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Security and Privacy Challenges for Internet of Things

Call for Papers

With the advent of smart homes, smart cities, and smart everything, the Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as an area of incredible impact, potential, and growth, with Cisco Inc. predicting to have 50 billion connected devices by 2020. Billions of IoT devices (embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity) collect data through wireless technology and are able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure. However, the requirements for the large-scale deployment of the IoT are rapidly increasing with a major security concern. On the one hand, most of these IoT devices are easy to hack and compromise. Typically, these IoT devices are limited in compute, storage, and network capacity, and therefore they are more vulnerable to attacks than other endpoint devices such as smartphones, tablets, or computers. On the other hand, the increasingly invisible, dense, and pervasive collection, processing, and dissemination of data in the midst of people’s private lives give rise to serious security and privacy concerns.

The goal of this special issue is to solicit high-quality research articles addressing key challenges and the state-of-the-art solutions on the security and privacy issues of IoT. Readers can learn and understand a broad range of topics and specialties in security and privacy over IoT, from fundamentals and theories to practical aspects. Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for possible publications in this special issue. Original researches as well as high-quality review articles are all welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Efficient cryptography for IoT
  • Authentication and access control for IoT user
  • Key management in heterogeneous systems
  • Privacy and privacy-preserving technical solutions for IoT
  • Secure M2M/D2D communication for smart IoT
  • Blockchains and smart contracts for IoT
  • Secure machine learning technique for IoT data analysis
  • Security protection in big data processing
  • Secure data integrity and validation techniques for smart IoT devices
  • Remote attestation for IoT devices
  • Security threat detection theories and technologies for IoT
  • New privacy challenges in IoT

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 18 January 2019
Publication DateJune 2019

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

Lead Guest Editor

  • AnMin Fu, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China

Guest Editors

  • Shui Yu, University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Xuefeng Liu, Xidian University, Xi’an, China