Security and Privacy Protection in the Era of IoT Devices

Published 27 May, 2019

IoT devices like smartphones have become an important personal assistant and an indispensable part of our everyday life and work. With more and more users storing their private data on phones, it becomes greatly important to develop secure mobile operating systems, secure mobile cloud and applications, and secure mobile devices. In recent years, IoT device security like smartphone security depends not only on the phones, but also on the mobile device management technology that controls and manages device security. As a result, there is an increasing need for secure solutions to protect users' sensitive and private information in the IoT environment.

This special issue will focus on IoT device security and privacy issues, and aims to bring together research contributions of unpublished research on the recent development and innovations about the technologies to protect mobile security and privacy. 

Potential topics, but are not limited to:

The goal of this special issue is to collect high-quality contributions to address the human-centric challenges and solutions for IoT device security and privacy. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the ones listed below.

  • Adversarial modeling
  • Vulnerability Assessment and testing
  • Intrusion detection and prevention schemes 
  • Mobile and cloud device and applications management
  • Impact of human social behavior on mobile usage
  • Secure routing and access control 
  • Mobile device management challenges
  • Digital forensics on mobile operating systems, applications and smartphones
  • Secure mobile application development
  • Mobile and cloud application security and digital forensics
  • Mobile and cloud user authentication and authorization
  • Multi-factor mobile and cloud authentication
  • Mobile and cloud user privacy
  • Blockchain technology
  • Big data mining
  • Advance persistent threats
  • Biometric security and privacy

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 30 October 2019
  • Initial notification: 30 January 2020
  • Final acceptance/rejection notification: 15 March 2020

Guest Editors

  • Dr. Weizhi Meng,Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Dr. Daniel Xiapu Luo, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
  • Dr. Chunhua Su, University of Aizu, Japan
  • Prof. Debiao He, Wuhan University, China
  • Dr. Marios Anagnostopoulos, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Dr. Qian Chen, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Submission Guidelines

Authors should prepare their manuscript according to “Guide for Authors” at and submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three independent reviewers. Requests for additional information should be addressed to the Corresponding Guest Editor.

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