Special Issue of Journal of Network and Computer Applications on Trusted
Computing and Communications


With the rapid development and the increasing complexity of computer and
communications systems and networks, traditional security technologies and
measures can not meet the demand for integrated and dynamic security
solutions. As a challenging and innovative research field, trusted computing
and communications target computer and communications systems and networks
that are available, secure, reliable, controllable, dependable, and so on.
In a word, they must be trustworthy. If we view the traditional security as
identity trust, the broader field of trusted computing and communications
also includes behavior trust of systems and networks. In fact, trusted
computing and communications have become essential components of various
distributed services, applications, and systems, including self-organizing
networks, social networks, semantic webs, e-commence, and e-government.
Research areas of relevance would therefore include, but not only limited
to, the following topics:

(1) Trusted computing platform and paradigm
(2) Trusted systems and architectures
(3) Trusted operating systems
(4) Trusted software
(5) Trusted database
(6) Trusted services and applications
(7) Trust in e-commerce and e-government
(8) Trust in mobile and wireless networks
(9) Trusted communications and networking
(10) Reliable and fault-tolerant computer systems/networks
(11) Survivable computer systems/networks
(12) Autonomic and dependable computer systems/networks

Submission Format:
The submitted papers must be written in English and describe original
research which is not published nor currently under review by other journals
or conferences. Author guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found
at For more information, please contact the
Editor-in-Chief, Mohammed Atiquzzaman ( )

Guest Editors:
Prof. Laurence T. Yang
St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Prof. Guojun Wang
School of Information Science & Engineering,
Central South University, China

Important Dates:
Paper submission: 1 August, 2010 (FIRM DEADLINE)
Acceptance notification: 1 November, 2010
Final papers: 31 December, 2010
Publication: Second Quarter 2011

Submission Guideline:
All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through
Elsevier Editorial System (EES). The authors must select "SI: Trusted
Computing" when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission
process. The EES website is located at