[PET] Special issue on Security, Privacy and Trust of the User-centric Solutions - Deadline is approaching

Damien Sauveron damien.sauveron at xlim.fr
Mon Aug 24 14:27:44 BST 2015


*** Deadline is approaching ***

Please accept our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP

.:: Call for Papers ::.

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*Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier)*

*Special issue on Security, Privacy and Trust of the User-centric Solutions*

In future computing environments, due to the ongoing development of 
pervasive and smart technologies, movement towards user-centric 
solutions must be paramount. The frameworks for everyday personal 
computing devices, including smartphones, smart cards and sensors, are 
becoming user-centric instead of issuer-centric. User-centric solutions 
can target a wide range of applications, ranging from individual devices 
communicating with other connected devices, through to data-sharing in 
cloud computing and open grids on very powerful computing systems. 
User-centric solutions address the devices themselves and the ways in 
which they communicate, i.e., the networks and the end-user 
applications. The key factor in the success of user-centric solutions is 
the peace of mind of users. To achieve this the security, privacy and 
trust in the user-centric ecosystem for any device must be ensured.

This special issue aims to further scientific research within the field 
of security, privacy and trust for user-centric solutions. It will 
accept original research papers that report the latest results and 
advances in this area. It also invites review articles that focus on the 
state of the art in security, privacy and trust solutions for 
user-centric devices, network and applications, highlighting trends and 
challenges. The papers will be peer reviewed and will be selected on the 
basis of their quality and relevance to the topic of this special issue. 
Topics include (but are not limited to):

•Security, Privacy and Trust of:

-User-centric Devices (Smartphones, PDA, RFID, Sensors, Smart Cards, 
Smart Cameras, Smart Objects)

-User-centric Networks (Mobile Ad hoc Networks, M2M Networks, Urban 
Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks)

-User-centric Applications (Cloud Computing, Data Provenance, Smart 
Grids, Smart Homes, Healthcare, Smart Spaces, Convergent Pervasive and 
Smart Environments)

•Technologies used to enhance Security, Privacy and Trust in 
User-centric solutions (NFC, IPv6, TPM)

•Societal issues related to Security, Privacy and Trust in User-centric 
solutions (HCI, User interactions)

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*/Submission Guidelines/***

Papers submitted to this special issue for possible publication must be 
original and must not be under consideration for publication in any 
other journal or conference proceedings. Previously published or 
accepted conference papers must contain at least 30% new material to be 
considered for the special issue. Submitted papers should be formatted 
according to the journal style. For more detailed information concerning 
the requirements for submission, please refer to the complete Author 
Guidelines at: 
http://www.elsevier.com/journals/future-generation-computer-systems/0167-739X/guide-for-authors.

Papers should be uploaded via journal online system: 
ees.elsevier.com/fgcs <http://ees.elsevier.com/fgcs>. Authors must 
select “SI: SPT-UCS” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the 
submission process.

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*/Selection and Evaluation Criteria/***

•Significance to the research community of the journal

•Relevance to the special issue

•Originality of research innovation, technical contribution, and 
significance of the presented results

•Quality, clarity, and readability of the written text

•Quality of references and related work

•Quality of research hypothesis, assertions, and conclusion

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*/Important Dates/***

Full manuscript due: September 1, 2015

Notification of the first review process: November 15, 2015

Revision due: December 15, 2015

Final acceptance notification: January 15, 2016

Final manuscript due: January 31, 2016

Publication date: Summer 2016 (Tentative)

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*/Journal Metrics/*

Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 3.278

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 2.146

Impact Factor: 2.786

5-Year Impact Factor: 2.464

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*/Lead Guest Editor/***

Raja Naeem Akram, Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University 
of London. United Kingdom. Email: r.n.akram at rhul.ac.uk 
<mailto:r.n.akram at rhul.ac.uk>

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*/Guest Editors/***

Hsiao-Hwa Chen, Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung 
University, Taiwan, Email: hshwchen at mail.ncku.edu.tw 
<mailto:hshwchen at mail.ncku.edu.tw>

Javier Lopez, Computer Science Department, University of Malaga, Spain, 
Email: jlm at lcc.uma.es <mailto:jlm at lcc.uma.es>

Damien Sauveron, XLIM (UMR CNRS 7252), University of Limoges, France, 
Email: Damien.Sauveron at unilim.fr <mailto:Damien.Sauveron at unilim.fr>

Laurence T. Yang, Department of Computer Science, St. Francis Xavier 
University, Canada, Email: ltyang at stfx.ca <mailto:ltyang at stfx.ca>


-- 
Damien Sauveron
http://damien.sauveron.fr/

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