Security and Privacy in Applications and Services for Future Internet of Things

Submission Deadline: 10 March 2017

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Security and Privacy in Applications and Services for Future Internet of Things.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as an important field of future network research. Different from its predecessors (traditional Internet, mobile Internet, sensor network, etc.), IoT mainly focuses on more ubiquitous service patterns, universal accesses for people, things, devices, processes, etc., and heterogeneous network architectures. Driven by potentially great market and profit, future innovations on application and services for IoT will be motivated and deployed quickly. However, it will also expose new areas of vulnerability in system security and bring more challenging issues of privacy and trustworthiness. Society has shown tremendous concerns in these problems.

Investigating from the applications and services perspectives is very timely and important for security and privacy considerations of the future IoT. These perspectives can be further classified into three dimensions. Firstly, based on the evolution principles of network architectures, unilaterally enhancing one kind of performance property may trigger more problems in other aspects. Novel paradigms that can systematically support trustworthiness without affecting mobility, scalability, controllability, etc., are needed. Secondly, progress in application design has led experienced developers to introduce more efficient and agile software tools into IoT. Frequent updates in applications not only provide strong capacity to defend against old malicious approaches, but also provoke hackers to find better solutions to attack. Thirdly, due to the complexity of service requirements, providers have to integrate and merge some existing “atom elements” to achieve high quality services for people, things and other entities. From small atom elements to entire service package, fine-grained checking should be executed to reduce individual and hybrid risks in security and privacy.

In this Special Section in IEEE Access, we invite researchers who are working on related research issues to contribute high quality papers that further advance the technical community’s understanding in Security and Privacy of Applications and Services for the Future Internet of Things. We welcome both original practical work and overview papers.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Security and privacy enhancement for future IoT applications
  • Architectures and services of trustworthy guaranteed IoT
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Vulnerability assessment methodology
  • Cyber-physical security in future IoT
  • Future data privacy protection
  • Reliability for IoT deployment
  • Trustworthiness evaluation of future IoT
  • IoT-oriented dependability analysis
  • Vehicle network security and privacy
  • Security for mobile cloud computing in IoT
  • Privacy protection of big data in future IoT scenario
  • Other related latest and emerging topics


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Associate Editor: Victor Leung, The University of British Columbia, Canada

Guest Editors:
1. Ilsun You, Soonchunhyang University, South Korea
2. Joonsang Baek, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR), United Arab Emirates
3. Carol Fung, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA


IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

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