Call for papers



Int. J. of Information and Computer Security (IJICS)


Special Issue on: "Cyber Security Issues and Solutions"



Guest Editors:
Prof. Wai Chi Fang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Prof. Tai-hoon Kim, Sungshin University, Korea
Prof. Carlos Ramos, Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP-IPP), Portugal
Prof. Sabah Mohammed, Lakehead University, Canada


Cyber security is quickly and constantly evolving due to the nature of security risks. Cyber security is the body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorised access. It involves the protection of information assets by addressing threats to information processed, stored, and transported by internetworked information systems.


The objective of this special issue will be to bring together research contributions on the design, specification, and implementation of architectures, protocols, and algorithms for current and future cyber security issues and solutions.


Subject Coverage


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

  • New paradigms in cyber security
  • Emerging attack methods
  • Digital forensics and privacy issues in cloud computing
  • Cyber monitoring approaches
  • Big data security strategy
  • Big data security issues in social networks
  • Security and fault tolerance for embedded or ubiquitous systems
  • Critical issues and solutions of cyber security in tele-health
  • Cyber security in mobile embedded systems
  • Cyber security assessment
  • Data analytics for cyber resilience
  • Organisational security (government, commercial)
  • Resilient smart cities
  • Resilient internet of things (RIOT)
  • Cyber-cities and cyber-environments
  • Critical infrastructure security
  • Backup and recovery for systems of systems
  • Disaster planning and management from cyber perspective
  • Integrated and smarter sensors
  • Cloud computing security
  • Big-data security
  • Advanced persistent threats
  • Network traffic analysis and trace-back
  • Cyberspace operations
  • Incident response
  • Privacy in pervasive sensing and social media
  • The security of online transactions
  • Cyber-defence
  • Authentication and access control
  • Privacy-preserving Data Analysis


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.


If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email Guest Editor Prof. Tai-hoon Kim at


Important Dates


Submission of manuscripts: 30 November, 2017