HE-IoT/CPS 2021

Applied Homomorphic Encryption for Secure Computation in Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) – (HE-IoT/CPS 2021)

Workshop Chairs

Liang Zhao, Kennesaw State University

Fangyu Li, Kennesaw State University

Keynote Speaker

Shouling Ji, Zhejiang University

Title: Security and Privacy of Federated Learning


With the rapid development of emerging computing systems such as Cloud computing, Fog/edge computing, Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Internet of Things (IoT), smart applications in energy, public safety, healthcare, and other sectors have been becoming increasingly prosperous. Those computing systems reply on interconnected and collaborative environments, which integrate cooperation of communication and computation among all the system participants. Therefore, embedding secure computation is imperative for those new computing paradigms to be fully adopted in various security-centric domains and applications.

Recently, Homomorphic Encryption (HE) has been investigated as a possible solution for secure computation as it differs from typical encryption methods in that it allows computation to be performed directly on encrypted data. This key feature enables computation of sensitive information on even trustless entities. However, due to the characteristics and complexity of interconnected computing systems including IoT and CPS, integration of HE for secure distributed computation infrastructure is still challenging and remains underexplored.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers with practitioners and industry to share their new ideas, latest findings and results to push the limits and extend HE to new use cases and applications.


Particular topics of interest include:

  • HE based techniques for IoT
  • HE based technologies for CPS
  • HE based technologies for Cloud computing
  • HE based technologies for Fog/Edge computing
  • HE based secure machine learning/deep learning
  • HE for Big Data security
  • HE for security of critical infrastructures
  • HE for medical/health data privacy
  • HE for security in Social Networks
  • HE based techniques for Smart City
  • HE based techniques for secure control in Smart Grid
  • HE based techniques for Smart Connected Vehicles

Submit paper to this workshop

Important dates (Updates!)

Paper submission: 11 February 2021

Notification deadline: 4 March 2021

Camera Ready: 22 March 2021

Accepted and presented technical papers will be submitted for publication by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library. Workshop Papers will be published as a part of the (EAI AC3 2021) Conference Proceedings. Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

We invite workshop participation through contributions that respond to one or more of the mentioned research questions in 6 pages. Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Technical Program Committee of the Workshop

Hossain Shahriar, Kennesaw State University,

Dan Huang, Sun Yat-sen University,

Zhuojun Duan, James Madison University,

Meng Han, Kennesaw State University,

Song Tan, MathWorks,

Qingjun Xiao, Southeast University of China,

Zhen Hong, Zhejiang University of Technology,

Wei Zhong, University of South Carolina Upstate,