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SCIW 2012 : Special Issue on Security in a Completely Interconnected World in Security and Communication Networks Journal


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Submission Deadline Oct 1, 2012
Notification Due Jan 31, 2013
Final Version Due Apr 1, 2013
Categories    security   internet of things

Call For Papers

Special Issue on "Security in a Completely Interconnected World"
Security and Communication Networks Journal
Paper submission deadline: October 1st 2012

The convergence of multiple paradigms, visions, and technologies – Internet of
Things (IoT), People (IoP) and Services (IoS); Ambient Intelligence (AmI);
Machine-to-Machine (M2M); and many others – is giving birth to a completely
interconnected world. In this world, every entity (be it a machine, a daily
object, a person, or anything) can have a globally locatable, addressable,
and readable virtual counterpart, which can collaborate with each other in the
provisioning of various services. This concept is slowly becoming a reality:
specific standards are being developed, new research results are being
obtained, and novel services are being provided by both newborn start-ups and
experienced companies in various areas (e.g., SCADA systems, smart grids,
smart cities). However, several significant obstacles hinder the full
implementation of this concept, and among them are the security issues. In
fact, as there is already a parallel economy exploiting the foundational
weaknesses of the Internet, this new environment will surely be targeted by
original and ingenious malicious models. The challenge here is to prevent the
growth of such models or at least to mitigate and limit their impact.
Therefore, it is necessary to provide strong foundations to those paradigms
that require it (such as IoT), and develop various robust and resilient
security mechanisms that allow the secure interaction between entities even
in restrictive contexts. Precisely, the goal of this special issue is to
publish cutting-edge research results and innovation case studies that will
help to set the security foundations of this new interconnected world.

Topics of Interest

In terms of security challenges, topics of interest include but are not
limited to:
* Novel security problems and challenges.
* Privacy risks and data management problems.
* Identifying, authenticating, and authorizing entities.
* Development of trust frameworks for secure collaboration.
* Cryptographic primitives and algorithms for constrained devices.
* Secure connection of heterogeneous ecosystems and technologies.
* Legal challenges and governance issues.
* Fault tolerance and resilience to external and internal attacks.
* Context-Aware security.
* Security of cloud-based M2M/IoT platforms.
* Distributed policy enforcement and rights management.
* Usability of security and privacy technologies.
* Security in social interactions between virtual entities.


Papers must represent high-quality and previously unpublished works. Original
research papers are solicited in all relevant areas (IoT, M2M, etc) on the
topic of security for the completely interconnected world. All submissions
will be peer reviewed by at least three experts working in the areas. The
guidelines for prospective authors can be found at Prospective authors
should submit their papers online at
When submitting the papers, the authors should make sure to choose the
Manuscript type as 'Special Issue', enter the 'Running Head' as 'SCN-SI-049',
and the 'Special Issue title' as and 'Security in a Completely Interconnected
World', respectively. Failure to do so may be subject to rejection
without review.

Guest Editors

Jim Clarke
Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

Stefanos Gritzalis
University of the Aegean, Greece

Rodrigo Roman
Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Jianying Zhou
Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Important Dates

Manuscript due October 1st 2012
First Review Phase Results January 2013
Final Acceptance Notification March 2013
Camera Ready Manuscript due April 2013
Publication The 2nd half of 2013 (Tentative)

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