Association for promoting innovative technologies - InnovativeFET
Association for promotion of innovative technologies - InnovativeFET is established and aims to promote the use of innovative information and communication technologies, fostering innovation development and application of information and communication technologies, raising public awareness about the security aspects of the use of such technologies and to promote awareness of emerging technologies.
These goals Association strives to achieve by encouraging innovative thinking, the establishment and development of international cooperation and organizing and holding educational workshops and seminars.
As a nation that has witnessed the war and all that it brings, we want to express our regret and disgust at the current situation in Ukraine.
Freedom and democracy are precious and that is the essence of every nation. Every child and every man in the 21st century needs to be protected and we must
be united in peace. We must not remain indifferent to any form of violence or human rights violations.
Innovative FET expresses its sympathy and support to friends and colleagues from IATDI (International Association for Technological Development and Innovation)
in Ukraine, Sumy State University, as well as the entire Ukrainian academic community and all Ukrainians.
International scientific conference Industry 4.0
Humanity is facing the biggest challenge of its existence. The proposed
strategy in "INDUSTRY 4.0", is where the physical world merges with the
virtual. Information technology, telecommunications and manufacturing
are united when the means of production are becoming more independent.
It is still impossible to say how smart factories will look in the
future. The scientists from around the world, from all scientific fields
are called to seek an answer to the many challenges of "INDUSTRY 4.0".
InnovativeFET is proudly serves as a Co-organizer of summer session of 7th International Scientific Conference INDUSTRY 4.0.The conference is organized by the Scientific-technical Union of Mechanical Engineering,
Republic of Bulgaria and will be held from 20-25.06.2022, VARNA, BULGARIA. Deadline for sending the Form A is 15.11.2021. For more information about the conference, visit the official conference website .
We are happy to serve as an Industry Partner of the ICSPN 2022 is the International Conference on Cyber Security, Privacy and Networking.
ICSPN 2022 is going to be organized during September 09-11, 2022 in Thailand.
The objectives of ICSPN 2022 is to provide a premier international platform for deliberations on strategies, recent trends, innovative approaches, discussions and
presentations on the most recent cyber security, privacy and networking challenges and developments from the perspective of providing security awareness and its best
practices for the real world. Moreover, motivation to organize this conference is to promote research by sharing innovative ideas among all levels of the scientific
community, and to provide opportunities to develop creative solutions to various security, privacy and networking problems.
The conference welcomes papers of either practical or theoretical nature, presenting research or applications addressing all aspects of security,
privacy and networking, that concerns to organizations and individuals, thus creating new research opportunities. Moreover, the conference program will include
various tracks, special sessions, invited talks, presentations delivered by researchers from the international community, and keynote speeches. We anticipate that this
conference will open new entrance for further research and technology improvements in this important area.
New deadline!!! Special Issue in MDPI Electronics Journal
Dear colleagues scientists and researchers,
because of a lot of requests we decided to give you additional time to finish your research, prepare your papers,
and submit them to our Special Issue "New Advances and Challenges in Communication Networks" in Electronics MDPI.
(link to SI in the first comment)
The new deadline is 31 October 2022.
This Special Issue calls for papers presenting novel works regarding planning, development, optimizing, simulating,
and securing communication networks. Furthermore, high-quality reviews and survey papers are welcomed.
MDPI Electronics is a scientific journal indexed in Clarivate Web of Science Core Collection (SCI-Expanded) and
Clarivate Web of Science Current Content with Impact Factor (IF-2020): 2.397, and belongs to Q2 quartile according to SJR.
Ivan Cvitić, Ph.D.,
Prof. Dragan Peraković, Ph.D.,
Assist. prof. Dr. Anca Delia Jurcut,
Prof. Goran Marković, Ph.D.
For more info please visit the official conference website of SI
EAI FABULOUS 2022
Become the part of a greate community of scientists, researchers and experts. Submit your paper to Fabulous 2022. We are waiting for you!
International scientific conference Industry 4.0
InnovativeFET is proudly serves as a Co-organizer of winter session of 6th International Scientific Conference INDUSTRY 4.0.The conference is organized by the Scientific-technical Union of Mechanical Engineering,
Republic of Bulgaria and will be held from 08-11.12.2021, BOROVETS, BULGARIA. Deadline for sending the Form A is 15.11.2021. For more information about the conference, visit the official conference website .
2021 Technical Paper Writing Contest
InnovativeFET together with Insights2Techinfom LoginRadius, eFeed-Hungers, Con4Com and CCET ACM Student Chapter is organizing a 2021 Technical Paper Writing Contest.
You can get more info and submit your papers on the link
We are proud to announce Fabulous 2022 - 6th EAI International Conference on Future Access Enablers of Ubiquitous and Intelligent Infrastructures that will be hel from May 4-6, 2022 in Zagreb, Croatia. InnovativeFET is one again co-organizer of this great international scientiic conference that gather scientists, researchers and experts in the domain of Information and communication technologies and ubiquitous and intelligent infrastructures.
Information and communication technologies and ubiquitous and intelligent infrastructures support many environments, from private and business to those critical for the normal daily functioning of society as a whole. The application of information and communication technologies in critical infrastructure management is a challenge from many aspects, and one of the most prominent is undoubtedly the cybersecurity one.
The FABULOUS 2022 conference will try to address such challenges adequately while applying new methods and concepts such as artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain.
First demonstration of quantum communication among three states
The first public demonstration of quantum communication between three countries: Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia, was demonstrated today as a part of the G20 meeting in Trieste. It was established among Trieste, Ljubljana, and Rijeka.
Thanks to scientists and experts led by the Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) within the Croatian Quantum Communication Infrastructure Consortium (CroQCI), which also includes the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb, and OiV - Digital Signals and Networks.
Croatia, although not a member of the G20, found itself alongside the richest and most influential countries.
The demonstration was organized by Prof. Angelo Bassi from the Department of Physics of the University of Trieste and the Quantum Communications Group of the National Institute of Optics (CNR-INO) led by Dr. Alessandro Zavatta.
In Slovenia, the demonstration was led by Prof. Rainer Kaltenbaek and Prof. Anton Ramšak from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, with the technical support of Telekom Slovenije, while in Croatia this endeavour was led by Dr. Mario Stipčević and
Dr. Martin Lončarić from the Ruđer Bošković Institute with the support of colleagues Prof. Dr. Dragan Peraković and Dr. Ivan Cvitić from the Department of Information and Communication Traffic from the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences in
Zagreb and the telecom company OIV - Digital Signals and Networks.
"The Croatian side, in addition to full quantum communication on the 100.5-kilometer-long Trieste-Rijeka route, here for the first time in the world publicly demonstrated the so-called "quantum-enhanced cryptography", through which Rijeka is connected to Zagreb. The device that made this possible is the result of cooperation between the "PCE" Marine Electronic Center from Split and the Ruđer Bošković Institute from Zagreb. It is an intermediate step that offers security less than quantum cryptography (which is absolute), but also significantly higher than conventional crypto solutions, and at a significantly lower cost than quantum cryptography." explained Dr. Mario Stipčević, head of the Laboratory for Photonics and Quantum Optics at the RBI and one of the coordinators of the demonstration in Croatia.
"With the successful realization of this endeavour, our scientists and experts broke the ice and paved the way for the realization of quantum infrastructure in the Republic of Croatia. This proves Croatia's readiness to participate in the construction of a pan-European quantum communication network", said Dr. Stipčević.
Quantum communication satisfies the need for secure communication, which is a priority of all governments around the world. This technology achieves absolute security thanks to quantum encryption that works through photon exchange, which allows instantaneous detection of hacker intrusion attempts.
"The importance of today's demonstration is further emphasized in the context of the future European Quantum Communication Infrastructure (EuroQCI) promoted by all EU member states and the European Commission with the support of the European Space Agency. From the very beginning, Croatia has been involved in shaping EuroQCI", explains Dr. Martin Lončarić from the RBI, who, along with Dr. Stipčević, is the coordinator of these activities in Croatia.
"Today we have laid the foundation stone for a new European quantum infrastructure," explained Tommaso Calarco, President of the European Quantum Community Network (QCN), "with unprecedented security, which by nature belongs to us", he concluded.
The demonstration began with official greetings from representatives of the institutions, followed by a real musical treat prepared by three music quartets. Namely, the musicians, using the quantum cryptography established to demonstrate this communication, performed specially prepared musical works in each of the three countries.
The musical performance was achieved thanks to the cooperation of the Trieste Conservatory "Giuseppe Tartini" together with the Music Academies in Ljubljana and Zagreb.
The quartet of saxophonists of the Music Academy in Ljubljana (Miha Rogina soprano, saxophone, Nika Deželak alto saxophone, Agata Živoder tenor saxophone, Domen Koren baritone) performed "Tango virtuoso" by Thierry Escaich.
The String Quartet of the Academy of Music, University of Zagreb (Matej Žerovnik and Luka Kojundžić violin, Filip Kojundžić viola, Lucija Mušac cello) performed Fran Lhotka's "Scherzo", while the quartet of saxophonist of the Trieste Conservatory "Giuseppe Tartini" (soprano-saxophone Elia Sor Emma Marcolin, tenor saxophone Matilda Travain, baritone saxophone Marin Komadina), performed "Suite Hellenique" by Pedro Iturralde.
New members of Thematic Innovation Council
Innovative FET is proudly announcing that our member Ivan Cvitić, Ph.D. has become the member of Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development's Thematic Innvation Council for Security. He was elected on 2 years mandate. We congratulate him this way and wish him a lot of success in his work.
FABULOUS 2021 - 5th EAI International Conference on Future Access Enablers of Ubiquitous and Intelligent Infrastructures has ended.
Innovative FET is happy and proud to be a part of this conference as a conference co-organizer. We strive to gather and connect relevant stakeholders from academia and industry and organize platform
and evironment for exchanging state-of-the-art research, innovations, ideas, and knowledge in the domain of information and communication technologies, their development, and innovative use in various areas.
This year's FABULOUS 2021 conference was planned to be held in Zagreb, Croatia, but instead, it was held online due to COVID-19 pandemic. The full conference is available on
Youtube ( Day 1 and Day 2).
The conference acceptance rate was 50%, and the authors of the papers came from:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Republic of Macedonia
We congratulate all authors on outstanding research and excellent presentation.
We also congratulate the organizing committee for a tremendous work:
Dragan Peraković, University of Zagreb, Croatia (Innovative FET president)
Goran Marković, University of Beograd, Serbia
Lucia Knapcikova, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Technical Program Committee Chairs
Marko Periša, University of Zagreb, Croatia (Innovative FET vicepresident)
Marko Krstić, RATEL Beograd, Serbia
Anca D. Jurcut, University College Dublin, Ireland
B. B. Gupta, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra, India
Ivan Cvitić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Thank you all, and hopefully, see you at next year's FABULOUS 2022 in person!
We are happy and proud to be able to work together and support this great conference.
International Conference on Cyber Security, Privacy and Networking (ICSPN 2021) September 17-19, 2021, India (In Virtual Mode)
More info on the conference official web site
Special Issue in MDPI Electronics Journal
We are happy to inform you that the new Special Issue (New Advances and Challenges in Communication Networks) of scientific journal Electronics MDPI is now open for paper submission.
This Special Issue calls for papers presenting novel works regarding planning, development, optimizing, simulating, and securing communication networks.
Furthermore, high-quality review and survey papers are welcomed.
MDPI Electronics is a scientific journal indexed in Clarivate Web of Science Core Collection (SCI-Expanded)
and Clarivate Web of Science Current Content with Impact Factor (IF-2019): 2.412, and belongs to Q2 quartile according to SJR.
Submission deadline: 1. January, 2022.
Ivan Cvitić, Ph.D.
Prof. Dragan Peraković, Ph.D.
Assistant prof. Anca Delia Jurcut, Ph.D.
Prof. Goran Marković, Ph.D.
For more info please visit the official conference website of SI
Due to the unrelenting global pandemic, EAI Fabulous 2021 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference.
In 2020, EAI successfully launched an online conference format to ensure the safety, comfort, and quality of experience for attendees and a successful course of the events, all while retaining fully live interaction, publication, and indexing.
All matters related to publication and indexing will remain unchanged. Participants will still be able to enjoy unique interactive benefits.
The Final Full Paper Submission deadline is February 16, 2021.
For more info please visit the official conference website
Fabulous deadline extended
Within the defined deadline, 48 papers for review were received from co-authors from 12 countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, India, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia, USA).
With 2 Keynote presentations it is already certain that we will have a great presentation program at #Fabulous2021.
In view of requests for additional timeframe (Codiv-19 situation) EAI European Alliance for Innovation and Organizing Committee agreed to
ADDITIONALLY EXTEND THE DEADLINE to January 4, 2021.
Fabulous deadline extended
Due to the numerous requests received from the authors, the organizing committee has decided to extend the deadline for submitting papers till November 30, 2020.
#scientificjournal #if #WoS
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of papers to a Special Issue in:
The MMS2020 conference was successfully held in the cyberspace from 27-28 October 2020. We are honored that we could be the part of such event as one of the co-organizers.
During the conference, 2 keynote speeches and 38 scientific papers by 146 participants from 11 countries were presented.
The next, 6th MMS conference will be held from 6-8 October 2021 in Krynica Zdroj, Poland.
EAI Fellows Class of 2020
European Alliance for Innovation – EAI has announced the top 0.1% of individuals who achieved the greatest success on the EAI rankings in calendar 2019 among the entire EAI community of over 150,000 members from over 170 countries. It earned them an objective and transparent nomination for the extraordinary accomplishments in their technical areas as evaluated by members of the EAI Community around the world.
We are extremely honored to inform you that among the 227 individuals are Association president Dragan Peraković, Ph.D., and Association vice president Marko Periša, Ph.D.!
Instead of Opatija, the 5th EAI International Conference on Management of Manufacturing Systems - MMS 2020 will be held in the Cyberspace on 27-28 October 2020.
Sign up for free access to the live stream. The live stream will be available to everyone regardless of whether you are a co-author of already registered papers or just want to listen to presentations of papers and learn something new.
Direct link for sign up
Co-organizers of the 5th EAI International Conference on Management of Manufacturing Systems are:
European Alliance for Innovation - EAI, Gent, Belgium
Association for promoting innovative technologies - InnovativeFET, Zagreb, Croatia
Department of Information and Communication Traffic, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies, TechnicalUniversity of Košice, Košice, Slovakia.
For more information about the registration for free access to the live stream and everything related to the conference, please visit the official conference website: http://manusystems.org.
New leadership of HKIPT
We are proud to inform you that the president of InnovativeFET, Prof. Dragan Perakovic, Ph.D. has been elected as a President of the Croatian chamber of transport engineers (HKIPT). Vice president of InnovativeFET Assist. Prof. Marko Periša, Ph.D. was elected as a member of the Supervisory Board of the Chamber.
InnovativeFET Association congratulates and wishes them lot of success.
Industry 4.0 conference 2020
Humanity is facing the biggest challenge of its existence. The proposed strategy in "INDUSTRY 4.0", is where the physical world merges with the
virtual. Information technology, telecommunications and manufacturing are united when the means of production are becoming more independent.
It is still impossible to say how smart factories will look in the future. The scientists from around the world, from all scientific fields
are called to seek an answer to the many challenges of "INDUSTRY 4.0". It is our great pleasure to annouce that we are once again partners of the Industry 4.0 conference.
All information about important dates, ways of submitting papers, participation at workshops
at the conference, and more are available on the link .
5th EAI International Conference on Future Access Enablers of Ubiquitous and Intelligent Infrastructures – FABULOUS 2021 will be held from 6-7th May 2021 in Zagreb, Croatia.
Submit your scientific paper or Workshop proposal to FABULOUS 2021 conference and share your knowledge!
FABULOUS 2021 is held under the theme Security of innovative services and infrastructure in the traffic/transport/logistic ecosystem. The event will bring together experts, researchers, business innovators,
students to exchange knowledge and ideas on the newest digital and wireless technologies towards innovative and sustainable solutions for ubiquitous and intelligent communication infrastructures.
All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library. FABULOUS proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services,
Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL). All information about important dates, ways of submitting papers, participation at workshops
at the conference, and more are available on the link .
3rd International Conference on Design, Simulation, Manufacturing: The Innovation Exchange came to an end. We are proud to be part of this great event as an organizational partner because "Together we can do more for science, technology, engineering, and education"
Book of Abastract from 3rd International Conference on Design, Simulation, Manufacturing: The Innovation Exchange is published.
We are proud to be organization partners alongside with reputable organizations such as Springer, Technical University of Kosice, Kielce University of Technology and others. Book of abstract can be found on following link
MMS 2020 deadline extended
Submit a Full-length paper or Workshop proposal to MMS 2020!
We remind you that the 5th EAI International Scientific Conference Management of Manufacturing Systems - MMS 2020 takes place from 27–29 October 2020 in Opatija, Croatia.
The conference is organized under the umbrella of the European Alliance for Innovation – EAI. Co-organizers of the conference are Association for promoting innovative technologies – InnovativeFET, Department of Information and Communication Traffic, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb, and Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies, Technical University of Košice.
Submit your scientific paper or Workshop proposal to MMS 2020 conference and share your knowledge from the field of management and manufacturing systems. More information in attached PDF document .
International scientific conference Industry 4.0
President of InnovativeFET,Full Professor Dragan Peraković, PhD, is the member of 5th International Scientific Conference INDUSTRY 4.0 Programme Committee.The conference is organized by the Scientific-technical Union of Mechanical Engineering,
Republic of Bulgaria and will be held from 24 to 27 June 2020 in Varna, Republic of Bulgaria. Deadline for sending the paper's abstract is 28.02.2020. The full text papers must be sent not later than 30.04.2020.All papers included in the Conference scientific program will be published in International
Scientific Journal “Industry 4.0”, ISSN (print) 2534-8582 and ISSN (on-line) 2534-8582. For more information about the conference, visit the official conference website .
We are proud to announce that 5th EAI International Conference on Management of Manufacturing Systems - MMS2020 will be held in October 2020, Opatija, Croatia. European Alliance for Innovation - EAI, Gent, Belgium
- Association for promoting innovative technologies - InnovativeFET, Zagreb, Croatia (Udruga Innovative FET)
- Department of Information and Communication Traffic, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
- Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies, TechnicalUniversity of Košice, Košice, Slovakia
For more info visit official conference web:http://manusystems.org
General chair of MMS2020, prof. Dragan Perakovic, Ph.D.
General Co-Chairs: Michal Balog, Lucia Knapčíková
4th International scientific conference Management of Manufacturing Systems was held in Poland (Krynica Zdroj) from 08-10.10.2019. InnovativeFET has proudly taken this years coorganization role along the Technical University of Kosice (TUKE), the Department of Information and Communication Traffic of the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences.
Association president prof. Dragan Peraković, PhD, as General Chair of the conference, gave a keynote presentation on Identification of relevant parameters for modeling the ecosystem elements in Industry 4.0.While Ivan Cvitić, M.Eng. presented a paper entitled Definition of the IoT Device Classes Based on Network Traffic Flow Features.
We are very proud that InnovativeFET has concluded a cooperation agreement with the International Association for Technological Development and Innovations in Ukraine.
The aims of this cooperation are an academic exchange of research and resources, conference organization, participation in research projects and other activities focused on enhancing knowledge transfer and cooperation.
International conference DSMIE2019
International Conference on Design, Simulation, Manufacturing: The Innovation Exchange - DSMIE-2019 has successfully ended. InnovativeFET was the proud partner of the conference and their members were there to give the keynote lecture, and exchange knowledge and experience with other experts and researchers.
Together we can do more for science, technology, engineering and education. For more info visit official conference web.
International conference Industry 4.0
We are proud to announce that 4. international scientific conference - Industry 4.0 will be held from 24. -27.06.2019. in Hotel Atlantis, Burgas, Bulgary under the organization of Scientific-technical union of mechanical engineering Bulgaria "Industry 4.0".
InnovativeFET is the co-organizer of this event. More information on official conference web.
EAI Institutional Member
We are proud to inform you that Association has become an Institutional Member of EAI - European Alliance for Innovation. Cooperation with EAI is giving us a global platform for endorsing and promoting our future initiatives and activities. In this way Association is becoming more visible globally and have opportunity to do even more for promotion of future and innovative technologies.
EAI International Conference on Management of Manufacturing MMS2018
The 3rd EAI International Conference on Management of Manufacturing (MMS2018) was successfully organized by the European Alliance for Innovation - EAI in Dubrovnik, 6-8. November 2018.
The co-organizers were: Technical University of Košice; Association for promoting innovative technologies - InnovativeFET, Zagreb; Department of Information Communication Traffic of the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Zagreb with the partnership of the Croatian Chamber of Traffic and Transport Technology Engineers, Zagreb and the Springer Publishing Company (Springer Nature Switzerland).
Financial assistance to the organization of the conference was given by the companies Transmitters and Communications Ltd., HŽ Infrastruktura Ltd. and the Croatian Post Plc.
During the conference 3 (three) plenary presentations, 2 (two) technical lectures and 26 scientific papers from 105 co-authors from the Czech Republic, Croatia, India, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic and Ukraine were presented.
The next 4th conference will be held from 8. to 10. of October 2019 in Krynica Zdroj, Poland.
More details: http://manusystems.org
International conference "Industry 4.0"
Activities and influence of the Association are getting stronger every day, so we are very proud to announce Association's fourth international scientific conference co organization. This time we are co organizing third international scientific conference
"Industry 4.0" that will be held in Borovets, Bulgaria from 12 to 15 of December 2018. For more information please visit official conference websit.
RCITD - new deadline
The 6th RCITD 2018 International Virtual Research Conference aimed at Engineering will be held at www.rcitd.com during 5 - 11 November 2018. Date for full paper submission has been extended till October 12, 2018.
For more information visit official conference websit.
We are proud to inform you that the InnovativeFET will once again be partner at International Conference on Design, Simulation, Manufacturing: The Innovation Exchange - DSMIE-2019 that will be held in Lutsk, Ukraine.
More details on folowing link.
We are pleased to inform you that we are co-organizer of RCITD 2018 - 6th International Virtual Research Conference. More about Conference, please visit this link.
We are pleased to inform you that we are co-organizer of MMS 2018 - 3rd EAI International Conference on Management of Manufacturing Systems. More about Conference, please visit this link.
We are proud to announce our partnership at International Conference on Design, Simulation, Manufacturing: The Innovation Exchange (DSMIE-2018). More about Conference, please visit this link.
Partners and sponsors of DSMIE-2018
Meet the partners and sponsors of International Conference on Design, Simulation, Manufacturing: The Innovation Exchange - DSMIE-2018 that will be held in Sumy, Ukraine on June 12-15, 2018. For more information please visit following link.
We are proud to inform you that the International Conference on Design, Simulation, Manufacturing: The Innovation Exchange - DSMIE-2018 which was held in Sumy, Ukraine has been successfully completed.
InnovativeFET was conference partner alongside many prominent organizations such as Springer, Unicheck, EasyChair, Technical University of KOsice, Kielce University of Technology, University of West Bohemia and TRIZ.
Hrvatska lutrija - tender for donations in 2018
Project title: Research of security application of innovative information and communication services
Project idea description
The reliability of data for users of various information and communications services has been increasing in recent years. Among other things, it is mentioned the result of an increase in the number of innovative information and communication services and the number of users who use that service.
A significant number of users do not have enough knowledge about the potential threats of such environments, making them vulnerable to a large number of attacks.
With the increasing use of social networks, new attack vectors have been developed, whereby it is possible to use in a number of ways the data that users voluntarily and on their own initiative publish using such services.
The proposed project would identify threats directed to users of various information and communication services, as well as services that are most commonly targeted by malicious users.
In addition, conducting the survey of users and analyzing the results of the survey will define the most vulnerable groups of users.
On the basis of the collected knowledge, the behavior guidelines will be defined when using information and communication services for the most vulnerable groups of users in order to increase the security of their data.
Defined guidelines will be disseminated to users via Internet portals, social networks and other media. The results of the research will be presented in the form of scientific work and scientific-professional community at an international scientific conference with the aim of involving and directing a wider scientific community into the subject problem area.
Analysis of DDoS attack trends
The largest number of infrastructure layer attacks in 2013 and 2014 was performed using the TCP protocol with exploitation of the SYN flag (31.22% and 25.73%).
The SYN flag represents one of six possible TCP header flags (ACK, SYN, URG, FIN, RST, and PSH) whose function is to synchronize sequential packet numbers when initiating a TCP session, and it is often used for implementation of DDoS attack.
Except the SYN and other TCP header flags there are other protocols or protocol parameters that were used in DDoS attacks based on infrastructure and application layer.
After 2014, changes in the frequency of certain infrastructure layer protocols use are noticed. Since the third quarter of 2014, the share of SYN based attacks has been in decline, and the use of other protocols such as UDP, NTP (Network Time Protocol) and DNS (Domain Name System) is rising.
Figure show the frequency of certain protocols use in the implementation of DDoS attacks, quarterly for the time period from the first quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2017.
The analyzed data were taken from the company Aakmai Inc., one of the leading firms for protection from DDoS attacks worldwide. There is a noticeable increase in the trend of traffic intensity generated by DDoS attacks since 2012.
The most intense attack was recorded at the end of 2016 with amount to 623 Gbps. The reason for the current trend is the development of cloud computing (CC) concept, which also implies the use of processing capacity considerably larger for the inbound traffic than is the case of traditional IC systems.
Accordingly, successful disruption of IC resource availability in the CC environment requires generating a higher DDoS traffic intensity
Motivations for the attack on information and communication services availability
Availability represents one of the key security requirements. Every IC system have the purpose to deliver the data, information or service to end user.
User can be human, but it can also be a process, machine or any other entity that can benefit from received data, information or service. If IC system cannot perform delivery of them, then it loses its purpose.
If IC resource is not available at requested time, then security requirements such as integrity or confidentiality losses their importance as well.
Availability is usually described in “number of nines notation” where one nine denotes 90% availability level or 36.5 days/year of downtime and six nines denotes 99.9999% of availability level or 31.5 sec/year of downtime.
Availability is the probability that a system or system element is performing its defined function at a given time.
That is why it is important to observe factors that can affect availability of IC resources in ITS system, which implies every element of IC system and not just communication segment.
Motivation for conducting an attack can vary, but 24.43% of organization stated that motivation for generating security incident is disruption of service.
That information is supporting importance of research oriented towards identification of factors that can have negative affect on IC resources availability.
Smart home as innovative services
The rapid development of hardware, software and communication technologies enabled the development of the IoT (Internet of Things) concept. The IoT concept extends the existing Internet network and implies pervasive network-connected devices that represent the link between the digital and physical environment. Digital environment interacting with the physical through a variety of sensors and actuators that have the function to uniquely represent and manage objects from the physical environment. The sensors and actuators contain resources for communication, processing and storage of data, and enable detection and eventual change of a object state. According to the above-mentioned concept, IoT represents the agglomeration of various technologies that are interrelated with the aim of providing innovative services.
The security of a smart home IoT (SHIoT) device is a subject of numerous research. Some shows the first fundamental empirical analysis of the smart home platform security. Applications developed on the Samsung SmartThings platform have been analyzed and vulnerabilities of such applications to numerous security threats were identified such as access rights escalation, unauthorized access to pin code devices, unauthorized device configuration modifications, and so on. Numerous studies have identified the security challenges of a smart home environment associated with unauthorized data modification, inserting malicious code, unauthorized remote device management, eavesdropping, unauthorized routing and others. Authors of paper conducted a vulnerability assessment of SHIoT devices. The research involved a considerable number of vulnerabilities and related threats whose implementation could have a negative impact on user privacy, user data, traffic content, and disabling resource access as a result of DDoS attacks.
Due to numerous limitations, IoT devices are a potential target or source of various cyber-attacks. The availability of information and communication resources in a smart home environment is a key security challenge and can often be hindered by DDoS attacks. In addition to be the target of attack, devices in the smart home environment are ever more frequent sources of DDoS attacks, or generators of illegal DDoS traffic through unprotected IoT devices associated with the botnet network. An example of such botnet through which many DDoS attacks are performed is the Mirai botnet. Mirai has controlled more than 100,000 inadequately protected SHIoT devices and thus generated illegitimate network traffic (DDoS traffic) to the desired destinations.
According to forecasts, by 2020 the total number of devices that IoT concept combines will be approximately 31 billion, and by 2025 about 75 billion. the number of IoT devices in certain economic segments.
There is a significant increase in the number of IoT devices in the consumer sector (SHIoT) compared to other business sectors.
Extrapolation of the SHIoT devices growth trend indicates 12,86 billion devices by 2020. In 2008. the average household was 2.4 SHIoT devices, in 2015 there were 8.6 SHIoT units in the average household, and in 2022 the average household would contain more than 500 SHIoT devices.
According to the statistical data presented, it can be concluded that the increase in the number of SHIoT devices will also affect the increase of the DDoS traffic intensity generated by such devices.
The above indicates an increase in the need for detection methods and DDoS traffic management generated in the smart home environment.
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