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Trust, Security, and Privacy in Next-Generation Wireless Sensor Networks

Call for Papers

Recent advances in wireless communication technologies and applications have enabled the large-scale deployment of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). These networks have applications in several important and critical areas, such as military, critical infrastructure monitoring, healthcare, environment monitoring, and manufacturing. Security and privacy are critical issues to many sensor network applications, and it is a paramount concern for the growth of WSNs. Providing security and privacy to WSNs is challenging due to the open nature of wireless communication and the limited capabilities of sensor nodes in terms of processing power, storage, bandwidth, and energy. Moreover, widespread and unrestricted deployment of WSNs makes them exposed to a number of security and privacy vulnerabilities.

This special issue is aimed at fostering the latest development in the design, implementation, and evaluation in the fields of trust, security, and privacy of WSNs. Original contributions that provide novel theories, frameworks, and solutions to challenging problems of trust, security, and privacy will be solicited for this special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Security, privacy, and cryptographic algorithms in WSNs
  • Security and privacy in body sensor networks
  • Software security for sensor network nodes
  • Security and privacy in medical/body sensor networks
  • Trustworthy key management and key distribution systems
  • Authentication protocols in WSNs
  • Security and privacy policies and legislation of WSNs
  • Building trustworthy WSN applications

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijdsn/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ijdsn/tsp/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 25 January 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 19 April 2013
Publication DateFriday, 14 June 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Muhammad Khurram Khan, Center of Excellence in Information Assurance, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Guest Editors

  • Yang Xiang, School of Information Technology, Deakin University, VIC, Australia
  • Shi-Jinn Horng, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Hsiao-Hwa Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan