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International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology
International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology


Special Issue on: "Recent Advances in Network Security Attacks and Defences"

Guest Editors: Khaled Salah, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Sqalli, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Ehab El-Shaer, DePaul University, USA
Mohamed Gouda, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Over the past few years, network security attacks have become easier to use, stealthier, more sophisticated and powerful with techniques to bypass, subvert and even target today's security defences such as firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, and antivirus software. A plethora of research has been devoted to designing and devising more effective, intelligent, adaptive and active defence systems and mechanisms.

This special issue strives to foster state-of-the-art research pertaining to recent advances in the area of security attacks and defences related to computer networks. The issue focuses on bringing forth recent and novel research work geared towards identifying and detecting today's security attacks and designing best defences and countermeasures to achieve more secure networks, protocols, systems, and applications.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Distributed attack systems and mechanisms
  • Botnet and Rootkit attacks and defences
  • Modern web attacks
  • Analysis of new attack vectors and attack surfaces
  • Firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems
  • Intelligent defence systems
  • Active and adaptive defence systems
  • Novel and emerging secure architecture
  • Bio-inspired security defences
  • Implementation, deployment and management of security systems
  • Tradeoffs between security and system performance
  • Threat modelling and secure software systems

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Full Manuscript Due: 1 June, 2009

Acceptance Notification: 30 September, 2009

Final Manuscript Due: 30 November, 2009