WSCDC – Workshop on Cyber Security in Connected Devices


In the last decades, the incidence of cyber space conflicts has increased in a vertiginous way. Distributed denial-of-service attacks even threaten entire countries infrastructures. Companies that develop antivirus software have often come across advanced persistent threats whose code is so complex that it probably would have been developed under the auspices of a government. In civilian networks, the situation is no less hostile. While in the early days of the Internet, the main motivation was to hack into computer systems or to write malware to gain fame and prestige, today there is a great economic incentive. On the other hand, activist groups which, at first, did not have economic interest, nowadays, gather more and more followers and target not only governments, but also corporate systems following political views. Due to the growing number and diversity of devices connected to the network, especially with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), the challenges facing cybersecurity are increasingly complex.

This workshop will discuss problems related to the security of networked devices and the implications of vulnerabilities in the functioning of systems and the Internet. We invite researchers and developers from both academia and industry to present innovations in theoretical and practical aspects of connected devices cybersecurity, as well as experimental measurements and/or studies on real systems.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Network Security
  • Intrusion and anomalies detection and their prevention
  • Security of network infrastructure (BGP, DNS, critical systems)
  • Denial-of-service attacks and countermeasures
  • Security in wireless networks
  • Security Measurements for Connected Devices
  • Censorship Measurements, Online Surveillance
  • Measurements of online fraud, spam, network malware
  • Cyber Intelligence on Network Threats
  • Honeypots and honeynets
  • Analysis of malware propagation, command and control mechanisms
  • Theoretical Aspects of Security in Connected Devices
  • Safety by Design on Connected Devices
  • Formal protocol and connected system security tests
  • Software Security of Connected Devices
  • Compiler-based security mechanisms
  • Software analysis techniques for vulnerability discovery
  • Verifying language-based security properties
  • Safe software specification for emerging technologies in IoT and cloud
  • Hardware Security of Connected Devices
  • Secure Architectures for Connected Devices
  • Hardware Security Modules for Connected Devices
  • Accelerators for encryption, filtering or intrusion detection in network traffic
  • Safe Embedded and IoT Systems
  • Methods of Detection of Malicious Hardware
  • Side-Channel Attacks on Networks
  • Time-based communications attacks
  • Cloud side-channel leaks on shared resource environments


Papers submission are submitted through the JEMS system ( Papers can be written in Portuguese or English, and must be submitted in PDF format. FULL PAPERS are limited to 14 pages, including abstract (and an English abstract, for papers in Portuguese), figures, diagrams and references. Authors may submit EXTENDED ABSTRACTS, with results of preliminary research, new guidelines, critical views or lessons learned, with at most 5 pages. All papers should be formatted following the guidelines for papers by the SBC ( Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the SBRC, in volume of workshops.


Paper submission: March 16th, 2018 March 23rd, 2018
Notification: March 30th, 2018 April 06th, 2018
Final version: April 08th, 2018 April 13th, 2018
WSCDC Date: May 06th, 2018


Adriano Cansian (UNESP)
Aldri Santos (UFPR)
Alex B. Vieira (UFJF)
André Grégio (UFPR)
Antônio Jorge G. Abelém (UFPA)
Billy Pinheiro (UFPA)
Carlos Antônio Ruggiero (USP)
Daniel Macêdo Batista (USP)
Diego de Freitas Aranha (Unicamp)
Hermes Senger (UFSCar)
Jairo Paneta (ITA)
Jean E. Martina (UFSC)
José Maria Parente de Oliveira (ITA)
Kalinka Regina Lucas Jaquie Castelo Branco (USP)
Luis Fernandez Lopez (USP)
Luiz Fernando Rust da Costa Carmo (INMETRO)
Magnos Martinello (UFES)
Mário S. Alvim (UFMG)
Michele Nogueira (UFPR)
Paulo Angelo Alves Resende (GSI/Presidencia da Republica)
Raimundo Macêdo (UFBA)
Ricardo Felipe Custódio (UFSC)
Rodolfo Meneguette (IFSP)
Rodolfo Villaça (UFES)
Rodrigo Rubira Branco (Intel Corporation)
Sidney Cunha de Lucena (UniRio)
Wagner Meira Jr. (UFMG)
Cap. Laios (Ministério da Defesa)
Maj. Alexandre Cabral Godinho (EB)
Maj. Maxli Barroso Campos (EB)
Maj. Ricardo Sant’Ana (CDS/EB)
Ten. Cel. Marcelo Paiva Fontenele (EB)
Cel. José Ricardo Souza Camelo (EB)


Paulo Matias

Paulo Matias (UFSCar)

WSCDC Coordinator


Cesar Augusto C. Marcondes

Cesar Augusto C. Marcondes (UFSCar)

WSCDC Coordinator


Pedro Frosi Rosa

Pedro Frosi Rosa (UFU)

WSCDC Coordinator


Rodrigo Miani

Rodrigo Miani (UFU)

WSCDC Coordinator


Paulo Sérgio Melo de Carvalho

Paulo Sérgio Melo de Carvalho

(Prior Commander-in-chief of the Brazilian Army CyberDefense, ANSP Consultant)

WSCDC Coordinator