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Security of Ubiquitous Computing Systems

Selected Topics

  • Ubiquitous computing systems require new approaches to security

  • Result of the successful EU Horizon 2020 Cost Action project Cryptacus

  • Contributions from top-class researchers in security and cryptography

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Emerging Security Challenges for Ubiquitous Devices

      • Mirosław Kutyłowski, Piotr Syga, Moti Yung
      Pages 3-18Open Access
  3. Lightweight Cryptographic Primitives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19
    2. Catalog and Illustrative Examples of Lightweight Cryptographic Primitives

      • Aleksandra Mileva, Vesna Dimitrova, Orhun Kara, Miodrag J. Mihaljević
      Pages 21-47Open Access
    3. Selected Design and Analysis Techniques for Contemporary Symmetric Encryption

      • Vasily Mikhalev, Miodrag J. Mihaljević, Orhun Kara, Frederik Armknecht
      Pages 49-62Open Access
  4. Authentication Protocols

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 79-79
    2. ePassport and eID Technologies

      • Lucjan Hanzlik, Mirosław Kutyłowski
      Pages 81-97Open Access
    3. Ultra-lightweight Authentication

      • Xavier Carpent, Paolo D’Arco, Roberto De Prisco
      Pages 99-112Open Access
    4. From Relay Attacks to Distance-Bounding Protocols

      • Gildas Avoine, Ioana Boureanu, David Gérault, Gerhard P. Hancke, Pascal Lafourcade, Cristina Onete
      Pages 113-130Open Access
  5. Hardware Implementation and Systems

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131
    2. It Started with Templates: The Future of Profiling in Side-Channel Analysis

      • Lejla Batina, Milena Djukanovic, Annelie Heuser, Stjepan Picek
      Pages 133-145Open Access
    3. Side Channel Assessment Platforms and Tools for Ubiquitous Systems

      • Apostolos P. Fournaris, Athanassios Moschos, Nicolas Sklavos
      Pages 147-163Open Access
    4. Challenges in Certifying Small-Scale (IoT) Hardware Random Number Generators

      • Darren Hurley-Smith, Julio Hernandez-Castro
      Pages 165-181Open Access
    5. Finding Software Bugs in Embedded Devices

      • Aurélien Francillon, Sam L. Thomas, Andrei Costin
      Pages 183-197Open Access
  6. Privacy and Forensics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 199-199
    2. Privacy-Oriented Analysis of Ubiquitous Computing Systems: A 5-D Approach

      • Agusti Solanas, Edgar Batista, Fran Casino, Achilleas Papageorgiou, Constantinos Patsakis
      Pages 201-213Open Access
    3. IoT Forensics

      • Sasa Mrdovic
      Pages 215-229Open Access
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 231-265

About this book

The chapters in this open access book arise out of the EU Cost Action project Cryptacus, the objective of which was to improve and adapt existent cryptanalysis methodologies and tools to the ubiquitous computing framework. The cryptanalysis implemented lies along four axes: cryptographic models, cryptanalysis of building blocks, hardware and software security engineering, and security assessment of real-world systems.

The authors are top-class researchers in security and cryptography, and the contributions are of value to researchers and practitioners in these domains.

This book is open access under a CC BY license.


  • Cryptology
  • Cryptacus
  • Security
  • Ubiquitous Devices
  • Lightweight Cryptography
  • Symmetric Cryptography
  • Side-Channel Analysis
  • IoT Security
  • Ubiquitous Computing Systems
  • Open Access


“Each chapter can be read independently … . The book finishes with a comprehensive list of references. The book is an interesting examination of the challenges and constraints around secure development and privacy issues for the rapidly growing universe of small ubiquitous devices in the IoT.” (David B. Henderson, Computing Reviews, February 10, 2022)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Rennes, France

    Gildas Avoine

  • University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

    Julio Hernandez-Castro

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Security of Ubiquitous Computing Systems

  • Book Subtitle: Selected Topics

  • Editors: Gildas Avoine, Julio Hernandez-Castro

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Computer Science, Computer Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2021

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-10590-7Published: 15 January 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-10591-4Published: 14 January 2021

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 265

  • Number of Illustrations: 17 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Data and Information Security, Cyber-Physical Systems, Programming Language, Security Science and Technology

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)