Pushing Back on the Internet of Things: A Workshop on IoT & Smart Cities Security & Privacy Concerns

Hosted by the Center for Information Technology and Policy at Princeton University

Organizers: Carl DiSalvo (Georgia Tech), Nick Feamster (Princeton), Janet Vertesi (Princeton), Seda Gurses (Princeton / Leuven)

Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) is hosting a workshop that explores the security and privacy concerns that arise from Internet-connected devices in smart homes and cities. 

For this workshop they are soliciting teams of computer scientists, engineers, designers, artists, legal scholars, and social theorists to come together and design systems that can provide users with more visibility into and control over the behavior of the devices that they connect to their networks, ultimately giving people more agency over these devices. Existing efforts to improve IoT privacy and security have begun to explore ways to visualize and control data flows from these devices, but many of these designs could be informed by insights from architects, designers, and sociologists as well as critical theories of design. The workshop plans to bring people together from these diverse knowledge bases to enrich and enhance existing approaches to security and privacy in smart homes and cities.

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Event Details


    Princeton University


  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017
    - Friday, April 7, 2017