Call for Papers CFP: Special Issue of Security and Communication Networks (SCN) on "Security and Privacy in Ubiquitous Computing"
Special Issue on "Security and Privacy in Ubiquitous Computing"

Security and Communication Networks (SCN)

The research area of mobile computing has become more important
following the recent widespread drive towards mobile ad hoc networks,
wireless sensor networks and vehicular ad hoc network tracking
technologies and their applications. The availability of high
bandwidth 3G infrastructures and the pervasive deployment of low cost
WiFi infrastructures and WiMAX to create hotspots around the world
serve to accelerate the development of mobile computing towards
ubiquitous computing. Security and privacy in converged computing
systems are considered an important part of these systems, and pose
challenging open problems.
This special issue aims to collect contributions by leading-edge
researchers from academia and industry, show the latest research
results in the field of security and privacy in ubiquitous computing,
and provide valuable information to researchers as well as
practitioners, standards developers and policymakers.

This special issue will focus on the research challenges and issues in
security and privacy in ubiquitous computing. Manuscripts regarding
novel algorithms, architectures, implementations and experiences are
welcome. Topics include but are not limited to:

Secure architectures for converged communication networks
Multi-hop authentication and authorization
Context-aware security in computing
Security management of mobile data
Security for ubiquitous multimedia communication
Secure user interactions and ubiquitous services
Security and privacy in location based services
Security and privacy in mobile social networks
Trust management in ubiquitous services
Security in home networks
Homeland security and surveillance
Trusted cloud computing
Secure group communication/multicast
Secure machine-to-machine communication
Security in portable devices and wearable computers
Privacy protection in distributed data mining
Energy efficient intrusion detection schemes in mobile computing
Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished research,
not currently under review by another conference or journal, are


Concerning the preparation of manuscripts, please refer to the "Instructions for Authors" page at the journal website, Manuscripts
 must be submitted through the online submission system: by selecting the corresponding
 track. When submitting papers, authors should identify "Manuscript
 Type" as "Special Issue", and enter "Running Head" and "Special Issue
 Title" as "SCN-SI-028" and "Ubiquitous Security and Privacy",
 respectively. Contributing authors might also be asked to review some
 of the papers submitted to this special issue. All papers will be
 rigorously reviewed based on quality: original, high scientific
 quality, well organized and clearly written, sufficient support for
 assertions and conclusions, appropriate title, abstract includes
 important points of the paper, satisfactory presentation in English,
 pertinent references, clear tables and figures.


Time Schedule

Manuscript Due: May 20, 2011

First Round Notification: August 19, 2011

First Revision Due: September 23, 2011

Acceptance Notification: October 21, 2011

Final Manuscript Due: November 25, 2011

Publication date: 2012 (TBA)


Guest Editors

Prof. Ali Miri

Ryerson University, Canada



Prof. Nen-Fu Huang,

National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, ROC



Prof. Abderrahim Benslimane

University of Avignon, France