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Trusted Media towards a Smart Environment

Call for Papers

Now we are anticipating an era of IoT. The development of new technologies allows the connection of billions of devices and sensors. It brings more enormous changes to our homes, cars, work environment, and lives. Meanwhile, massive data can be collected almost everywhere and anytime. The media (data, data processing methods, interfaces, devices, etc.) will play an increasingly important role in a future of smart environment based on AI and IoT. While machine-to-machine communications can be secured by existing information and cyber security tools, the interaction between humans and automated systems is more challenging to establish trust due to varied human factors (e.g., fuzziness in characteristics and perception, mistake-prone interaction, and privacy leakage). For example, a mobile device or an IoT endpoint might be hacked to collect the data of the users, and the biometric authentication function in mobile devices can be prone to presentation attacks (cf. ISO/IEC 30107-1) and indirect attacks. On the other hand, automated systems and robots from unconnected information systems may also need media to communicate and thus have challenge in establishing mutual trust via such media, for example, traffic signs for autonomous vehicles and a VR environment in which different actors can interact with each other.

The trust concern is not limited to the physical and online services, but also future virtual and augmented reality environments. On the other hand, users’ privacy in a smart environment is of increasing concern. This special issue aims at drawing attention to the trust issues in the emerging smart environment and collecting the recent work pertaining to this field.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Antitracking techniques
  • Privacy management and privacy engineering in a smart environment
  • Transparency and control of personal data collection and sharing
  • Media data provenance
  • Biometric presentation attack method and systems, in particular for emerging smart environment
  • Algorithms and sensor-based solutions for presentation attack detection in smart environment
  • Security and privacy concerns in media data from mobile devices and AR/VR systems
  • Privacy-by-design user interface designs for IoT endpoint
  • Trust-enhanced interaction design of media and AR/VR systems
  • Security of sensor-based functions of (semi)autonomous systems (cars, robots, etc.)

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 29 June 2018
Publication DateNovember 2018

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

Lead Guest Editor

  • Bian Yang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Guest Editors