International Journal of Security and Networks

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Yang Xiao
ISSN online: 1747-8413
ISSN print: 1747-8405
4 issues per year
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IJSN proposes and fosters discussion on and dissemination of network security related issues.


 Topics covered include

  • Cellular networks, wireless LANs, PANs, MANs, sensor/ad hoc networks
  • Mobile IP, IP and satellite networks, wireless internet/communications
  • Wired/wireless integrated networks
  • Internet/WWW, high-speed/P2P networks, VoIP, e-mail
  • Optical systems/networks, integrated/content-delivery networks
  • Domain name service, communications, distributed systems
  • Attacks, security mechanisms/services, authentication/authorisation, access control
  • Multicast security, data confidentiality/integrity, on-repudiation
  • Firewalls, privacy protection, security specification, encryption/decryption
  • Formal analyses, group communications, intrusion detection, anonymity
  • Key management, trust establishment, malicious parties' revocation, security policies
  • Fraudulent usage, prevention of traffic analysis, denial of service
  • PHY/MAC/routing protocols, dependability/reliability, secure location determination
  • Performance evaluation, performance/security tradeoff analysis
  • Network forensics, design/analysis of security protocols, security standards


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Security in Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing

  • Security in cellular networks (2G, 2.5G, 3G, B3G, 4G, etc.)
  • Security in wireless LANs (IEEE 802.11 WLAN, WiFi, and HiperLAN/2)
  • Security in wireless PANs (Bluetooth and IEEE 802.15)
  • Security in wireless MANs (IEEE 802.16 and WiMAX)
  • Security in sensor networks
  • Security in ad hoc networks
  • Security in mobile IP
  • Security in wireless internet
  • Security in satellite networks
  • Security in integrated wireless networks
  • Security in wired and wireless integrated networks
  • Security in wireless communications

Security in Wired Networks

  • Security in IP networks
  • Security in internet and WWW
  • Security in high-speed networks
  • Security in peer-to-peer networks
  • Security in optical systems and networks
  • Security in VoIP
  • Security in e-mail
  • Security in domain name service
  • Security in integrated networks
  • Security in communications
  • Security in content-delivery networks
  • Security in distributed systems

Security Issues in Networks include:

  • Attacks, security mechanisms, and security services
  • Authentication
  • Authorisation
  • Access control
  • Multicast security
  • Distributed access control
  • Data confidentiality
  • Data integrity
  • Non-repudiation
  • Firewall
  • Privacy protection
  • Security specification techniques
  • Encryption and decryption
  • Secure routing protocols
  • Formal analyses
  • Security group communications
  • Intrusion detection
  • Key management
  • Trust establishment
  • Revocation of malicious parties
  • Security policies
  • Fraudulent usage
  • Dependability and reliability
  • Anonymity
  • Prevention of traffic analysis
  • Secure PHY/MAC/routing protocols
  • Secure location determination
  • Denial of service
  • Network security performance evaluation
  • Tradeoff analysis between performance and security
  • Network forensics
  • Design or analysis of security protocols
  • Security standards



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The objectives of IJSN are to establish an effective channel of communication between industry, government agencies, academic and research institutions and persons concerned with network security related problems. It also aims to promote and coordinate developments in the field of wireless/wired network security.


IJSN provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers, developers, working in the field of wireless/wired network security to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work.


IJSN publishes original papers, short papers, and review papers. Special Issues devoted to important topics in wireless/wired network security will also be published.



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Vol. 13
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Vol. 11
Vol. 10
Vol. 9
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    Editor in Chief

  • Xiao, Yang, University of Alabama, USA

Editorial Board Members

  • Aggarwal, Sudhir, Florida State University, USA
  • Cai, Zhipeng, Georgia State University, USA
  • Chen, Thomas M., City University London, UK
  • Chen, Zesheng, Purdue University Fort Wayne, USA
  • Cheng, Xiuzhen (Susan), The George Washington University, USA
  • Choo, Kim-Kwang Raymond, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
  • Crosby, Garth V., Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), USA
  • Dong, Yingfei, University of Hawaii, USA
  • Du, David Hung-Chang, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Du, Ding-zhu, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Evans, Joseph B., The University of Kansas, USA
  • Huang, Chin-Tser, University of South Carolina, USA
  • Li, Kai, Princeton University, USA
  • Lin, Jason Yi-Bing, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • Liu, Yao, University of South Florida, USA
  • Lu, Kejie, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • Lu, Rongxing, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Mateti, Prabhaker, Wright State University, USA
  • Misic, Jelena, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Pan, Yi, Georgia State University, USA
  • Petros, Nicopolitidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Ray, Indrajit, Colorado State University, USA
  • Shen, Xuemin, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Sivalingam, Krishna M, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  • Sun, Kun, College of William and Mary, USA
  • Vaidya, Jaideep S., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
  • Venkatasubramanian, Krishna Kumar, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Wang, Haining, University of Delaware, USA
  • Wu, Jie, Temple University, USA
  • Xie, Mengjun, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
  • Yan, Guanhua, Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA
  • Yang, Laurence T., St Francis Xavier University, Canada
  • Yu, Haifeng, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Yu, Ming, Florida State University, USA
  • Yue, Chuan, Colorado School of Mines, USA
  • Zou, Xukai, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, USA


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