Call for Papers

Springer International Journal of Information Security

Special Issue on “IoT Security and Privacy”

The Internet is gradually transforming from a communication platform for conventional IT appliances into the Internet of Things (IoT), increasingly interconnecting many assorted devices and sensors. These devices are generally referred as IoT devices, and many of them are inexpensive and can be constrained in terms of energy, bandwidth and memory. The establishment of IoT ecosystems in various domains is bringing multiple benefits to human users and companies alike. Example of such domains include Smart Homes, Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet and even Intelligent Transportation Systems. However, the IoT as a whole – including related paradigms such as Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) – is susceptible to a multitude of threats. In fact, many IoT devices currently are insecure and have many security vulnerabilities. For example, many vulnerable IoT devices which have been infected with malware have subsequently become comprised into large botnets, resulting in devastating DDOS attacks. Consequently, ensuring the security of such IoT ecosystems – before, during, and after an attack takes place – is a crucial issue for our society at this moment.

This special issue aims to collect contributions by leading-edge researchers from academia and industry, show the latest research results in the field of IoT security and privacy, and provide valuable information to researchers as well as practitioners, standards developers and policymakers. Its aim is to focus on the research challenges and issues in IoT security. Manuscripts regarding novel algorithms, architectures, implementations, and experiences are welcome.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Submission Guidelines

Authors should prepare their manuscripts according to the “Instructions for Authors” guidelines outlined at the journal website:

Note that the journal sets no page limit, although we encourage authors to keep their submissions to a length that’s in the ballpark of the accepted articles (unless there are special reasons to submit something longer), i.e., less than 30 pages, in order to expedite the review process.

All papers will be peer-reviewed, by following a regular reviewing procedure.

Authors are requested to submit their original manuscript via the online submission system. Note that article type ‘S.I. : IOT Security and Privacy’ must be selected on the system in order to be considered for this special issue.

Important Dates

Manuscript Due: October 1, 2018 October 19, 2018

First Round of Reviews: December 21, 2018 January 31, 2019

Guest Editors

Takeshi Takahashi, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan

Rodrigo Roman Castro, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Ryan Ko, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Bilhanan Silverajan, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Said Tabet, Dell EMC, USA

For more information, contact: editors-ijis-si-iotsec (at) googlegroups dot com