Privacy on IoT

What is Privacy CoLab?

A collaborative laboratory of researchers, students and professors between the University of Coimbra in Portugal (UC) and the Østfold University College in Norway (OU) to propose, develop and evaluate an innovative model to address privacy on IoT.

Our Privacy Model

Given the research challenges identified in the literature, we decided to propose and develop a People-Centric IoT privacy-aware framework, leveraging some concepts and contributions that are well-established in the existing proposals of the state-of-the-art, but also going beyond them by addressing some of the identified challenges. The proposed framework architecture relies on a centralized system, which mediates between users (data subjects) and IoT service providers (data controllers).


  • J. Rivadeneira-Muñoz, J. Sá Silva, R. Colomo-Palacios, A. Rodrigues, J. M. Fernandes, and F. Boavida, “A Privacy-Aware framework integration into a Human-in-the-Loop IoT system,” in IEEE INFOCOM WKSHPS: MobiSec 2021: Security, Privacy, and Digital Forensics of Mobile Systems and Networks (INFOCOM WKSHPS MobiSec 2021), May 2021.
  • N. Armando, R. Almeida, M. Fernandes, J. Sá Silva, F. Boavida, “End-to-end Experimentation of a 5G Vertical within the Scope of Blended Learning”, Springer Nature, January 2021.
  • M. Fernandes, J. Sá Silva, A. Rodrigues, F. Boavida, “A Survey of Approaches to Unobtrusive Sensing of Humans”, ACM Surveys, October 2021.


Prof. Jorge Sá Silva
University of Coimbra
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DEEC)
Prof. André Rodrigues
Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra
Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC)
Prof. Ricardo Colomo-Palacios
Østfold University College
Computer Science Department

Jorge Eduardo Rivadeneira Muñoz
University of Coimbra
Department of Informatics Engineering (DEI)
Prof. Fernando Boavida
University of Coimbra
Department of Informatics Engineering (DEI)

José Marcelo Fernandes
University of Coimbra
Department of Informatics Engineering (DEI)



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