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IISGS 2014 : Special Issue on Information Integrity in Smart Grid Systems - Information Systems, Elsevier


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Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2014
Notification Due Oct 31, 2014
Final Version Due Nov 15, 2014

Call For Papers


Special Issue on Information Integrity in Smart Grid Systems
Information Systems, Elsevier


The smart grid is an electronically controlled electrical grid that connects power generation, transmission, distribution, and consumers using information and communication technology. One of the key characteristics of the smart grid is its support for bi-directional information flow between the consumer of electricity and the utility provider. A critical twist on the current electrical grid system, this kind of two-way interaction would allow electricity to be generated in real-time based on consumer demands and power requests. While the system would allow users to get more control over electricity use and supply, many security issues are raised to ensure information privacy of the users as well as authorization procedures for electricity use. Security loopholes in the system could, in fact, aggravate the electricity supply system instead of improving it. The quality of the information from billing and accounting is also a major concern. With this Special Issue, we open the door to encourage researchers to discuss issues related to information integrity and security services in the smart grid, particularly from the communication point of view to construct energy, control, and information processing systems for the smart grid.

Topics of Interest:

Any topic related to information integrity and security services in the smart grid, particularly from the communications and data management point of view, is to be considered. The topics include but are not limited to:

- Data quality in the smart grid
- Secure smart metering
- Secure Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) communication and management
- Privacy protection in smart grid
- Smart grid security database architecture and models
- Security services for smart grid
- User authentication, access control for smart grid
- Hardware design for information protection in smart grid
- Simulation and performance analysis of smart grid security operations

Submission Guidelines and Review Process:

- Each submission must be original, unpublished, and must not be under review elsewhere.
- All papers should be submitted via journal’s electronic submission system.
- Each paper will be reviewed by experts on the relevant areas.

Important Dates:

Manuscript submission due: June 01, 2014
First round review notification: August 31, 2014
Revised paper due: September 30, 2014
Notification of acceptance/rejection: October 31, 2014
Submission of final manuscript: November 15, 2014

Guest Editors:

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Computer Science Department, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

Zubair Muhammad Fadlullah, Graduate School of Information Sciences (GSIS), Tohoku University, Japan

Mostafa M. Fouda, Faculty of Engineering at Shoubra, Benha University, Egypt

Muhammad Mostafa Monowar, Faculty of CIT, King AbdulAziz University, Saudi Arabia

Philip Korn, AT&T Labs Research

Submission Instructions:

All manuscripts will be refereed by at least three reviewers with expertise in the respective subject areas. Submission of a manuscript to this special issue implies that no similar paper is already accepted, under submission or will be submitted to any other conference or journal. Manuscripts that are extensions of existing work must provide significant added value and those extensions must be described in detail; otherwise, the manuscript will be immediately rejected.

Author guidelines for preparation of a manuscript can be found at Authors must strictly adhere to the submission guidelines of the journal.

All manuscripts should be submitted through the Elsevier Editorial System (EES). Authors must select “Special Issue: Info. Integ. In Smart Grid Sys.” When they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. The EES Web site for Information Systems Journal is



Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Ph.D., SMIEEE
Founding Head, NDC Laboratory, KICT, IIUM

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
Kulliyyah (Faculty) of Information and Communication Technology
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Jalan Gombak, 53100, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Tel: +603-61964000 Ext. 5653, Cell: +60163910754

Personal URL:

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