International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (IF 0.923)
Special Issue on Research Advances in Security and Privacy for Smart Cities


Security for smart cities is considered to embrace both urban security 
subsystems and infrastructure security ones. So, while urban security 
and privacy are mostly concerned with the prevention of crime and the 
facilitation of services provided to citizens through the use of 
intelligent security solutions, infrastructure security is of utmost 
importance to the smooth running of all smart city infrastructures.

Moreover, one of the main goals of smart city technologies is to provide 
different optimization mechanisms for different aspects of data 
management. Data is gathered from various sources owned by different 
administrative domains. Noteworthy parts are data from public and 
private transportation providers, data from mobile users, captured, for 
instance, with their smart phones, surveillance data and videos from 
private and public organisations, and a vast amount of sensors and 
meters, attached to machines and infrastructures, distributed throughout 
the city. All this information is stored in a variety of different 
places; for instance, it can remain locally in the sensors or company 
internal databases, in social networks, in data storage located in 
private data centres, or even in a public cloud storage service.

The aim of this special issue is to attract high quality and novel 
contributions from researchers working in the areas of Wireless Sensor 
security and privacy, Smart-grid security, Cyber-security, Security and 
Privacy of big data, Cloud Security and privacy, Smartphone security, 
and so on. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

- Secure and private (big) data collection, processing, and storage
- Privacy-preserving access control
- End-to-end security for WSN
- Security in heterogeneous WSN
- Intelligent and privacy-preserving WSN data aggregation techniques
- Key, identity, and privacy management for WSN networks
- Secure, privacy-preserving, and intelligent WSN services for smart 
  city and its citizens
- Standardization efforts related to WSN and smart cities security and 
- WSN for smart-grid security
- Secure monitoring of urban environments
- Security and privacy of cloud computing applications in smart city
- Privacy-respecting location based services and context-aware computing

All received submissions will be sent out for peer review and evaluated 
with respect to relevance to the special issue, level of innovation, 
depth of contributions, and quality of presentation. Guest editors will 
make an initial determination of the suitability and scope of all 
submissions. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any 
other journal or publication.

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s 
Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors 
should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through 
the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the 
following timetable:

Manuscript Due Friday, Friday, 19 September 2014 (EXTENDED)
First Round of Reviews Friday, 17 October 2014
Publication Date Friday, 12 December 2014

Guest Editors

Georgios Kambourakis, University of the Aegean, Samos, Greece
Félix Gómez Mármol, NEC Laboratories Europe, Heidelberg, Germany
Gregorio M. Pérez, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
John Zic, CSIRO, Clayton, VIC, Australia