Submission Deadline: 28 February 2019
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Security, Privacy, and Trust Management in Smart Cities.
Building a smart city is no longer just a vision, it’s close to a reality. Many organizations, government agencies, and research institutes are working toward the fulfillment of interconnected, instrumented, and intelligent smart cities. Such cities will offer intelligent and advanced services to its citizens — education, transport, surveillance, housing, healthcare, energy, and other services — to improve the quality of lives. However, this comes at a cost of collecting, storing, processing, and analyzing a huge volume of heterogeneous data sensed from the environment and often contributed by the citizens. The evolution of Internet of Things, cloud computing, social networking, and other Industry 4.0 influencers is pushing technology inside the fabric of smart society, which also brings potential vulnerabilities in smart city data, services, and applications. These vulnerabilities then lead to concerns about whether the data of the citizens is securely transmitted and stored, whether it is kept private and restricted to unauthorized access, and whether the offered services are trustworthy and dependable.
Many efforts are underway to address these concerns of security, privacy, and trust. Existing security and privacy solutions work reasonably well in different scenarios, although we witness an increasing attempt by hackers and intruders to often prove it otherwise. Therefore, providing security and privacy to smart city data, services, and applications would require further investigation on emerging solutions. Besides security and privacy, smart city services and applications must be trustworthy and reliable against all odds such that any attacks on security or privacy violations are immediately detected and resolved; this is a challenging task. The proposed Special Section in IEEE Access aims to attract researchers and experts from different institutes and organizations working in security, privacy, and trust in smart cities.
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Associate Editor: Mehedi Masud, Taif University, Saudi Arabia
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IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland
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