[Om-announce] [Deadline approaching] CFP: IEEE Internet of Things Journal Special Issue on "Secure Embedded IoT Devices for Resilient Critical Infrastructures"

Cristina Alcaraz alcaraz at lcc.uma.es
Sat Sep 22 13:43:10 CEST 2018


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Special Issue: Secure Embedded IoT Devices for Resilient Critical 



The Internet of Things (IoT) opens the door to new technological 
opportunities for a wide range of applications that cover e-health, 
smart homes and automation, e-commerce, location-based services, smart 
vehicles, fleet management and remote system monitoring. However, at the 
same time as these technological opportunities grow so does the threat 
surface for potential adversaries targeting at various, interconnected 
ICT systems and consequently at ICT-dependent critical systems, such as 
SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems) systems. At 
this point, attackers could take advantage from the incorporation of the 
paradigm to exploit new security gaps, probably caused by unforeseen 
interoperability and adaptability problems.

Indeed, the deployment of Internet-enabled embedded devices that are 
distributed over major critical domains, may create indirect and 
non-obvious inter-connections with the underlying Critical 
Infrastructures (CIs). Examples of such inter-connected systems may 
include traffic monitoring and control systems communicating with smart 
vehicles, energy related systems communicating with smart homes and 
smart meters, monitoring systems connected with autonomous sensors in 
nuclear plants, power grids and body area networks. There is a need to 
further explore the security issues related to IoT technologies to 
assure the resilience of CIs against advanced IoT-based attacks. The 
goal of this special issue is therefore to address the diverse security 
challenges and related to IoT-enabled CIs (IoT-CIs) and their resilience 
to advanced threats.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Security analysis and requirements in the coupling of IoT-CIs
* Vulnerabilities, threat models and risk management in IoT-CIs
* Reference architectures for the secure coupling of IoT in CI scenarios
* Embedded security for mobile devices and BYOD
* Network-layer attacks and defense mechanisms between IoT devices and 
* Key management and access control in IoT-CIs
* Resilience models for advanced threats in IoT-CIs
* Advanced and lightweight awareness models for large IoT-CIs
* Privacy and location privacy for IoT-CIs

Important Dates
* Submissions Deadline: October 1, 2018
* First Reviews Due: December 15, 2018
* Revision Due: January 15, 2019
* Second Reviews Due/Notification: Feb. 15, 2019
* Final Manuscript Due: March 15, 2019
* Publication Date: 2019

Paper Submission Guidelines
All original manuscripts or revisions to the IEEE IoT Journal must be 
submitted electronically through IEEE Manuscript Central, 
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/iot. Solicited original submissions must 
not be currently under consideration for publication in other venues. 
Author guidelines and submission information can be found at 

Requests for additional information should be addressed to the guest 

Guest Editors
* Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain alcaraz at lcc.uma.es
* Mike Burmester, Florida State University, USA burmester at cs.fsu.edu
* Jorge Cuellar, Siemens, Germany, jorge.cuellar at siemens.com
* Xinyi Huang, Fujian Normal University, China, xyhuang81 at gmail.com
* Panayiotis Kotzanikolaou, University of Piraeus, Greece, 
pkotzani at unipi.gr
* Mihalis Psarakis, University of Piraeus, Greece, mpsarak at unipi.gr

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