One of the papers presented at IEEE SIEDS 2021 focused on the rise of advanced logistical systems embedded in smart devices and the systems security issues they increasingly pose, and has just been published on IEEE Xplore.

Trust and Security of Embedded Smart Devices in Advanced Logistics Systems brought students, faculty, industry, and government together to discuss the growing Internet of Things (IoT) and resultant security issues such as privacy, authentication, and secure storage of data in the context of industry. Specifically, the paper examines the IoT logistics systems of Fermata (charging of fleet electric vehicles), Port of Virginia (automation of container freight operations), and Systems Planning and Analysis Inc. (logistics and supply chains for hypersonics systems).

The paper is an outcome of CCALS’ participation in the NSF Center for Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust (NSF CHEST), and includes a risk analysis via scenario-based preferences, aided by a literature review and industry experts.

The IEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium, held virtually this past April at the University of Virginia (UVA), is a student-focused international forum for applied research, development, and design in Systems and Information Engineering. Projects must extend beyond the analysis of systems and include the synthesis of alternative solutions to a problem.

The presenting team included Thomas L. Polmateer, Engineering Systems and Environment at UVA and Research Program director at CCALS; James H. Lambert, F.IEEE, Engineering Systems and Environment at UVA and CCALS Technical Advisory Committee member; and Mark Manasco, CCALS President and Executive Director. David Slutzky of Fermata LLC, a CCALS collaborator, also participated in the effort along with contributors Christopher M. VanYe, Beatrice E. Li, Andrew Koch, Mai Luu, Rahman O. Adekunle, Negin Moghadasi, and Kelsey Hollenback, all with UVA Engineering Systems and Environment; Zachary A. Collier of Collier Research Systems; and David Barnes, Strategic Operations and Surety Division, Systems Planning and Analysis Inc.

View the paper here

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