Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier)
Special issue on Security, Privacy and Trust of the User-centric Solutions

In future computing environments, due to the ongoing development of
pervasive and smart technologies, movement towards user-centric
solutions must be paramount. The frameworks for everyday personal
computing devices, including smartphones, smart cards and sensors, are
becoming user-centric instead of issuer-centric. User-centric
solutions can target a wide range of applications, ranging from
individual devices communicating with other connected devices, through
to data-sharing in cloud computing and open grids on very powerful
computing systems. User-centric solutions address the devices
themselves and the ways in which they communicate, i.e., the networks
and the end-user applications. The key factor in the success of
user-centric solutions is the peace of mind of users. To achieve this
the security, privacy and trust in the user-centric ecosystem for any
device must be ensured.

This special issue aims to further scientific research within the
field of security, privacy and trust for user-centric solutions. It
will accept original research papers that report the latest results
and advances in this area. It also invites review articles that focus
on the state of the art in security, privacy and trust solutions for
user-centric devices, network and applications, highlighting trends
and challenges. The papers will be peer reviewed and will be selected
on the basis of their quality and relevance to the topic of this
special issue. Topics include (but are not limited to):

 . Security, Privacy and Trust of:

         User-centric Devices (Smartphones, PDA, RFID, Sensors, Smart
         Cards, Smart Cameras, Smart Objects)

         User-centric Networks (Mobile Ad hoc Networks, M2M Networks,
         Urban Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks)

         User-centric Applications (Cloud Computing, Data Provenance,
         Smart Grids, Smart Homes, Healthcare, Smart Spaces,
         Convergent Pervasive and Smart Environments)

 .  Technologies used to enhance Security, Privacy and Trust in
    User-centric solutions (NFC, IPv6, TPM)

 .  Societal issues related to Security, Privacy and Trust in
     User-centric solutions (HCI, User interactions)

Submission Guidelines

Papers submitted to this special issue for possible publication must
be original and must not be under consideration for publication in any
other journal or conference proceedings. Previously published or
accepted conference papers must contain at least 30% new material to
be considered for the special issue. Submitted papers should be
formatted according to the journal style. For more detailed
information concerning the requirements for submission, please refer
to the complete Author Guidelines at:
Papers should be uploaded via journal online system: ees.elsevier.com/fgcs 
Authors must select "SI: SPT-UCS" when they reach the "Article Type"
step in the submission process.

Selection and Evaluation Criteria
 .       Significance to the research community of the journal
 .       Relevance to the special issue
 .       Originality of research innovation, technical contribution, and
         significance of the presented results
 .       Quality, clarity, and readability of the written text
 .       Quality of references and related work
 .       Quality of research hypothesis, assertions, and conclusion

Important Dates
Full manuscript due: September 1, 2015
Notification of the first review process: November 15, 2015
Revision due: December 15, 2015
Final acceptance notification: January 15, 2016
Final manuscript due: January 31, 2016
Publication date: Summer 2016 (Tentative)

Journal Metrics
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 3.278
SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 2.146
Impact Factor: 2.786
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.464

Lead Guest Editor

Raja Naeem Akram, Information Security Group, Royal Holloway,
University of London. United Kingdom. 
Email: r.n.akram@rhul.ac.ukr.n.akram@rhul.ac.uk>

Guest Editors

Hsiao-Hwa Chen, Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung
University, Taiwan, 
Email: hshwchen@mail.ncku.edu.tw

Javier Lopez, Computer Science Department, University of Malaga, Spain, 
Email: jlm@lcc.uma.es

Damien Sauveron, XLIM (UMR CNRS 7252), University of Limoges, France, 
Email: Damien.Sauveron@unilim.fr

Laurence T. Yang, Department of Computer Science, 
St. Francis Xavier University, Canada, 
Email: ltyang@stfx.ca