshi Kai, Hitachi Ltd., Japan

For further information or questions concerning the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.