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International Journal of Services Technology and Management
International Journal of Services Technology and Management


Special Issue on: "Advanced IT and Security Services in the Internet of Things Environment"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Hangbae Chang, Chung-Ang University, Korea
Prof. Kyungjin Cha, Keimyung University, Korea

The present IT and service environment is rapidly moving towards the era of “Internet of Things” (IoT), which provides autonomous services without human intervention, via physical objects connected to the internet.

Unlike the current internet, IoT means a new network space in which all things around the world can be connected, including humans. It has the ability and intelligence to send/receive information with the benefit of multiple data processing.

In this environment, people can be provided with various convergence services through the intelligent collaborative process between physical things surrounding humans, with minimal spatial/temporal constraints. Autonomous convergence service can be provided, since the context of the user is recognised in the IoT environment. It is expected that the IoT market will grow to a value of 3,090 billion dollars by 2020, as it grows by 30% per year.

However, the possibility exists that various types of information can be easily exposed in the process of resource binding among the things required to compose the services in the current computing environment. In order to pre-emptively respond to these risks and provide a sustainable IoT environment and reliable services, it is necessary to study the advanced convergence of security services.

The main aim of this special issue is therefore to bring together researchers and practitioners working in related fields in advanced IT and security services in the IoT environment. The purpose of the issue is to present the latest research and propose strategies for the development direction of research into guiding advanced IT and security services in the IoT environment.

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

  • Usability of privacy and security systems in the IoT environment
  • User risk perceptions and modelling for the IoT environment
  • Policy management and enforcement for the IoT environment
  • Security architectures for IoT systems and applications
  • Knowledge-based approaches for evaluating the trustworthiness of devices and services in the IoT environment
  • Modelling and evaluating quality in the IoT environment
  • Situational awareness through context modelling in the IoT environment
  • Intelligent decision making using knowledge-based reasoning
  • Adaptive architectures and application scenarios for the IoT environment

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.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 10 April, 2015