ACM Workshop on the Internet of Safe Things (SafeThings)
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The Internet of Things has become increasingly popular and innovative. With the rise of connected devices, we have an opportunity to significantly improve the safety of legacy systems. For instance, insights from data across systems can be exploited to reduce accidents, improve air quality and support disaster events. IoT based cyber-physical systems (CPS) also bring new risks that arise due to the unexpected interaction between systems and the larger number of attack vectors on these systems. These safety risks can arise in the context of medical devices, smart home appliance control, smart car design or conflicts in policy execution at a societal scale.
The Internet of Safe Things workshop seeks to bring together researchers to create solutions for the development of safe cyber-physical systems. As safety is inherently linked with the security and privacy of a system, we also seek contributions in these areas that address safety concerns. We seek to develop a community that systematically dissects the vulnerabilities and risks exposed by these emerging CPSes, and create tools, algorithms, frameworks and systems that help in the development of safe systems.
We seek contributions across domains – autonomous vehicles, smart homes, medical devices, smart grid; and across disciplines – systems, control, human-computer interaction, security, machine learning, reliability, and verification.