Call for the presentation of scientific and technical articles for the Workshop on Industry 4.0 and Cybersecurity: Gateway to an Interconnected World that will be part of the largest congress on Information and Communication Technologies, TICEC 2020, which will be held virtually from 25 to November 27, 2020.

We invite you to plan a contribution with the theme of the Workshop and program your TICEC agenda this November 26, 2020. This event will be an ideal occasion to discuss ideas, share experiences and practical challenges of Industry 4.0 and Cybersecurity in the following topics of interest:


T1: Sensors, actuators, and micro-Nanotechnology
T2: 5G Services, Implementations, and Standards
T3: Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data
T4: Industry organization
T5: Artificial Intelligence and machine learning
T6: Business Analytics
T7: Social Networking & Information Security
T8: Human-machine interface
T9: Cyber-physical systems (CPS)
T10: Industrial automation, communication, networking, and informatics

Subtopics of interest 

• Security and privacy in IoT and CPS with AI and machine-learning [T3, T5, T9]
• Security architectures and protection mechanisms for IoT [T2, T3, T10]
• Threat models and attack strategies for IoT [T2, T3, T5, T10]
• Intrusion and malware detection/prevention technologies for IoT [T9, T1]
• Security and data privacy of Cyber-physical IoT systems [T3, T9, T10, T5]
• Security in Wireless Sensor Networks [T1, T3, T5]
• Privacy and trust in IoT and CPS [T3, T9, T10, T5]
• Cross-layer design/cross-service security in IoT and CPS [T2, T3, T9, T10]
• Authentication in IoT and CPS [T3, T9, T10, T5]
• Security and privacy in industrial IoT [T2]
• Security and privacy in home IoT [T2]
• Security and privacy in UAV networking [T2]
• Security and privacy in V2V, V2I networking [T2]

Publication & Indexing

The accepted articles will be published in the Latin American Journal of Computing (LAJC), ISSN: 1390-926.

Indexing: DOAJ, CiteFactor y Latindex Catálogo 2.0 
Latin American Journal of Computing (LAJC) is a journal of open and immediate access to its content with the principle of making research freely available to the public and supporting a greater global exchange of knowledge on topics of interest related to Informatics, Computing, and Education has semiannual editions. The journal maintains a digital and printed version. It is sponsored by the Escuela Politécnica Nacional – Facultad de Ingeniería de Sistemas. It aims to bring together researchers, academics, and industry professionals to present original research papers, technical reviews, and cutting-edge reviews for publication.
LAJC receives all research articles in both languages English and Spanish.

English version
Spanish version


Author Guidelines!

Templates and detailed Guidelines for authors are available in the following link: Guidelines 

Submit your manuscript!

The research articles must be sent for review through the LAJC platform by September 30, 2020, indicating in the Commentary to the Editor that the submission is for "Special Issue Industry 4.0 and Cybersecurity" through the following link:

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: September 30, 2020
Paper acceptance notification: Octuber 15, 2020
Camera ready: November 16, 2020
• Workshop: November 26, 2020
Publication: December 1, 2020


Organizing Committee

General Workshop Chair:
Robert Enríquez, PhD - Universidad Central del Ecuador
Luis Tello-Oquendo, PhD - Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo

Program Committee

• Sandra Sánchez-Gordon, Ph.D.
• Walter Fuertes, PhD.
• Nicolay Samaniego, PhD.
• Susana Cadena, PhD.
• Fabián Astudillo, PhD.
• Miguel Flores, PhD.
• Roberto Andrade, MSc.
• Cristina Aguilar, Ing. 


Conference registration

To ensure the inclusion of the accepted articles in the Workshop's proceedings, at least one author of each accepted article must register at TIC.EC 2020 and make the presentation of the scientific article.



Diego Felipe Pacheco Páramo

Ph.D. in Telecommunications
reconoSER ID - Colombia
Chief Research Officer
Electronic engineer from the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia ('04) with an MSc degree in communication technologies, systems and networks ('09) and a PhD degree in telecommunications ('13) both from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. He was a visiting researcher at the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA; postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Information, Networking and Communication Sciences, as a member of Télécom-ParisTech, Paris, France; postdoctoral researcher at the Center of Excellence and Appropriation in the Internet of Things as a member of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia; Professor and Director of Research of the School of Exact Sciences and Engineering of the Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogotá, Colombia. He is currently Chief Research Officer at recognSER ID, a Colombian company dedicated to strengthening identity validation processes for digital processes.

Identity validation mechanisms for non-face processes using AI and Machine Learning techniques.

Practical tutorials


David Rafael Garcés Hernández

MSc. in Telecommunication Systems
Akros – Ecuador
Design Engineering, networking, and security
Telecommunications Engineer from ESPOCH and Computer Engineer from UTPL. In my undergraduate stage, I was an enthusiast of open source software, computer security, and robotics, where I obtained national recognition in different categories. On my fourth level studies, I hold an MSc degree in Telecommunications Systems from ESPOCH. As additional studies, I have international professional level certifications from the leading network manufacturers such as Cisco, HPE Aruba, and Extreme Networks. My professional experience is in computer networks, wireless networks, IoT, and computer security, developing infrastructure projects both from project conception, design, and implementation of these. I am currently part of the international CiscoChampions2020 program, working on initiatives framed in the development and integration of technologies through IoT and programmability.

Cyber-physical systems

Efrén Ricardo Donoso Cabrera

MSc. in Industry 4.0
Superintendencia de Bancos
National Coordinator of Technology and Securities
Engineer in computer and informatics systems at the Escuela Politécnica Nacional of Ecuador, Diploma in entrepreneurship driven by innovation at MIT ('19), MSc degree in industry 4.0 at the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja ('20). He has participated in the development of public policy for the information society: Entrepreneurship based on innovation, marketing, analysis, IT process design in various industries, information security, business process automation. He has been an advisor to the office of the Minister of Telecommunications and the Information Society, as well as technology manager in several companies. He has developed several projects within the technology areas.

Industrial automation, communication, networking, and informatics

César Xavier Salinas Herrera

MSc. In Information Systems, mention in Information Security
Consejo Nacional Electoral
Computer Security Coordinator
Engineer in computer and informatics systems ('13) at the Escuela Politécnica Nacional of Ecuador, MSc degree in information systems with a mention in information security ('20) at the Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial. He has participated in the development of Ethical Hacking and IT forensics practical guides. He has written the article IoT's Security and exposed gaps, participating in several conferences on computer security. He has held positions in security management in the public sector.

Social Networking & Security

José María Gómez de la Torre Gómez

MSc in Business Administration
Technical director
Electronic engineer in telecommunications from the Escuela Politécnica del Ejército ESPE ('02), Specialist in fiber optics and external plant, Japan ('02), Senior Specialist in business creation ('02), with a Master degree in business administration ('20). He has been an instructor of Ethical Hacking, security officer, and security incident management. He is a member of ISACA. He has participated in studies of digital terrestrial broadcasting and deployment of ionospheric propagation broadcasting, as well as in several scientific broadcasting conferences in security areas such as telecommunications.

5G Services, Implementations and Standards