Keynote Speeches


Listed in alphabetical order of surname

Prof. Sihan Qing, Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Prof. Kui Ren, IEEE Fellow, University at Buffalo, USA

Prof. Willy Susilo, University of Wollongong, Australia

Prof. Jaideep Vaidya, IEEE TDSC EiC, Rutgers University, USA


Prof. Sihan Qing

Institute of Software
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Title: Applying a Lightweight cipher in Robust IoT

Abstract: The essence of Internet of things is ubiquity, simplicity and ability to digitalize the physical world. Device connectivity presents an exciting environment for new business opportunities and security concerns. In this presentation, we will discuss the concept, mechanism and framework of Robust IoT, focusing on device identity and attestation. We briefly introduce a lightweight cipher entitled “Rectangle”, and show that it could be a good candidate for using in RIoT.

Bio: Prof. Qing is a famous researcher in Cybersecurity. He is a Chief Scientist in Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He served as the first Chair of Department of Information Security in Peking University. He had headed many important national research projects including 973, 863 and others. He had provided many professional services such as Vice Director of Information Security Committee of China Computer Federation, member of the expert working group on the network banking development and supervision of Peoples Bank of China, member of expert committee of the National Standardization Committee of Information Security, chair of the workgroup of Trusted Computing of China, member of steering committee of ASIACRYPT, etc. Besides, he has served as PC Chair for many international conferences of information security. He is also the author of more than 100 scientific papers. He is actively involved in the setting up of professional standards in Cybersecurity. For example, he is the first author of GB/T 35279-2017: Information Security Technology – Security reference architecture of cloud computing. This national standard just became effective on July 1, 2018.


Prof. Kui Ren

IEEE Fellow
University at Buffalo, USA

Title: Attributing Pictures to Smartphones via Camera Fingerprinting

Abstract: Today’s society faces numerous data leakage incidents, which affect users’ privacy profundly. Existing user authentication practices based on traditional cryptography and biometric techniques have become often insufficient, as we move into the AI and IoT era. In order to address this challenge, smartphones have been widely explored by both academia and industry as the most available and capable user devices. In this talk, we explore the technique of camera fingerprinting to develop a brand-new hardware-rooted smartphone authentication mechanism. Various security issues underlying the proposed authentication mechanism are discussed in-depth. The usability of the proposed solution is also demonstrated through real-world experiments.

Bio: Kui Ren is currently a Professor at Zhejiang University. His research interests include Cloud and data security, IoT and mobile security, and Privacy-enhancing technologies. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Distinguished Member of ACM.


Prof. Willy Susilo

School of Computing and Information Technology
University of Wollongong, Australia

Title: TBC

Bio: Willy Susilo is a Professor, the Head of School of Computing and Information Technology and the director of Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology (iC2) at the University of Wollongong. He was previously awarded the prestigious ARC Future Fellow by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Researcher of the Year award in 2016 by the University of Wollongong. His main research interests include cybersecurity, cryptography and information security. His work has been cited more than 9,000 times in Google Scholar. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Information journal. He has served as a program committee member in dozens of international conferences. He has published more than 400 research papers in the area of cybersecurity and cryptology.


Prof. Jaideep Vaidya

IEEE TDSC EiC
Rutgers University, USA

Title: Security in the edge computing environment: Challenges and Opportunities

Abstract: The ubiquity of the Internet of Things brings with it new applications and infrastructural challenges. Edge computing is increasingly used to reduce latency and provide real time capabilities in this environment. However, IoTs and edge computing pose a unique challenge for security and privacy due to the sheer scale as well as the limited computational resources available. In this talk we discuss some of the research challenges and opportunities towards ensuring security and privacy in this environment.

Bio: Jaideep Vaidya is the RBS Dean’s Research Professor (tenured full professor) of Computer Information Systems at Rutgers University. His primary research interests are in privacy, security, data mining, and data management. He has published over 160 papers in top-tier conferences and journals. His work has received numerous awards from the leading conferences in data mining, databases, security, informatics, and digital government. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC).