For further information, please contact the General chair: Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon
Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Security for smart applications
We are currently in the era of the imminent adoption of Artificial Intelligence in IoT. This amazing progress comes with challenges. If someone hacks into a home network system, then he has access to control devices we trust, critical and confidential information. And this is just the visible part of the iceberg. Smart traffic grid connected to the city infrastructure, the electric grid or the water supply become vulnerable to cyber-attacks. In addition, in the future, a self driving car can be hacked and controlled, either putting users in danger or exposing confidential information. These vulnerabilities represent a real concern that has to be addressed. Applications that run on all these interconnected devices represent a window to data. By tampering with the applications, hackers can get access to confidential information, modify credentials or control the entire system. This reflects the obvious and common need for effective and robust solutions to protect and safeguard the integrity of both the applications and data. In this presentation, we will discuss the challenges and solutions for applications and data security in modern IoT.
Gabriela Nicolescu obtained her MSc degree from Politechnica Bucharest and her PhD degree, in 2002, from INPG (Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble) in France. She has been working at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada) since 2003, where she is a professor in the Computer and Software Engineering Department. Dr. Nicolescu's research interests are in the field of programming, modeling and simulation of advanced systems. She published five books and she is the author of more than hundred articles in journals, international conferences and of book chapters.