Call for papers



Int. J. of Intelligent Engineering Informatics (IJIEI)


Special Issue on: "Security in Wireless Sensor Networks – Countermeasures and Challenges"



Guest Editors:
Djallel Eddine Boubiche and Faouzi Hidoussi, University Hadj Lakhdar of Batna, Algeria
Rabie A. Ramadan, Cairo University, Egypt


Wireless sensors networks (WSNs) are composed of several nodes able to communicate with each other. The nodes mostly collect and aggregate data from inaccessible areas. After aggregating the data, the nodes send the results to the base station (BS) directly or through other nodes. Recently, the WSNs domain has been involved in several applications such as monitoring natural disasters, industry, healthcare and some military applications.


Due to their limited resources and their wireless communication nature, WSNs are vulnerable to several types of attacks. This special issue aims to point out the security issues in WSNs. It will focus on the current countermeasures proposed to detect attacks, ensure security and enhance the performance of WSNs. The issue will also focus on the current challenges which must be taken into account when proposing such systems of security in wireless sensors networks.


The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Intelligent Information Processing, Security and Advanced Communication (IPAC'2015), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Energy-efficient secure routing protocols for WSNs
  • Intrusion detection systems for WSNs
  • Hybrid intrusion detection systems for WSNs
  • Misuse and anomaly intrusion detection systems for WSNs
  • Cross layer intrusion detection systems for WSNs
  • Security, reliability and privacy for WSNs
  • Low-cost elliptic curve cryptography for WSNs
  • Symmetric/asymmetric cryptography security for WSNs
  • Security challenges and solutions for WSNs
  • Middleware challenges for WSNs


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).


All papers are refereed through a peer review process.


All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.


For further information, to discuss ideas for contributions and to submit abstracts/proposals, please contact the Guest Editors:
Dr. Djallel Eddine Boubiche (
Mr. Faouzi Hidoussi (
Dr. Rabie A. Ramadan (


Important Dates


Manuscripts due by: 15 February, 2016


Notification to authors: 15 April, 2016


Final versions due by: 30 May, 2016