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SMDAP_WN 2017 : Special Collection on Security Mechanisms and Data Access Protocols in Innovative Wireless Networks - IJDSN (IF: 0.906)


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Submission Deadline Jul 24, 2017
Notification Due Oct 30, 2017
Final Version Due Dec 30, 2017
Categories    wireless   network   security   data access

Call For Papers


Special Collection on Security Mechanisms and Data Access Protocols in Innovative Wireless Networks
International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, SAGE Publications (Impact Factor: 1.239 **NEW**)


To have your paper included, submit by November 25, 2017

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Wireless networks play a vital role in shaping today’s network infrastructure. Although in the past the use of wireless communications was limited to the last-mile connectivity of the network, their convenience and adaptability has led to a variety of innovative wireless technologies that are now arriving at the scene. These include mobile technologies, 4G (LTE, WiMAX), 3G (UMTS, HSPA), bluetooth, wireless sensor network (WSN), radio frequency identification (RFID), near field communication (NFC), mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs), wireless mesh networks (WMNs), and Wi-Fi. An amalgamation of these different technologies will dramatically enhance the usefulness of small Internet-capable devices and potentially would offer a world of truly ubiquitous computing.

While there are various concerns about manageability, energy, spectrum usage, and so on, what needs to be improved is the most important issue of security, which requires very careful attention before practical deployment of these technologies. Indeed, if the security is compromised, the core goal of using such networks would be in jeopardy. The reality is that the broadcast nature of transmissions on the wireless medium and the dependency on the intermediate nodes for multi-hop communications in such networks lead to a wide range of security vulnerabilities. These security loopholes can be exploited by potential attackers causing detrimental effect on the network performance and disruption of service. Therefore, there are a lot of security issues that need to be addressed so that these innovative wireless technologies can be practically used in our day-to-day life.

Another associated issue is how to access the data provided by these networks, especially for a network like a WSN that can have very dynamic settings, topologies, neighborhoods and expectations surrounding the quality of the data including security. Illegitimate access to the sensor data and unauthorized modification of data could cause serious harm to various mission-critical applications. Considering these points, this special collection opens the door for the researchers to publish their thoughts, models, findings, analysis, and future expectations in the general field of security mechanisms and data access protocols in various innovative wireless networks.

Any topic related to the innovative wireless networks, especially focused on wireless sensor and actuator networks would be considered. Both technical and survey/review papers on the topics are welcome.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

• Security analysis and performance analysis
• Intrusion detection and prevention
• Key management protocols
• Secure, scalable and robust routing protocols
• Reliable and adaptive transport protocols
• Secure cross-layer design and optimization
• Secure communication protocols
• Resource management and traffic control
• Security in heterogeneous wireless networks
• Quality of data and data access in wireless networks

The submitted manuscripts for this special collection will be peer-reviewed before publication.

Please submit your paper according to the following timetable for the special collection:

Manuscript Deadline
November 25, 2017

First Round of Reviews
February 2018

First Papers Published
May 2018

Lead Guest Editor

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Southeast University, Bangladesh (

Guest Editors

Saiful Azad, University Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Malaysia (
Rasib Khan, Northern Kentucky University, USA (
Luca Caviglione, National Research Council of ITaly (CNR), Italy (

Please write to the Guest Editors for any query about this Special Collection.

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