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International Journal of Multimedia Intelligence and Security
International Journal of Multimedia Intelligence and Security


WiMob 2018: Special Issue on: "Security, Privacy and Trust in the Internet of Things"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Hadi Otrok, Khalifa University, UAE
Prof. Mohammed Elnaggar, Wayne State University, USA
Prof. Chung-Chih Hung, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Dr. Azzam Mourad, Lebanese American University, Lebanon

With the rise of paradigms such as crowd sensing and as 5G networks become a reality, the Internet of Things (IoT) is more important than ever. The number of IoT devices is growing exponentially; it is predicted by Cisco that by 2020 there will be 50 billion IoT devices. These devices produce a large amount of information which can be used for various purposes. Extensive research effort has been expended to develop lightweight communication protocols such as MQTT to reduce the load on IoT devices. Another method employed to reduce communication overheads is the development of fog computing.

At the other end of the spectrum, IoT security is a topic that hasn’t been sufficiently explored, in both research and industry. According to Cisco, 30% of organisations allocate enough budget for the protection of IoT devices. This is a critical issue, especially since IoT devices have limited resources both in terms of processing power and memory. This limitation places IoT devices at a severe disadvantage, especially against attackers who have seemingly unlimited resources. Security of IoT devices also encompasses the privacy of the data contained, both on the device and during transmission from end-to-end.

Furthermore, another important research topic is trust in IoT networks in order to maintain data security and privacy between devices. Low-power hardware implementation of IoT devices, especially in integrated form, is a further important topic. The areas listed below represent important research topics, presenting important questions that require answers as we head further into the age of IoT.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 14th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2018), but we are also inviting other experts to submit articles for this call.

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

  • Secure and privacy-preserving IoT communication
  • Secure and privacy-preserving IoT architectures
  • Blockchain applications in IoT
  • Security threats for IoT
  • Detection and mitigation of attacks in IoT networks
  • Intrusion detection in IoT
  • Privacy protection and data trustworthiness in sensing big data from IoT
  • Secure data processing and analysis in IoT networks
  • Secure data sensing in IoT devices
  • Data encryption/cryptography in IoT networks
  • Authentication and authorisation in IoT networks
  • Hardware security for IoT
  • Machine learning-enabled IoT security
  • Forensics in IoT networks
  • Analysis of IoT malware
  • Resource conservation for IoT devices
  • Reliability in IoT networks
  • Data trustworthiness in IoT
  • Trust management for IoT
  • Schemes, models and tools for security and privacy protection in IoT
  • Secure IoT applications with crowd-sensing
  • Hardware implementation of IoT devices

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: 15 January, 2019

Notification to authors: 15 February, 2019

Final versions due by: 10 March, 2019