Special Session on Trustworthiness and SecurityFocused Wireless Industrial IoT Networks at the2020 16th IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS)

  • Bernhard, H. (Chair)
  • Leander B. Hörmann (Member of programme committee)
  • Lukasz Kulas (Member of programme committee)
  • Michael Karner (Member of programme committee)
  • Tomas Nordström (Member of programme committee)
  • Kristina Kunert (Member of programme committee)

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Secure wireless communication is essential for most industrial applications. The secure and reliable control of processes as well as the data integrity of measured values are key targets in these applications. The industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) tries to connect an increasing number of sensors wirelessly. The wireless sensors form wireless sensor networks (WSNs). However, wireless sensor nodes are exposed to various security threats ranging from physical modification on the device itself to remote attacks via the communication channel. It is important to secure the complete lifetime of the wireless sensor nodes and other system components. This includes the production phase, shipping, preparation phase and operational phase. This paper presents a lifetime security concept for a wireless sensor network applied in automotive test beds. In this application scenario, the wireless sensor nodes are used to capture various temperatures in an automotive unit under test. In order to indicate the current state of trustworthiness of the system, a trustworthiness indicator is implemented which is shown to the user. An evaluation of the increase of power consumption caused by an encrypted communication is negligible and can be expected to be provided by the wireless sensor node's power supply without reducing the node lifetime.
Period27 Apr 2020
Event typeConference
Organisers, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH, Gdańsk University of Technology, Kompetenzzentrum Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, AVL List GmbH, Umeå University
SponsorsIEEE, University of Porto, American University in Cairo
LocationPorto, PortugalShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational