Call for papers---Submission Deadline (March 15, 2011)---This is a firm
deadline (Tokyo time zone).

--Special Section on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and
Communication Systems--

The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
(IEICE) announces a forthcoming special section on "Trust, Security and
Privacy in Computing and Communication Systems" to be published in January
2012 as a special section of Transactions on Information and Systems. The
objective of this special section is to publish recent progress focusing on
the trust, security, privacy, and related issues such as technical, social
and cultural implications for emerging applications in computing and
communication systems.

1. Scope
This special section on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and
Communication Systems in IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
solicits topics as follows, but not limited to:

(1) TSP metrics, architectures, and models
(2) TSP in pervasive computing
(3) TSP in peer to peer computing
(4) TSP in grid computing
(5) TSP in cloud computing
(6) TSP in mobile and wireless communications
(7) TSP in cyber-physical systems
(8) TSP in parallel and distributed systems
(9) TSP in e-commerce and e-government systems
(10) TSP in hardware and software co-design
(11) TSP in operating systems
(12) TSP in database systems
(13) TSP in virtualization technologies
(14) Trust inference, computation, and combination
(15) Trusted software
(16) Trusted communications
(17) Privacy and anonymity technologies
(18) Risk analysis and management
(19) Reliability, dependability, and fault tolerance
(20) Network attacks and defenses
(21) Cryptography and security protocols
(22) Authentication, access control, and accounting

2. Manuscript for Special Section
A manuscript of this special section shall follow the guidelines for the
regular section (the length is recommended within 8 printed pages for a
paper, 2 printed pages for a letter). See "Information for Authors" ( for details. A time for
re-submission after review notification (60 days for the regular section)
may be shortened.

3. Submission Instructions
This special section will accept only manuscripts by electronic submission.
Prospective authors are requested to follow carefully the submission process
described below.
1. Submit a paper using the IEICE Web site Authors should choose the
[Special-ED] Trust, Security and Privacy for Pervasive Applications as a
"Type of Issue (Section)/Category of Transactions" on the online screen. Do
not choose [Regular-ED].
2. Send "Copyright Transfer and Page Charge Agreement" and "Confirmation
Sheet of Manuscript Registration" by postal mail, FAX or E-mail to the
following address (guest editor of the special section) by March 15, 2011.
Please write "Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communication
Systems" on the envelope. We cannot start the review process without them,
even if we receive the manuscript.

4. Submission Deadline     March 15, 2011

5. Address for Copyright Transfer/Confirmation Sheet, Request for
Ken'ichi Takahashi,
Institute of Systems, Information Technologies and Nanotechnologies (ISIT)
Fukuoka SRP Center Building 7F , 2-1-22, Momochihama Sawara-ku, Fukuoka City
814-0001, Japan
Email: TEL +81-92-852-3454  FAX +81-92-852-3465

6. Editorial Board for this Special Section
Guest Editors-in-Chief: 
  Guojun Wang (Central South University, China),

Guest Vice Editors-in-Chief: 
  Laurence T. Yang (St. Francis Xavier University, Canada),
  Kouichi Sakurai (Kyushu University, Japan)

Guest Editorial Manager: 
  Katsunari Yoshioka (Yokohama National University),
  Hiroshi Mineno, Shizuoka University,  Japan, 
  Ken'ichi Takahashi (Institute of Systems, Information Technologies
    and Nanotechnologies, Japan)

Guest Associate Editors: 
 Avinash Srinivasan (Bloomsburg University, USA),
 Gregorio Martinez,(University of Murcia, Spain),
 Weigang Wu (Sun Yat-Sen University, P. R. Chaina),
 Juan E. Tapiador,(University of York, UK ),
 Guilin Wang (University of Wollongong, Australia),
 Jinjun Chen(Swinburne University of Technology, Australia),
 Geyong Min (University of Bradford, UK),
 John Fiore (Temple University, USA),
 Qun Li(College of William and Mary, USA),
 Xiaolin (Andy) Li (University of Florida, USA), 
 Bin Xiao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong),
 Hai Jiang (Arkansas State University, USA),
 Sajid Hussain (Fisk University, USA),
 Maria S. Perez-Hernandez (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain),
 Xinwen Fu (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA),
 Zonghua Zhang (Institut TELECOM/TELECOM Lille1, France),
 Deqing Zou (Huazhong University of Science& Technology, China),
 Weizhong Qiang (Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China),
 Yang Xiang (Deakin University, Australia),
 Bo Yang (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China),
 Xiaodong Lin (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada),
 Xia Xie (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China),
 Chung-Huang Yang(National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan), 
 Ilsun You (Korean Bible University, South Korea), 
 Masakazu Soshi (Hiroshima City University, Japan), 
 Satoshi Hada (IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan),
 Shinsaku Kiyomoto, (KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc.),
 Toshihiro Yamauchi (Okayama University, Japan)

7. Remarks
* Please note that if accepted, all authors, including authors of invited
papers, are requested to pay for the page charges covering partial cost of
publications. Authors will receive 50 copies of reprints.
*At least one of the authors must be an IEICE member when the manuscript is
submitted for review. Invited papers are an exception. We recommend that
authors unaffiliated with IEICE apply for membership. For membership
applications, please visit the web-page,