Submission Deadline: 30 September 2019
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Security and Privacy in Emerging Decentralized Communication Environments.
Modern, decentralized digital communication environments are changing with the availability of new technologies, and the development of new, real-world applications, which lead to novel challenges in security, such as: 5G/6G mobile applications, smart Internet of Things (IoT) devices, big data applications, and cloud systems. Mobile – cloud architecture is emerging as 5G /6G mobile IoT devices are generating large volumes of data, which need cloud infrastructure to process. Many IoT systems and cloud systems are decentralized and Blockchain is emerging in decentralized networks. The increasing interdependence of IT solutions accepted by society has led to a sharp increase in data. As a result, chances of data leakage or privacy infringement also increase, along with the need for new solutions for digital security and privacy protection.
This Special Section in IEEE Access aims to report highlighted security and privacy research in modern, decentralized digital communication environments. The Special Section invites experts and scholars in the fields of digital security, so that readers can keep abreast of the latest developments in the industry, and master the latest security technologies. The Special Section will support industry researchers working with emerging decentralized communication environments to solve real-world security problems. This Special Section will focus on relevant emerging digital security and privacy protection solutions.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
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Associate Editor: Xiaochun Cheng, Middlesex University, UK
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IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Derek Abbott, University of Adelaide
Paper submission: Contact Associate Editor and submit manuscript to:
For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: X.Cheng@mdx.ac.uk.