[PET] Special Issue on Cybersecurity in the Internet of Things - Security and Communication Networks Journal (IF = 1.067)

Félix Gómez Mármol felixgm at um.es
Wed Nov 15 17:17:56 GMT 2017

(Apologies for Cross Posting)


*Special Issue on Cybersecurity in the Internet of Things - Security and 
Communication Networks Journal*

Impact Factor: 1.067


With the settlement of smartphones and tablets in modern societies, as 
well as the proliferation of an astronomic amount of other electronic 
devices such as wearables, e-Health sensors, electrical appliances, or 
vehicles (amidst others), all provided with Internet connection, all 
potentially dealing with sensitive information, and most of them mobile 
in essence, we are witnessing today the real advent of the Internet of 
Things (IoT). This new paradigm brings along many indubitable 
advantages, but also a nonnegligible number of security threats that 
should not go underestimated. Besides increasing in number, those 
threats are becoming more sophisticated and harmful (as it is the case 
of advanced persistent threats, or APTs), making it unfeasible for a 
human administrator to manually protect each and every device within the 
constellation of gadgets, artefacts, and computer systems of the IoT. 
Moreover, an alarming amount of the new solutions envisaged for the IoT 
pay higher attention to usability aspects, recklessly ignoring 
substantial security protection mechanisms, making the IoT an ideal 
playground for malicious hacking activities. Hence, it is imperative to 
find solutions aiming at the integral protection of the plethora of 
vulnerable devices within the IoT. Working on those solutions will help 
the wider adoption of these new technologies and help users to entrust them.

Thus, this Special Issue seeks high-quality original papers presenting 
innovative solutions dealing with cybersecurity in the field of IoT. In 
particular, novel techniques and mechanisms aimed at the security and 
privacy protection of these environments are welcome. Likewise, we 
encourage review articles describing and analyzing the current state of 
the art in this field. Papers with a strong cryptographic background 
will not be considered as part of this special issue.

Papers will be evaluated based on their originality, presentation, 
relevance, and contribution to the field of cybersecurity in the IoT, as 
well as their suitability to the special issue, and for their overall 
quality. The submitted papers have to describe original research which 
has not been published nor currently under review by other journals or 
conferences. Guest editors will make an initial determination of the 
suitability and scope of all submissions. Papers that either lack 
originality and clarity in presentation or fall outside the scope of the 
special issue will not be sent for review and authors will be promptly 
informed in such cases.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

Intrusion detection and prevention systems
Malware analysis
Privacy-preserving solutions
Countermeasures solutions
Seamless security solutions
Threats and vulnerabilities
Botnets analysis
BYOD security
Identity management
Authorization and access control
Trust and reputation management
Machine learning-based solutions
Security Information event management


Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking 
System at https://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/scn/cit/.
Submission Deadline Friday, 5 January 2018
Publication Date May 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue 
publication date.


Félix Gómez Mármol, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Patricia Arias Cabarcos, Universität Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
Vijay Varadharajan, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

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