Ambient Intelligence (AmI) is a recent paradigm emerging from Artificial Intelligence (AI), where computers are used as proactive tools assisting people with their day-to-day activities, making everyone’s life more comfortable.

The inclusion of computational power and communication technologies in everyday objects is growing and their embedding into our environments is rapidly becoming a reality. While on one hand, such embedding should be easy and comfortable for its users, it must also consider both the security and privacy aspects of those same users, their networks and equipment’s. Smart environments are composed of sensors and actuators that react to the human presence by continuously monitoring its behavior, which, in turn, translates to copious amounts of data being stored and analyzed somewhere on the cloud. To be successful in the creation of secure ambient intelligent environments, a multitude of aspects must be taken in consideration at design, setup and use phases. Security in Ambient Intelligent Environments (SAmIE) workshop aims to bring together researchers from various disciplines that constitute the scientific field of security, for ambient intelligent environments, to present and discuss the latest results, new ideas, projects and lessons learned. Brand new ideas will be greatly appreciated as well as relevant revisions and actualizations of previously presented work, project summaries and PhD thesis.


To fulfill these objectives, submissions of substantial, original and previously unpublished work are invited in all areas related to the digital security for Ambient Intelligent Environments (AmIE). The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Access control mechanisms for AmIE
  • AmIE security management
  • Colluding attacks over multiple AmIE
  • Distributed denial of service in AmIE
  • Information sharing and data protection in AmIE
  • Intrusion detection in AmIE
  • Privacy policy framework for AmIE
  • Secure applications diployed in AmIE
  • Secure big data in AmIE
  • Security architectures for AmIE
  • Security protocols for AmIE computing
  • Trust computing for AmIE cloud services
  • Digital forensics for AmIE


Organizing Committee

  • António Pinto (Politécnico do Porto)
  • Ricardo Costa (Politécnico do Porto)

Program Committee

  • Altino Sampaio, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
  • André Zúquete, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
  • António Costa, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
  • Carlos Rabadão, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
  • Carlos Ribeiro, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Henrique Santos, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
  • João Paulo Magalhães, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
  • Luís Coelho Antunes, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Manuel Barata, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Manuel Eduardo Correia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Miguel Frade, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
  • Mário Antunes, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
  • Patricio Domingues, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
  • Pedro Pinto, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • Ricardo Santos, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
  • Rogério Reis, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Rolando Martins, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Rui Silva, Instituto Politécnico de Beja, Portugal


António Pinto

Ricardo Costa