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Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

Call for Papers

Topic Summary

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been widely adopted in various applications such as face detection, speech recognition, machine learning, etc. Due to the lack of theoretical explanation, recent works show that AI is vulnerable to adversarial attacks, especially deep neural networks could be easily fooled by adversarial examples that are in the form of subtle perturbations to the inputs. The intrinsic vulnerability of AI might incur severe security problems in areas like automatic driving, face payment, voice command control, etc. Adversarial learning is one typical defence method, which can migrate such security risk of AI by training with generated adversarial examples. However, this method cannot defend the growing number of adversarial attacks. To explore the security of AI, this issue emphasizes on adversarial attack and defence methods, and how these security problems could affect other areas such as cyberspace security, and internet-of-things. We hope this issue could promote the research about the essence of AI security and promote building explainable AI models.

The topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Adversarial attack methods
  • Adversarial defense methods
  • Theory of explainable artificial intelligence
  • Adversarial examples for practical applications
  • Adversarial machine learning
  • AI security for interdisciplinary fields
  • Novel ideas, algorithms, models, frameworks, systems, demos for AI security
  • Research challenges on AI security  

The papers for rigorous and well-coordinated peer-review process will be collected through the Manuscript Central System for IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering.

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors are invited to submit their manuscripts electronically, adhering to the IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering guidelines. Note that the page limit is the same as that of regular papers. Please submit your papers through the online system and be sure to select the special issue or special section name. Manuscripts should not be published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Please submit only full papers intended for review, not abstracts, to the ScholarOne portal. If requested, abstracts should be sent by e-mail to the Guest Editors directly.

Important Dates

Manuscripts Due: 1 April 2020
Peer Reviews to Authors: 1 June 2020
Revised Manuscripts Due: 15 July 2020
Second-round Reviews to Authors: 15 September 2020
Final Accepted Manuscript Due: 30 October 2020

Guest Editors

Xiaojiang Du (Lead)
Temple University, USA

Mohsen Guizani
Qatar University, Qatar

Willy Susilo
University of Wollongong, Australia

Zhihong Tian
Guangzhou University, P.R. China