Pervasive and embedded computing and communication is a paradigm that aims at providing trustworthy computing solutions and communication services all the time and everywhere. This entails the need for an interdisciplinary field of R&D that combines signal processing with computer hardware and software technologies, and utilizes and integrates pervasive, wireless, embedded, wearable and/or mobile systems. Applications range from ambient intelligence to ubiquitous multimedia, multidimensional signal processing, sensors, robotics, integrated communication systems and nanotechnologies. PECCS will bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in these areas.

Security, Privacy and Dependability must be addressed in the context of Embedded Systems (ESs) as “built in” rather than as “add-on” functionalities.

This session will focus on this strategy and research works showing technologies improving security, privacy and dependability at different levels: node, network, middleware and overlay as well as real word application results are the objective of the session. At the same time, the use of metrics to determine security levels is desirable in order to measure the quality of the security solution, to (re-)validate or even to (re-) certificate them making this process faster, easier and widely accepted. Therefore research in security metrics for embedded systems is also within the scope of the special session.

nSHIELD was present in the conference session with six papers from the consortium and the topic raised the interest of the audience. The discussion was taken a step further as speakers answered the questions from the audience and also the chairman.